Monthly Archives: August 2009


Wedding season is about to kick into top gear in Brisbane and I’m getting ready. Even though I’ve lived in Australia for five years, my brain is still on northern hemisphere time when it comes to the seasons. This is supposed to be the time when you rug up and get ready for a long dark winter, not the time when you put on boardies and thongs. But hey, I’m definitely not one to complain. Spring is here and I’m looking forward to a great wedding year with weddings in Brisbane and Queensland, but also others all over Australia, Bali, Europe and hopefully a couple in the US. As I said, you won’t hear me complain about my job – more shake my head in disbelief while I smile and turn towards the sun. I’m ready for whatever comes next. Just bring it on.


August 30, 2009 - 2:46 pm

David Redding - Good stuff man! Glad to see another success story and a well deserved one at that

August 30, 2009 - 4:59 pm

pernilla - Beautiful! Love the ocean. Great colours and action. Happy wedding year!

August 30, 2009 - 5:09 pm

Bengt Bengtsson - Hej

Önskar jag var kvar där länge sedan jag bodde i AU/ Sydeny.

När du har brudpar med Svenska anknytingar är det läge att lägga upp deras bröllopsannons på helt kostnadsfritt både för dig som fotograf och brudparet.
Bengt Bengtsson

August 30, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Jennica - This picture makes me happy. It’s beyond beautiful.

August 31, 2009 - 12:42 am

Mikael Stiller - Your pictures are gr8, when I want some inspiration you´re one to bear in mind. Always new intersting pics and a great variety of processing!

Have a great season, keep up the good work!

August 31, 2009 - 2:12 am

kat - rock n roll bride - dude, that sea is phenomonal!!!

August 31, 2009 - 4:20 am

Niklas Johansson - Wow vilken bild,helt otrolig.

August 31, 2009 - 7:26 am

Solveig - Wow! This is a amazing shot!! I would like to have a large print of this!

August 31, 2009 - 2:47 pm
August 31, 2009 - 4:08 pm

Justin Hill - dekuji photo - Hey Jonas, your work is always inspiring… Are you heading to Melbourne soon? If so, lets hook up for some european beers!

September 1, 2009 - 11:41 pm

Sabina - Hej Jonas!

Vill bara säga tack för att du visar dina fantastiska bilder. Är inne och kikar då och då (tack vare Abbes pappa) och blir alltid sittandes med tårar i ögonen och ett stort leende. Önskar jag vore en tusendel så begåvad som du.

Den dagen jag gifter mig kan ingen annan än du komma på fråga.


September 2, 2009 - 5:03 am

Kelly Ridgell - S~T~U~N~N~I~N~G!!!

September 3, 2009 - 9:36 am

Rima - Love your work Jonas, your an inspiration, I look forward to your summer wedding coverage

September 3, 2009 - 10:53 pm

Jenny - Visst är det ett fantastiskt jobb du har! Men, du har förtjänat det väl. Bättre (bröllops)fotograf finns icke enligt min smak och tycke.

Och grattis till våren, eller nåt. Här gör vi precis som du skriver; kurar ihop oss i sofforna och förbereder oss för mörkret och kylan.

September 4, 2009 - 2:50 am

Iz - I wish I was standing there. Right now. Just watching.. the waves. “Love and waves, thats what we need in these dark days. Love.. and waves.”

September 6, 2009 - 3:48 am

Irene Frankhouse - Wow!! Awesome picture!

September 8, 2009 - 11:03 am

Anonymous - Woow! Blixtförälskad i kortet…!

September 11, 2009 - 5:21 am

Bartek Szmigulski - If I say: “Great” , It will be not enough. It’s great picture with breathtaking view! Awesome.

September 16, 2009 - 6:40 am

Christoffer - Hej.

Jag har följt din blogg ett bra tag nu (utan att kommentera). Jag kommer inte ihåg hur jag hittade hit, men har för mig att jag såg en länk någonstans där det stod om en fotograf i Brisbane. Bodde själv i Hendra (nära doomben och eaglefarmracecourse) under 6 månader, så jag blev nyfiken. Jag brukar läsa och njuta av alla vackra bilder du har tagit, men nu har du nog sprängt alla gränser. Den här bilden är bland det vackraste och häftigaste jag har sett. Obeskrivligt.

Hoppas du får en underbar sommar med mycket fotande och många sköna stunder med familjen vid havet.

Christoffer Wattle

September 17, 2009 - 7:54 am

Oskar - Otroligt häftig bild! Himlen känns lite för mörk på något sätt, men utöver det så är allt helt sjukt perfekt, vattnet inte minst!

Hade guld!

October 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

Charlotte Geary - Whoa, that’s fabulous and dizzying.

November 15, 2009 - 9:21 am

Joe Sanfilippo Photography - Nice shot! That is awesome!

the defining moment

As I was taking this shot of Erin and her mother just minutes before they left for the ceremony, I remember thinking how lucky I am. People let me into their lives every weekend, I see so much love and I actually get paid to capture it. I know I go on about this all the time, but I have a pretty fantastic job. My time in ad-land seems so far away at times. No more presenting ad campaigns to people who couldn’t care less, no more meetings with people who resent what I do, no more fake smiles and handshakes.

Instead love and happiness in abundance.


August 28, 2009 - 3:53 pm

Jonas Hallgren - Very nice picture, and I find myself nodding in agreement – being a bagpiper at several weddings a year puts me in the same environment although not as intimate as you get to be. Underbart :)

August 28, 2009 - 3:57 pm

Ben Blood - Well put man. I know exactly what you mean. This is the life, and I’m sure lucky to be where I’m at now.

I should have seen your work long before now, but someone pointed me in your direction. There is a handful of photography I connect with – yours is a part of that.


August 28, 2009 - 6:14 pm

Melejane - The look in the mother’s eyes is absolutely priceless. You’re an ad-land recoveree and I think it’s wonderful you truly know how lucky you are…it’s real, it’s raw and captivating.

August 28, 2009 - 7:44 pm

ayesha - i agrees. though it also makes me a little nervous when it comes to the day itself – feel the weight of the responsibility…
love this image, the way that the one detail that is most important – the look in the mother’s eyes – stands out so clearly.

August 28, 2009 - 9:48 pm

Dennis Pike - here’s my question… does amazing light follow you everywhere you go?

August 28, 2009 - 11:16 pm

Jakob Granqvist - I completely agree. And the picture is awesome. Capturing a moment like this is what makes a great wedding photographer.

August 29, 2009 - 4:20 am

ken kienow - amen.

August 29, 2009 - 4:21 am

ken kienow - having a job that feeds the soul is very worth pursuing. glad you’ve found it.

August 29, 2009 - 5:26 pm

pernilla - Wonderful moment!

August 30, 2009 - 12:57 pm

Katti - this picture brought me to tears

August 31, 2009 - 3:49 pm

Gaestur - WOW! that look in her yes, it’s beyond.
She couldn’t care less about that corsage, her daughter’s about to be wed.

September 5, 2009 - 8:22 am

Rebecca - Beautiful photo with great window light!

September 6, 2009 - 3:28 am

Linda - What a wonderful picture! Which objective are you using? The light is amazing. You are so gifted!

October 16, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Charlotte Geary - Beautiful photo and wonderful post. We’re so lucky to be able to do what we do.

June 21, 2011 - 10:23 am

Fong - I hear ya about the cold, fake world of advertising! :-)

best friends forever


August 26, 2009 - 9:29 pm

Erin - awwww bff – love it Jonas!!! xx

August 27, 2009 - 8:08 am

Jay - There is nothing better than mirrorshades! Love the pics. (And happy b-day.)

August 27, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Brandon - These are great. I like the scene in the sunglasses.

August 27, 2009 - 5:42 pm

Nikki - wow.. you do take amazing pictures

August 28, 2009 - 6:52 am

Mimmi - Hej Jonas!
Ramlade av en händelse in på din blogg och måste bara få säga hur otroligt fina, djupa och gripande jag tycker dina bilder är. Helt underbara! Speciellt bildspelet från bröllopet i Dalarna höll mig fullständigt trollbunden. Grattis till en fantastisk talang! Hälsningar Mimmi i gamla “Svedala”