IT'S ABOUT YOU, NOT ME.

If you’ve seen my work you probably know that I focus on the people and the story. As odd as it may sound, I’m not interested in wedding photography, I’m interested in people and their stories, I just happen to capture them on one of the best days of their lives. Of your life. Because hopefully that’s why you’re here, you’ve seen something in my work and you’re curious to see if I can capture you and the one you love, you and your family, you and your friends. I would want nothing more. Thank you again for being here.

~ Jonas

JONAS,

I want you to picture Jeff and I squeezed in to our round chair, we don’t really fit and our dogs have been asleep at our feet for hours. It is very chilly here and the leaves are falling but we are reluctant to put on our heat yet. I say to Jeff, “let’s check your unemployed wife’s email, maybe we are about to get wealthy.” When I saw “it’s up” I stopped breathing. You reminded me that all that matters is squeezed into that chair next to me.

This is the moment I have been craving and dreading all at the same time. It feels like a final celebration in a way to me. Like our last chance for you and us to take what we created together, between all of our hearts, and say to the world this is love, this is what’s important; this is the power of photography.

I am sitting here with this feeling inside that I felt before. I felt it when we sent that email off into thin air hoping to create something with you. I felt this when Jeff and I woke up in the middle of the night on our honeymoon in our little cabin (Jeff would be the first to tell you if you didn’t already have your ticket back to Australia I would have brought you on our honeymoon too) but picture us there and we are on an island in the middle of the ocean in the rain in a little cabin and i press my iphone on and it opens your email with the link to our wedding slideshow. Jeff and I held each other and cried and cried and cried. You have healed parts of me. If that is not the measure of your success, I don’t know what is.

I love you.

Rachel