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  • I’m Jasmine

    With over 7 years experience in the modeling industry as a "Plus Size" model in New York City, I have learned and practiced all of the TOP-SECRET fashion and beauty techniques to creating stunning and mesmerizing images of women with REAL bodies.

    Jasmine E. Photography, LLC provides a one of a kind experience and unique one-on-one service for women and brides.

New York City Wedding Photography – Memorable Wedding Cakes

I feel like this is a post I should have come up with at the end of 2012 but for some reason, it didn’t manifest in my mind until just recently. I’m not sure why exactly. I think maybe it’s because my Birthday is only a few days away, and I’ve been thinking very seriously about what kind of cake I want this year? Should I go for my usual default? A white, cannoli cake with butter cream frosting? And my next favorite is pineapple filling! Or should I venture out into the wilderness of the cake world and try something new?  I’ve had my fair share of cake viewing and tasting in 2012 from all the weddings I had the opportunity to photograph, so that means, I should be able to come up with something “creative”. Anyway, after thinking about the cakes I saw this year, I thought it might be fun to share my favorite 10 wedding cakes of 2012.

#10. Sometimes less is more. This classic and simple cake is provided by The Fox Hollow. It’s 4 tiers, all white and has basic beading at the base of each tier. This has to be the most basic but still very pretty cake design I got to see in 2012. I also think it’s location right against the sheer curtain and window adds to whole “white” theme. This image was photographed for Ceci B. Photogrpahy.

New York City Wedding Photographer - memorable wedding cake - The Fox Hollow Wedding

#9. This cake was provided by the Glen Island Harbor Club in Westchester, NY. Here’s another take on a “less is more” design. However, this cake carries a lot more sophistication in it’s detail and it’s one of the only 5 tier wedding cakes I had the pleasure of working with in 2012.;)This image was photographed for John-Paul Teutonico Photography.

New York City Wedding Photographer - Glen Island Harbor Club in Westchester, NY - wedding cake

#8. Cake number 8 in the countdown was provided by Verdi’s of Westbury. It gets credited because as you can see in the back round this brides color scheme included purple … lots of purple flowers everywhere!  The bakers of this cake did a great job adorning this cake with cute purple butter cream flowers. I remember tasting this cake and from what I can remember it was DELISH too! This image was photographed for Ceci B. Photography

New York City Wedding Photographer - Verdi

#7. The number 7 cake is provided by the bakers at the very prestigious  Oheka Castle. This cakes is the only SQUARE cake I’ve come across in the last 2 years. There’s lots of detail work going on in the body of the cake. Hearts, dots, crystals, etc. and it’s fondant bow’s are also a very unique touch. Nope I didn’t get to taste this one. :(  This images was photographed for Ceci B. Photography

New York City Wedding Photographer - Oheka Castle - Memorable Wedding Cake

#6. This cake is provided by the caterers at Dorral Arrowood. This one stood out to me because of its intricately layered fondant frosting and use of REAL flowers. The cake topper is pretty nice too! This image was photographed for John-Paul Teutonico Photography

New York City Wedding Photographer - Dorral Arrowood - memorable wedding cake

#5. The number five cake on the list, isn’t the traditional wedding cake so to speak. This is the cake that was provided for a wedding that took place at the Oakside Mansion. The wedding couple choose a top tier layer & topper and choose cupcakes for the rest instead.  Cute idea, and the guest loved it! This image was photographed for Katie Jane Photography.

New York City Wedding Photographer - Oakside Mansion New Jersey - Memorable Wedding Cake

#4. This beautiful little cake was provided by the Bridgeview Yacht Club. If you couldn’t tell by the delicate sea-shell shapes fluttering about the top, this was a cake for a beach themed wedding. How’d they get those pretty sea shells to stay on top of the cake anyway? This image was photographed for Ceci B. Photography

New York City Wedding Photographer - Bridgeview Yacht Club - Memorable Wedding Cake

#3. The cake in the number 3 spot is one of my all time favorites! I wish I could tell you where the cake was baked but quite honestly I don’t remember. This couple had a very non-traditional reception in the Hamptons. They served BBQ for dinner (YUM). Their cake was has to be one of my favorite of the year. It has a very rustic look, and is adorned with wild flowers. So pretty! This image was photographed for Ceci B. Photography.

New York City Wedding Photographer - Wedding in the Hamptons - Memorable Wedding Cake - wild flowers

#2. The Hassan Caterers – Temple Chavrim provides a stunning centerpiece of a cake. It’s pretty self-explanatory how regal and sophisticated it is. There’s something about a black and white cake that oozes black tie traditional. It was hard for me decide whether this cake should take the number one spot. So close … so close! This image was photographed for Ceci B. Photography

New York City Wedding Photographer - Hassan Caterers - Temple Chavrim - black and white wedding cake

#1. This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged my favorite cake of all time. You can see the first time I wrote about the cake here. The number 1 cake of 2012 was provided by the Crescent Club. The simple fondant ruching that wrapped  along the front of the cake was very elegant. And the diamond ribbon around the base of each layer really added a high end touch. So simple, yet gorgeous. It was lit by basic pin light, but simple lighting makes all the difference in a prestigious display. It deserves number 1 for 2012. This image was photographed for Ceci B. Photography

New York City Wedding Photographer - Crescent Club Wedding - Memorable Wedding Cake - Fondant - flowers - heart shape cake topper

I also want to give a very special thank you to Ceci B. Photography, John-Paul Tetunico Photography and Katie Jane Photography for having me 2nd shoot with you for all of 2012! Can’t wait to work with you again in 2013!

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February 27, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Cherilyn H - And now I want cake….. ;) Thanks for sharing the work of these talented bakers!

February 27, 2013 - 2:34 PM

Danyel Rogers - Wow the #1 cake is SO BEAUTIFUL! I’d never want to cut into it. It’s a piece of art for sure.

February 27, 2013 - 5:33 PM

Donna Beck - These are stunning cakes, I love the one with the flowers too, so beautiful!

February 27, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Maggie - Those cakes are beautiful! Such a fun idea to see what’s hot and new in cake designs these days.

February 28, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Sarah - What beautiful images of cakes. I love the one with the purple flowers on it.

February 28, 2013 - 4:40 PM

Tina Beckett - These are all gorgeous shots! Happy early birthday!!

March 1, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Huong Forrest - These are amazing cakes!! Great photographs of them and I totally want some cake now. LOL!

March 1, 2013 - 7:02 AM

Ally - What gorgeous cakes!!! Great choices and great photos

March 3, 2013 - 3:23 AM

Christine - Wow, wow, wow!! I am salivating just looking at these – no wonder they make your top 10 list! And happy early birthday ;)

New York City Glamour Photography – The Glamourous Diva – Jasmine E. Photography

Last week I shared Monica’s Girl Next Door look. This week, I’m skipping straight ahead to her Glamorous Diva side.

I certainly learned a few things about myself during our session together. Firstly, I’m totally in love with photographing sequins and sparkly things, metallic fabrics and the like. Some photographers feel inspired by photographing other things, like lace, lingerie or cute little props, but as you’ll see in the next few weeks, I really, REALLY enjoy incorporating the sparkle into my Glamour sessions.   Perhaps it will be my new trademark in my style?

Second, while I prefer to use natural light during my Glamour photography sessions, I think … and I do emphasize the word “think” since in my eyes, nothing beats the softness of a portrait lit with natural light … Well I think that studio lighting is growing on me. It brings a different feel to my photography style, a certain edge. You can certainly see the difference between last week’s series and this week’s.  I think I like getting to know this side of me a whole lot. It will be interesting to delve into studio lighting over the next few weeks!

Glamour Portrait, Before and After, Makeover, Portrait Couture
Glamour Portrait, Red Lipstick, Sequins, New York City Glamour Photography
Glamour Portrait, Red Lipstick, Sequins, New York City Glamour Photographer
Glamour Portrait, Red Lipstick, Sequins, New York City Glamour Photographer
Glamour Portrait, Red Lipstick, Sequins, New York City Glamour Photography
Glamour Portrait, Red Lipstick, Sequins, New York City Glamour Photographer

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February 26, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Cherilyn H - Beautiful pictures! Her eyes are gorgeous!

February 26, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Melissa - Lovely transformation and beautiful images!

February 26, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Huong Forrest - Her eyes are the most striking I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous woman!

February 26, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Angela Douglas Ramsey - She is stunning! I love the natural light!!

February 27, 2013 - 2:03 PM

Jen - The way her eyes just pop and are so dramatic. Love it!

February 28, 2013 - 9:35 AM

New York City Glamour Photographer - The Flirt | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] we have Monica’s “Girl Next Door”, then we gave you her “Diva“. For the last look, I thought we could be a bit more Flirty. And for myself in particular, I [...]

New York Glamour Photography – Happy Valentine’s Day – Jasmine E. Photography

It’s Valentine’s Day.  While you’re out there sending text or messages, opening cards, eating chocolates and wishing all those special people in your lives “Happy Valentine”, I think its important for you to remember one thing …

Don’t Forget to Love Yourself!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Glamour Photography - Red Valentine - Jasmine E Photography

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New York City Glamour Photography – Girl Next Door – Jasmine E Photography

These last few weeks have been about creativity for me. I want to push myself this year … step outside my comfort zone. I want to take the knowledge and experience I have, and merge it with something new. Most of my clients are scared. They’re uncertain. The thought of being photographed is terrifying and most are not willing to wear clothing or try looks too far away from their usual fair.

I say non-sense. Let’s take a moment to play dress up, like we used to do when we were young girls – care free. If you’ve never worn a fancy gown, or flashy piece of wardrobe in a unique or interesting way, now’s the time to try it. My next couple of post are going to show women doing a range of looks. From girl next door, to flirty to edgy – in her own way of course. My goal is to never make anyone look “different” from their usual self. I only aim to show you how beautiful you are as YOU (after a little dress-up time with me and my team). Any woman can pull off this range of looks – they just have to TRUST ME.

First look – Monica’s Girl Next Door

Jasmine E. Photography - Portrait Couture
New York City Glamour Photography - Jasmine E. Photography

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February 16, 2013 - 8:03 AM

Monica - This is the second time I have shot with the amazing Jasmine E and her team. Her level of professionalism in conjunction with her sweet personality make her a gem to work with. I highly recommend both professional and aspiring models alike to give her a shot.

February 22, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Christina - What a difference, you really show how the girl next door, could be a celebrity on the magazine!

February 22, 2013 - 4:54 PM

Katherine Weeks - simply gorgeous

February 22, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Sandra Davis - Wow! Incredible!

February 22, 2013 - 10:17 PM

Natalie - Wow!! Simply stunning!

February 23, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Melissa Berg - WOW! What a transformation! Absolutely stunning!

February 23, 2013 - 11:56 PM

Tina Beckett - What a great before and after! She looks beautiful!

February 24, 2013 - 5:28 AM

Christine - Wow, wow, wow. She is beautiful in the before, and drop dead gorgeous in the after!

February 25, 2013 - 4:59 PM

Sarah Sunstrom - Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

February 25, 2013 - 6:56 PM

Joncee May - Love the Before and after. She is stunning!

February 26, 2013 - 9:48 AM

New York City Glamour Photography - The Glamourous Diva | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] week I shared Monica’s Girl Next Door look. This week, I’m skipping straight ahead to her Glamorous Diva [...]

February 28, 2013 - 9:33 AM

New York City Glamour Photographer - The Flirt | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] we have Monica’s “Girl Next Door”, then we gave you her “Diva“. For the last look, I thought we could be a bit more [...]

New York City Glamour Photographer – Stuff I Love: PanOxyl Face Wash – Jasmine E. Photography

Stuff I Love – Panoxyl Face Wash

As I’m sure you already know. I think beauty and skin care is very important to the confidence and well being of a woman. So when I find something that works and is worth it, I want to share it with the world. My new favorite pimple fighting face was is PanOxl 10% Acne Foaming Wash.

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I really, really, really LOVE THIS STUFF!

I’ve struggled with my skin for years and years, acne breakouts, discoloration, and as someone with combination skin I have also suffered with dryness and moisturizer. About 4 years ago, I decide the solution to my skin problem was to start using ProActive. It was going to be an expensive long term decision, but I was committed to trying it out and within a few weeks I decided it was a great product; practically the answer to my prayers. My skin cleared up, my complexion smoothed out, and my breakouts diminished significantly. It worked as the famous infomercials said it would. But  after several years of committed use and lots of dollars later, I found the product was less and less effective. The company had put out two new formulas in the last 3 years, but I noticed the changes weren’t making my skin any better.   Was I becoming resistant to the ingredients? Who knows? But it was time for me to find something else.

During my search I tried just about every product under the sun, and nothing quite worked effectively or consistently. The active ingredient in proactive is Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) and to my dismay there aren’t  many products on the market that use Benzoyl Peroxide. The most common active ingredient in face wash tends to be Sylic Acid, and although its a popular product its not for me. So, I suffered a few months until I found PanOxyl. The best thing about this face wash is their acne fighting formula contains 10% of the same active ingredient as Proactive at a mere fraction of the price. Better yet its very effective. The lather is rich and creamy, no medicine-y or overly fragrant scents, it leaves my skin feeling nice and clean without over stripping it’s natural moisture, and the BEST part?  No more three-step process. I simply use the fash wash 1-2x’s daily and follow up with my new found moisturizer, then I can start my makeup application as usual. I don’t even need a topical pimple cream anymore! My skin is under control and I couldn’t be happier.

Check out their website to see if you’d like to give it a try: http://www.panoxyl-skincare.com

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