Monthly Archives: May 2010

jake & tahnee

May 31, 2010 - 9:44 am

Jonas (americanvirus) - Love the two of them on the sand dune with the falling tree at sunset. So epic!

May 31, 2010 - 9:54 am

zUdio - Loving these, Jonas. Your backlighting is great as always!

May 31, 2010 - 10:09 am

sui - absolutely gorgeous.

May 31, 2010 - 10:11 am

brett maxwell - That vertical is badass.

May 31, 2010 - 11:21 am

Rebecca - I love the toning of the 3rd and 2nd last images, pretty pinks and blues!

May 31, 2010 - 1:14 pm

alex - tu est vraiment trop bon!!

May 31, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Maria Burnham - Such a beautiful pictures!

May 31, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Kip - There is no favorite here.

May 31, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Dean - The pink & blue tones are perfect, as is the backlighting (something which you nail in every shot) I dont know how you manage it but the sun always seems to play ball when you & your camera are at work.

May 31, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Per Pettersson - Wonderful! Photo #5 is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen… So good inspiration!

May 31, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Mark Tierney - My favourite blog post of yours for a while – love the one with the tree and the beautiful sky.

Cheers

Mark.

May 31, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Hannah - Hej Jonas,

Vill bara berömma dig för dina underbara bilder som förmedlar så mycket känsla och passion.
Royalist som man är, önskar jag att Du skulle fotografera det stundade kungliga bröllopet i Stockholm. Du känns som en fotograf som skulle göra både dagen och de inblandade rättvisa.

Önskar dig och dina en underbar sommar!

Hälsningar från ett försomrigt, underbart Stockholm!

May 31, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Solveig - Älskar höjdbilden med trädet! Färgerna, stämningen, kompositionen allt är helt fantastiskt! Du är ett geni som kan göra så mycket med så lite.

May 31, 2010 - 10:09 pm

Anne-Ma - These pictures were soo gorgeous!! Thanks for blogging inspiring pictures like these!:)

June 1, 2010 - 2:55 am

Fotografia Slubna - Wonderfull shots. Classy :)

June 1, 2010 - 8:35 am

Emma Hughes - Number 5 is exquisite.

June 1, 2010 - 11:41 pm

nina - pure magic, every single photo

June 2, 2010 - 8:44 am

Nojiri - They are absolutely beautiful! How long have you been photographing weddings for?
It’s just amazing. Great work!!

June 3, 2010 - 2:10 am

Steve Koo - That fifth shot down is killer. Good stuff, Jonas.

June 3, 2010 - 4:37 am

Human - Jonas, very nice pictures as usual :)

The first two photos. Are you using a flash to light their clothes and hands? Or is the sun so weak at that time of day that you just can play around with aperture or use a grey-filter?

June 4, 2010 - 3:46 am

ashley parsons - seriously, jonas. it’s been far too long since I have seen your work. as always, it boggles the mind to get a glimpse of your creativity. much love from us!
:)

ash

June 4, 2010 - 5:47 am

Olivia Leigh - Gorgeous!

June 5, 2010 - 1:36 am

Brooke Fitts - LOVE!!!

June 6, 2010 - 6:02 pm

Jonas - @Human: Yeah, this is very close to sunset, so the light is not as harsh. I don’t use reflectors or flash.

June 7, 2010 - 10:58 am

Bridget Francis - I started trying to remember which particular shots to highlight in my comments but actually as I worked my way down the page I realised that actually they’re all stunning! AND loving the blue shoes!

June 8, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Komal Powell - gorgeous! I really really like the portrait on the mountain(?)–in Texas, we don’t see many of those. It looks like they were both illuminated by two openings in a cloudy sky. breathtaking! I hope the couple has a HUGE print of this!

June 8, 2010 - 10:25 pm

Ros - ah, a Paul Smith groom! i love it when the groom shows their sartorial side. beautiful photos.

June 9, 2010 - 1:36 am

Eva-L - Haunting pictures. And what a perfectly gorgeous dress!

June 10, 2010 - 4:27 pm

Taylor - Dude, your photography is outrageous… And I love the creative layouts of your blog posts… breathtaking work.

June 10, 2010 - 5:57 pm

stacy - some of the best photoshop work I have seen

March 31, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Samuel Burns - Loving the 2nd last shot

I have stories to tell

It’s funny, really.

And a little sad.

As some of you know, I used to be a writer. Or I AM a writer. Once you start writing it’s pretty difficult to stop. And yet I did for some reason. I used to have a personal blog in Swedish, but after four years and a lot of exposure, I decided to let this blog be my main blog. And all of a sudden I didn’t know what to write. This is my shop front, my business, I’ve struggled with where to draw the line. I love writing about random stuff, but at the same time it feels a little bit strange when I am selling my services.

But I’ve decided to write again.

About whatever.

Random stuff.

Because I like it.

And if I write about the things that make me tick, maybe you’ll get a better picture of who I am.

Are you ok with that?

May 28, 2010 - 8:12 pm

Erik F - ok

May 28, 2010 - 8:12 pm

Mikaela - I’m SO okay with that. Have been following you since you wrote for VeckoRevyn a few yrs ago. Love your stuff :)

May 28, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Harry - Go nuts! There’s a reason people in Sweden knows about you, even before you started your business :D

Hopefully your clients will love you even more for the same reason!

May 28, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Simon - I love it

May 28, 2010 - 8:58 pm

Camilla - Absofrickinlutely .

May 28, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Nathalie - Very ok :)

May 28, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Solveig - Yes!! With sugar on top, please do!

May 28, 2010 - 9:29 pm

Tesa - Absolut

May 28, 2010 - 9:36 pm

Lainey - I think it helps for your clients to know you better, especially since you are going to be with them on one of the most important days of their lives. Be you. Tell your stories. Your clients and readers will appreciate it.

May 28, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Susie - yep yep. I love reading your stories and looking at your pictures. It’s like a package deal and I love it!

May 28, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Fiona Andersen - “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. (Dr Seuss)

May 28, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Gedas - ok!

May 28, 2010 - 10:27 pm

Bill Millios - Yes, we’re ok with that.

Tell us your stories. Tell us what makes your soul sing. Tell us the funny moments, the sad moments. Make us laugh and cry along with you.

May 28, 2010 - 11:05 pm

todd hunter mcgaw - yes.. but in your next ‘I am a writer’ post, you must include the words ‘nautical’ and ‘samurai’ in your story.. these words are good.. :)

May 28, 2010 - 11:15 pm

Jonas - You always speak the truth, Todd.

May 28, 2010 - 11:51 pm

Erica Nyberg - I often find that your small notes accompanying the photos in your posts enhances the experience of what’s to come and makes your wonderful photos even more interesting, so I would love to read the stories you feel like sharing on this website.

May 29, 2010 - 12:28 am

Cecilia - Yes.

May 29, 2010 - 1:05 am

Mitra - I have followed you since you were a silvery fish, and your writing is great and much missed. I agree with above writers; whenever you do add comments to your beautiful photos it enhances it even more.

So go nuts, Jonas. Write.
=)

May 29, 2010 - 1:08 am

Mitra - I have followed you since you were a silvery fish, and your writing is great and much missed. I agree with above writers; whenever you do add comments to your beautiful photos it enhances it even more.

So go nuts, Jonas. Write.
=)

May 29, 2010 - 1:50 am

Rim - They say a picture speaks a thousand words.
So what’s a few more?

(By all means, write!)

May 29, 2010 - 1:57 am

Hälsporren - Very OK.

May 29, 2010 - 2:44 am

James Moes - Please tell me a story Mr. Peterson.

May 29, 2010 - 3:30 am

sui - Yes, yes, yes.

May 29, 2010 - 3:50 am

gabe aceves - Yes Jonas. You’re a talented storyteller whether its through your words or your photos. Would love to read more.

May 29, 2010 - 4:54 am

Camilla - I’ve so missed your little views and stories! This is very wonderful news.

Something I would enjoy immensely, are more pictures from the sceneries in your world. I have never been down under, in Bali, in LA- some of your wonderful pictures from your side of the world would be so interesting!

Hilsen fra Norge

May 29, 2010 - 6:10 am

Malin - Söte tid, vilka foton du tar! Här hoppar man in på en sida, tittar lite och lipar en skvätt över vacker kärlek i dina bilder. Får jag titta in här varje dag?

May 29, 2010 - 9:00 am

Emma in London - Yup. Can’t wait to see / read more from you.

May 29, 2010 - 9:08 am

Paul Von Rieter - I suppose… only if the stories are as good as the Mc Donalds one you told a little while back. you know, the one with the kid who obviously had turrets.

May 29, 2010 - 10:24 am

Taylor Kalander - I am just fine with that. :) carry on.

May 29, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Fran Paysen - Yes, please more writing, you have a gift Jonas (apart from photography). I long ago bookmarked Cockatoo Boy and read it whenever I need a laugh.

May 31, 2010 - 1:39 am

Juana - yep!

May 31, 2010 - 11:20 am
May 31, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Vanessa - I love your writing, and admittedly have been missing it a little. Your personality really comes out in your writing and along with your brilliant photos (obviously!) it is what makes me want to follow your blog. The photos are but one expression, the writing is a larger part of what makes you one very interesting and cool fellow! More? Yes please.

June 1, 2010 - 12:24 am

*Mette* - AB-SO-LUTE-LY!

June 2, 2010 - 6:50 am

Louise - Yes, please write. I discovered your blog as I am getting married in Melbourne next March and think that you are the most soulful wedding photographer in the world. Am currently living in student accommodation in London, which while social and central, is dirty and expensive – but to point this out makes you not part of the “gang” boasting of their amazing London experience. Reading Cockatoo Boy, I had one of those “OMG, I am not alone in the world” moments, the highlights of any reading experience for me.

June 2, 2010 - 10:41 am

honeyhuckabee - So very ok with that. Write away!! :)
.honeyhuckabee

June 3, 2010 - 8:38 pm

Mathias - Given that you are one of my inspirations to find a new way to do things and express myself more I say go crazy! Write with the most brutal honesty you can. I will support that every day!!!

June 5, 2010 - 9:22 am

flow - same thought: Absofrickinlutely ;)

June 9, 2010 - 3:14 am

Carman - Wonderful photos! The compositions, the light and colors are just great!
Thank you for sharing! :)

June 10, 2010 - 3:23 am

Josefine - Äntligen!

June 10, 2010 - 3:24 am

Anonymous - Äntligen!

{sian & barry} ~ wedding ~ bali

I’m shooting seven weddings in Bali this year, so in many ways it was weird coming back to shoot at the exact same place where I shot my first Bali wedding last year – Villa Pemutih in Padang Padang. It was my very own version of Groundhog Day. Only a million times better. This day is one I can relive for the rest of my life. Yes, sir. Barry and Sian sure know how to throw a party.

May 27, 2010 - 2:48 pm

sui solitaire - I hope I get to go to Bali one day, too. :]
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

May 27, 2010 - 2:49 pm

David Redding - Awesome stuff dude….PS, leave it to you to pull of a crotch shot of the groom and have it look good!

May 27, 2010 - 2:50 pm

hugh - looks like a good time. you’re the real deal mr. peterson.

May 27, 2010 - 2:53 pm

William Massey - Amazing… a new level of awesomeness.

May 27, 2010 - 2:54 pm

Joanna Lincolne - Mr peterson, you rock my photographic world!!!!!

May 27, 2010 - 2:55 pm

reg - Awesome stuff, JP. Love the low-light captures.

May 27, 2010 - 2:57 pm

James - That’s what you call a dream.

May 27, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Katie - So much to love! Wonderful work, as always.

May 27, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Benj - I quit.

May 27, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Rebecca - What a beautiful place to get married and stunning photography!

May 27, 2010 - 3:07 pm

Jess - wow what a beautiful location and of course extraordinary photos to top it off!

May 27, 2010 - 3:08 pm

ken kienow - I do like your photos.

May 27, 2010 - 3:29 pm

ffiona - Beautiful as always …

May 27, 2010 - 3:40 pm

kristen - Oh.. Putting my gear up on craigslist.

May 27, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Bryan Aulick - These are inspiring. This set’s got an emotional foundation that’s rare to come across.

May 27, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Della Chen - Brilliant.

May 27, 2010 - 5:14 pm

olof - wow

May 27, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Dean - Such a brilliant collection of photos. I’m a newbie and your photos make me want to get better QUICKLY, then it dawns on me that you are actually on another level and i should infact part exchange my gear and be content that i will never be as good as Mr JP.

May 27, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Johanna S - Blir helt tagen av dina bilder – de förmedlar såå mycket känsla! Fantastiskt!!!

May 27, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Fotografia Slubna - Fantastic! Great light during the preparations :)

May 27, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Henrik Sunvisson - Super!!!!

May 27, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Magnus Bogucki - Luv it! especially the last one!

May 27, 2010 - 6:19 pm

Peter - This must be my favorite! Love the colors!

May 27, 2010 - 6:39 pm

alex - très beau travail !!!
monsieur!!

May 27, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Solveig - Nice, really nice!

May 27, 2010 - 8:15 pm

John - the best story teller by far!

May 27, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Justin - Awesome story telling Jonas! Love your fresh perspectives, processing is just brilliant, and so much for not shooting details ;-)

May 27, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Dennis Pike - My name is Jonas and everything I do is amazing! great work brother. LOVE LOVE LOVE that last image.

ever notice that most of your grooms look like they could play James Bond in the next 007 movie?

May 27, 2010 - 9:49 pm

scotty - o

May 27, 2010 - 9:49 pm

scotty - m

May 27, 2010 - 10:44 pm

Anna Morin - Jonas, is this for real…It’s like a “saga” You have reched a new leavel – con grats.

May 27, 2010 - 10:59 pm

Poser - So real.

May 27, 2010 - 11:50 pm

Chloe - Jonas Peterson, you kill me.
I think it’s time for an online store, please so we can buy this stuff up.

May 28, 2010 - 12:46 am

Andreas - wow wow wow.

May 28, 2010 - 2:09 am

rosie - wow! one of your best so far! incredible.

May 28, 2010 - 3:03 am

Csanad Matting - wow. breathtaking as always!

May 28, 2010 - 4:03 am

Ryan Ray - BRILLIANT. SO GOOD IT MAKES ME LAUGH!!

May 28, 2010 - 5:36 am

Karins fotoblogg - Helt otroliga bilder! Vilken känsla du har. Läckert med brudgrummens tatuerade rygg och sänggavlen….

May 28, 2010 - 6:17 am

jen@greenweddingshoes - stunning! love it all.

May 28, 2010 - 6:19 am

Ryan Brenizer - Gorgeous. I wouldn’t mind returning to that venue. LOVE the back-tat shot.

May 28, 2010 - 7:54 am

Eric Yerke - Beautiful work. I enjoyed this thoroughly. Man, I wonder what a resort photog would think if they saw this..?

May 28, 2010 - 8:25 am

Suzanne - WOW….everything is so beautiful!

May 28, 2010 - 2:51 pm

geneoh - love the details. great work, jonas.

May 28, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Kate/MagnoliaRouge - Gorgeous gorgeous photos…..that looks like one heck of a fun wedding!

May 28, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Adrian - Ridiculously beautiful.

May 29, 2010 - 5:05 am

rich - damn. so, so beautiful – I just want to re-invent how I do everything when I see stuff like this – awesome work, man.

May 29, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Lauren - Best cufflinks EVER!

May 29, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Nathalie - You’re insane!

May 30, 2010 - 1:38 am

fer juaristi - crazy, cool and emotional all in one!

May 30, 2010 - 3:27 am

sofia - Jag skriver det här allt för sällan (även om du nog får höra det ganska ofta ändå) men du är väldigt duktig på det du gör.
Jag har följt dig ett tag (alltså din blogg, inte som en stalker) och jag är verkligen imponerad över att du vågade bryta från ditt gamla jobb och börja med ett nytt. Även över att du lyckats så bra med det.
Får man fråga om du har något favoritobjektiv till din kamera? och är det förresten okej att kommentera i din blogg på svenska?
Ha det fint.

May 30, 2010 - 3:29 am

sofia - Signerade med fel länk på inlägget innan.
Här är min riktiga sida.

May 30, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Paul Von Rieter - Dude, this set just made my night. thanks for that. the guy with the shirt off doing the Tyrannosaurus Rex dance is my new hero.

May 31, 2010 - 11:21 am

Gareth Robins (Auckland Wedding Photographer) - Gorgeous shoot, nice collection

June 2, 2010 - 8:15 am

Jeff Marsh - love the colour in the day shots

June 11, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Alex Kennison - Nice work mate. Just think, with a little more practice you’ll be as good as me one day. ;)

June 14, 2010 - 11:29 am

Cliff - The ring bearer sequence is epic. Same for the first dance shots. You manage to surprise me every time Jonas.

July 18, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Snapshot Sunday – Celebrate | Polka Dot Bride - [...] must admit, today’s Snapshot Sunday of Sian and Barry post ceremony (see more of their wedding here) was chosen because that’s how I feel right [...]

July 19, 2010 - 9:37 am

Amanda - I just want to know where the bride got her veil from its gorgeous

August 29, 2010 - 4:22 pm

John Edgar - Hey! I shot exact same location in April, you did a much better job.. these are beautiful. Great work sir!

November 25, 2010 - 7:24 am

Gabor Dorogi - Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request an offer for taking photographs (and videos in optional) on our wedding day (only for ceremony) on Bali somewhere outdoor on beach end of April, 2011. We would like to ask only digital (big) format on DVD without paper photos what we also can edit. We are waiting for your reply! Pls. let me know if you need any more information for your offer. Thank you very much!

Best regards,
Gabor Dorogi

March 27, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Samuel Burns - Love love love! the light in the last shot is awesome