Monthly Archives: January 2010


January 29, 2010 - 1:42 pm

Micah Cordes - uhh….YEA……and..stuff. :P
sidenote: good pics. :P

January 29, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Razvan - what a wuss :)

January 29, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Janet Palmer - love it, totally wuss face! the cigar glow is awesome

January 29, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Kirsten - Terrific action sequence Jonas!!! I love when the cigars are broken out at a wedding. Some of my best shots ever during that portion of the day.

January 29, 2010 - 3:22 pm

Chris - I agree, what a Wuss!! Oh, hang on… that’s me.. Nice job Jonas.

And just for the record, it really did not taste that good at all!!

January 29, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Steve Elmer - Bangin sequence Jonas. Perfect as usual champ ;)

January 29, 2010 - 7:08 pm

Sussi - Så skulle nog jag också reagera om jag tog ett bloss! Härlig bildserie!

January 29, 2010 - 10:19 pm

Philip Smith - Great shots. Really engaging.

January 30, 2010 - 3:13 am

Anonymous - hahaha

January 30, 2010 - 10:21 am

Evelina. - Jag saknar dig som få. Jag saknar dig på svenska.
Det är så tomt.

January 30, 2010 - 11:25 am

Carina - Gorgeous! Underbart!

February 2, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Eli - What charming men!

Lovely photos, JP.

February 25, 2010 - 1:24 pm

Justin - This is a great, candid series – love how his expression changes in such a short amount of time!

{andrew & jenny} ~ wedding ~ the secret garden

If you didn’t know it was there, you would never find it. I guess that’s why it’s called the secret garden. Just a small sign. You drive down a private road and suddenly it ends. You’re there. In the secret garden.

I flew five hours from Brisbane to Perth, drove another three down to Margaret River and in the end it was so worth it. Jenny and Andrew had a beautiful wedding and a great reception. Guests from Scotland left snow and -30C to land in the middle of an Australian heat wave. The day I left Perth it was 46C. Living in Brisbane, I’m kind of used to the heat, but thats’s 76 degrees warmer than Scotland. It must have felt like going to another planet for many of the guests from Europe.

Jenny wore an Akira dress, Andrew wore a manly Scottish garment, perfect for the Australian summer.

I think I’ll get one too.

Slàinte Mhath!

January 27, 2010 - 6:28 am

benj - and boom goes the dynamite. well done, sir.

January 27, 2010 - 6:28 am

Kat Braman - I adore their outfits!

January 27, 2010 - 6:33 am

Erin - Jonas, I don’t think I can stand look at any more of your photos. They are just TOO good. And good is not the word, ok, too PHENOMENAL. That’s better. Your creativity and perspective is genius!

January 27, 2010 - 6:41 am

Micah Cordes - SECRET GARDEN OWNAGE. nuff said.

January 27, 2010 - 6:48 am

Phill - I’d be tempted to buy a copy of the album myself.

January 27, 2010 - 6:52 am

An Affair With Fashion - Had to look twice at the “photo” of the guy dancing with a mini dress and heels on!!!
I remember my secret garden as a kid. Looks like this was a stunning wedding captured beautifully by you.

January 27, 2010 - 6:56 am

Robb Duncan - Its all the little things that really make this awesome work Jonas. And you should totally get a kilt, its air conditioned comfort all the way!!

January 27, 2010 - 7:04 am

Eric Yerke - Story well told. That’ll make a stellar album

January 27, 2010 - 7:16 am

Ben Godkin - Wow! That was a long post… but every image had an impact on the storyline… I love the Secret Garden!

January 27, 2010 - 7:19 am

Jossan - Wounderful!

January 27, 2010 - 7:38 am

Toni - Love the kilt!
The 2 of the father/daughter walk down the isle rock. Love the light. You always impress

January 27, 2010 - 8:35 am

Janet Palmer - beautiful, totally a secret garden, the light, the bokeh and what a gorgeous couple

January 27, 2010 - 8:38 am

Berit - The absolute magic moment an instant before the kiss… awesome and a genious catch. You rock!

January 27, 2010 - 8:56 am

hugh - humdinger.

January 27, 2010 - 9:17 am

James Moes - Poetry once again.

January 27, 2010 - 9:25 am

Jacqueline - sooooo gorgeous……….ahhhhh :)

January 27, 2010 - 9:39 am

Ruth - I am speechless… amazing wedding, amazing coverage.

January 27, 2010 - 10:21 am

Marianne Wilson - I absolutely adore that typewriter. Also, the photos of her waiting on the bed, fantastic.

January 27, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Adrienne Gunde - As always, there are no words – every single image is perfection. Love the ones in the yellow room, the stunning light in the portraits, the whimsical details & location, and of course, all the amazing intimate moments you captured.

January 27, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Poser - The 50 is the money, yeah?
That portrait of the bride holding her dress in the garden is frickin ridiculous.


January 27, 2010 - 5:29 pm

Emma Pointon - Love the secret garden, it is a stunning location and you have done it justice with these beautiful images. My favourite has to be the BW image of the bride in front of the pond – gorgeous!

January 27, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Å. - WOW! You’re back! Varje foto har du verkligen lyckats med. Jag sitter andaktigt och tittar. Den här gången var det inte tvekan eller nåt som störde på någon av bilderna. Du är tillbaka.

January 27, 2010 - 6:09 pm

Rickar - Outstanding as always!! Question, a lot of the photos almost look like they are taken with film because of the beautiful grain. Is this just because of the fantastic high ISO your camera can handle or do you add some effect/filter in the post processing?

Btw, it is also fantastic how you have become so skilled with your Tilt Shift lens!:)

January 27, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Jonas - Thanks, guys.

@Rickard: I add film grain in PS.

January 27, 2010 - 6:33 pm

JOHN BENAVENTE - hammertime

January 27, 2010 - 6:43 pm

ayesha - i’m almost afraid of the day you shoot a wedding in scotland – home of my heart – because i think you might break my heart with your pictures :) this was close enough! “secret garden,” the kilts, the dancing, the light – you can feel the summer heat, with that image of the guests sitting on the wall during the ceremony – all these things make your random wedding blog post mean something personal to random me. that’s such a gift, dude…

January 27, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Marianne Taylor - What a lovely venue! The dress in the tree is killing me, can’t wait for some summer weddings out in the countryside – not so easy to do that kind of thing in central London! :D Great job as usual, always an inspiration

January 27, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Jim Marsden - Every time i see your posts i automatically start smiling and dreaming in equal measure. You constantly make me want to get up and do this. Thankyou.

January 27, 2010 - 9:54 pm

Madelene - Jonas, your photos are… WOW. I’m not able to describe with words what kinds of feelings they arouse within me. This time I shed a tiny, Swedish tear – in front of my computer in your old hometown of Götelaborg. I’ve followed you for over 5 years. What an amazing journey! Varma hälsningar från den vädermässigt totalt vidriga lilla hamnstaden på Sveriges bästkust. Slask-o-mania!

January 27, 2010 - 10:17 pm

fer juaristi - lovely wed Jonas, cheers from MX

January 28, 2010 - 12:50 am

Joi - so beautiful

January 28, 2010 - 4:17 am

frida kempe - gud vad underbara bilder. jag föll verkligen för bilden när de sitter på bänken och håller hand. underbar. :)

January 28, 2010 - 4:56 am

Alice - Så vackert! Ett av mina absoluta favoritbröllop! Vilken otrolig konstnär du är, Jonas! :D

January 28, 2010 - 7:49 am

Becky Brown - Wow! This was my brother-in-laws wedding which unfortunately I couldn’t make but Jonas you have totally captured the romance of the occasion. Thank you so much, a beautiful story to show Andrew’s young neice and nephew here in “sunny” Scotland!

January 28, 2010 - 10:14 am

William Massey - You never cease to amazing me, Jonas! It’s amazing what you do sometimes. I consider some light “unshootable” and then you make amazing images with it.

January 28, 2010 - 10:15 am

Wedding photography manchester - Your style is gorgeous. These images are up there with all of the top wedding togs. Love them. Congratulations!

January 28, 2010 - 11:21 am

matt s. - You win, Jonas. I quit. Those are unbelievable. I feel like I was there with you experiencing the whole thing. Not only that, but I feel like I know the couple as well. No wonder you’re the king.

January 28, 2010 - 11:23 am

Timothy E Kaldas - Jonas, yet another brilliant set. I love the shots when you’re following the groom around by his kilt. The lighting on the bride coming in with her father for the ceremony is really stunning and the reception shots really give off the energy of the party. It all comes together beautifully. Great storytelling.

January 28, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Christine - What a beautiful and incredible day, captured only as you can do. I just love so many of these! Amazing!

January 28, 2010 - 2:47 pm

Razvan - I love that picture of them through the window. Very creative.

January 29, 2010 - 12:10 am

FOB - Beautiful work Jonas, you have done us proud, the family will have many happy hours and days ahead, looking at the album.
FOB? Father of The Bride.

January 29, 2010 - 1:10 am

Elissa - I just came to your site to plug the Haiti auction on my blog and I noticed the gorgeous Jenny and her beautiful wedding. I went to university with her (and half her guests)! As we say in Perth, it’s a small Perth (and a small Australia).

January 29, 2010 - 2:57 am

Kristi Wright - Your work always amazes me. I absolutely love the 3 shots of the bride in front of the yellow wall. I love so many more but those are my favs. You rock!

January 29, 2010 - 2:07 pm

Kirsten - This may be my favorite wedding you have ever shot Jonas! Not just because of the wedding, but the images you captured. It’s……….there aren’t good enough adjectives!!!!!

January 30, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Natalie - I love that shot of them eating through the window, and the one of her in front of the yellow bedroom wall, and the kilt going upstairs. I was surprised to see the photobooth setup! – Natalie (swpb)

January 30, 2010 - 9:21 pm

AmyPunky Photography - This is absolutely beautiful!!!!! I’m amazed!!

February 1, 2010 - 2:18 am

Mike and Issy - Got the pictures downloaded successfully at last! Excellent! You all looked as if you had a ball. Very sorry we didn’t share it with you.

February 2, 2010 - 2:39 am

Brad Ross Photography - A beautiful captured day with a great mix of detail, emotion and dancing.

February 2, 2010 - 4:03 pm

Brandon - Fun wedding post! Lots of good things here.

February 3, 2010 - 6:54 am

Pia - Dina bilder är så fantastiskt vackra. Hälsningar från ett vintrigt Åland.

February 4, 2010 - 11:11 am

Amanda Basteen - I absolutely adore the photo of them almost kissing and laughing at the same time. It’s beautiful!

February 5, 2010 - 8:36 am

{john & alice} ~ portraits ~ margaret river | Brisbane Wedding Photographer | Jonas Peterson | Australia | International - [...] shoot portraits too often, which is a shame. I love portraits. More time, less stress. So when Jenny’s sister Alice wanted me to shoot some portraits for her and John I happily said yes. I also asked [...]

February 6, 2010 - 2:51 am

Anna. - That seems like the most amazing wedding ever.

February 11, 2010 - 6:57 am

mari - Fab wedding series!

February 15, 2010 - 11:33 pm

Adam - Beautiful!

February 17, 2010 - 2:16 am

jenn ayres - STUNNING images!

February 18, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Barnaby Aldrick - Fantastic wedding, good sir! You’ve really caught the spirit of the day with some beautiful, fun & arty compositions. Great work.

February 19, 2010 - 10:39 am

amie harrison - the full length shot of the bride-she’s holding her dress out slightly with her left hand- is my absolute favorite shot i have seen of yours. ever.

February 19, 2010 - 12:08 pm

alpana - your work is amazing!!! so nice to find it through Flickr.

February 21, 2010 - 10:13 am

Tomme Hilton - This is a GORGEOUS wedding! They are so cute and animated! It looked like a LOT of fun!! Beautisimo! xo, Tomme

February 22, 2010 - 1:14 am

lisa - I love this wedding so much I can’t stand it. And there’s so much variety! From garden-y vintage to disco. Dream wedding + wonderful photographs!

March 1, 2010 - 11:11 am

reg - stellar work, JP. those dark and muted flare shots are killer.

March 3, 2010 - 11:29 pm

Märta - Wow, verkligen. Du får en liten svensk kommentar från en imponerad tjej. Keep up the good work.

May 3, 2010 - 8:57 am

Meta - How absolutely gorgeous

November 29, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Matthew Evans - Stunning

January 5, 2013 - 1:59 am

Noelle - These photos are absolutely gorgeous.

Haiti Auction II

The first auction raised more than $2600 for the relief efforts in Haiti and we were blown away by the response from both the public and other photographers. Many wanted a second auction and we decided to go for it. Some of my favorite photographers have donated prints and if you don’t want to place a bid on mine, have a look at the others.

The funds raised this time will all go to a single decided upon charity who is helping out in Haiti right now.  This will be done after the auction and all donations will be made in the name of the winners.

Sea of Horses

16×20 Print

Click here to place a bid.

January 26, 2010 - 7:40 am

Nigel C - Fantastic work Jonas

January 26, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Ryan Brenizer - That’s f***ing gorgeous.

January 26, 2010 - 6:01 pm

ayesha - always loved this… though i thought it was more of a landscape of horses than a sea :) either way, deeply moving as always…

January 26, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Kim karstensen - hi Jonas, amazing work.

January 28, 2010 - 8:02 am

Anonymous - real beautiful pic

January 29, 2010 - 11:53 am

Andrew Follan - Love this shot mate, the colours are perfect.