Monthly Archives: February 2010

kick off

I’ve been a bad blogger lately. Mainly because I’ve been busy working, but also because I’ve had some time off. This is actually the last weekend I have off in I don’t know how long and I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible. At the same time I’m very much looking forward to all the weddings I have ahead of me this year. I’ve shot four already, but it feels like the real season starts now.

And I’m ready.

Next weekend I’m shooting a wedding on Bethell’s Beach in New Zealand and I can’t tell you how excited I am. The bride, Zilla, and her partner, Jon, couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place. I admit I just wrote the last sentence to be able to write bride Zilla, but still. Bethell’s Beach is where they shot the movie The Piano and even though I’ve never been there I have seen photos. It will be very different.

February 21, 2010 - 3:32 pm

Rebecca - Can’t wait to see the photos!

February 21, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Paul Von Rieter - Bride-Zilla, Very funny. I am sure you will rock it. Can’t wait to see.

February 21, 2010 - 10:31 pm

Solveig - Låter jättespännande! Jag kan se “Piano-miljön” framför mig..hoppas brudgummen liknar Harvey Keitel (fast med mer kläder..) Det skall bli kul att se dom bilderna! Lycka till!

February 21, 2010 - 11:09 pm

Dennis Pike - right on, looking forward to what you’re going to create this coming year. For this post I just keep picturing the training montages from “Rocky”. Jonas, running up a bunch of steps with a 70-200 in each hand for weights.

February 24, 2010 - 6:20 am

Oliver Collinge - You seriously have a bride named Zilla – that’s hilarious.

February 24, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Marco Correa - Ha ha ha ha, really funny, expecting to meet Zilla!

February 26, 2010 - 11:13 am

brett maxwell - there are many people hoping you survive this hectic year. it will be awesome to watch how you change and grow. just don’t go crazy.

ask me anything

I get quite a few questions regarding my photography; what gear I use, settings, if I prefer to shoot RAW or jpeg etc, etc. I’m more than happy to help out. For that reason I started answering questions here a while back. I have now answered some 500 questions, so if you’re interested in what I do and how I do it, chances are you’ll find it answered there. If not, please ask me your question and I will try and answer it.

February 16, 2010 - 12:31 pm

layton - and that’s what makes you more than just an amazing photographer.

February 16, 2010 - 2:19 pm

LeeLoo - That’s very generous of you Jonas in an industry where cards are often held close to the chest.
Thank you!

February 16, 2010 - 6:36 pm

heather nan - loved, loved, loved all the sharing. just one thing… sons of anarchy? really?
perhaps I should submit that question.

February 16, 2010 - 9:19 pm

sui - a friend was just telling me today how cutthroat photographers– or anyone in any business, really– are and how ruthless they can be. definitely thank you for being so generous as to actually answer most people’s questions.

February 17, 2010 - 7:18 am

Ragna - Hur gör man om man tycker sig veta precis hur den där perfekta bilden ska se ut i fotoögonblicket, men är kass på att manövrera kameran så att resultatet blir bra. Kameran blir liksom ett hinder bara för att man är så värdelös på det tekniska. Har läst några fotoböcker men tycker att de förklarar uruselt. Hur blir jag bättre på att förstå hur min kamera fungerar!? Vad läser jag, vart ska jag titta, vart börjar jag? Tack och bock på förhand. ps. har bilder på min blogg ds.

February 18, 2010 - 6:01 am

AnnaCarin - Fantastiskt fina bilder, snubblade in här av en slump. Du gör bröllopsbilder på en annan nivå. Vackert.

Jag har en vän i UK som också gör intressanta bröllopsbilder, fast på ett annant vis. Kika om du har lust :)

February 20, 2010 - 10:02 am

Paul Von Rieter - I just wanted to add a bit of fuel to the fire here. I have personally asked Jonas a bunch of questions and I couldn’t be more thankful. His advise and suggestions have pushed my creativity and have made me work harder to be a better photographer.

You are a pretty amazing dude Jonas, and I am sure I speak for everyone in our community when I say thanks for taking the time to do what you do. FTW

February 23, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Amanda Basteen - You should make a FAQ and post it so you don’t have to keep answering :)

July 27, 2012 - 5:14 am

Max Holtzhouser - Hi Jonas,

Thank you for doing what you do. Your captures are so emotional and real.

I am an aspiring wedding photographer and recently made a commitment to brand myself and use a different web site host. Are you happy with pro photo?

Do you enjoy your lifestyle? I am sure you do. I am aching to be a professional photographer and capture weddings.

I wanted to ask why your clients choose you as their photographer? You do a great job.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Jonas.

December 21, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Derrick Lafayette Hicks - You did say ask anything. Can you explain your post processing technique?


February 13, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Amy Dixon - That is a seriously beautiful image.

February 13, 2010 - 12:44 pm

Kelly Ry - Flawless.

February 13, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Shari DeAngelo - I love when I see an image and it instantly invokes an emotional response from me. Beautiful. Ethereal. Fabulous, Jonas!

February 13, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Kyle - I love this Jonas! And wow, I really can’t wait to see what that dress looks like full length!

February 13, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Rae - Beautiful, Elegant, Timeless, Romantic & Feminine high key image :)

February 13, 2010 - 5:04 pm

LisaK - This image is unbelievably stunning! I can’t stop looking at it. Beautiful, beautiful work.

February 13, 2010 - 5:55 pm

Chris Geary - Unbelievably good!

February 13, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Robert - Hi, I’m a photographer from Barcelona, Spain. This is my second year photographing weddings, and your work is really excellent. subtlety, simplicity, naturalness … really incredible. My most sincere congratulations. I follow your work with true admiration.

Best Regards.

February 13, 2010 - 8:42 pm

JoachimT - Love the light! Its perfect!

February 14, 2010 - 2:01 am

Kip - It’s cold and awful in Seattle right now. This image is exactly opposite. Thank you for a visual electric blanket.

February 14, 2010 - 3:21 pm

Paul Von Rieter - Thats it! I think I just might hate you for being so awesome.
This is quite simply flawless.

February 16, 2010 - 2:53 am

jeremy parsons - You blow me away. Seriously.

February 16, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Rebecca - Simply stunning!

February 16, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Philip Smith - Beautiful shot. Great sense of purity.

February 17, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Sylwia Szuder - Amazing!

February 17, 2010 - 6:39 pm

Sylwia Szuder - Amazing! I love the way the light wraps around her…

February 18, 2010 - 12:59 am

cara @ lillian and leonard - Absolutely incredible.

February 19, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Matt and Katie - Truly gorgeous!

February 20, 2010 - 10:33 am

Christan - I’m totally diggin your processing and composition.

February 20, 2010 - 5:21 pm

Gemma Schipani - This photo sums up ‘the bride’ image. When you think of a bride you think pure, innocent, beautiful, fresh & you get an emotional breathtaking response when you see them. This also adds a hint of mystery, leaves you wanting more!

February 21, 2010 - 4:22 am

daniel lateulade - Love it — absolutely amazing. You have a way of working with noise and making it look like film grain that I love.

February 22, 2010 - 10:37 am

Steve - I love this, Jonas.

February 23, 2010 - 2:09 am

Emily Porter - One of my favorite things about your aesthetic is how so many of your photos seem like something out of a dream. A good dream. A good dream with lots of yummy natural light. :)

February 23, 2010 - 2:13 am

Daniel Dunlap - Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! You do such great work with natural light!

February 23, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Teresa K - Wow Jonas, you really are an artist, aren’t you? This image is stunning.

February 25, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Justin - Wow, awesome tonality and processing on this image! Thanks for also sharing the before & after – love your work as always JP ;-)

March 1, 2010 - 11:08 am

reg - Great shot and interesting composition. I always love the stuff I’d never imagine to do.