Monthly Archives: October 2009


Monday night lightning struck our house and knocked out pretty much every piece of electric equipment in the house. I got a decent zap too. All my photos are safe, I have double backups of everything, but it was pretty scary when it happened. Thank god for insurance, hey?

If we don’t get back to you straight away this week, you now know the reason. We’re trying to read emails, but the iPhone can’t handle everything we need to do.

We won’t get internet back this week, since modem, airport, cables and other things need to be replaced.

And now I’m in Melbourne for a wedding here and we won’t be back until Monday.

Jac and I will try to connect tonight or tomorrow, but I thought I’d let you know what’s happened.

October 28, 2009 - 9:13 pm
October 29, 2009 - 12:34 am

Kat Braman - so scary! Happened to another photog here in Florida a few weeks ago and all her electrical stuff was totally fried.

October 29, 2009 - 8:46 pm

Brett Maxwell - Grand Rapids - what did we do before the internet?

October 30, 2009 - 10:04 pm

fiona carson - oh my goodness, I thought all that lightening looked to be pretty close…..apparently it was! Glad everyone is ok, must have been terrifying.

I need to go do some backing up, I’m behind.



October 26, 2009 - 3:03 am

daniel lateulade - Love it — those eyes are so crazy sharp! Can’t wait to see the rest!

October 26, 2009 - 6:46 am

Mark - Simply stunning!! Can’t wait to see some more!!

October 26, 2009 - 8:48 am

Alarna - Were getting excited to see the rest of the shots. I bet my husband is the best looking husband you have ever photographed!!! Love the photos of Fi and me!

October 26, 2009 - 2:11 pm

Christine Pobke - how is it that you make EVERY SINGLE shot so perfect? :) love this one, can’t wait to see more!!!!

October 27, 2009 - 7:00 am

Eliza Claire - This is gorgeous – her eyes, my god!

I can’t wait to see the rest now!

October 27, 2009 - 12:37 pm

brett maxwell - such an intense expression, it makes me stop and stare, wondering what she was thinking.

October 27, 2009 - 11:25 pm

Kevin - I love everything about that photo except for the fact that I still have to wait a while to see the rest.

October 28, 2009 - 6:16 am

Thomas Lester - Lovely…

October 28, 2009 - 6:58 am

Brad Ross Photography - Love the use of negative space. Really lets her beauty stand out.

October 28, 2009 - 12:30 pm

ChristanP - Perfect use of the tilt! Stunning picture, can’t wait to see more!

October 29, 2009 - 12:35 am

Kat Braman - mmm, negative space, airy light and beautiful eyes. can’t ask for much more than that.

October 29, 2009 - 4:22 pm

John Cachero - Jonas, your portaits are always amazing. This one is simple and elegant. Just fantastic, sir.

November 1, 2009 - 7:18 pm

kristel wyman - beautiful, classic portrait.

{james & rebecca} ~ wedding ~ melbourne

Rebecca and James got married in the tallest residential building in the Southern hemisphere, the 300m Eureka Tower in Melbourne. Little did they know their photographer has a pretty extreme fear of heights. I really don’t know how I made it through the night without throwing up all over the guests, but somehow I kept it together.  When in Melbourne, you have to shoot in some of the hidden laneways you find all around town. So we did. Twas a good day.


October 20, 2009 - 12:11 pm

Mike - sweet man … nice post!

October 20, 2009 - 12:13 pm

Kat Braman - killer work Jonas! dirty alleys are the best

October 20, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Jen - These are wicked!! Love this post!!

October 20, 2009 - 12:23 pm

Polka Dot Bride - I think this wedding is magical and I love all of it. For someone who hates heights you made the most of them.

October 20, 2009 - 12:44 pm

Micah Cordes - sweeeet.

October 20, 2009 - 1:04 pm

sarah - so, so lovely, Jonas!

October 20, 2009 - 1:05 pm

jonathan - Wonderful.

October 20, 2009 - 1:13 pm

gabe - I’m way into it. well done!

October 20, 2009 - 1:27 pm

Jane Hasty - Okay-even my knees were shaking! Awesome pics!

October 20, 2009 - 2:35 pm

Brett Maxwell - Grand Rapids - somehow you make portraits mug-shot style look great (squared shoulders, arms at the side)

October 20, 2009 - 3:30 pm

A F F L U E N Z A - Jonas, they are gorgeous! I really like the pics with the graffiti, really nice contrast to the fancy clothes.

Another favorite is the one with the women looking out from the roof. We are so tiny in the world :)

October 20, 2009 - 3:32 pm

A F F L U E N Z A - Oh, I just saw that she was looking out from the window, not standing on the roof. Big differ – the pic is great and we are tiny anyways *LOL*

October 20, 2009 - 4:04 pm

Karolina - wow, what a wiew! And your pictures are great as always!

October 20, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Mark - Nailed it mate!! Great job

October 20, 2009 - 4:41 pm

Jenny J - beautiful work.

October 20, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Gemma Schipani - I have a really bad fear of heights as well! Your a brave man. I honestly could not have done it. I freak out at about 20 feet off the ground! loving the one with bride in the alley with her hands on the walls.

October 20, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Jossan - Nice! My favourite pic is the one where the couple are dancing. And the bride’s dress is so beautiful.

October 20, 2009 - 7:31 pm

kat - rock n roll bride - well you certainly never disappoint do you!

October 20, 2009 - 7:53 pm

Kent Wedding Photographer - These are stunning, especially the couples portraits!

I know how you feel about shooting a wedding despite fear – I have a phobia of wasps (and I don’t mean I’m scared, it’s a full-on phobia) and the first wedding I shot was in a marquee – 200 guests, 25 waiting staff, a band, 3 photographers and about 250 wasps! I was so scared, but by imagining that my camera was a shield to protect me, I got through it. Without screaming or freezing on the spot even once. And I even got a few good shots ;-)

October 20, 2009 - 8:29 pm

klara - wow, beautiful! i love the portraits in the doorways and all.

October 20, 2009 - 8:29 pm

Marianne Taylor - Ohh man I feel for you… what a horrible scenario, I’m always worried about getting sick or something similar on a job. Nevertheless, you rocked it as usual. You and t/s = awesomes.

October 20, 2009 - 10:44 pm

James Moes - Great work Jonas.

October 21, 2009 - 2:45 am

hugh - dear jonas, i like when you take pictures.

October 21, 2009 - 4:55 am

Annemari Ruthven - Amazing Jonas. You are such an inspiration!

October 21, 2009 - 8:05 am

Marianne Wilson - Gorgeous work as always Jonas. I love your take on this wedding. Simply stunning and chic :)

October 21, 2009 - 9:00 am

Justin Hill - Awesome coverage JP! i was thinking of you up there on the day, shaking away, weak at the knees! Just kidding :-) Great work as always!

October 21, 2009 - 9:51 am

daniel lateulade - Love the image between the two brick walls!

October 21, 2009 - 11:32 am

matthew morgan - oh my. those bride and groom portraits are INSANE! the subject lighting, the contrasts, dang. blew my mind

October 21, 2009 - 9:35 pm

Anonymous - FANtastic. I love your work-you’re so inspiring and fresh and new. Love it.

October 21, 2009 - 10:15 pm

Sylwia Szuder - I love your work sooooo much!

October 22, 2009 - 3:34 am

Ben Blood - These are superb, Jonas. What a location. I’m getting dizzy.

October 22, 2009 - 6:39 am

Yuri - I love these. I can’t pick a favorite. Your composition is amazing! Your work is inspiring Jonas!

October 22, 2009 - 7:14 am

Az - beautiful work Sir

October 22, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Jonas delade grejer / 2009-10-22 | You. Me. We. - [...] {james & rebecca} ~ wedding ~ melbourne [...]

October 22, 2009 - 3:55 pm

Christine Pobke - Love this frickin’ wedding!!! Your shots are f&*@ing amazing. AMAZING.

October 23, 2009 - 11:38 am

Brian - Ottawa wedding photographer - Absolutely stunning! I love the use of the alley way!

October 23, 2009 - 2:00 pm

ashley parsons - jonas, we sit here smiling and happy and stunned because seriously, you are so talented. your work amazes us and makes us happy to be doing what we do.
ps. it was nice hearing from you today! :)

October 23, 2009 - 9:50 pm

Kotte - As alwas amasing pics! You have such a gift!
Looove the dress!

October 24, 2009 - 12:44 am

Brianna Phelan - Seriously amazing beyond words. Wow…..

October 24, 2009 - 3:24 am

Stina - what a BEAUTIFUL dress, gosh i absolutely love it

October 24, 2009 - 11:59 am

ayesha - haha… my husband made me take pics of him standing on the glass floor of the CN tower in toronto… me standing, over him lying down… but after the first few seconds i was okay! glad you coped alright with this one :) i think i’m in love with the shot of the back of the bride’s dress in the narrow laneway (is that a laneway?) – fantastic! your brides have the most amazing dresses…

October 25, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Razvan - Beautiful work, Jonas! This is my all time favorite wedding of yours :)

October 27, 2009 - 7:13 pm

Mini - Very retro and modern – you have a certain style away from ‘the norm’ – it’s refreshing :)

October 28, 2009 - 2:38 am

Alan Hutchison - “Little did they know their photographer has a pretty extreme fear of heights.”

I share your pain! That shot of the older lady at the window – I’d be freaking.

I wasn’t truly aware of my own fear of height until I decide to propose to my wife to be on top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York – I was on my hands and knees as soon as I got out of the lift – she didn’t know a thing about it, but after I popped the question she did query whether I was meant to drop down on one knee, not crawl around on two LOL

Loving your work Jonas!

October 28, 2009 - 10:41 pm

Joel Del Castillo - Man, loving your work Jonas…
Just love your style… you gots some classy shots there.

Keep up the excellent work!


October 29, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Amber - Seriously Jonas I thought you had peaked and then you put these shots up. You make even the simplest of objects worthy of a photo.

November 2, 2009 - 9:16 pm

Lizzy Sawdon - Jonas, I really like these. Especially the understated portraits in the laneways. Simply beautiful.

November 13, 2009 - 9:28 am

Brian - Ottawa wedding photographer - Great work as always Jonas!

December 16, 2009 - 7:37 pm

Stacy - brilliant!!!!

January 6, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Ryan Parent - Ottawa Photographer - I love the shots! I hope I get to shoot a wedding there one day!! Great job!!

January 14, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Hadriel - Very lovely! Great work!! By the way, I found this premium quality High Peak Matrix Marquees for hire and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Service is really cool. Worth checking!