How do you sum up a year? Well, 2009 is almost over and for me it has been nothing short of remarkable. It was the year I finally became a full-time photographer, something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I held on to my advertising career a little too long, afraid of letting go, scared something would go wrong. I remember the day I left my job. Jacqui and I had a client meeting the same night and I was relieved and scared shitless at the same time – finally the training wheels were off – time to prove I could do this.

And what a journey it has been.

I’ve met so many amazing people this year, both clients and other. I realise I have been lucky. Lucky because people seem to like what I do and lucky because I get to finally do something I love. Next year will in many ways be even crazier, but I will never forget the people of 2009, how you took me in and let me document your lives.

I owe you everything.

When I sat down to pick images for this post, I found it very difficult, mainly because like this, in a post, they lack context. I think all the images from a wedding belong together – they need each other. Without the moments in between many of them are just images. The story just isn’t there.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite shots of 2009.

And here’s to a great 2010.

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i remember most of these photos, and love every single one. i can’t believe at this time last year i was savoring only non-wedding photos on this blog… like so many others, i’m so excited to see where you go next year with all this :) congratulations on 2009, and here’s to even better in 2010!

It still blows my mind that this was your first full year. Amazing work. What a pleasure to look at. Happy New Year, Jonas.

Your photographs are truly amazing and inspiring. I love your perspective, your processing, and your technical skills are amazing. Congratulations on a wonderful year and here’s to a great 2010.
Best, Stephanie

Seriously your work is incredible man!! Those clouds are soo intense!! Way to leave us inspired Jonas!! Have a great New Year

dont know how i missed this post bro, but its unbelievable. Inspiration for 2010, awesome pictures. Love all of them.

I don’t know what to say… it’s so beutiful!

Wow! Helt otroligt underbara bilder.

Jonas this is a beautiful set of images. I’m sure you know how proud you should be of what you’ve accomplished in your first year. The images are a fantastic combination of art, emotions and photojournalism. One shot I hadn’t seen before that I really love here is the one of the wedding dress hanging on the outdoor shower. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2010.

Way to go! Amazing collection! Keep up the good work!

Jonas – really nice stuff mate. Delicate touch on weddings – great feel.

These are just beautiful Jonas, you have stopped time in the most perfect way.

Glad I stumbled onto your blog. your work is really interesting, with a singular vision. that’s worth a lot when it comes to wedding photography. keep it up, and thanks.

This is great work. Its nice to see a different perspective on otherwise tradition photography subjects.

Looks like an amazing year, great work!

Thanks for sharing. What a pelsraue to read!

haha, it definitely wouldn’t be the same without the randomness of the speedo guy a few from the top, or the naked guy a few from the bottom…. plenty of great ones here, but i’m a sucker for that beautiful backlit hand holding shot.

I know this is an old post, but your work is so inspiring and to think this was the first year as full time photographer. You have a brilliant eye for art and moments and even your writing is inspiring. Hats off!

I’ve said that least 2778055 times. SKC was here…

alfa – whiii.. jadi malu fotonya dpisaang disini.Makasih banyak ya mbak ida and all the crew of dewiphoto..its been a great collaboration! thank you for making our special day eternal’. dewiphoto has successfully captured the true moments, the emotions, the laugh and the tears

Athome, we’ve recently built the change to normal hand-sanitizer,
which we will have inside the automobile for that trip back from university and
from play-dates.