Monthly Archives: June 2012

circus

When I was five, my father took me and my brother to this circus. I can remember every sound, every smell, the air heavy of saw dust and horses.

Last night I took my boys. Today, as an adult, I look at the circus differently, but through the eyes of my two boys, I know it was every bit as magical. I could see it in their eyes and feel it in the way they both squeezed my hand when the lights were dimmed.

When that music started playing we were in another world.

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June 24, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Nick Evans - Nice one dude – you caught that magic sparkle in your sons eye. Sweet use of T-S too.

June 24, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Emmeline - I love the photo of the aerialist! A beautiful capture

June 24, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Ina - Oh my god, the photo of your sons, capturing that look in his eyes, is nothing but amazing. It almost brought a tear to MY eyes.

June 24, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Anushe Low - You write so eloquently Jonas, love it. Oh, and your photos aren’t bad either ;)

June 24, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Johanna - Absolutely magical :)

June 24, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Rob - Cool! I did the exact thing yesterday with my boys, only my pictures were not as great ;-)

June 24, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Jody - I love these – they certainly do capture the mood of the circus to perfection – beautiful work as usual xxxx

June 24, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Josie Richardson - Such a good story teller

June 24, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Shari - Gorgeous Jonas, those boys are little cherubs! Looked like a magical moment in their world.

June 24, 2012 - 11:31 pm

mike - I can’t remember the last time I went to the circus. Might have to take Brenda after this.

June 25, 2012 - 1:34 am

Louise Johansson - Wonderful pictures! They really tell a story :)

June 25, 2012 - 4:09 am

Kim - I’ve never been to the circus as a child or an adult, but I used to have recurring dreams about them when I was little. Can’t imagine how special this must’ve been for your boys!

June 25, 2012 - 4:18 am

Tina - Reminds me of this awesome exhibition I went to of photographs taken of the the Indian circus. Must be amazing to photograph!

http://www.blurb.fr/bookstore/detail/1562719

June 25, 2012 - 6:06 am

Beth Armsheimer - WOW!! so awesome!! I want a circus day now!

June 25, 2012 - 7:08 am

Niklas - Lovley pictures…
I was at the circus with my son a few years ago, but he was probably a little too small.
But now he is almost 6 years and believe he will get more out of it.

Måste bara säga dina bilder är en stor inspiration….
//Niklas

June 25, 2012 - 8:57 am

ajira - I’ve never been to one and as I grew up, I heard stories that made me wish never to visit one but your images certainly capture the magic the words used to conjure. If I ever find one that seems to treat it’s members kindly, perhaps I’ll venture in and see for myself. Love how excited your kids seem about it!

June 25, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Missy Miller - I like that I have feelings when I look at your photos. While I started to scroll through these, they made me feel like something bad was going to happen……but it didn’t…just cotton candy.

June 25, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Scott Surplice - Great shots – master of the TS lens!

June 25, 2012 - 8:48 pm

Pete Slaney - Brings back many happy memoires…..great pics.

June 26, 2012 - 1:56 am

Dan O'Day - love this dude

June 26, 2012 - 6:49 am

thao trinh - Wow, those are such amazing images you were able to get. I’m assuming you were stationery for the most part. It looks like your son had blast!

June 26, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Alex - Truly, this is an example of some of your best work. Cherish it – they grow fast.

June 28, 2012 - 7:12 am

Anonymous - Love this!
You got a fantastic blog and beautiful kids!

June 28, 2012 - 6:21 pm

steven - Magical post my friend.

July 3, 2012 - 1:49 am

kenpornillos - loving fun.

July 4, 2012 - 1:11 am

Anni - Beautiful. Makes me feel like I’m there instantly.

July 4, 2012 - 6:13 am

Foden Photography - LOVE the shallow dof and lighting- stunning!

July 8, 2012 - 4:33 am

shipra - The image with the white horse is so captivating.

July 13, 2012 - 1:50 am

Luke - I love your work and the way you see the world. Very moving…

July 15, 2012 - 1:12 am

Net - Very dramatic pictures.

July 17, 2012 - 3:39 pm

zaidzulkafle - luv the ROL !!

July 18, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Nick Lance - You definitely captured the moment. Your boys will be able to look back on it forever!

July 29, 2012 - 5:07 am

Rhys Wheatley - OMG.. AWESOME!
Amazingly different kind of images I’m used to seeing, love um.

August 6, 2012 - 3:47 am

Becky Male - Brilliant, you really captured the atmosphere and I can almost smell the circusy smells through your images.

September 7, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Gina Fabish - Love, what song is this???

September 10, 2013 - 10:41 am

Greg - sweet memories of childhood, thanks man!

November 19, 2013 - 3:18 am

Ronald - Awesome action photos!

A fraction of what I saw

As I sit down to edit Elora and Rajiv’s wedding, I almost give up immediately. Not because it was lacking visually. The problem was actually the opposite. There was so much to this moment, the last rays of sun after a glorious day. Slowly we made our way through the rice paddies, the air still rich and humid. Their home in the background. The scents of the earth, Elora’s dress made of Jasmine flowers and the sounds of their families and friends talking quietly just out of frame. There’s no way I can capture that. And it frustrates me. All I can give you is a glimpse, show you a fraction of what I saw, a taste of what we all felt.

June 23, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Sophie - Your words perfectly compliment your photos, I get a glimpse of the atmosphere with these two elements combined. Beautiful. And a dress made of jasmine flowers – incredible.

June 23, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Chanelle - You did a perfect job of it as far as I can see.

June 23, 2012 - 6:22 pm

rory - maybe you are a filmmaker at heart, waiting for your medium. step out jonas the filmmaker!

June 23, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Emma Sharkey - Gorgeous, just lovely
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June 23, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Tatjanna Miller - Dear Jonas,
While your words are eloquent and descriptive and in themselves, move the reader to some distant land, it is the images, three beautifully captured images that sweep us from our roost of imaging to the place of experiencing. In your images I can feel an amber light warming the couple, the damp smell of vegetation beneath ones feet , I can almost hear the light rustling of the flowers on her dress. Each of these images, though for you may be the frustration of conveyance, by far moves me to another place and time. And that to me, my friend, simply says, these, are amazing images. Trust your creativity, it is not failing you at all.

June 23, 2012 - 9:19 pm

janice - Ahhhh Jonas, this brings tears to my eyes. It reminds me of my fathers childhood home in India and the rice fields. I knew nothing of photography the last time I visited (many years ago) and it breaks my heart that it is no longer the same that it was then. These are truly exquisite and amazing.

June 23, 2012 - 10:15 pm

mike - If I wanted fractions, I’d still be in school. Post more!

June 24, 2012 - 12:55 am

Katrina - I love these photos! They share a special warm and lovely feeling of which I can’t describe.

June 24, 2012 - 3:07 am

christina - holy crap

June 24, 2012 - 4:31 am

sarah danaher - all I can do is sigh.

June 24, 2012 - 2:47 pm

johnmitchell - Stop teasing!
I want more of your images.

June 25, 2012 - 1:31 am

Louise Johansson - Your pictures really move me. They are absolutely stunning!

June 25, 2012 - 10:59 am

Laura - Such a tease! Thank you. I know it is frustrating, I feel the same way…but please try to show more :)

June 25, 2012 - 11:59 pm

Markus Axelsson - Ditt förmåga att formulera dig i skrift överträffas enbart av dina bilder.

June 27, 2012 - 9:40 pm

govinda - I’ve never seen a bali wedding like this before. truly magical!

June 28, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Jakub - Golden magic!

July 2, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Steve Watkins - These are gorgeous. I would dearly love to see more but I understand how you must have felt. I love the few you have decided to share though, they have a really warm and tranquil feeling. Just looking at them I feel like I’m there myself, just perfect!

July 4, 2012 - 3:00 am

Levi Tijerina - Ridiculous. These colors kick butt

July 4, 2012 - 8:51 am

April - I feel it. Almost smell it.
Thank you.

July 5, 2012 - 9:48 am

becksy - How is it that you can make what should be such a wonderful day seem so miserable? I’ve never met you, but judging my your photography you seem to be a disconnected and somewhat emotionless person.

It’s a shame you’re so famous – it’s not warranted!

July 6, 2012 - 12:10 am

Katty - PLEASE GIVE US MORE!!!!

July 6, 2012 - 12:13 am

katty - Becksy, hope you are joking!!! either that or your english is very poor and you are visually impaired!
I am amazed Jonas is not even more famous!

July 8, 2012 - 12:12 am

Alida - I agree that Becksy person. I was at wedding where Jonas working and he is not very nice!

My friend say they love ther photo to everyone, but one day she tell me when alone that she felt she had to say that because they had spend so much munny for them and didn’t want to admit she felt like she waste all of the munny. She say her photo make her sad and she wish she had book a photo guy who had a nicer way.

Sorry, but that truth.

July 8, 2012 - 12:52 am

Jonas Peterson - Trolls, I salute you.

July 8, 2012 - 1:11 am

Kirsten - I wonder who Alida and Becksy REALLY are. Intriguing! All total bollocks, obviously.

July 8, 2012 - 7:34 am

Jen - Must save more munny to hire Jonas. These are so great, I can’t wait to see more.

July 9, 2012 - 2:36 pm

Lauren - Just gorgeous Jonas! I cant wait to see some more from this one :)

July 11, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Mariah - Amazing! Her dress is without question the most amazing wedding dress ever! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos, i love the way you see things.

July 11, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Anonymous - Amazing! Her dress is without question the most amazing wedding dress ever! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos, i love the way you see things.

July 23, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Tatjanna Miller - What’s worse then a troll? A grammatically horrible one! I would love to just tear that post apart. I’m not the worlds grammar genius, but I have spell check at least!
All that aside, I do not know Jonas personally, but I have seen his work and the comments his clients leave for him. If your “friend” had done her homework she’d have known what type of images she would get. just look at this blog, Jonas remains consistent in his work. I’m not even going to get started on the “she paid a lot” spiel we’ve all heard it before. If your friend didn’t like what she received she should have addressed Jonas and maybe he could have worked his magic to create images she would have liked, not have someone troll his page. :(

July 25, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Perth Wedding Photographers - Wow Becksy & Alida, way to troll.

July 29, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Jonas Peterson - Whoa! Hold your horses. You do understand that Alida is a troll? Right? The “friend” she talks about doesn’t exist.

August 2, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Hebe B. - Simply amazing! Love each and every detail and the colors are so rich and lovely!

August 9, 2012 - 12:12 am

Amir | Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Lovely glow! Please ignore the trolls and post more photos of this wedding.

August 20, 2012 - 10:14 am

Eric Uys - that’s a pretty awesome wedding dress

August 22, 2012 - 5:40 pm

vlad gherman - incredible how the dress blens in with everything else, excellent shot!

November 7, 2012 - 10:16 am

fotografo valencia bodas - I love these photos! They share a special warm and lovely feeling of which I can’t describe. These are gorgeous. I would dearly love to see more but I understand how you must have felt

November 22, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Josh & Kylie - Absolutely stunning Jonas!

April 10, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Lucie Zeka - my favorite wedding photos

September 18, 2013 - 10:15 am

Heath - I think you did quite well! That dress is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Frida & Alex ~ preview

Frida and Alex couldn’t get the church they wanted and had to get married on the roof of their house.

Bummer.

June 19, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Adam Johnson - You clearly had difficult situations to deal with but I think you *just about* pulled it off… ;) Loving the smugness, beautiful work!

June 19, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Eva - Poor them…sucks having to settle for a view like THAT! ;D

June 19, 2012 - 8:55 pm

Scout - WOOT!! Love these, can’t wait to see the rest.

June 19, 2012 - 8:56 pm

BodasCF - I like this work. I want more!!!!

June 19, 2012 - 8:58 pm

María Cano - Nice, very nice…

June 19, 2012 - 9:01 pm

romin - killer.

June 19, 2012 - 9:04 pm

james frost - so good !can’t wait for the rest…….

June 19, 2012 - 9:06 pm

alyda - wow, what a tough gig. so so awesome

June 19, 2012 - 9:07 pm

I huvudet på Elvaelva - Milde tid vad vackert!

June 19, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Christin Eide - Lekkert!

June 19, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Brian Furbush - Um, wow. These are killer dude.

June 19, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Raul P. Pellicer. - Waiting for the other photos. Great job …

June 19, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Wim - A dream!

June 19, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Shane Shepherd - you’re killing me right now JP :)

June 19, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Louise Johansson - How beautiful!! Love the picture with the couple under the tree :)

June 19, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Ovidiu - I’m curios about how the church they wanted looks like, but to be honest, that roof top would be my first choice! That’s amazing!

June 19, 2012 - 9:34 pm

vanessa brown - wow. i dont have words for these

June 19, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Stefan Hellberg Photography - sweet! Looks like you are back to using some grain again. :)

June 19, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Mum - Lucky you could get the church you wanted and don´t have to get married on the roof of our house!

June 19, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Kat Braman - that’s “at a loss for words” beautiful. Her smile in the second photo made me grin from ear to ear.

June 19, 2012 - 10:34 pm

mike - There are worse places to have a wedding.

June 19, 2012 - 10:48 pm

Hannah MacGregor - Stunning work as ever!x

June 19, 2012 - 11:11 pm

Amanda - Your photos punch me in the gut everytime – and I mean that in the best way possible! Simply beautiful.

June 19, 2012 - 11:23 pm

Paul - An alright location ;)

June 19, 2012 - 11:28 pm

Kevin McBride - That first shot… Great perspective and framing. Spectacular location.

June 19, 2012 - 11:47 pm

Joel C Adelaide - hat last shot is freaking cool 8)

June 20, 2012 - 12:23 am

Oli - Bangin.

June 20, 2012 - 12:33 am

Jesse Pafundi - Sorry it didnt work out. I feel terrible.

June 20, 2012 - 12:51 am

May - Well the roof of their house is not bad at all!! gorgeous view after all.

June 20, 2012 - 1:28 am

carlijean - So beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes.

June 20, 2012 - 2:03 am

matthew morgan - beautiful preview Jonas. I have extreme rooftop envy.

June 20, 2012 - 3:05 am

sarah danaher - bummer, indeed.

June 20, 2012 - 3:31 am

dylan - so much win.

June 20, 2012 - 5:02 am

Mette Ottosson - Wedding photographer Sweden - Verkligen, hehe. Supersnyggt!

June 20, 2012 - 6:11 am

Brian Davis - Yeah that totally sucks. Poor them.

June 20, 2012 - 6:23 am

ed peers - Unreal.

June 20, 2012 - 6:26 am

Brennan McKissick - Bummer indeed. Can’t wait to see the rest sir

June 20, 2012 - 6:46 am

Nessa K - Oh god, yes.

June 20, 2012 - 8:39 am

Johanna - Varje gång jag ser en ögonfrans som ramlat av sådär så att man får önska sig något, önskar jag mig att du ska fota mitt bröllop den dag jag gifter mig. Varje gång. Bilderna ovan bevisar varför.

June 20, 2012 - 8:55 am

Benn Brown - yep, i feel so sorry that they had to do that. It looked terrible:) and they had to settle to have you as their photographer, what a bummer:) great job as usual mate!

June 20, 2012 - 10:32 am

leila - well that sucks. in all seriousness: amazing!

June 20, 2012 - 11:02 am

Meredith S - Wow, utterly spectacular. And the Lord sure makes beautiful stars. dang.

June 20, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Jordy - That rooftop. Win

June 21, 2012 - 5:13 am

Simon Dewey - Derby Wedding Photographer - WHat a great view, and what perfect photos as always!

June 21, 2012 - 5:44 am

mel - serious bummer. and they’re hideous too. gah. how do you always get the most gorgeous people to work with you? beautiful, as always.

June 22, 2012 - 8:42 am

gabe aceves - psshh, i guess this location will do in a pinch. ha!

June 22, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Matt - You’re a lucky man thats for sure. Looks amazing, great teasers.

June 23, 2012 - 3:49 am

Becky Male - Getting married on a rooftop – major bummer. Love this wedding. Nice work.

June 25, 2012 - 10:06 am

Mitra - I can’t wait to see your pictures either, even if i did get a sneakpreview in the car on the way back – but you don’t need my neverending praise to tell you how amazing these shots are.
Now, let’s plot and scheme our way back there for next summer.

June 28, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Sam Docker - This puts all traditional weddings to shame!!

June 29, 2012 - 10:28 am

Branden Harvey - Is that second to last photo on Tatooine? How’d you manage that?

June 30, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Girish - Spectacular place to be, the second photograph is too good. Look forward for the entire post.

July 3, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Christopher Campbell - That last photograph of the night sky is stunning. What specs did you use?

July 3, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Chloe - I’m quintessentially English and don’t say things like ‘Shut Up!’ in response to something outrageous, but that last frame of the sky made a ‘SHUT UUUP!’ straight out of my mouth. Ah, maze, zing.

July 4, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Steve Willis - I love viewing your work. Wonderful as always. ~ Cheers

July 6, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Ben Clark - Wow what a location !!

Nice work Jonas !

Ben

July 8, 2012 - 4:16 am

shipra - umm…yeah, bummer about that. Can’t even imagine what the church would have looked like if this was second choice.

July 13, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Alessandra - You are so talented. In my search for inspiration I came across your blog and now nothing I see is as good as your work. You are an incredible artist. Thank you for keeping this blog so that we mortals can see a bit of true talent ;-) !!

July 16, 2012 - 11:37 pm

Claudio - Markisimo, those are great already!!
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July 18, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Nick Lance - Wow that sky looks so clear. Amazing!

July 23, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Juyá - You are the Master!!

August 5, 2012 - 8:13 am

Amir @ Ottawa Wedding Photography - What a wonderful location. Great coverage as usual.

August 8, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Crystal Mandap Manufacturers India - Under the sun wedding must memorable experience. Excellent Photography. Especially 3rd one, the shadow of couple on the white dome is just awesome.

August 20, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Simon - What a simply amazing location for a wedding, I bet it was a real drag photographing that one :-)

October 3, 2012 - 5:44 am

AdventuresinWonderburg - Wow, what a “dull” roof! :D Beautiful wedding!

November 10, 2012 - 6:48 am

Kent Wedding Photographer - That’s quite a roof top they’ve got there!!! Jealous! Beautiful images.

November 29, 2012 - 7:34 am

Derek Martinez - Incredible ceremony location, beautiful work as always Jonas!

April 4, 2013 - 1:28 am

Tina - Underbara foton Frida :)

April 10, 2013 - 4:16 pm

Lucie Zeka - awesome

February 7, 2014 - 2:00 am

Cornwall wedding photographer - wow that view is priceless! Love the milky-way shot to finish, would look amazing as a full page in the album.