Yearly Archives: 2010

2010 – a year in review

In a world of  your own harshest critics, I am El Presidente. Both when I shoot and when I edit there’s a whiny little man in my head telling me I’m not at the top of my game. I’m never ever good enough for him. I wonder if I ever will be.

Today I’ve decided not to listen to him.

Because when I look back at 2010 I feel nothing but joy. I still have weddings to blog, but they’ll have to wait. All that agonising in front of the computer is forgotten. Instead I look back at a year of travels, both around Australia, but also three laps around the world. I shot 18 overseas weddings in different parts of the world. I’ve met people I’ll never forget and taken an ok photo or two.

Today and maybe only today I can look at what I have done and be at least a little proud. Tomorrow I’ll be back to beating myself up again, but today I’ll go easy on myself and give myself a light, almost feather-like, pat on the back.

Today I’ll tell myself I did alright.

December 23, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Eliza - Jonas, how can you even think you suck and then blog this many truly awesome photos? It is in danger of coming across as false modesty, but ‘knowing’ you for the last few years, I know that you truly believe you have a way to go. Jonas, man, you’re already there! But keep going, it’s fun to watch just how stratospheric your rise is and will continue to be!

Happy Christmas to you and yours – here’s to a fantastic 2011!

December 23, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Chloe - Yea, you did alright. If alright means stellar.

December 23, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Annelie - God Jul och Gott Nytt år!!
Du är grym men jag förstår hur du tänker. Jag har samma “jävel” i mitt egna huvud.
Ser fram emot att följa in blogg nästa år med!!

December 23, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Albert Palmer - The best photograph is yet to come. But wow. 2010 has been an incredible year for you. Can’t wait to see what you can do next year.

December 23, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Amy French - Stunning images Jonas, each and every one. What a year you had! I look forward to your 2011 review blog post.

Happy Christmas to you and your family.

December 23, 2010 - 9:45 pm

Carly Rudd - I’m lost for words after seeing your photos, they are truly amazing

December 23, 2010 - 9:47 pm

Simone - I LOVE the shot where the bouquet is thrown and it’s landed in the girls face!! LOL
Jonas you are amazing, my most favourite photographer ever! If I could be half the photographer you are I’d be one happy chick! I love the way you write and of course your photos..always amazing and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family =)

December 23, 2010 - 9:48 pm

cole - Screw modesty man – You’ve earned every right to be as proud as you want to be for a day (or longer!). Congrats on an epic year!

December 23, 2010 - 9:54 pm

Lauren - Seeing all of these just makes me so excited for January! You are bloody incredible!!! Can’t wait to see our day on here!

December 23, 2010 - 9:55 pm

Jason Lloyd - A year of awesome, 60 lucky couples and you can’t say it yourself but you also delivered a year full of inspiration. Good going Jonas ;o)

December 23, 2010 - 10:00 pm

Natasha du Preez - After reading your 1st line I thought that this would be interesting to see how “bad” this photographer is … boy oh boy was I in for a surprize cause I kind of have to agree with you to NOT listen to that voice telling you you suck. You totally ROCK! Some serious stunner images you have here. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas and a teriffic 2011.

December 23, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Lisa K - Jonas Peterson, you are SO much more than alright! And that’s all I have to say about that.

December 23, 2010 - 10:02 pm

Louisa Coulthurst - I like your processing – so there!

December 23, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Karin - Även fast jag inte ALLS är på din nivå så förstår jag hur du tänker. Och jag antar att det inte spelar någon roll hur många gånger du får höra från andra att du är suverän, när den lille mannen inte är nöjd. Men skit i honom! du är så jäkla bra! Dina bilder är fantastiska!

God Jul!

December 23, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Fernando León - Great Year ;)

December 23, 2010 - 10:06 pm

Alexander Gardner - Yeah, that’s pretty Stra-yan of ya mate.
Let that bad boy drive you onwards but don’t let him get you down.

He can be a prick like that.

December 23, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Linus Lindholm - 2010 is the year I found out about Jonas Peterson… My vision for what photography is supposed to be is forever changed. Goosebumps!

Tack Jonas för inspirationen!

December 23, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Hugo - Your work is stunning. No doubt.

December 23, 2010 - 10:16 pm

Kerrie Mitchell - Jonas, I just want to say thank you for your images this year. You have inspired me to push myself harder and become the photographer I want to be. So glad I found this blog, congratulations on a fabulous year!

December 23, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Linda Griffin - If you could see your pictures through my eyes, you would see that you are amazingly brilliant!! All your pictures are mind blowing! A true inspiration! Wish you a very merry christmas from a snowy Sweden!

December 23, 2010 - 10:23 pm

charlie - The baby and the bride on the bench and the dog with the bow tie..just does it for me..perfecto!..great year look fwd to drooling over many years more!

December 23, 2010 - 10:29 pm

Another Emma - I cannot WAIT to have you shoot our day next year. Bring on 2011!

December 23, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Therese - Jonas! Du är riktigt riktigt duktig… låt ingen mini-jonas eller någon annan säga dig något annat… eller lyssna åtminstone inte på honom för han har inte rätt! Ambitioner är såklart alltid bra, men du ÄR bra. Glöm för fan aldrig det!

December 23, 2010 - 10:53 pm

nic - i wanna be just like you when i grow up :)…you rock

December 23, 2010 - 10:57 pm

Erik F - Yay. You’re alright. Forget the tall poppy thing.

December 23, 2010 - 10:59 pm

Christopher David Photography - I would take a lot of pride in being able to share this year in review portfolio. Truly stunning work bro!

December 23, 2010 - 11:07 pm

Toni - you are such an inspiration, & I think to inspire is the greatest compliment, no?

December 23, 2010 - 11:12 pm

Jeremy Beasley - Jonas, your portraits are something else. Something deeper, something real and yet – something intangible. The 4th image down (the black and white portrait of the bride) is by far my favourite wedding photo I’ve seen this year, maybe even of all time, and I can’t even begin to articulate why.
You’ve created a such a beautiful body of work, one which most photographers would be happy to create in a life time and you’ve done it in a year. Close your eyes, take a breath and enjoy it. It’s well deserved.

December 23, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Paul Rowland - Wow – what an incredible body of work. Your work is always amazing – I love those pictures done at the old fortress the best.

December 24, 2010 - 1:01 am

Sarah D. - I love your work so much that I run out of words to express it. Aaaaaaaaaand that’s all I can say.

December 24, 2010 - 1:04 am

Iss - You are awesome

December 24, 2010 - 1:22 am

Geoff - Looks like an amazing year, great work!

December 24, 2010 - 2:14 am

Briony - i think you are pure magic. you tell stories. you capture wonder and love. you freeze moments. you are gifted.

December 24, 2010 - 2:30 am

Gina - You really have done alright. Your reflection images are my absolute favorates. You are so creative and original with your composition on those. Thanks for inspiring me to be more creative. 2011 is going to be a great year!

December 24, 2010 - 2:44 am

leyna hanson - i wouldn’t beat yourself up. you inspire. great year.

December 24, 2010 - 2:54 am

becky - i’ve never commented before, but i have to say that your work is amazing! you are definitely too hard on yourself. every image you take is breathtaking. you capture people in a way that is unique and simply beautiful.

thank you for sharing.

December 24, 2010 - 3:10 am

Rhys Albrecht - This is a post that can’t be simply skimmed. Phenomenal work. Congrats on a terrific year Jonas!

December 24, 2010 - 3:15 am

Joshua Gull - Yeah, I guess you’re alright. ;) I wonder what that makes the rest of us though. LOL Great work Jonas. Can’t wait to see the heat you bring in 2011.

December 24, 2010 - 4:01 am

Nathan Clendenin - simply inspiring. I really dig your work a. lot.
i want to be like you when i grow up.

December 24, 2010 - 4:27 am

Nina - En sak som jag tycker är intressant när jag tittar på dina bilder (FÖRUTOM att de är HELT FANTASTISKA!!!) är hur annorlunda brudklänningarna är jämfört med Sverige. De känns mer personliga!

December 24, 2010 - 5:28 am

erika verginelli - Yeah, I think you did alright! LOL! man, these are awesome! Happy 2011!

December 24, 2010 - 5:38 am

erika verginelli - Jonas, you repeated one image (posted twice). Just in case you haven’t noticed. Xoxo

December 24, 2010 - 5:49 am

hugh - meh. …not.

December 24, 2010 - 6:11 am

Nicole Pearce - You make me sick………… LOL not. But the little person on my shoulder just started shouting at me that I’m not as good as Jonas, that’s ok because I already knew that and like looking up to you anyway.
All the best for 2011 and I’m sure you will be just as amazing.

December 24, 2010 - 6:52 am

Tamara Kuzminski - Wow. There are no words. Can’t wait to follow your journey through 2011.

December 24, 2010 - 7:00 am

Ryan Ray - Your portfolio is incredible. Cheers.

December 24, 2010 - 7:20 am

Katie Kolenberg - An amazing year all right. Brilliant to see so many of my faves from you all in one post. Imagine how awesome 2011 is going to be!!! I hope you are having some time off for a little while at least – Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2010 - 7:58 am

Caroline Ghetes - If you thought you were at the “top”, then you really wouldn’t have much to look forward to in 2011. I never feel like I’ve “made it” to the “top” and know I could always improve or that I could always do better. Maybe that’s what we need in order to push us to do better next year and top off the year before. Keep it up. You are truly good at what you do.

December 24, 2010 - 7:59 am

Caroline Ghetes - BTW, that fourth to last shot -genius. I LOVE it.

December 24, 2010 - 8:08 am

Mark Quade - Jaw on floor…… You rock mate. That’s a cracking year, can’t wait to see what you have for us in 2011!!

December 24, 2010 - 8:30 am

Stefanie Jones - As always, stunning & brilliant. You see what no else can. Genius.

December 24, 2010 - 8:59 am

Mark Kalkwarf - ….You deserve every success and then some Jonas. Congratulations on an amazing year. If has been an inspiring journey for me. Looking forward to being back on this site many more times in the coming year. BIG respect from Cape Town, South Africa.

December 24, 2010 - 9:52 am

Mickael Tannus - Känner igen mig Jonas. Precis som du har jag en jävel i mitt huvud som ständigt pissar på mig. När inte den ögonblickliga kicken är där och man känner att det blev kanon så är man en nolla.

Det kvittar hur många gånger alla andra säger att du är bäst, det är inom dig du måste känna dig nöjd. Det är också ett sätt att utvecklas. Att inte stå still.

För döva öron säger jag det ändå. Du är grym. Kick-ass fotograf som får iaf mig att vilja bli bättre.

Visa den lille jäveln i skallen vem som bestämmer. Om och om igen.

God Jul och God fortsättning!

December 24, 2010 - 3:54 pm

AmyPunky Photography - Amazing photos for a wonderful year!!!

December 24, 2010 - 4:21 pm

Ben Godkin - Superb Photo Graphy!

December 24, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Gary - Truly inspiring, thank you for sharing your wonderful works. Wish you Merry Christmas and another great year in 2011.

December 24, 2010 - 11:12 pm

Jared Tseng - Yep, I’d say you had a pretty awesome year!

December 24, 2010 - 11:34 pm

Piyasanti - amazing. simply amazing. colors, light.. everything.

December 25, 2010 - 12:25 am

serena - I remember this shots from the first time I saw them because they are etched in my memory. Utter perfection. Little man should shut up a little.

December 25, 2010 - 6:10 am

Paul Krol - i am looking forward to your 2011 photos quite a bit. Its good you’re not totally satisfied. One should always strive to be better no matter how good you already are. Otherwise you might not get the most out of yourself. Keep up the great work, its truly inspirational and as good eye-candy for wedding photography as there is.

December 25, 2010 - 7:22 am

Teresa K - It’s been an amazing year and I’ve enjoyed reliving all of these wonderful moments…you truly are gifted.

December 25, 2010 - 9:30 am

Savannah - Have to say you did pretty stinking amazing. ;)

December 25, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Marymckeering - Thank you for sharing your amazing photos with us. I’ve enjoyed each one, and look forward to 2011 photos. You are awesome!

December 25, 2010 - 11:40 pm

Camilla - Oh, you are El Presidente.
Of awesomeness.

December 26, 2010 - 4:02 am

Magnus Lillieborg - Du har en fantastisk egen stil…och det är väl det många av dina kunder attraheras av. Självkritik är bra om det sporrar och inte hämmar din utveckling. Du verkar inte vilja slå dig till ro…verkar vara på väg hela tiden…ska bli kul att följa dig framöver och se var du hamnar… :-)

December 26, 2010 - 6:01 am

William Bay - Really loved that low-tide beach shot. The b+w is superb.

December 27, 2010 - 12:01 am

Dennis Pike - looks like you had a shitty year. well done sir.

December 27, 2010 - 6:03 am

Fotograf Elin Ivemo - gåshud! du är helt fantastiskt duktig!

December 27, 2010 - 8:44 pm

Angelika - Absolutely amazing work, you are such an inspiration!
Best wishes!
Angelika

December 27, 2010 - 10:40 pm

Me - I’m sorry but it has to be said. Considering the huge success you have had since you started – not only in Australia but worldwide. And also considering the amazing feedback you are receiving on this blog. It is pretty f-ing insulting to all the couples you are shooting and who are paying to have their favourite photographer capture their day, to say that you are pretty shit, when CLEARLY you are not. There.

December 28, 2010 - 12:36 am

Lejla - I know exactly what you mean. We are never truly happy with what we do. I still struggle with that voice that is ‘self doubt’ and am always looking at other peoples work and think ‘why didn’t i think of that’ or ‘why can’t i be as good as them’. But we jsut have to trust that others see in us what we don’t see and a little bit of self doubt thrusts us to create something better and strive to create something amazing. I hope we get to that happy place though without the ugly side of self-doubt.

Lejla

December 28, 2010 - 3:25 am

Sam - Dude, every freaking photo I just saw blew my freaking mind! Every freaking single one, so freaking good.

December 28, 2010 - 4:23 am

Leah Muse - Absolutely love these. All of them.

December 28, 2010 - 9:46 am

Britt Spring - Jonas, I love what you said above it gave me tears, it’s how I feel every single day about my own work. At the end of the day you could have a million followers praising you but it doesn’t change the way we see ourselves…. but you know what, if you didn’t think that way about yourself i’d be worried, that’s what makes you good at what you do, you never stop learning, searching, creating, you’ll never be perfect to yourself… but to us you have always been perfect. Keep inspiring!!! thank you.

December 28, 2010 - 12:55 pm

michele bowman - it’s always a pleasure to look through your work!

December 28, 2010 - 8:39 pm

*Mette* - You SO deserve it! Thank you for being such an inspiration as a great photographer (and thanks for saying that even the Best has a doubt every now and then :-))

December 29, 2010 - 7:26 am

Josh Tilton - Beautiful work and congratulations!

December 29, 2010 - 6:35 pm

F - Amazing… goosebumps

You make we wanna go home and propose.

December 29, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Maria - Please Jonas, just don’t give yourself a “light, almost feather-like, pat on the back”. Please hug yourself and tell that “whiny little man” to get the h-ll out of your head. You are awesome and actually an amazing photographer.

I am so jealous of your way to put all these happy occasions together to a beautiful story that all of us, the viewers, can participate in. I can actually feel the joy and the love in all pictures that you take. That is a very special feeling. Very few people can create such feeling. Your are great!

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Best regards Maria

December 29, 2010 - 7:01 pm

Maria - Please Jonas, just don’t give yourself a “light, almost feather-like, pat on the back”. Please hug yourself and tell that “whiny little man” to get the h-ll out of your head. You are awesome and actually an amazing photographer.

I am so jealous of your way to put all these happy occasions together to a beautiful story that all of us, the viewers, can participate in. I can actually feel the joy and the love in all pictures that you take. That is a very special feeling. Very few people can create such feeling. Your are great!

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Best regards Maria

December 30, 2010 - 4:30 am

anda - what a year you’ve had! if you’re not at the top of your game now, i cannot wait to see what it looks like when you are. thanks for taking us all along on the ride. happy new year!

December 30, 2010 - 9:03 am

Johan - Verkligen en inspiration och ouppnåligt mål med mitt eget foto. Tack för i år och jag ser fram emot att följa din blogg i många år till.

December 31, 2010 - 6:10 am

Eleanor Gannon - Am-az-ing. Your work makes me smile and I’ve been smiling through the whole of 2010. Good luck with 2011… not that you need any luck!

December 31, 2010 - 11:21 am

James Moes - Bravo Jonas! Bravo!

December 31, 2010 - 9:04 pm

Alexandre - Jonas, you just ROCKED this year! Amazing job! Hope your 2011 be an incredible year for you in all ways!

January 1, 2011 - 12:51 am

Brian Kraft - Awesome job! Great look back at the year. Keep on pushing those boundaries. Happy New Year!

January 1, 2011 - 4:15 am

Stefano Choi - Insane, the amount of talent you have is not fair. Cheers to a great year and I am eager to see what you come up with for 2011!

January 1, 2011 - 9:56 pm

Pernilla Örnsköldsvik Sweden - Wonderful, amazing, beautyful… there are not enough words to describe all your fantastic pictures! Looking forward to more, would love some pictures from Scandinavia with the different light and backgrounds. Best wishes for the new year!

January 2, 2011 - 4:58 am

Drew - Following your work has been such a great pleasure throughout 2010. Watching your style evolve and change with each wedding has been amazing to say the least. I am really looking forward to seeing your 2011 work and wish you the best of luck as you leave us all awe stricken.

January 2, 2011 - 10:09 pm

Jodie Greck Photography - I loved looking through this post very inspiring & how amazing you have the talent & ability to capture these amazing moments & memories for all your gorgeous clients ;)

January 3, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Amanda Basteen - There is a reason why so many people love your work. It’s just breathtakingly beautiful. I don’t get a chance to check it out often, but when I do wander over to your blog I am never let down. Amazing year you’ve had, can’t wait to see more! :)

January 4, 2011 - 12:32 am

Jerzy Modrak - Sparka ut den lilla elaka kreaturen ur huvudet! Eller visa honom alla kommentarer du får.

January 4, 2011 - 8:38 am

Mim - These are stunning! This is what I strive to be!

January 4, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Ste Rooney - Truly inspirational! Thanks for taking the time to share your work and your thoughts.

January 5, 2011 - 5:16 am

Martins Kikulis - I see you had a great 2010! Fantastic photos, most are like paintings! :)

January 5, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Alicia Kennison - really beautiful work. :)

January 6, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Maria - Otroliga bilder! Tack för att du delar med dig! Hoppas att du får ett fint 2011. :)

January 7, 2011 - 1:25 am

Michelle Condne - Your work is phenomenal! Congrats on an amazing year!

January 7, 2011 - 3:52 pm

David Moore - You’d have to be reasonably happy with a few of these shots! Very inspiring work Jonas. Looking forward to seeing what 2011 brings.

January 8, 2011 - 2:32 am

Ashley Gillett - What a great year! I wish you the best in 2011 – much success and continued creative vision. Love the cartwheel in the field, coronation hall, the dog with his tongue sticking out…so many great, inspiring images.

January 8, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Tracy - Well I think you are fabulous and a real inspiration!! Thank you for sharing your images, they are magical!!

January 11, 2011 - 5:00 pm

mel - You are so ridiculously talented it’s unreal. What a gift! Keep doing what you do and stop listening to that whiny little man because your talent is amazing.

January 12, 2011 - 7:14 am

magnus - hej,

ville bara kolla ifall du/ni mar bra med tanke pa vad som hander i brisbane….

ta hand om er!
magnus

January 12, 2011 - 7:46 am

Peter - Some very beautiful shots. I can tell now I’ll enjoy having found your blog… Thanks.

January 12, 2011 - 7:41 pm

Ann-Sofie - Wow.

January 13, 2011 - 1:15 am

*Mette* - Jonas – hur har ni det? Ser eländet på tv varje dag och tänker på er.

January 13, 2011 - 5:22 am

Greta - Thank you for the inspiration and for your honesty.

January 13, 2011 - 10:09 pm

Darek - You’re the best, You are inspiring… etc :)

January 13, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Fotograf Lublin - One word: Respect!!!

January 16, 2011 - 3:56 am

gabe aceves - its impossible not to hear the voice jonas but dont listen. your work is emotional and touching in a way that is hard to describe. as will ferrell would say…scrumtrulescent.

January 16, 2011 - 10:04 am

sf - Absolutely stunned. What a year.

January 19, 2011 - 2:20 am

Ulrika - magi

January 19, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Gemma - A year to be all mighty proud of Jonas.
It was wonderful to meet the man behind the camera, not super human, just a human striving for the very best in what you do. (it’s working!)

January 19, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Louise Tee - you can tell your El Presidente to pipe down dude
by far, your work is the BEST wedding photography I have ever seen,
and I do spend a disproportionate amount of my time looking at other photographers blogs and work :)
kudos to you.
Louise

January 22, 2011 - 3:25 am

Joshua Walsh - Jessica you are an amazing photographer!!! Keep up the good work..

January 22, 2011 - 8:14 am

rich - I’m almost embarrassed I put up “best of” posts this year. I love how much more there is to photographing weddings and couples and everything in between that I have to learn.

January 23, 2011 - 5:15 am

morenica - i’m a big fan of yours. i check your blog whenever i’m online. i love every single picture of yours. you’re the best jonas!!

January 25, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Matt - You certainly shouldn’t doubt yourself, your talent is clear for all to see. The black and white portrait of the bride near the top is my favourite shot, just has an atmosphere about it, awesome

January 27, 2011 - 8:36 pm

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January 28, 2011 - 11:53 pm

Karin - Otroligt vackert. Jag tappade hakan vid varenda jävla bild.. GALET!

March 9, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Benny Ottosson - Grymt snygga bilder Jonas!

March 9, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Christel - en F R Ö J D att kolla igenom…!!
nu har jag kikat på alla bilderna för 3′e gången och jag njuter varenda gång. grym grym GRYM är du!!
själv har jag närapå dukat under för Den Stora Kritikern i mitt huvud… nu jobbar jag på att visa fingret för henne….

April 21, 2011 - 10:00 am

Ann Niddrie Photographer - Wow, what a year of adventure, beauty and love. Thank you for sharing it and well done on taking a moment to stop and acknowledge yourself and turn off the Captain Critic for a day. Enjoy.

July 20, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Melanie - i truly didn’t want this stream of photos to end. it got me so excited. they just got better and better. there’s nothing like a large group of random photos. how beautiful. you inspire me to better my photography like nothing else! thank you.

July 20, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Melanie - I truly didn’t want this stream of photos to end. it got me so excited. they just got better and better. there’s nothing like a large group of random photos. how beautiful. you inspire m e to better my photography like nothing else. thank you.

November 4, 2011 - 7:37 pm

a3553537 - I’ve said that least 3553537 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

November 9, 2011 - 4:07 am

Beatrice Milocco photography - Foto fantastiche!! Ammiro molto il tuo lavoro, e’ davvero straordinario! Non ci sono altre parole…

November 13, 2011 - 9:51 am

marijuana Education - great issues altogether, you simply won a new reader. What might you recommend about your publish that you made some days ago? Any certain?

{album} ~ nick and surya

I recommend all my couples to have their images printed somehow. There really is nothing like seeing your wedding images hand bound together on beautiful fine art paper. This album ended up with 45 spreads (90 pages).

December 21, 2010 - 6:08 pm

NATAN - Loveley, nice, great…all adjectives!!

December 21, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Luisa Brimble - I love your album design! It’s so so so stunning!

December 21, 2010 - 6:13 pm

Stephanie - absolutely stunning!! I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONE.
I am using a child-like approach to get what I want. chanting over and over again usually works. x

December 21, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Graymask - Nice clean design, looks very classy!

December 21, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Jason Mark Harris - Great post, nice layout..

December 21, 2010 - 7:14 pm

Olivia - Can I have one?;)

December 21, 2010 - 9:51 pm

samm - nice work mr peterson!

December 21, 2010 - 10:55 pm

maxpell - exclenente!!

December 22, 2010 - 12:13 am

erika verginelli - WOW!!!!!

December 22, 2010 - 12:22 am

Julian Moniz - Jonas….You Rock!!! LOVE your album designs, you got it figured out dude!

December 22, 2010 - 12:32 am

Jack - Wow! I wish I’d had an album like this when I got married!

December 22, 2010 - 12:57 am

todd pellowe - phenomenal wedding photography. show more of the book!

December 22, 2010 - 1:04 am

Brian Davis - Sweet jesus that’s awesome.

December 22, 2010 - 1:38 am

Jennifer - Dear Santa, Since I can’t afford Jonas or another wedding, please bring me a vintage Airstream with a window to Big Sky.

December 22, 2010 - 2:48 am

cliff - Clean and consistent layouts Jonas. You definitely went top cheese with this one.

December 22, 2010 - 2:54 am

nadine austin - I love it. I think clean design, use of white space is totally the way to go with album designs. Of course it helps if your images are stunning too. This really is one of your most memorable weddings to me.

December 22, 2010 - 3:29 am

Joshua Gull - So much awesome.

December 22, 2010 - 4:47 am

Blake Burton - holy crap…daily inspiration dude

December 22, 2010 - 5:22 am

daniel chesnut - love seeing the final product. looks great.

December 22, 2010 - 8:47 am

leyna hanson - absolutely love your work! and ever since i first saw the post of this wedding…i have it bookmarked & admire the details you caught of it frequently. ps. i am live in basalt, so i was drawn to the beauty of the surroundings right away. thank you for capturing this area in such a beautiful way.

December 22, 2010 - 9:17 am

Bill Millios - I agree about the prints. We are so used today to web images, Facebook, emailed pictures …

Then I print out an 11×14, or even a 16×20 (or larger!) image – it invariably stops people in their tracks. They pause, look, and contemplate. Admire, even. Especially if it’s them, or someone they love.

Nice job, Jonas. Top notch, as usual.

December 22, 2010 - 11:24 am

melanie - i am in love with this book of memories :) and your work!

December 22, 2010 - 11:24 am

Erin Lassahn - stellar layout! love the cover choice

December 22, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Stefanie Jones - Stunning, brilliant. Collecting all the ideas for when you photograph my wedding.

December 23, 2010 - 3:16 am

Amanda Hoffman - Beautiful. I’m usually not a fan of photo covers on albums, but this really works and helps set the tone for the entire thing.

December 23, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Tenielle - So beautiful to see it printed!!! :)

P.S Ikea blanket! Comes in handy for us too ;)

Hope you’re having a good break!!!

December 27, 2010 - 11:33 am

tara k. - yes! print is GOOD! absolutely gorgeous album.

January 6, 2011 - 8:32 pm

booboo - just made one at PhotoBooks Australia for $250 ….

January 7, 2011 - 12:42 am

kelly - jonas, my husband and i are wedding photographers in vermont, USA- i have to say that out of the bazillion and 1 wedding photographers in the world, nothing inspires us like your work. if you can, please share the company that you had your book printed with! it’s absolutely stunning (and we’re always looking for better resources!)
Best, Kelly

February 25, 2011 - 7:20 am

Kristen - I just wanted to say that you are such a beautiful photographer. The way you capture the absolute bliss in these photographs is more than inspiring. This is my favorite photo spread ever. I’m saving up for you to one day capture the joy of my wedding.

March 29, 2011 - 1:10 am

Petras FOTO blogg - Wow! Så himla snyggt! Om jag nån gång i mitt liv får igång mitt foto företag MÅSTE jag ha såna här att erbjuda! Dock blir väl dina så fina tack vare dina vackra bilder! :)

April 12, 2011 - 10:35 am

Mandy - Perfect-a-mondo. Congrats on the award for it – you deserve all the accolades you get Jonas.

August 28, 2011 - 1:33 pm

farhad - Farkin awesome Jonas!!! the colors and composition rock like a M83 album!!!

October 9, 2011 - 7:26 am

Fredric - Sjukt snyggt, Jonas! Extremt inspirerande

October 19, 2011 - 10:27 pm

Jennifer - Absolutely love your work. Which album company do you use? Also, do you use album design templates and if so, from who (or where)? Thanks!!

November 13, 2011 - 7:20 am

Tardy - AHH NICE

December 20, 2011 - 3:47 am

Pedro Alvarez Fotografía - Hola Jonas, soy un fotógrafo de bodas de España, mas concretamente de las islas Canarias, a mi esposa y a mi nos encanta el desarrollo de su trabajo. Siga así, nos encanta visitar su página y disfrutar de estas imagenes. Un saludo.

December 31, 2011 - 3:56 am

Rodrigo Melo - Perfeito. Momentos unicos, olhar preciso e perfeita diagramação… Espero poder ver algum trabalho seu realizado aqui no Brasil.
Abraços.

January 6, 2012 - 6:05 pm

magway - Good

January 28, 2012 - 6:56 pm

jesper - Hello! At what company has this book been made, l like the look of it! Is it possible to do this from sweden?

March 3, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Melissa E Earle - I am seriously in love with this, great job!

March 27, 2012 - 12:47 pm

QLD AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year | Brisbane Wedding Photographer | Jonas Peterson | Australia | International - [...] Waverly, Bahamas 7. Paul & Cassie, AUS 8. Jerry & Aimee, LA 9. Jon & Zilla – NZ ~ Albums ~ PRICING CLIENTS 67,79,78,84,65,67,84TCATNOC SEARCH March 27, 2012 QLD AIPP [...]

March 27, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Caroline - Is it weird that I want to put their wedding album on MY coffee table? ;)

March 27, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Harrogate Wedding Photographer Chris Turner - Wow, wonderful album Jonas. I’m still learning the whole design part myself but you seem to have it completely mastered.

June 15, 2012 - 12:37 pm

mike - This is still one of the most impressive album previews I’ve ever seen.

July 20, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Nick Lance - Awesome albums! Great work.

November 28, 2012 - 12:14 am

nilesh - nice album & i am also wedding album make so any wedding album material requirement plz contact my e mail

December 25, 2012 - 4:44 am

Rachel Movitz Photography - This album is so inspiring- I love the double page spreads. I often find that couples want to squeeze in as many images as possible, but less can be more, no?

February 15, 2013 - 3:42 am

Alvaro Sancha - Magnífico trabajo maestro Jonas!

August 4, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Adrianne Skog - Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about {album} ~ nick and surya | Destination Wedding Photographer | Jonas Peterson | Australia | Worldwide .

{wedding} ~ adrian & laura ~ sydney

December 16, 2010 - 2:28 am

Kip Beelman - Woah dang.

December 16, 2010 - 2:31 am

Albert Palmer - Wow – incredible dog. Sorry, job. Love the light – beautifully captured!

December 16, 2010 - 2:32 am

ayesha - so good it almost makes me cry. i’m not in any position to say this is probably your best yet… but i kind of feel like that on a first perusal? light loves you. but this couple is amazing too… so radiant!

December 16, 2010 - 2:32 am

Caroline - The dog! Oh my the dog!!!!!! I ♥ that dog! Great photography as always!

December 16, 2010 - 2:41 am

nadine austin - I love your reception pictures.

December 16, 2010 - 2:43 am

Ali Walker - Yeah, love. Totally. You’re the man, Jonas.

December 16, 2010 - 2:43 am

Anna - Absolutely love the images from this set. All of them :) Individually, they each tell a story of their one. Combined, its just epic. Awesome work!

December 16, 2010 - 2:44 am

Drew W - Such an overload of amazing photos, Jonas. You are truly a great artist!

December 16, 2010 - 2:46 am

Julian Beattie - Aced it. I want some NSW light!

December 16, 2010 - 2:50 am

Erin Tole - :: sigh ::

what makes you incredible is your completely infallible eye for composition, not just in the fancy portraits but in every. photo. you take.

December 16, 2010 - 2:59 am

Joshua Gull - Unbelievable. BRB, gotta go flush my camera down the toilet. Incredible work Jonas. Pure artistry.

December 16, 2010 - 3:03 am

cole - wicked. good dog. good everything. unreal.

December 16, 2010 - 3:05 am

rebekah j. - gorgeous. gorgeous. gorgeous.

December 16, 2010 - 3:05 am

Luke Eshleman - You kill me. This is my new fav.

December 16, 2010 - 3:13 am

Rachel (Alive in the Fire) - Jonas, WOW. I follow OnceWed on my RSS Reader and I stumbled upon these this morning and was SO stunned! Amazing! You really captured the day, and it looks like it was one of the most fun weddings ever.

So happy, so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

Expect a post on my blog featuring your work sometime (will send you the link, and credit you of course!). In the meantime, enjoy:
http://www.aliveinthefire.blogspot.com

Namaste and happy holidays!

December 16, 2010 - 3:17 am

Dustin Francis - Such wonderful coverage, such great emotion and energy to them all. Lovely :)

December 16, 2010 - 3:18 am

Leonora - I love the pictures!!! Not to mention the entire style of the wedding..absolutely beautiful!!!! Love the dress, Love the hair..everything is just perfect!!!!

December 16, 2010 - 3:33 am

serena - I naturally love the whole shoot. The light in your photographs is always so PERFECT, but the dancing shots with all those will-o’- the-wisps lights are just something else. Beautiful.

December 16, 2010 - 3:43 am

hugh - i really enjoyed looking at these pictures, jonas.

December 16, 2010 - 3:50 am

Paul Rowland - These are awesome Jonas. This one in particular: http://jonaspeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/shapiro00195.jpg is great. I love the expression on her face.

December 16, 2010 - 3:55 am

ken kienow - you are amaaazing.

December 16, 2010 - 4:12 am

Paul Krol - epic man. just epic. thoroughly enjoyed looking through these.

December 16, 2010 - 4:42 am

cinthia - another win!

December 16, 2010 - 6:41 am

Katie Kolenberg - Amazing work Jonas. There are some total killers in here that are now burnt into my retinas. ‘Specially love the dog with the tongue, trombone, the shots of the two of them in the trees and I think this is your best set of dancing/partying images yet.

December 16, 2010 - 7:12 am

Mark Kalkwarf - Just when I though there is no ways this dude could get any better you go any drop this little bomb on us. Perfection my friend – PERFECTION!

December 16, 2010 - 7:20 am

Dennis Pike - dope. sick.

December 16, 2010 - 9:44 am

tim - Awesome coverage, Did you get a chance to sit for a sec.

December 16, 2010 - 10:36 am

Sarah D. - Jewish weddings are some of the most beautiful, emotion/joy-filled weddings ever. You captured it brilliantly.

December 16, 2010 - 11:07 am

Caroline Ghetes - LOVE this wedding series. Looked like a fun party too!

December 16, 2010 - 11:14 am

Annette Wilson - you are a beast.

December 16, 2010 - 11:20 am

Jenny J - Jonas, you really are your own eye. Thanks for the refresh.

December 16, 2010 - 11:48 am

lydia {ever ours} - oh the pup! way adorable. again, you never disappoint. each frame has something i love.

December 16, 2010 - 6:16 pm

John Benavente - always a pleasure jonas!

December 16, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Camilla - Holy cow.
Words fail me.

December 17, 2010 - 2:03 am

Jack - Stunning! I can’t think of any other words!

December 17, 2010 - 4:47 am

Stuckert - PERFEITO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 17, 2010 - 9:24 am

David Robertson - farout jonas!! KILLER set of images!! every single one is just golden

December 17, 2010 - 4:26 pm

Marymckeering - Love the photos. I could feel the excitement and kept hearing Jewish music in my head!

December 18, 2010 - 7:41 am

Pernilla S - M a g i c.

December 20, 2010 - 9:21 am

Chloe - I think I felt the breeze of that fan. Truly you, Jonas. Unique and individual and beautiful.

December 20, 2010 - 2:12 pm

Sharolyn - The dancing pictures with the light silhouette – WOW!!!! I guess the others are all ok too;P Brilliant!

December 21, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Ley - This is one of your best sets ever!

December 21, 2010 - 10:49 pm

michele bowman - your work continues to be beautiful and inspire. very, very nice indeed.

December 23, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Nora - Ok….so you officially have a new fan :)

December 24, 2010 - 9:29 am

Matt Foden - Absolutely stunning work! Your photography is truly an inspiration to other photographers! :-)

December 24, 2010 - 11:18 am

John Benavente - dont be so hard on yourself! you’re killing it man!
happy xmas & happy new yr.

December 26, 2010 - 1:15 am

Hemmabloggaren - I can´t breathe!

January 5, 2011 - 12:28 am

Frida - You did more than alright…. Much, much more. I hope 2011 will be all that you wish for and more.

January 8, 2011 - 9:23 am

Hamish Jordan - Great tilt and shift work as always! Have to get myself one of those in 2011!

January 13, 2011 - 3:14 am

miah klein - Not only are you a very talented image taker but your words are spot on too.

January 13, 2011 - 4:48 am

Albuquerque wedding planners - Wow, I love the love and excitement you captured! From calm to crazy, you caught it all. Congratulations.

January 13, 2011 - 5:39 am

tim Hillemacher - absolutely brilliant !

January 14, 2011 - 11:04 am

Lia Healy - GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS

January 15, 2011 - 7:25 am

LL - BEAUTIFUL! I pop in from time to time to have a look at your work and it is simply stunning, puts a smile on my face everytime. Definitely deserving of a pat on the back :)

January 18, 2011 - 6:03 am

Emma Roodla - Foto - HERRE min skapelse, du är sjuuuuukt bra!

July 29, 2011 - 11:23 am

happy hearts | san diego children's photography - very nice, jonas. am really appreciating your background/foreground control. not just DOF, but everything in it. or, sometimes more to the point, not in it. :) very clean and focused on what matters most, while remaining artful..

November 30, 2011 - 6:32 am

Sofia - SO nice!

July 30, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Soulman - Just awesome! :)

November 7, 2012 - 10:13 am

fotografo boda valencia - I love the pictures!!! Not to mention the entire style of the wedding..absolutely beautiful!!!! Love the dress, Love the hair..everything is just perfect