Category Archives: Wedding

{wedding} jeorgea and aaron ~ sardine lake, california.

These mountains – and the people I met there – did something to me. Jeorgea and Aaron took me in and treated me like an equal, fed me and gave me shelter. My heart felt at home with them, their friends and  families and when i finally had to leave I left part of me behind. This is the story of those days. The story of the mountains. The story of Jeorgea and Aaron.

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Aaron and Jeorgea’s wedding was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Read more about everything here.

ceremony: Sardine Lake Sierra City, California // reception: Sorracco’s Saloon + Gardens – [email protected] // accommodations: Elwell Lakes Lodge // interior, event + wardrobe stylist: Jeorgea Beck // event planner: Klytia Dutton // floral design: Jean at Fourth St Flowers in Berkeley, CA // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier // shoes: Guidi steel-heeled boots, purchased at Maxfield in LA // hair + makeup: Shawn Burke // groom suit: Al’s Attire custom tailor in SF // paper goods: Julie at Addison Endpapers in Berkeley, CA // cake: Instead of cake, we opted for hand-made truffles with gold-leaf from Buckaroo Chocolates // music: Dinner Reception, The Emily Haltom Trio, Late Night Dance Party, El Radio Fantastique // printing for bandanas: Ellens Silkscreening

January 16, 2014 - 4:08 am

Carolina - Hands down! You’re the best photographer. I love the way you see moments. I wanna be like you someday

January 16, 2014 - 4:08 am

Aaron DuRall - So beautiful as always Jonas! I love the inclusion of all of the landscape shots!

January 16, 2014 - 4:09 am

Fräulein Zuckerwatte - IN – FUCKING – CREDIBLE!!!

January 16, 2014 - 4:11 am

Carla - Bellissimo!

January 16, 2014 - 4:13 am

Dylan John Western - I love the Plumas Eureka area. It does do something to you. I proposed to my wife Anna here. What a beautiful story captured!

January 16, 2014 - 4:14 am

Marilia - Beautiful, all the photos, the place, the decor, her dress, everything!

January 16, 2014 - 4:23 am

Jessenia Gonzalez - Ladies and gents, he has done it again! Another promising 2014! Good job, mate!

January 16, 2014 - 4:32 am

Gary Lashmar (aka Marshal Gray) - Anybody can take a photograph. I think a lot of people take really good photographs. This is something else. In this day and age where everybody is a photographer this is a breath of fresh air. The photographer is in every photograph – It’s like I can see what you see rather than looking at the same old Facebook wedding photographs that are everywhere.

This really does transcend most wedding photograph. It transcends genre. Beautiful beautiful work Jonas.

January 16, 2014 - 4:33 am

Claudia Barboza - Me encantó! Como siempre me transportan… Simplemente geniales!

January 16, 2014 - 4:34 am

Jayson - I want to get married again, or at least renew our vows. just so I can have you take our pictures and tell our story… I felt like I was there. I feel connected to these people… you are truly gifted for this work… and that is why you are my favorite.

January 16, 2014 - 4:38 am

Kuba - Amazing, just amazing

January 16, 2014 - 4:49 am

Skillie - Gorgeous wedding! Felt all the emotion as I scrolled down. Lovely!

January 16, 2014 - 4:49 am

egle - I Love it !!! I must agree with Gary here … I also can feel you in every image, its awesome ! I feel like Im there, standing in your shoes! Unbelievable !!! If you ever have a workshop in Ireland I would be delighted to meet you :) !!!
Take care and all the best !

January 16, 2014 - 4:51 am

noa - WOOOOW! u almost made me cry, and i don’t know this people at all.
simply amazing!

January 16, 2014 - 4:52 am

noa - WOOOOW! u almost made me cry, and i don’t know those people at all.
simply amazing!

January 16, 2014 - 4:53 am

Fraser Stewart - Lovely dude! What an awesome location.

January 16, 2014 - 5:15 am

Mickael Tannus - As always Jonas, legen … wait for it … dary!

January 16, 2014 - 5:26 am

Christopher - I have this one right up there with your first Bali wedding post. Still killing it. Peace :)

January 16, 2014 - 5:38 am

Arek - This is amazing Jonas!I love the way how you show the story of the day!

January 16, 2014 - 6:25 am

Bambi - Awesome. That Wagon image is quite the time warp.

January 16, 2014 - 6:38 am

Nick - yup.thats.it

January 16, 2014 - 7:06 am

Thomas - Beautiful, and doesn’t Alexi Murdoch’s voice compliment the scenery so well :)

January 16, 2014 - 7:52 am

Amy Stephens - This is EPIC!

January 16, 2014 - 7:54 am

Adam Hacking - Mind blown. Awesome work Jonas.

January 16, 2014 - 8:09 am

Alise Taggart - This is amazing. What an incredibly awesome wedding! Love the way you captured it, you’re just so good! :)

January 16, 2014 - 8:09 am

Katie - Absolutely lovely. Those black & whites make such an impact.

January 16, 2014 - 8:28 am

Jodi Sware - Jonas, once again incredible images. I just can’t get over how i feel like i’m at the wedding when i look through the photos. You really do raise the bar for photographers around the world!!

January 16, 2014 - 8:57 am

Eric Ronald - Stop it. Seriously.

January 16, 2014 - 9:47 am

Antony Turner - Jonas, you have pushed that bar even higher. Very well done!

January 16, 2014 - 10:26 am

dylan - amazing work. This wedding is a winner.

January 16, 2014 - 10:32 am

Fiona Vail - GASP. You are incredible.

January 16, 2014 - 10:35 am

kristi wright - Wow. Damn. Amazing. Those ceremony shots – too good, man, too good.

January 16, 2014 - 11:01 am

caleb john hill - super rad dude! loving these tones.
cheers!

January 16, 2014 - 11:27 am

Eric Foley - So inspirational! Really, that’s all I got. Speechless man. Keep doing it :)

January 16, 2014 - 11:36 am

Sally - I feel like Michael Kors needs to see that wonderful image.

January 16, 2014 - 11:38 am

Nick Evans - Top notch Jonas. :)

January 16, 2014 - 11:42 am

jen - thanks for sharing. it’s made my day better.

January 16, 2014 - 11:58 am

Mang Khris - Nice works so inspiration

January 16, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Paul Von Rieter - Awesome brotha. Diggin the moody exposure and calm vibe.

January 16, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Glenn - This location is the best I’ve ever seen, and your photos so so perfectly capture it, love this post

January 16, 2014 - 1:55 pm

john benavente - wow! simply amazing

January 16, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Ben - This is beautiful. Solid wedding; great work capturing it!

January 16, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Jason Mark Harris - Smashing.

January 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Manel Tamayo - Wonderful wedding, couple, location and work !!! Congrats, Jonas!

January 16, 2014 - 5:57 pm

John Farrand - Wow.. Just insanely gorgeous scenery. But the images. Dude. Ridiculous!! Thanks for sharing this inspirational work!

January 16, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Kim - Totally breathtaking! Gosh you have a truly wonderful job Jonas.

January 16, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Issey - When the officiant is hidden in that single “you may kiss the bride” moment and it seems like are the only ones there… so, SO amazing. These are absolutely breathtaking! And I couldn’t help but wish this was actually Blue Valentine without the blues + The Notebook without all the cheese. Thank you for sharing this wonderful selection from the day.

January 16, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Addey Kehinde - Excellent imagery. Love the location, wow!

January 16, 2014 - 10:55 pm

Karlis - Wow. Awesome. Wow.

January 16, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Kelly Tunney - Your ability to keep raising it, in all the time that I’ve known you….still continues to amaze me xxx

January 16, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Kim - Jonas, these photographs are beautiful. So moving, you really captured the emotions of the day and not just the people.

January 17, 2014 - 1:55 am

Brianna Clark - I am absolutely in awe of your work. The lighting and colors are spectacular! Oh to be so unique and creative! I could only dream of one day even coming half as close to the perfection you have created here! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

January 17, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Jason Ding - Beautiful as always!

January 17, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Jesse Pafundi - Pure artistry and wonderful story telling.

January 17, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Girish - Excellent work as always, Jonas

January 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm

David - Beatutiful work.

January 19, 2014 - 6:58 pm

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January 19, 2014 - 7:18 pm

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January 21, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Paul Whittle - Amazing work, some great shots to capture their special day

January 22, 2014 - 10:41 am

chris prestidge - best ever – blew me away jonas!

January 23, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Amber Palmer - Neat wedding!

January 26, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Dorota - m a g i c

January 27, 2014 - 5:16 am

Edyta - so beautiful dress, so many feelings.. it’s amazing story!

January 29, 2014 - 8:21 pm

scout - next level, again. keep it coming man.

February 2, 2014 - 1:35 am

Hanni - Awesome people!

February 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

Shhivika - Pure genius! Took my breath away…each and every one of them!

February 3, 2014 - 12:06 am

Philip Thomas - Astonishing talent. Thank you for your inspiration. You captured their soul.

February 5, 2014 - 3:00 am

Juan Pedro - Preciosas fotos. Sencillas y bien resueltas. Ojalá las bodas en España fuesen como éstas. Enhorabuena por el trabajo. Un saludo.

February 5, 2014 - 3:51 am

maja. - alltså det är så otroligt bra på et du gör. Du lyckas verkligen fånga känslan i alla bilder. Bra.

February 6, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Claire Gill - Theres a real rawness to these photographs, which seems to reflect the landscape – How amazing to get married in these surroundings – so beautiful!

February 12, 2014 - 1:58 am

Tracy Morter - Ridiculously stunning!

February 13, 2014 - 5:02 am

Erica Rose - I truly am inspired by all of your work, but there is something absolutely inexplicable about this one that gave me butterflies!

February 13, 2014 - 5:04 am

Luis Duarte - Simplesmente Fantástico!

March 22, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Tamarin - Absolutely magic. What an incredible location!

{elopement} Charity & Phil ~ Amalfi Coast, Italy

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December 12, 2013 - 7:24 am

Brano - Just you and them. Nice Jonas.

December 12, 2013 - 7:24 am

Sara - Wow! So amazing! Well done, Jonas, well done.

December 12, 2013 - 7:28 am

Tomasz Wagner - Too good, Sir Jonas.

December 12, 2013 - 7:28 am

Beatrice - Saknar ord, som vanligt.

December 12, 2013 - 7:30 am

Amy - Chic Vintage Brides - Ummmmm indeed….. astoundingly great!

December 12, 2013 - 7:31 am

Cherlyn - WOWZA!

December 12, 2013 - 7:31 am

roryamber - Aw the ole bowtie tutorial! Made me laugh.

December 12, 2013 - 7:36 am

dylan - winning at everything.

December 12, 2013 - 7:37 am

Adam Hacking - Beautifully done Jonas.

December 12, 2013 - 7:40 am

Carla Bonnet Photography - OMG. This is so awesome.

December 12, 2013 - 7:44 am

Eric Ronald - Crazy crazy good

December 12, 2013 - 7:44 am

chris prestidge - brilliant as always jonas – love this collection !

December 12, 2013 - 7:45 am

Justin - Truly amazing elopement, love it!

December 12, 2013 - 7:47 am

Miss Gen Photography - Beautiful work and amazing locations, love this!

December 12, 2013 - 7:48 am

Lucas - Hermoso…

December 12, 2013 - 7:49 am

Megan - These are gorgeous!! I need to make a trip soon!

December 12, 2013 - 7:52 am

Matthew Long - Beautiful

December 12, 2013 - 7:54 am

Rob - So good dude! Love the one with the rays of light coming over the buildings.

December 12, 2013 - 8:01 am

Lev - So damn good!

December 12, 2013 - 8:04 am

Joe O'Daniels - Wow man…these were absolutely fantastic. One for the history books for sure!

December 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

David Josué - sublime

December 12, 2013 - 8:06 am

Jesús Caballero - difficult decission…. :-)

December 12, 2013 - 8:21 am

Emilie - Oh my this is gorgeous! I miss Italy!

December 12, 2013 - 8:23 am

gemma - makes me want to elope!

December 12, 2013 - 8:24 am

Kat - Beautiful & elegant x

December 12, 2013 - 8:34 am

Monika - This is crazy beautiful

December 12, 2013 - 8:53 am

Michał - I want to steal your soul.

December 12, 2013 - 8:56 am

Jay - Get out of here. Bloody beautiful Jonas :)

December 12, 2013 - 9:22 am

Aaron - Ridiculously good! Beautiful job sir.

December 12, 2013 - 9:23 am

Joseph Hall - No words…!

December 12, 2013 - 9:41 am

Jeff - If one could pass out due to the sheer beauty of photographs, I should be out right after the first photo. Salamat Jonas!

December 12, 2013 - 10:01 am

Nick Evans - Stunning Jonas!

December 12, 2013 - 10:45 am

Matt smith - I bet you had to consider their proposal for all of less than a minute! Absolutely stellar place

December 12, 2013 - 10:50 am

Edward Teh - Simple yet perfect.

December 12, 2013 - 11:08 am

Emily - Feel like I was there. Beautiful. Love the roses in the mouth, made me smile.

December 12, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Xian Alexander - Truly beautiful work Jonas.

December 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Kimberly - Stunning!

December 12, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Jodi Sware - That must have been a really hard decision!
As usual, stunning photography. It just feels
like I’m there watching from a distance!
You are so talented!!

December 12, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Rasmus Libäck - Super snyggt! Gillar dina bilder stark.
Tu e Douli som man säger i finland:)
God jul!

December 12, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Anna Taylor - Wow. Wow. Wow. What an honour – beautifully done.

December 12, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Daniel Ferris - This is simply stunning Jonas… Glad you decided to blog some more…

December 12, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Edyta - only they, only love, their joy and silence… just beautifully!

December 12, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Scout - Make the awesomeness stop, my eyes hurt.

December 12, 2013 - 7:50 pm

brenda - wow! amazing…what gorgeous place to elope to…x

December 12, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Mathijs - very cool!

December 12, 2013 - 9:25 pm

john appleseed - Fantastic scenery. Mediocre imagery.

December 13, 2013 - 12:30 am

Claudia - I wouldn’t elope without Jonas either ;-)

December 13, 2013 - 12:32 am

kristi wright - Amalfi is one of my favorite places on this earth. Ravello has the most amazing views. I got to see a couple elope at that same Villa years ago. What a gorgeous place for a wedding. Love these photos, Jonas!

December 13, 2013 - 6:23 am

nirav - Beautiful dude.

December 13, 2013 - 7:20 am

Mario - Master!!!

December 13, 2013 - 8:13 am

Abby Grace - Holy cow, Jonas. These are stunning!

December 13, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Anonymous - What an incredible location – gorgeous captures!

December 13, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Kaushlesh Biyani - Absolutely Amazing!

December 13, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Kamil Świderski - I didn’ seen such a good collection for a long time ago, I just love watching your Photo it’s so pure…

December 14, 2013 - 8:44 am

Anonymous - Amazing.

Thank you for doing what you love so we can appreciate it, Jonas!

December 15, 2013 - 6:54 pm

Kim - Wow!

December 17, 2013 - 1:04 am

Mathias Cederholm - Great Stuff Jonas. Thanks.

December 17, 2013 - 7:19 am

James - Fantastic work Jonas. Loved scrolling through these.

December 18, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Quique Magás - Beautiful work!!
Beautiful Italy village!!
Beautiful everything!!!

December 24, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Girish - Beautiful work Jonas. Some stunning landscapes as well.

December 27, 2013 - 10:38 am

Richard Pham - Gorgeous photos as always!

January 6, 2014 - 12:41 am

Tomas D. R. - Love it! The colour grading is amazing and works magic in this wonderful setting.

January 7, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Alexander Perel - Great work as always! I miss the old logo :)

January 17, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Jason Ding - Beautiful!

January 27, 2014 - 5:14 am

Anonymous - Amazing. Absolutely amazing work.

{wedding} zach & kiele ~ hopland ~ california

When Zach contacted me about shooting his and Kiele’s wedding in Hopland in Northern California a couple of days before new years eve, there was never any doubt I would shoot it. Zach wrote me an amazing letter, telling me his and Kiele’s story, how they met, what they’ve been through and the personal loss they’ve suffered. It’s was a story of love and sorrow, of friends and family coming together, of joy, laughter and tears. But more than anything it was a story of love. I asked my good friend Nirav to come along and capture it with me.

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Event planning: Sasha Souza Events

Venue: Campovida

Catering:  Betty Zlatchin Catering

August 7, 2013 - 11:19 pm

fer juaristi - awesome clicks, brother – clear eyes – full heart – can’t lose

August 7, 2013 - 11:30 pm

Gabriel Harber - Great images. I love all the oak trees and atmospheric shots. You get a real sense of place.

August 7, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Susan Falk - Jag har följt dig några år nu och jag längtar till varje inlägg du gör. Även den här gången blir jag tagen och rörd så att det känns i hjärtat, du är en sådan talangfull person som kan förmedla känslor i dina foton och det är en stor gåva! <3 Tack!
May the sun Always shine on you! <3
Susan

August 7, 2013 - 11:32 pm

Luke Hayden - Stunning work man

August 7, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Hanneke - Goosebumps! Love it.

August 7, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Luciano - Your posts are like antique and unique jewels. It’s very strange see one appear on direct, like a post of any other photographer.

August 7, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Jack Chauvel - Now that is one epic wedding. Top work Jonas.

August 7, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Juniper - Adore the wide shot of the ceremony with the tree coming up out of the tent. Stunning! It was framed so perfectly.

August 7, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Shahed - Absolutely wonderful set of images- the image of the groom with a tear in his eye is one in a million! Magnifique!

August 7, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Richard Pham - Amazing work as always! Love it!

August 7, 2013 - 11:37 pm

sara lobla - No tengo palabras para decir lo que me describe cada imagen. TODO ES BELLO Y SENSIBLE. Enhorabuena.

August 7, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Will - Bello reportaje!!! Bellas Imagenes!!! Felicitaciones!!!!

August 7, 2013 - 11:40 pm

Alberto Desna - Awesome! Is a pleasure to enjoy with your images. Love it

August 7, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Antony Turner - cracking stuff – the story you’ve told is very impressive

August 7, 2013 - 11:53 pm

Megan Haley - Beautiful location! I always end up tearing up when I look at the work you do. The emotion comes through in bounds. Great job!

August 8, 2013 - 12:02 am

jay rowden - Legend. Love you Jonas. You never disappoint. Incredible imagery

August 8, 2013 - 12:22 am

Colin Browne - Awesome work as always. Is that one of the actors from The Big Bang Theory I spotted towards the end?

August 8, 2013 - 12:23 am

tim riddick - holy shit Jonas! absolutely golden!

August 8, 2013 - 12:40 am

Benj Haisch - So yeah. This is pretty freakin’ good.

August 8, 2013 - 12:40 am

Natalie Champa Jennings - So lovely. Great song, too.

August 8, 2013 - 12:41 am

Jonathan Ong - Yes.

August 8, 2013 - 12:59 am

Paige - beautiful story. I love all the emotion. I got to the first shot of the groom and thought, “wait…how do I know him?!?!” ;-)

August 8, 2013 - 12:59 am

Fiona - HOLY HELL! UM WOWZERS. Blowing minds Jonas x

August 8, 2013 - 1:01 am

Athena - Love seeing you travel into my usual wedding stomping ground and creating epic imagery… no matter where you are Jonas! Beautiful.

Also, doesn’t hurt that I’m a huge fan of Zach Gilford :)

August 8, 2013 - 1:24 am

Clarissa - Looking at your gorgeous, deep and meaningful imagery keeps reminding me of something Sting once said about photography:
“It takes a rare photographer to get behind that mask to reveal the vulnerable soul behind. I do not wish to give myself easy to the eye of a camera unless the person holding it is at risk, too. (Sting).
Mr. Peterson, you inspire me. Thank you.

August 8, 2013 - 1:25 am

heather nan - Such an incredible reminder of what a great story teller you are Jonas. I adore them both as actors… what a sweet wedding.

August 8, 2013 - 1:48 am

Joseph Requerme - Those photos are really great. They are gorgeous! Congrats Jonas!

August 8, 2013 - 2:00 am

Hannah Suh - Oh this is just so lovely. I adored the character of Matt Saracen on Friday Night Lights! Love love love these images.

August 8, 2013 - 2:16 am

Charlotte - After seeing this.. I want to get married, right now!

August 8, 2013 - 3:00 am

Anushe Low - I love the compression of the tree in that black & white portrait…you or Nirav? Super clever! And you are quite the storyteller Mister Peterson :)

August 8, 2013 - 3:07 am

Jenni Cornwall - Beautiful pictures … and I just watched The River Why on Netflix yesterday – what a surprising treat for me. Thanks Jonas, you’re an inspiration.

August 8, 2013 - 3:50 am

Jessica - Oh my gosh, I just went through this whole post swearing and kicking myself thinking that I knew the groom from somewhere but didn’t know where. Friend from college? No? Dated someone else I know? No. Then I saw the other comments, agh, Friday night lights, of course!!!!! Amazing stuff Jonas!

August 8, 2013 - 4:58 am

Tuomas Mikkonen - Wow! Whata set again! You guys rock!

August 8, 2013 - 5:29 am

Nathan Eames - What a set. You are quite the storyteller as Anushe quite rightly commented. I love the use of tilt shift on the dining room.

August 8, 2013 - 5:31 am

Jen - I’ve been rewatching some FNL this summer. Love me some Dillon peeps. Beautiful images of a gorgeous couple. And Landry’s lady is a lovely! ;-)

August 8, 2013 - 5:32 am

Till - Wow!!! Wonderful point of view!

August 8, 2013 - 5:37 am

Emilie - This is my kind of wedding. Love it.

August 8, 2013 - 5:43 am

Kanoe Blue - I’ve never seen Lost and it doesn’t matter. Incredible emotion presented. Thanks for sharing it with us.

August 8, 2013 - 5:51 am

Brano - In these photos is everything.

August 8, 2013 - 5:55 am

Kasey Loftin - wow. i’m such a big fan of your work. i didn’t actually know these actors but i think it helped in seeing the beauty of their day beyond the recognition of their work.

you, my friend, are an inspiration. love following your blog and witnessing your art. it is stunning.

August 8, 2013 - 5:59 am

MIke - Wow. You and Nirav did an amazing job capturing some incredibly emotional photos. Well done.

August 8, 2013 - 6:01 am

Stephanie - Once again I am left speechless by your work. just wow.

August 8, 2013 - 6:09 am

Heather - Holy sweet Jesus Hot damn. This is one of your best. Damnnnnn.

August 8, 2013 - 6:09 am

Lukasz - really nice! very warm and emotional! Great photos Jonas! Big fun of your work

August 8, 2013 - 6:11 am

Meg - YEAY ZACH! Congratulations!!!! … Amazeballs Jonas.

August 8, 2013 - 6:11 am

Daniel Stark Photography - Awesome! Fantastic images and great moments! Texas Forever.

August 8, 2013 - 6:18 am

Joanna - Full of so much love and deep emotion. Zach’s expression seeing his bride, amazing. So good. Love your work, Jonas.

August 8, 2013 - 6:22 am

Bryan - I love your vision of Napa, and how the simple elegance of the wedding and reception unfolded through the images. This is probably my new favorite of yours.

August 8, 2013 - 6:41 am

Lisa - I felt like I was there! Beautiful, amazing photos captured

August 8, 2013 - 6:46 am

dylan - your photographs are emotion perfectly framed.

August 8, 2013 - 6:49 am

Crystal Skrupski - I’m not sure it gets any more beautiful than that. Stunning work.

August 8, 2013 - 7:10 am

Christina - Lovely photos, I wish I had hired you to do our wedding photos!! You captured fantastic moments that this gorgeous couple will have for many years to come.

August 8, 2013 - 7:11 am

anthony hoang - Beautiful Jonas.

August 8, 2013 - 7:18 am

David - Visual story telling at its best.

August 8, 2013 - 7:23 am

Rafael Araujo - Great images Jonas, keep up this amazing work! you are surely inspiring many photographers around the globe. i’m one of them of course.

August 8, 2013 - 7:35 am

nicolelennox - …tears.

August 8, 2013 - 8:20 am

Adam Pacheco - This was a really cool wedding to watch unfold. It felt like a scene from Friday Night Lights! So wonderful!

August 8, 2013 - 9:02 am

Brendan - That was such good story telling. It felt so very personal. Really good art.

August 8, 2013 - 9:06 am

Alyda - Boom! Amazing amazing work JP

August 8, 2013 - 9:55 am

chris prestidge - very impressive as always, what a venue and lovely couple!

August 8, 2013 - 10:06 am

Becky - This is so beautiful. My favourite photo is always the one of the groom looking at his bride for the first time <3

August 8, 2013 - 11:30 am

lauren - So beautiful! Another FNL fan dropping in to say CONGRATS!

August 8, 2013 - 11:40 am

Charlie Lewis - These are beautiful, and thank you (and the wedding couple) for sharing these photos.

August 8, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Charlotte Ford - Congratulations! God bless!

August 8, 2013 - 12:21 pm

JJ - great pictures…congrats!

August 8, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Vicky - Absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen wedding photos this real, this honest, or this beautiful. I’m speechless.

August 8, 2013 - 1:12 pm

rachel h - You always find the coolest trees! Love :)

August 8, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Scout - The Owl in flight pretty much sums up this set of images.

August 8, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Teresa K - It’s always such an experience to view one of your weddings…I leave happy and inspired, every time.

August 8, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Laura Ludusan - Love the way you can capture an invisible feeling…

August 8, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Darryn - Stunning shot of the groom as the bride walks down the aisle, simply stunning. Just awesome photos :)

August 8, 2013 - 6:31 pm

Denis - Your photos are awesome!
you are my idol! I am inspired by your photos!

August 8, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Kristy - Simply stunning Jonas!

August 8, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Danielle - I never know what to say, I think its because I’m constantly speechless. This is breath taking. Once again asking what the music is?
Thank you.

August 8, 2013 - 6:54 pm

ovidiu - Love the feeling and emotions. An amazing story. Great song too.

August 8, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Kim - Beautiful Jonas, so heartfelt and touching..

August 8, 2013 - 9:11 pm

Matt B - just wow!

August 8, 2013 - 10:52 pm

BRob - The groom is a friend of my niece. Please do not let my 17 year old see this! Otherwise, her “wedding plans” will then include flying a photog in from Australia and substitute Napa for her current Martha’s Vineyard “plans.”

Amazing work!

August 8, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Liam - This is so amazing and beautiful.

For anyone asking the music is Justin Vernon of Bon Iver covering ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ by Bonnie Raitt.

August 9, 2013 - 12:11 am

Matthew Long - Special as always Jonas.

August 9, 2013 - 12:34 am

Mark Sass | Wedding Photographer - Jonas, I have to compliment you on that one. You did an amazing job at capturing all thos precious moments and the story of their day. It’s so nice to see some not overly-styled detail shots, too. This wedding has a very natural feel. LOVE IT!

August 9, 2013 - 12:55 am

Barbara Fortunato - The best photos I’ve ever seen of an event. Pure love, pure glory, pure…
I admire your work their work, a match made in paradise.
Incredible.
Thank you

August 9, 2013 - 1:12 am

Alan Law - Beautiful; I love the last 4 dancing shots especially. So intimate; beautiful.

August 9, 2013 - 2:29 am

Rachel Johnson - Beautiful pictures! You are officially my inspiration for wedding photography. I don’t take the conventional/perfect pictures but convey a better feeling to me, than crisp, sharp photos, although there’s nothing wrong with those. I have a similar eye as you and your assistant and thank you for the motovation to continue to hone my skills (especially in editing). I don’t know who these newlyweds are, but your photography makes one feel like they were there, dancing, celebrating and sending best wishes for long, happy life to the beautiful bride and groom. Thank you.

Rachel E. Johnson

August 9, 2013 - 3:37 am

Bhavna - Beautiful as always Jonas, gorgeous couple, gorgeous setting and lots of emotion, as you said, clear eyes – full heart – can’t lose :) Fantastic work xxx

August 9, 2013 - 3:37 am

Val - Gosh, these are BEAUTIFUL! You are an amazing photographer. You captured the best moments, smiles, tears, colors. This is the most beautiful wedding I think I’ve ever seen. They genuinly look happy and so in love. Those tears in Zac’s eyes… Sweet man. Just such beautiful pictures. Congrats to the happy couple. I hope one day I have what you guys have. You are so cute! And to you, you have such an incredible gift. Great job!

August 9, 2013 - 4:26 am

Girish - Wonderful pictures :) super set of amazing photographs..specially during the actually wedding ceremony..well done.

August 9, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Linnea - Wow – these are the most stunning wedding pictures I have seen. Felt everything all the way here to Moscow. Thank you and to the lovely couple for sharing this with us.

August 9, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Lisa Pires - Stunning, no doubt why they picked you to be their photographer. I love the light during the ceremony so beautiful.

August 9, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Elena Hernandez - Gorgeous imagery of a couple clearly in love…I feel i attended this wedding by the emotions that were captured on this very important day in their life…Lots of mood & atmosphere in the photos…The bride was stunning and the apparent joy she and the groom were experiencing was evident in in every frame…Jonas your vision is photographing the feeling and not many can capture feelings as well as you have….I love it!
Blessings,
Elena

August 10, 2013 - 1:19 am

Tari - I agree completely with what Elena Hernandez said. Such a feeling of inclusion in these photos, like I was actually there! The emotions captured from the happy, obviously deeply in love couple made me cry! Everything about these photos is sheer perfection. This is what all photography should be. You should be so proud!

August 10, 2013 - 5:44 am

Katrina Stewart - Incredible and beautiful. The emotion was tangible. l welled up when l saw that image of Zach with a tear in his eye when he saw his beautiful bride. Powerful images that will be passed on down generations of this family.

August 10, 2013 - 7:21 am

mike - dig the colors, man.

August 10, 2013 - 9:27 am

Elisabeth Carol - Ahh! I’m obsessed. Probably one of the most stunning weddings ever! And it doesn’t hurt that the bride and groom are both on my two favorite shows! Geez. So pretty.

August 10, 2013 - 12:10 pm

arenda - what lovely photos. the one w/ the tear in the eye, and the last of the snuggly dance photos – both got me.

August 10, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Erik - You are not only a talented photographer but also a talented writer.
You should write a book!? Beautiful pictures:)! Thanks.

August 10, 2013 - 10:26 pm

corey - Stop being awesome!

August 11, 2013 - 4:05 am

Derek - Landry FTMFW!

August 12, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Grzegorz Piwowarczyk Photography - Hi Jonas, Truly inspiring man work! I keep visiting your blog to learn from you. i am interested in your opinion about my last session, Grzegorz

August 14, 2013 - 1:20 am

Dan and Melissa - Lovely photography

August 14, 2013 - 5:31 am

Karen Williams - Your photos were wonderful, lovely, evocative, and made wish I could’ve crashed the party. Lovely shots of the groom (like when Zach saw Kiele in the gown), who sometimes gets shortshrift.

Thank you (and those involved) for sharing.

August 14, 2013 - 5:54 am

Kandid Weddings - Great coverage as usual Jonas. They had chosen such a lovely setting for their wedding ceremony.

August 14, 2013 - 6:53 am

Sandra Sitar - breathtaking. just breathtaking. these images capture what was certainly an amazing day. thank you for sharing these jonas.

August 15, 2013 - 3:02 am

Shane Shepherd - Storytelling and images off the charts as usual JP :)

August 15, 2013 - 6:53 am

Jill Allan - WOW guys that was AMAZING! I don’t know Zach & Kiele or their story but through your images I felt the emotions as if I did. I follow both you and Nirav and I just wanted to say what an incredible team you make….thank you.

August 15, 2013 - 8:08 am

Kristin @ Reverie Events - This wedding brought tears to my eyes. You have such a gift for photography and using it as a link to bridge the people who were there with the people viewing these images from afar. I wasn’t at this wedding, but I feel like I was. Every amazing emotion was captured. The groom tearing up as his bride walked down the aisle; the bride trying to hold back her own tears at the same moment; and the joy and relaxation written all over their faces a few images later when they are standing up there, together. This is beauty, perfectly captured. Thank you for sharing this day with the world.

August 15, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Kathy - So I saw a local photographer comment on Jonas Peterson’s photography work and I did
what any curious person does-GOOGLED YOUR NAME!
I’m so glad I did. Just went thru these wedding photos. Obviously, I have never met this couple, but their story told by you brought laughter and tears to my morning in viewing the anticipation, love, solemnity, joy and festivity everyone experienced!
Thanks for this…

Best,
Kathy Keller
Shrewsbury NJ

August 16, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Heath - So beautiful. Top shelf.

August 16, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Jack - This is amazing. I’m inspired every time I look at your photos.

August 17, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Andressa - Beautiful pictures, beautiful wedding! I’m very happy for Zach and Kiele! Congrats from a brazilian fan! Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose! ♥

August 18, 2013 - 3:02 am

Isa x Diego Fotografía - The details, the tones, as always are superb. We love the party photos.

August 18, 2013 - 11:47 am

Liz J - These photos brought tears to my eyes….

August 19, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Azlan - Jonas, great photos again, but I wonder some of the photos are the same as in Nirav’s blog?

August 20, 2013 - 4:56 am

Jonas - Azlan: Yes, Nirav second shot this wedding for me.

August 20, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Jose - love the black and white images. have you tried the black and white Agfa Scalia filters on the new VSCO Film 4 pack? I think that’s my new favorite black and white set.

August 20, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Azlan - Jonas, thanks for clarifying. Great work!

August 22, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Jerzy Modrak - Great ambience in these wedding photographs!

August 24, 2013 - 1:07 pm

mario - nicely done.

August 25, 2013 - 12:08 am

Elisa - The quietude between them. That is what I see when I look at these images. Magnificent.

August 26, 2013 - 12:46 pm

dixie phillips - You have an eye for trees! Beautiful work.

August 27, 2013 - 6:41 am

Joe from MN - Amazing imagery… I particularly like that dress shot.

August 28, 2013 - 11:07 am

anna - jonas – these are absolutely stunning. zach and kiele were beautifully captured in these moments – what a story you have told through your visual talents. it was a pleasure to meet you, even though briefly. we hope you will visit hopland/campovida again soon (not to be confused with napa btw.)

August 29, 2013 - 1:15 am

David - The light in your pictures is so soft and subtle. The bride and groom also look great together. A fab set of pictures and well done too no going through till so late in the evening.

August 29, 2013 - 5:42 am

maria - Oh my god, Matt Saracen got married!

He was a smart man to chose you to photograph his gorgeous wedding. You did a splendid job. You don’t normally see weddings at that time of year and it makes me wonder why; you captured the quiet stillness of this pre-winter perfectly!

August 31, 2013 - 3:31 am

Hanna - The tears filling up his eye when he see her… Oh my god! Absolutely beautiful!

September 2, 2013 - 9:04 am

Sean - Hi Jonas,

I just wanted to drop you a note and say that I have been a fan for some time and that your work has moved me time and time again. I began my career with a pretty dreadful view of “wedding photography.” A not so uncommon stance.

But today I have begun to offer this service entirely because you showed me that there was both art and something deeper – an honoring of two people – held within this practice.

My work is a long way off from yours, but I wanted to drop you a note and say thank you for your work.

I hope to see you running a seminar in my part of the world, as well! :)

Sean

September 2, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Delia - beautiful work as usual!

September 2, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Rob - Love it, the party looked awesome :)

September 4, 2013 - 6:39 pm

Jessica Lund - Very beautiful, Jonas! Love the intimate feeling!

September 5, 2013 - 8:17 pm

Gautam - As usual stunning stuff.

September 5, 2013 - 9:35 pm

DubaiPhotographer - I enjoyed your site

Dubai photographer
http://studio360.ae

September 6, 2013 - 5:20 am

Rob - Got some lovely wedding photos here. Some nice artistic shots. Very inspirational.

September 6, 2013 - 6:58 am

Amanda - Dreamy.

September 7, 2013 - 12:31 am

Jordan Smith - I assume Julie wasn’t invited. Awwwkward!

September 8, 2013 - 5:46 pm

HayleyLane - What a magical day! Fantastic work Jonas

September 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Doniq - shots are amazing. You can feel the love, though I never witnessed their love story. It’s nice that they chose a location this intimate & close to nature.

September 9, 2013 - 4:41 am

Christy Tyler - This whole things makes me long for cool winter nights and cozy bundled up romance. Just stunning and so heart felt. Him in tears as she came down the aisle got me, as well as her wiping his tear during vows. Beautiful.

September 10, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Mario Colli - Jonas you are insane. In a good way of course. Stunning work as always.

September 12, 2013 - 12:32 am

Madeline Venturino - I’ve been casually browsing for wedding dresses and I can’t get Kiele Sanchez’s dress out of my mind. Every dress I see I compare to hers! Jonas, do you by chance know the designer of her dress? Beautiful photos of a stunning wedding!

September 12, 2013 - 7:09 am

Adam Faulkner - Found this blog a few days ago. Been open in my browser ever since! What an outstanding set of images. You have a great way of seeing things. Got me thinking more about how I shoot and will now be looking even harder for images that are not the status quo.

September 14, 2013 - 3:11 am

Miguel Valiente - A story full of details. Congratulations.

September 14, 2013 - 8:53 am

Anna - The pictures are beautiful–that is beyond dispute. But does anyone else feel like jonas’s pictures are so somber and serious looking? Even the pictures of the bride smiling are really “heavy” looking to me. Just wondering if anyone else sees what I see. Still love the pics though.

September 17, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Alexander Perel - Well, you are one of the best. I like your images a lot! I am happy that the tree from your logo came back home :)

September 20, 2013 - 11:45 am

Nicholas - Such beauty and emotion captured. Great storytelling too.

September 24, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Poppiesandme - Those field shots *SWOON* just bliss to look at! xx

September 26, 2013 - 8:53 am

Andreas - Great wedding pictures! Did you taste the moonshine in the picture? :D

October 2, 2013 - 8:40 am

Nirav Patel | Fine Art Wedding Photographer» Blog Archive » Zach & Kiele. Napa, CA.Napa Wedding Photographer - […] My good friend Jonas Peterson asked if I would help him document Zach & Kiele’s story. Thank you for having me Jonas and thank you to Zach and Kiele for welcoming us like we were family, being so incredibly kind hearted, and letting us into their lives. Be sure to check out the full story here. […]

October 4, 2013 - 7:45 am

Anastasia from Russia - Very beautiful!!! And Jesse Plemons was there?)

October 7, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Douglas Pettway - Good gawd, man! I’m really loving the (nearly abstract) details such as the B&W of her eyelashes.

October 10, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Fotograf Ślubny Lublin - forest shots are the best

October 14, 2013 - 3:59 am

Jun Ming - Spell bounded, intricately beautiful, what else more to say =D

October 15, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Tomasz - Beautiful work !

October 16, 2013 - 7:44 am

Nikolay Mirchev - Each moment was captured amazingly!!

November 2, 2013 - 4:39 am

San Diego Wedding Photographer - Wow, amazing work in that last little bit of light. Love the tones on them, superb!

December 14, 2013 - 3:13 am

Galina Sumaneeva - Such stunning and wonderful pictures! Left me breathless

December 14, 2013 - 11:33 pm

wedding-quotes - I like this web blog very much so much great info .

January 24, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Cornwall wedding photographer - Beautiful images, I love the editing on the photographs as it really fits in with the style of the wedding and the tones complement the location perfectly.

March 18, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Wedding Photographers Margaret River - Very Beautiful Pictures!!!! Just amazing…

March 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Karlos Sanchez - Bellas fotos!