Monthly Archives: March 2011

{destination wedding} ~ waverly & david ~ harbour island, bahamas

I know I’m breaking some sort of rule here, because when you find a place as special as Harbour Island, Bahamas, you’re not supposed to share it with others, you want to keep it to yourself. But Harbour Island did something to me. It’s not all that easy to get there. You have to fly a propeller plane from Miami to Eleuthera, Bahamas, then jump in a cab to the harbour and then travel the last bit by taxi boat.

As soon as I set foot on Harbour Island, Waverly came up and hugged me.

We had only talked once on the phone, and then just in a conference call with several others, so I didn’t know her and David at all. But as soon as we arrived, all that changed. Waverly and David made sure we were part of their family and friends, invited us to their dinner parties and treated us like guests. Maybe it’s a Texan thing, Waverly and David live in Dallas. I don’t think I’ve heard people say “y’all” that much in my entire life.

“Y’all are family now”.

“Y’all call us when you’re in Dallas. Don’t you dare not to”.

“Y’all having a good time? Let us know if you need anything”.

Add the perfect planning by Stefanie from Yifat Oren & Associates and the absolute bliss of Harbour Island to that and our five days there was some of the most fantastic in my career, if not my life.

Good times with beautiful, sweet, sweet people.

Be still my heart.

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For the camera nerds. This wedding was shot on both digital and medium format film. The film was scanned and developed to perfection by Richard’s Photo Lab in Los Angeles.

Today’s wedding is also featured on Once Wed. Head over there for more details (here and here)

Planner: Stefanie Cove from Yifat Oren & Associates

Friday: Catering by Little Island Design
Saturday: St. John’s Anglican Church, Reverend Russell and Rev. Paul Rasmussen of Highland Park United Methodist Church – Dallas, Texas
Saturday: Hair and Make up: Karen Catalyn of the Island Spa
Saturday: Cocktail Musicians: Rocky and Ersly
DJ: Daddy D (Devon Sawyer)
Saturday: Florals – Little Island Design

Venues:

Welcome Reception – The Dunmore
Brunch – The Landing
Wedding Reception – Pink Sands
Church – St. John’s Anglican Church
Bridal Breakfast – Ocean View Club

 

March 30, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Anya - It couldn’t have been anything short of amazing. Hats off :)

March 30, 2011 - 12:10 pm

gladys jem - wow. i dont even have the words. well yes, i do. but these image leave me breathless. you are the most incredible. that is all! thanks for sharing your talent!

March 30, 2011 - 12:11 pm

cole - Epic. Can’t beat the colour of the ocean eh?

March 30, 2011 - 12:11 pm

eadwine - thank you for sharing such a beautiful wedding jonas!

March 30, 2011 - 12:12 pm

Dustin Francis - Hell yeah dude…these are sweet! Love your vision, your coverage of their day is so honed and I can’t imagine anyone not getting a feel for their day through this imagery. Great job!

March 30, 2011 - 12:12 pm

Nirav - Woah.

March 30, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Veronica Varos - Just stunning.

March 30, 2011 - 12:18 pm

alyda - whoa

March 30, 2011 - 12:19 pm

alyda - ha! someone else said the same thing. Amazing work jp.

March 30, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Walter Carrera - great! great! great!

March 30, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Eleanor Gannon - Awesome, just awesome.

March 30, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Lauren - wow, i always look at your stuff but never comment, but I just had to this time….

what a stunning wedding and you did such an amazing job. awesome, just awesome. :)

March 30, 2011 - 12:21 pm

April - Fantastic!! Job well done!

March 30, 2011 - 12:23 pm

Kristi wright - So blown away by this wedding. How fortunate you are, Jonas!

March 30, 2011 - 12:30 pm

David - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

March 30, 2011 - 12:32 pm

J Shoda - You’re an amazing storyteller, but I really love the way you photograph “things”. The context to the story is just so beautiful. Nice work.

March 30, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Michelle - Wow. Amazing location and just amazing photos Jonas.

March 30, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Jen O. - Completely amazing. It looks like such a fun and beautiful wedding! Love those shots of the bride in her veil. Stunning.

March 30, 2011 - 12:40 pm

annette - what!!! aaaaaaaah SOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD YOU ARE AMAZING!

March 30, 2011 - 12:40 pm

charlie - breathtaking

March 30, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Kip Beelman - The hybrid is seamless. You’ve managed to slay the dragon down the beaten path. What else is there to say?

March 30, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Joshua Gull - Beautiful storytelling Jonas. Very nice work.

March 30, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Dan O'Day - beautiful work mate

March 30, 2011 - 12:55 pm

samm blake - arrhh jonas. you just made my heart beat faster and fall in love with life a little more. you are so friggin talented friend. xo

March 30, 2011 - 1:01 pm

David MacVicar - Everything here is just so…tasty.

March 30, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Sarah D. - love with all my heart can muster. jonas, you rock.

March 30, 2011 - 1:58 pm

jeff marsh - super duper mate

March 30, 2011 - 2:27 pm

ken kienow - what the freakin’ crap…

welcome to planet earth, jonas. here we’re not quite as skilled at wedding photography, but your kind inspires us. carry on.

March 30, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Rafa - Once again, Jonas in action. Inspirational.

March 30, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Camilla - Oh my.
These images will be in my head for a long time, along with the music.

March 30, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Michele - You have tied the knot for film and digital with this set. Great work at making a cohesive, gorgeous collection.

March 30, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Que Mushins - Hey mate…Simply stunning images…Such a fab story with images Jonas.

March 30, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Felicity - Gorgeous shots, Jonas.

March 30, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Micke - What a wedding! And you’ve really outdone yourself on the portraits this time.

March 30, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Gemma - You tell an amazing story Jonas. Amazing.

March 30, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Doktoranden - This is, hands down without a shadow of doubt, the most amazing wedding you have ever photographed. Awe-inspiring. Stunning.

Wow.

March 30, 2011 - 7:14 pm

trish - Wow oh wow….I just keep staring. This has so much heart + fire in it….love!

March 30, 2011 - 7:26 pm

Åsa R - WOW.
Fantastiska bilder!!!

March 30, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Sebastià Pagarolas - Wonderful! Every post of yours is a feast for the eyes … thanks!

March 30, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Johanna Ericson - Fantastiska bilder! Mycket inspirerande.

March 30, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Kirsten Mavric - I run out of superlatives with you, Jonas.

March 30, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Jonathan Ong - Sweet.

March 30, 2011 - 9:30 pm

Justin Aaron - best post-processing by far. love the natural tones!

March 30, 2011 - 9:54 pm

Birgit - I feel like I was there! Stunning.
(P.S. Also, I lived on another island – Bermuda- for 6 years and this brought up a lot of good memories. Thanks for sharing.)

March 30, 2011 - 11:28 pm

charly - Dina bilder är fantastiska..älska´rom! :)

March 30, 2011 - 11:45 pm

morgan - helt utrolig. du er konge.

March 30, 2011 - 11:51 pm

Linus Moran - Amazing presentation Jonas, can almost imagine being there at this incredible celebration.

March 30, 2011 - 11:55 pm

Jen Lynne - Jonas, this blows my mind!! WOW, these are fantastic! I love how this whole posts tells a story. I feel like I was right there with you. Just gorgeous, job well done!!

March 31, 2011 - 1:00 am

jonathan canlas - i quit.

March 31, 2011 - 1:04 am

Brian Davis - Think my head exploded.

March 31, 2011 - 1:10 am

Drew W - I viewed this wedding about 4 times before commenting. There is just so much to take it. All the details of this unique day were captured so well. Great work sir.

March 31, 2011 - 1:15 am

Lynette J - Just wow. Every single image is just stunning. Your storytelling here is just out of this world amazing.

March 31, 2011 - 1:36 am

morgan eve - love this jonas. she reminds me of natalie portman. love the locale and bride and bridesmaids dresses and the ridic party. well done

March 31, 2011 - 1:55 am

*Mette* - Lovely!

March 31, 2011 - 2:22 am

Sheila - HOLY SMOKES-amazing. Thanks for sharing.

March 31, 2011 - 2:42 am

Paul Krol - awesome job on this one.

March 31, 2011 - 2:51 am

Tenielle - The Bahamas is a magical place, this brings back memories of beautiful people. Seems you found something even more magical there with Waverley, David and your lovely vision. Beautiful

March 31, 2011 - 2:54 am

Jeremy Gilliam - Gorgeous location and wedding! Was the parade just for the wedding or was it a happy coincidence? Beautiful storytelling. I can vouch for Dallas, we’re nice folks here.

March 31, 2011 - 3:43 am
March 31, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Natalie Champa Jennings - Stunning. My favorite. Thank you!

March 31, 2011 - 2:01 pm

erika verginelli - Amazing! And biggest blog post in the whole world ever!

March 31, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Shu - Amazing as usual. Totally brightens up my day (:

March 31, 2011 - 7:43 pm

Samuel Burns - oh man, I wanna be there.. now! Dig the light in some of those night shots

March 31, 2011 - 7:55 pm

Nessa K - You’re ridiculously talented and this wedding is amazing. Also, how gorgeous is that couple? This is my favorite wedding of yours ever. Ever. Love it, amen.

March 31, 2011 - 8:01 pm

Johanna Hietanen - You’ve captured the soul of this wedding perfectly. And that is what you do best (in my opinion at least :), capture the soul. It isn’t just a wedding, it becomes something more. You make the photos come alive.

March 31, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Dennis Pike - wonderully done, sir

March 31, 2011 - 10:50 pm

James Boddington - Awesome work Jonas. I can smell the smells and feel the balmy tropical air. This has got to be one of the best blogged weddings I’ve ever seen!

April 1, 2011 - 12:22 am

Cecilia - I don’t know what to say other than.. WOW!

April 1, 2011 - 3:40 am

Mickael Tannus - Amazing.
Stunning.
Awesome.

Words are not enough.
Source of inspiration.

April 1, 2011 - 3:56 am

Andreas - Fantastic!!

April 1, 2011 - 4:02 am

elin - du är sannerligen bröllopsfotografernas håkan hellström och det är det enda jag tänker skriva för jag tror att du förstår.

April 1, 2011 - 5:52 am

Eileen Garcia - Wow! That ocean is gorgeous and so are these images! Wish I was under the warm sun!

April 1, 2011 - 7:29 am

Kelsey - I don’t think there are words to explain how awesome your work is. Such a beautiful wedding and beautiful couple.

April 1, 2011 - 7:37 am

Laura Burlton - Don’t know what to say other than these are just stunningly gorgeous and heartfelt. It’s very rare that I want to escape into the fairy tale land of someones wedding, but this is one of those occasions. Well done, sir.

April 1, 2011 - 7:44 am

Steve - Jonas. There is a naturalness about your photos which inspires the mind. I love visiting your site from time to time. I am also very envious of some of the destination weddings you achieve. Keep away from the UK, we need the work!
Steve

April 1, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Wedding Venue Sydney - All your picture rocks.. Really great photos dude.. Professional photographers makes the difference :) Will stay in touch with you dear

April 3, 2011 - 5:27 am

Porter Watkins - “Dilly Dally” made me laugh out loud, great work Jonas!

April 3, 2011 - 9:58 am

Luciano - Genius.

April 3, 2011 - 9:44 pm

Camilla - Ehm…

OMG?

Yes.

OMG.

Beautiful.

April 4, 2011 - 4:55 pm

clipping path - You’ve done really excellent job! what a nice photography!

April 5, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Hayley Lane - Such fun images! Each one is so unique and full of life!

April 6, 2011 - 8:55 am

imthiaz houseman - wow. wonderfully done Jonas.

April 7, 2011 - 1:52 am

Destination wedding secret - bubblerock studios - [...] Thank you Jonas for letting me share this amazing pictures. And people, yes, there are PLENTY more… Go and see it here! [...]

April 7, 2011 - 3:35 am

Anna - As always, you whisk me away Jonas.

April 7, 2011 - 6:01 am

Kent Wedding Photographer Nick Rose - Great destination wedding photography here – so much colour and so many awesome shots. I would love the chance to shoot a Bahamas Wedding!! Nice work.
Nick

April 7, 2011 - 11:10 am

Amanda Basteen - Amazing. Really no other words!

April 8, 2011 - 5:44 am

Steve Edwin - Hey Jonas, I read your article in ‘Turning Pro’ and just checked out your beautiful pics. Just wanna say a huge thank you because I feel more inspired now than ever to persue my photography. Keep taking those stunning shots bud and we’ll try to follow in your footsteps!

All the best,

Steve.

April 8, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Manel Tamayo - Only one word… fresh and amazing !!! (ups sorry, two words…)

April 9, 2011 - 8:08 pm

Adam Cavanagh - Amazing work as usual :)

April 9, 2011 - 11:07 pm

Holly - L O V E xx

April 11, 2011 - 12:11 am

Alicia Swedenborg - Love the light and colors! Gorgeous!

April 11, 2011 - 8:01 am

Kelly Tunney - You’re the best story-teller EVA Jonas…what a collection

April 11, 2011 - 10:17 am

Christy - Oh Jonas. Had me in tears just a little way into reviewing the photos. I am always so engaged in your storytelling… makes me feel the love, energy, mood… everything. Amazing work as always.

April 12, 2011 - 12:08 am

Natalia - I’ve only recently come across your work and just cant take my eyes of it. Fantastic storytelling, yet amazing simplicity. And thank you for sharing your knowledge!

April 13, 2011 - 12:58 am

ayesha - absolute magic, man. i got so lost in this story. thank you…

April 13, 2011 - 9:56 pm

michele bowman - such a fun wedding and wonderful coverage!! i always love looking at your blog.

April 15, 2011 - 9:43 am

Natalie Champa Jennings - Thank you for telling the “whole” (as in many photos) amazing story. Musical instruments, for me, are the icing on the cake…so vibrant and beautiful in all ways!! One of my favorites, definitely.

April 16, 2011 - 8:47 am

jason starr - Beautiful work! Truly captures the energy of the location and the day.

April 18, 2011 - 12:26 am

Caroline Dixey - Love this set! The casual island photos remind me of a trip I took last January, and it was nice remembering it. :)

April 18, 2011 - 8:29 am

Shella - I’m gonna stop checking your blog Jonas, your work is so flippin’ good it’s depressing me. That is all.

April 18, 2011 - 8:38 am

Krista - I am crazy about this wedding! Candy for the eyes and heart.
Well done, sir!

April 18, 2011 - 8:04 pm

ibiza wedding photo - Splendid pictures! Well Done!

May 4, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Heidi - That looks like the most amazing wedding! You must be very proud with the justice you have clearly done it. The shots of the musicians are particularly special!

May 15, 2011 - 8:57 pm

Matt Foden - wow.. what an amazing wedding, and a beautiful record of the day!

May 30, 2011 - 7:33 pm

park kyoungho - good job

June 7, 2011 - 4:59 am

Casamento nas Bahamas! « - [...] from Jonas Peterson [...]

June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm

lita - beautiful color, sir!! awesome..well done..! :)

July 1, 2011 - 6:12 am

Michael - Bilderna med musiken=MAGISKT. Fan vad bra du är, blir så grymt imponerad!

September 2, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Photography lighting - I really enjoyed the Photos of Beach Breaks, they are awesome, thanks.

October 19, 2011 - 7:18 pm

Austin - I once visited Harbour Islands. It is a great place for vacation. Thanks for the Photos.

December 13, 2011 - 11:12 am
December 20, 2011 - 7:28 pm

Sofia - Very nice work.

January 3, 2012 - 3:45 am

Katherine - Great photos! Why did some of the night shots come out with squiggly lines?

February 11, 2012 - 11:21 pm

toni - des edw

February 11, 2012 - 11:22 pm

aggelos - check this bossis

March 21, 2012 - 3:58 pm

wedding photographer melbourne - i just need to say love your website and work

May 21, 2012 - 9:00 am

TAMMY ZIMMERMAN - Looking into a destination wedding at ideas

March 4, 2013 - 4:07 am

V. - WOW!! what a beautiful example of how a destination wedding story should be told, amazing work Jonas! V.

October 17, 2013 - 5:20 am

Five Capture Worthy No. 35 - […] Crowing proof ear plugs, arguably the most creative and appropriate wedding favour for guests attending a Harbour Island “I Do” […]

Ramblings

I don’t write as much as I used to. I really don’t know why. In one way I want my images to live their own life and I don’t want my words to distract too much. On the other hand I love writing. About stuff.

Nothing.

And everything.

My images reflect who I am and the same thing goes for my words.

So I’ve decided I’m going to do more of it. I actually decided at the beginning of the year and where are we now? Late March. Man, so much for that promise.

We’re in the middle of autumn here in Brisbane and that time of year is different from the falls of my childhood in Sweden, that much is clear. Yesterday it was around 28C (that’s low 80′s for you Americanos) and the days are a lot less humid than during the summer.

I’ve been shooting locally all of March which is a nice change of pace. I travel a lot and less than a third of my weddings are local, the rest interstate and international. I love leaving town to shoot, it fires me up and keeps me on my toes. But the opposite can also be said in favour of staying home. I relax more and can take a step back and look at things in perspective.

I’m happy you like Mikey and Fel’s wedding. To me it captures what I want with all my weddings; no matter if it’s a grand affair or a backyard wedding, I want to focus of the story of the day and the bond between two people, their friends and families. It sounds easy enough to do, but it’s a lot more difficult than it looks. To do what I’m (hopefully) good at, I need my couples to let me in, give me access, otherwise my coverage of their wedding day will only be a manicured version of what really went on and that’s not what I do.

Mikey and Felicity are close friends of mine, so that of course made things a little easier, but at the same time more difficult. It’s harder to be a shadow and observe when you know everyone there.

Next week I’m posting a wedding I shot in the Bahamas last month and on the surface it looks completely different than Mikey and Felicity’s, but the truth is they’re very similar. David and Waverly let me and Jacqui into their group of friends, included us in a way I don’t get to experience too often. Our five days on Harbour Island were fantastic because of that, because of them, and I’m very proud of this wedding too. It’s not Mikey and Felicity, it’s David and Waverly and I hope that comes through in their photos.

Writing this, I realise I want to do this more.

Ramble a bit.

Share what’s going on under the surface.

Let you in.

Because if you know me, I’ll do a better job if I ever get to shoot you, it’s a matter of give and take.

I also thought I’d take the opportunity to share something that inspires me, may it be a song, a video or something else. This week it’s a short movie by Ben Briand, a young Australian film maker. Make sure you click HD and watch it full-screen. It’s called APRICOT. I think it’s fantastic.

Until next time.

/J

APRICOT — A Short Film by Ben Briand from Moonwalk Films on Vimeo.

March 27, 2011 - 11:37 am

Samm Blake - I like your rambles Jonas. I hope you ramble a lot more. I really like where you talk about clients letting you in. so true.

March 27, 2011 - 11:47 am

Ronnie - I like your writings. I’m glad you are one that does write, you have things to say and I can tell by your words you mean and live what you say, you’re not just shining things up. :)

March 27, 2011 - 12:04 pm

No Limit Pictures - Jonas,

well said man! well said… letting the artist in is soooo true!

PS I seen that short film ages ago, and today its still one of my favourites.

keep rambling sir.

love it.

dig it.

hope to meet sometimes soon.

Dan.

March 27, 2011 - 1:44 pm

jenberry - like the personal notes. i now think you might be human. i wasn’t sure before, as your photos are um, yeah original, unlike anyone else… I know of this director, I think he’s repped by “the institute” here in LA for commercials. he’s gooooood.

March 27, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Hannes Uys - I think you are a very talented writer. ~H.

March 27, 2011 - 2:49 pm

rowe timson - its really nice to read your words jonas cause its nice to know a little more about you! i must say… im crazy about apricot… such a beautiful story and gorgeous dreamy light! its been a favourite of mine for sometime. cant wait to see what else inspires you!

March 27, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Kirsten - Love the short film. Beautiful.

March 27, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Christina - Heja Jonas! Vad kul att få läsa lite mer om hur du tänker och känner. Tack för en otroligt varm och inspirerande blogg. Hälsningar från Sverige, som just gick över till sommartid idag!

March 28, 2011 - 4:38 am

Karleen - Thank you for sharing the short film. It is beautiful indeed!

March 28, 2011 - 8:18 am

katherine robertson - Jonas,
loved the movie you attached…
love the two slide shows thus far of David and Wave’s wedding…
can’t wait to see what you post next week
the slide shows really capture the joy and happiness of the week,
and make me smile every time i watch them
none of us can get Harbour Island off our minds and hopefully we can return again soon
give Jacqui my love as well, had such a good time getting to know her and sharing our thoughts

all the best,
katherine

March 28, 2011 - 11:22 am

Christine - i like you, jonas peterson. i like your ramblings. i like your pictures. i like hanging with you and jac. just wanted to tell you this. :)

March 28, 2011 - 3:32 pm

leila - this is so beautiful, thanks for the link.

March 29, 2011 - 1:51 am

gabe aceves - ramble more jonas. i dig.

March 29, 2011 - 1:57 am

Lainey - Rambling is good for the soul. Keep on keepin’ on, it looks good on you.

March 29, 2011 - 5:50 am

Brian Davis - Your writing is really great. You have a great gift for projecting your voice through the words you type. Looking forward to seeing more.

March 29, 2011 - 10:08 pm

joanna brown - I totally get it, by opening up and letting the people you work with in can do nothing but produce extrordinary results. They will automatically reciprocate this right back… it costs nothing right? It is a beautiful exchange… I post one of my best friends wedding tomorrow and I felt it every minute of the day and every time I look at the images.. it taught me a lot. Love to hear your voice

March 30, 2011 - 1:41 am

Anna - Ditt skrivande är utomordentligt, så också dina bilder.
Fortsätt göra det du älskar och lämna pressen om att allt ska vara perfekt :)
Vi som läser din blogg tycker att dina bilder, din text och allt med ditt öga för konst är fantastiskt och underbart att se på och läsa. Du är djup precis som en konstnär ska vara.
Hoppas att du läser detta för jag tror att det är viktigt för dig att höra :))
hälsningar från ditt hemland :D

March 30, 2011 - 3:00 am

*Mette* - Thank you! THANK YOU!

March 30, 2011 - 3:06 am

AmyPunky Photography - this movie is so touching! thanks for sharing!

March 30, 2011 - 7:01 am

Tim Sondrup - Great post! I enjoy reading your “ramblings.” Loved the video!

April 5, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Ioanis - WOW this was amaizing !

{mikey & felicity} ~ wedding ~ melbourne

I wanted to write something longwinded about this wedding, because this is me, this is what I do, these are my friends and the images mean a lot to me. But maybe I don’t need to explain too much. Mikey and Felicity got married at the back of their house with family, kids, friends and dogs around them. The portraits are taken just outside their house.

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March 23, 2011 - 8:13 am

Kip Beelman - No rubbish here. True story.

March 23, 2011 - 8:14 am

Ryan Ray - looks so good!

March 23, 2011 - 8:16 am

andi - ummm, this is just amazing.

March 23, 2011 - 8:16 am

joanna brown - hell yeah in every single way, understated but darn cool full of personality. love it

March 23, 2011 - 8:22 am

John Benavente - backyard weddings rule!

March 23, 2011 - 8:25 am

Que Mushins - Mate, you continue to amaze me…Simply stunning…

March 23, 2011 - 8:35 am

AmyPunky Photography - That’s just a perfect wedding day!

March 23, 2011 - 8:36 am

gabe aceves - beautious. you are a gifted storyteller jonas and your friends must be thrilled to have you be a part of their day.

March 23, 2011 - 8:42 am

Mitra - Så himla fint. På alla sätt möjliga.

March 23, 2011 - 8:44 am

Jakob - Photography at its finest.

March 23, 2011 - 9:09 am

Stephanie F. - I love these photos and I’m dying to know what album you have playing on this post. It’s amazing!
cheers

March 23, 2011 - 9:14 am

Drew W - Shot 290 is so good Jonas. But that’s like pointing out your favorite tropical fish, they’re all beautiful.

March 23, 2011 - 9:49 am

A Jonas Peterson Backyard Wedding ~ Mikey and Felicity - [...] of mine. And to Mikey and Felicity for being so cool. You can see more images over on Jonas' blog by clicking here. He is based in Brisbane, Australia and while you are on his blog make sure you check out his other [...]

March 23, 2011 - 11:03 am

Josh Lamkin - Really really love the sliver of light portraits against that fence. Great job, man.

March 23, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Brian Davis - Amazing…I’ve never seen a backyard wedding before. These pictures rock, I felt like I was there. You are a masterful storyteller.

March 23, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Nick Coyne - Nailed it. Once again.

March 23, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Dustin Francis - Great set dude!

March 23, 2011 - 12:47 pm

geneoh - love this wedding man, the getting ready frames are money.

March 23, 2011 - 1:00 pm

katie - oh my, i love that cake. i love your photo’s and i love that cake!

March 23, 2011 - 1:13 pm

Jo Ann - it is obvious that this was an incredibly special wedding for you. thank you for sharing, they are beautiful.

March 23, 2011 - 1:24 pm

Felicity - Mikey and I are totally blessed to have this and to have such a talented friend in Jonas and his gorgeous partner, Jacqui – special kisses to you and your boys.

March 23, 2011 - 2:44 pm

jenberry - goes to show that location & crazy fluff is backseat to light, emotion, moment and talent

March 23, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Gina Fabish - So cool! these images made me smile, interesting no B&W’s in this set, love the colours!

March 23, 2011 - 8:07 pm

David Schreiner - This is very personal. Love it!

March 23, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Eloise (Eloctre) - Great photos! The groom so reminds me of Matt Berninger, the lead singer of The National, he could be his twin!

March 23, 2011 - 9:18 pm

SF - slammin, man. the whole collection is off the wall. great moments.

March 23, 2011 - 10:09 pm

Lou - Can I just say this made me laugh, then cry, then laugh, then cry and laugh again whilst viewing. Truly amazing & simply gorgeous – all of it. Just so sad I wasn’t there to partake in all the wonder & beauty of the day. But so special to see it all come to life before my eyes.

March 23, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Vitalii Kukresh - Gorgeous colors. It’s so charming. Great job, Jonas.

March 23, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Kelsey - I keep coming back to view these pictures over and over. I still can’t wrap my head around how awesome they are. Damn, I can’t explain how great your work is. So honest, understaded and real.

March 24, 2011 - 3:56 am

Blake Burton - LEGIT!

March 24, 2011 - 5:04 am

Jorge - Wow!! Great Job, amazing!

March 24, 2011 - 8:18 am

Nirav - Story telling at it’s best. Love it man.

March 24, 2011 - 8:26 am

Melissa - These are just lovely – you can feel how much you care about this couple.

March 24, 2011 - 8:43 am

ed peers - Exquisite work man… That’s a wedding that I would’ve loved to have been at.

March 24, 2011 - 10:44 am

kyle - Sooooo beautiful. Both the portraits and all the moments. Best work yet, Jonas? I think so. You keep outdoing yourself, which is not an easy feat.

March 24, 2011 - 11:06 am

Fab - 290.Chills.

March 24, 2011 - 11:20 am

kieran wagner - yet more reasons as to why I put your name in the “who’s your favorite photographer” section of the RPL order form…. great set, man. Dig the song, too.

March 24, 2011 - 2:53 pm

Natasha - UN…BEE…LEAVE…ABLE! WOW! Had me in chills and tears. I want you to come and photograph my life!

March 24, 2011 - 8:16 pm

alyda - you. are. amazing.

March 24, 2011 - 10:25 pm

Phill - Home is where the heart is and it’s beating big and bold here.

March 25, 2011 - 1:29 am

Kirby - Had me smiling through the whole post. Niceness.

March 25, 2011 - 2:59 am

Sheila - Fantastic!-looked like a lot of fun…when it’s that much fun is it work?

March 25, 2011 - 7:43 am

Gemma - Wow, that light is unmistakably Melbourne, as is the celebrant who pops up at a lot of my weddings.
The shots during the speeches are divine Jonas. And people in the ice buckets!!! Classic.

March 25, 2011 - 9:48 am

Emma Gerrett - Mikey & Fel……….. Jonas your photos have tickled me from the inside, Just Beautiful! Adds colour to the soul!

March 25, 2011 - 9:54 am

Cassie Nguyen - This such a beautiful set of photographs! These really feel so personal. Love, love love!

March 25, 2011 - 11:25 pm

Pobke - yee haw, mr jonas. i give you 12 gold stars. fabuloso. :)

March 26, 2011 - 2:04 am

Denver Photographer - Man I love your simple, but elegant style. Great work.

March 27, 2011 - 3:08 am

Heather - simple raw goodness. storytelling at it’s finest.

March 27, 2011 - 6:25 am

nina - marvellous, fantastiskt, underbart. dina bilder berör, som alltid, som bara dina bilder gör.

March 27, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Samuel Burns - You just seem to shoot the coolest weddings… any wedding involving dogs gets my vote!

March 28, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Weddingish - What a lovely, lovely event! Your photos made me wish that I was there!

And that bride… what a gorgeous bride. What a gorgeous couple! <3

March 28, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Rachel - Make Up Artist - Beautiful wedding! Cute photos! Great photographer!

March 29, 2011 - 5:41 am

Pawel - So, so, so awesome!!!

March 29, 2011 - 8:37 am

Daniel Krieger - Great shots Jonas.. looks like an awesome wedding.

March 30, 2011 - 1:39 am

Linus Moran - Stunning work time & again !

March 30, 2011 - 4:14 am

Komal Powell - totally in love with the look of this weeding and it was probably “simple looking” to some. I guess you’re beautiful photography makes the photos look beautiful. Anything you shoot looks beautiful.

April 4, 2011 - 7:21 am

linda - Dina bilder har en vacker själ.
Mycket inspirerade fotografier! Du har ett väldigt befriande och kreativt förhållningssätt till att fotografera bröllop, något som annars väldigt lätt sätts synonymt med idéen om perfektion. Tack Jonas för att du delar med dig till sådana som jag, som av ren tur snubblar in på din sida. Fortsätt inspirera din omgivning! //linda

November 17, 2011 - 10:53 am

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December 13, 2011 - 11:22 am

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December 20, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Sofia - Great work!

May 30, 2012 - 10:29 pm

Jakub - Man! I love this set!

November 1, 2013 - 3:57 pm

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