Yearly Archives: 2011

{wedding} Claire & Nick ~ Terrara House Estate

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All images edited with VSCO FILM.

music credit: Where I Found You – Future Islands (iTunes)

December 29, 2011 - 11:40 am

amber - this is magic. beautiful work as always jonas!

December 29, 2011 - 11:41 am

Dmitriy Frolov - Increadeble day. Increadedle couple. Increadeble you, Jonas.

December 29, 2011 - 11:45 am

Cindy - I don’t think I’ve commented on one of your postings before, but felt I should today. This group of photos have been my favourite so far to date. Just magnificent!

December 29, 2011 - 11:46 am
December 29, 2011 - 11:46 am

Mike and Frida Photography - Ah, this is where the “tree of life” picture and “giant chessboard” came from. Lovely work.

December 29, 2011 - 11:48 am

Kathleen - So much raw emotion. Breathtaking!

December 29, 2011 - 11:50 am

Veronica Varos - Stunning as always.
I have no other words. :)

December 29, 2011 - 11:52 am

Tasj - It’s gorgeous. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing Jonas.

December 29, 2011 - 11:53 am

Stephen - Definitely one of my favorites. I love that gut feeling I get from every single picture – a delight both for the eye and for the emotions.

December 29, 2011 - 11:56 am

mary - these photos are absolutely positively gorgeous.

December 29, 2011 - 11:58 am

belinda - oh good LORD.

December 29, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Teresa K - So incredible…for some reason that chess picture totally gave me goosebumps…I LOVE your work man, but you already knew that didn’t you? ;)

December 29, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Erica - Fabulous, such a gorgeous, happy wedding.

December 29, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Brian Davis - B-e-a-utiful. Always a pleasure to look at your work.

December 29, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Nick - Super duper shots! Your eyes must light up when you drive in the driveway to a location like that! Very nice work.

December 29, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Amelia Rhea - a penguin classic on each table!!! they seem like a couple after my own heart. and apart from that… the brightness is love, love, love…

December 29, 2011 - 12:12 pm

May - Simple yet sophisticated! Beautifully done!

December 29, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Tova - Amazing.

December 29, 2011 - 12:28 pm

Lara - beautiful. no surprise there though Jonas.

December 29, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Anton Chia - Swee lah Jonas! They look like Elves in an enchanted forest. What a special wedding with great photography from you. Best.

December 29, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Allison Hernach - Breathtaking!

December 29, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Claire - You bought the beauty out of our wedding in a totally unique and heart warming way. We’re still getting compliments on the photos, often from complete strangers and people that were not invited.
These are our favourite. Though we are bias, obviously. Can’t wait to see the book!

Claire and Nick

December 29, 2011 - 4:20 pm

mel - BEAUTIFUL….. is th only word for… oh n congrats..

December 29, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Holly Moore - magic♥

December 29, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Scott - veryyyy nice JP ;)

December 29, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Nora - Wow, I love seeing a different perspective of a location where I have shot many times. Great work as always.

December 29, 2011 - 7:16 pm

Andy Gaines - Boom! Awesome as usual. Absolutely love those first few B+Ws.

December 29, 2011 - 7:41 pm

LiseLotte - I’m just a viewer who enjoys it all!!!
Have a happy new year now.

December 29, 2011 - 8:05 pm

Chris - amazing… as always!

December 29, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Carl - This is awesome! Prefect!

December 29, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Jarg Woldhuis - Wow, Love your VSCO work very much! I am very much impressed by your work which is so relaxed and spontanious. No classy posing whatsoever. I like that.
I want to meet you, I want to learn from you! Do you ever shoot in Europe?

December 29, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Jayne - Glorious.

December 29, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Hugo - You said Fer is the best one ? In my humble opinion, both of you .

December 29, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Frida - Så vackert!
Gott Nytt År Jonas, jag hoppas på ett spännande och utvecklande år för dig.

December 29, 2011 - 10:18 pm

Ann Niddrie - Simply divine. You captured their love and tenderness beautifully.

December 29, 2011 - 10:25 pm

john benavente - awesome. sauce. love the cloud

December 29, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Maximiliano Barros - Like! Your weddings are so special!

December 29, 2011 - 11:05 pm

PARAISOSARTIFICIALES - Perfect wedding. Perfect story. Hugs from Spain.

December 30, 2011 - 1:12 am

Marco Correa - Magical frames, they’ll love forever!

December 30, 2011 - 1:22 am

Luis Cabeza - una cobertura muy buena, preciosos los primeros blanco y negros

December 30, 2011 - 2:20 am

jeff denapoli - the best. again.

December 30, 2011 - 3:13 am

Maja - Man slutar aldrig att förundras över dina bilder. sagolikt.

December 30, 2011 - 3:49 am

Tuomas Mikkonen - Great pics again! I’m a big fan of your work! Did you use only LR+Vsco to edit those pics? Did you do any sharpening for those?

December 30, 2011 - 5:29 am

Amanda VanVels - wow wow wow wow wow

December 30, 2011 - 6:09 am

Tofta - Oj Oj Oj vilka bilder Jonas.

December 30, 2011 - 6:23 am

ste - bloody brilliant

December 30, 2011 - 6:37 am

Reggie - I am insanely jealous of those trees!

December 30, 2011 - 8:05 am

Lina - I’m dying to know the story behind the books!

December 30, 2011 - 11:56 am

Tracy Morter - Utterly beautiful as always! I love how the sign in the hedge has given me a Beatles earworm while I look through the pictures.

December 30, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Brent and Anna - Live View Studios - This is amazing. Well done!

December 30, 2011 - 4:45 pm

Christina Prochazka - so sweet!

December 31, 2011 - 12:48 am

Sir William Wilbert Jones Shropshire IVIXI x 2 - boner quality sir jonass! bravo!

December 31, 2011 - 1:39 am

Fotografia ślubna Lublin - Very good work, i love image processing.

December 31, 2011 - 5:19 am

Joanna - gillar verkligen när man får se dem lite innan bröllopet också, i deras vanliga kläder. då får man också en liten känsla för deras personligheter och så :) sen skulle jag gärna vilja veta var- vilket land/stad- dessa bilder är tagna. Jag fick en känsla av franska landsbygden, men tvivlar på att det var där ni var. Så ett önskemål att du även skriver ut länder i inläggen.

January 1, 2012 - 8:47 pm

PJ Photos - great, as always…see a different style of colors – VSCO…wush you all best in 2012….

January 1, 2012 - 11:04 pm

fer juaristi - dude, you are here in this world to inspire TONS of us, keep rocking.

January 2, 2012 - 1:08 am

Rafa Ibanez - Love their personalities, great pictures man! The best in this 2012.

January 2, 2012 - 3:23 am

Anthony - You’re so good. You makes me smile, you show us love like if it were just magical moments. Hope you’ll continue a long time to light up my days. And I hope one day I could call you for my wedding ! Wish you a happy new year :)

January 2, 2012 - 10:48 am

kim nodurft - I love this! The chess board image is brilliant. :)

January 2, 2012 - 11:38 am

Vanessa McCall - Jonas, i just held my breath scrolling through these magical photos. So much love at this wedding and you caught it all so beautifully.

January 3, 2012 - 2:54 am

Nicole de Castro - A really great work! Loved it!
Thank you, you are an inspiration!

January 3, 2012 - 3:10 am

Mats - Wonderful set like always! Thanks to you and your clients for sharing this!

January 3, 2012 - 7:17 am

Miami photographer - Everybody looks real!!!Real emotions! :) Great work as always!

January 3, 2012 - 8:20 am

Northwest Arkansas Wedding Photographer - Love this! Great contrasts and I enjoy seeing both b&w alongside the color pieces. Looks like everyone was having fun, too!

January 3, 2012 - 10:51 am

Cara Loren - Love this! You captured all the gorgeous heat-felt moments, so very lovely. Well done :)

January 3, 2012 - 11:02 am

Bec - it’s amazing. but you already knew that! when (and if) i get married – you are so invited.

January 4, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Life with Kaishon - Congratulations on being one of the ten best wedding photographers of the year. Your work is absolutely outstanding. The pictures are incredible. So filled with stories. So filled with love. Thank you for sharing your work.

January 4, 2012 - 5:34 pm

mahadhar - i love your work..

January 5, 2012 - 3:36 am

Shane Macomber - Soo, sooo good. Yowser.

January 5, 2012 - 8:03 am

Just A Wedding Photographer - Loving what looks to be a slight twist on your style. The leaves shot is amazing…

January 6, 2012 - 2:12 am

Brian Furbush - Legit shots – really love the chess piece shots and the final frame.

January 6, 2012 - 8:12 am

Shane Shepherd Photography - killer set of shots as always JP! the couple would be so happy with these!

January 6, 2012 - 11:13 am

Your Story Studios - Man, this is a fantastic wedding. Amazing venue, couple, location and perfectly captured. Really love your work, Jonas.

January 6, 2012 - 11:41 am

Nikki Bezel - Wowzers! How good are the two formal frames. The rest of course, louder than 10.

January 7, 2012 - 9:06 am

Oscar Trevino - Lovely shots, Cheers Jonas!

January 7, 2012 - 9:17 am

Kaili - Your work always takes my breath away! Always so full of emotion, and a true story of the wedding day told through your images. That last image is stunning!

January 9, 2012 - 2:10 am

Senja - Oh! I Love these. Especially the one with the dandelion. Just perfect.

January 9, 2012 - 11:39 pm

Martin Hambleton - A lovely set of photos – a great return to work to look at your blog and see these. Thank you.

January 10, 2012 - 4:56 am

Elliot Anderson - Fantastic wedding!!!

January 10, 2012 - 9:21 am

Den Noone - Enchanting as ever.

January 10, 2012 - 9:54 am

rowan - I love your photographs, they are always wonderful but if I can be honest, I think I prefer the finish when “all images ARE NOT edited with VSCO FILM.”

January 11, 2012 - 5:41 am

Susan - Jag återvänder ständigt till din sida, önskar att jag kunde gifta mig igen :)
Jag fullkomligt ÄLSKAR bilden med brudgummen sittandes på grinden och bruden bredvid, den berörde mig. Likaså bilden med brudparet på schackbordet, vackert!
Du har säkert hört det tusentals gånger, men dina bilder berör mig väldigt, några mer än andra. Mitt absoluta favoritbröllop är det du gjorde i Colorado…
Jag är helt såld! :)

January 17, 2012 - 9:18 pm

Nacho Alba - Great pics, Congratulations!!

January 17, 2012 - 9:18 pm

Nacho Alba - Great pics! Congratulations!!

January 19, 2012 - 8:36 am

Sofia - The last two pictures… amazing!

January 27, 2012 - 9:51 am

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons a pick of the posts from the best bridal blogs - [...] Gosh, where do I even start with this whimsical wedding by Jonas Peterson  on Snippet & Ink….. a Karen Willis Holmes gown, a Floral Crown and the most magical [...]

February 2, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Fotograf Håkan Ivarsson Göteborg - Det är som att du berättar en historia i dina bilder. Du vet kanske om det men så ser jag det. Yttrycket en bra dag på jobbet infinner sig i alla dina verk… så fint.

February 10, 2012 - 2:40 am

Estate Summer WeddingBridesmaid Planning, Gifts and Resources | - [...] rosemary wrapped napkins, book table markers, delicate flowers in hair and stunning photography by Jonas Peterson equal one amazing wedding day. Summer wedding ideas abound with touches like clever love signs hung [...]

February 13, 2012 - 4:02 am

Heather - Absolutely amazing images. This wedding looks amazing and the love this couple has for each other comes through in every photo. I especially love the one of them standing on the giant chessboard!

September 23, 2012 - 2:28 am

Claire & Nick | Quirky Garden Wedding in Australia | Snippet & Ink - [...] know lots of you probably follow Jonas Peterson’s blog, so you may have already seen shots from Claire and Nick’s darling wedding, but it’s [...]

December 19, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Darryn - Great photos – love the soft light

Your Favorite Music

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“Your favorite music well it just makes you sad”, he sang while staring at me.

How the hell did you know that, I thought to myself.

There I was.

I felt naked.


“But you like it cause you feel special that way”, he continued.

Come on, cut it out, don’t do this to me, I thought. Why do you have to tell everyone? The rest of the concert I stood there motionless. My eyes transfixed. Staring. Who the hell are you? How come you know these things about me?

“I can’t teach you to learn to love yourself, but here’s a sad song I wrote for no one else.”

He stared back at me. After every track he looked at me and smiled. Like some kind of singing guardian angel in nerdy glasses. When the others applauded, I just stood there.


After the gig I asked someone if I could go backstage. Someone said yes. To this day I don’t know why. The room was dark. He was sitting on an old battered couch, a street light outside lighting up half his face.

“I thought you’d come.”

“What happened back there?”

“I don’t know.”

“You were…singing to me.”

“Ha, ha, well, I didn’t write it for you, but when I saw you standing there, I knew I kind of had. Tonight it’s your song.”

We sat there for a long, long time talking about life. His in Brooklyn. Mine in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is years ago now and my life is different in so many ways, but I often think of that night with Eef Barzelay.

Because my favorite music no longer makes me sad.

Your favorite music

Well it just makes you sad
Your favorite music
Well it just makes you sad
But you like it
Cause you feel special that way

You feel special
That you’re like no one else
You feel special
That you’re like no one else
But then you’re lonely
And you need someone to help

I can’t teach you
To learn to love yourself
I can’t teach you
To learn to love yourself
But here’s a sad song
That I wrote for no one else

music credit: Your Favorite Music – Clem Snide (iTunes)

December 27, 2011 - 8:36 am

Mike and Frida Photography - We’ve often found that music speaks for us when words cannot. Cheers to a fond memory, Jonas.

December 27, 2011 - 9:55 am

Holly - …. again Jonas your words give me just smiles x

December 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

sui solitaire - my favorite music always made me sad… but then it didn’t.

and now I’m back to the point where it makes me sad again.


such is life.

thanks for sharing this moment with us, Jonas.

December 27, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Kina - You have an uncanny way of saying things I know I’ve been thinking but can’t quite put into words. What’s even more odd is that I’m sure many people feel the same way about your posts. Your expression through words is almost as lovely as your photographs Jonas.

December 28, 2011 - 1:16 am

Andy Gaines - Yeah, Chooon! And nice tree decorating btw!

December 28, 2011 - 8:13 am

Hanna - I love your pictures but I miss your words. You show a little of who you are in your pictures but your texts in your Silverfisken blog went straight in. I guess you no longer are that person. At least not as much. I identified with what you wrote, not only being from Gothenburg in the same age as you and knowing your references, but more in searching for a place that felt home. I’m somewhat still searching but am closer to home now. And you feel very much at home. But still. I miss Silverfisken.

December 29, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Sam Hurd - Jonas win.

January 23, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Steph D - Magic – as always

June 13, 2012 - 10:12 am

Jakub - Above the planet on a wing and a prayer

Thank you

It’s late.

I can hear the wildlife going bananas outside my office this tropical night, the music is playing loudly, but I can’t seem to turn it down. It’s been a year of awakenings, a year of growth and shedding skin. It’s quite possible you haven’t seen any of that yet, but it’s obvious to me. I can see what I have to do. And as much as I think my “best of 2011″ post sums things up, it’s obvious that I forgot to thank the people who got me here. I owe so much to the people who hire me. I’m a little allergic to posts about how much wedding photographers love their jobs and their clients, but the truth is I’m the same. I’m a blubbering fool and I wouldn’t be anywhere if it weren’t for the people who let me do what I do.

You’re only as good as your clients allow you to be and my clients want me to move mountains.

So I try.

I believe weddings are fantastic and most weekends I get to experience everything I enjoy about life – passion, purpose and love.

Lauren, Ryan, Cate, Simon, Maia, Andreas, Sarah, Simon, Waverly, David, Alyda, Todd, Lisa, Michael, Michelle, Ezra, Felicity, Mikey, Megan, Michael, Rebecca, Peter, Lauren, Sean, Jess, Brendan, Bronwyn, Steve, Monique, Damian, Courtney, Jacob, Nikki, Alex, Alisha, Pete, Elizabeth, Matt, Danielle, Steve, Lauren, Josh, Melissa, Chris, Claire, Jackson, Mitra, Fabio, Sue-Lyn, Andreas, Teresa, Henrik, Louise, Eric, Emelie, Johan, Nina, Craig, Rachel, Jeff, Lori, Ash, Nadee, Chris, Natalie, Daniel, Madeleine, Anthony, Julie, Sam, Stephanie, Jackie, Chantel, Simon, Erin, Deric, Anna, Thomas, Claire, Nicholas, Felicity, Paul, Christina, Sean, Penny, Gerald, Megan, Mathew, Stephanie, Mark, Cassie, Shaun, Emma, Jon, Anita and Sean.

Thank you.

From the bottom of my heart.

I am not worthy, but I thank you for thinking I am.

December 20, 2011 - 11:53 pm

alyda - no no…thank YOU!

December 21, 2011 - 12:57 am

chad - I don’t know how you do so much so well…congrats on a great year.

December 21, 2011 - 1:57 am

Simon - a pleasure watching as always … now go to bed!

December 21, 2011 - 3:03 am

Joanna - Love

December 21, 2011 - 7:18 am

Rebecca Bell - ThankYOU Jonas – without fail our photos draw gasps from everyone we show along with proclamations that they are “truly and I’m not just saying this the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen!”. We love them and are still looking at them everyday. Enjoy your Christmas with the family! Bec and Pete.

December 21, 2011 - 9:15 am

Mitra - they said, no, thank YOU. Because you “get it”. Because you didn’t force us to swoon backwards in rigid poses and because you just get what it’s all about. That is why we love you.

That, and your general awesomeness in general, being a great friend, having an awesome jacqui and the best little two redheads ever.

December 23, 2011 - 9:54 am

Johan - Thank YOU Jonas for capturing our wedding and keeping it close to us for all time to come. You are amazing, your work is incredible and you’re more than worthy. Keep it up and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

December 25, 2011 - 7:00 pm

kim nodurft - Love it! Where would any of us be without our incredible clients?!!!

January 16, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Benn Brown - Snap :)

January 12, 2013 - 10:59 am

a5678466 - I’ve said that least 5678466 times. SKC was here…