The year is coming to an end. I still have four weddings left to shoot and two workshops, one in Melbourne next week and one in Sydney the week after. I’m shooting weddings in both those cities before I head to New Zealand and then finish up in California December 29. I haven’t counted how many weddings I’ve shot, but I’ve had another amazing year. When I’m finished properly I will sit down and look at all the weddings I’ve shot and put a post together, mainly for myself to remember them all.

I put on some good music, lean back and go through them and it all comes back to me.

But we’re not there yet, and that’s not why I’m writing now.

2013 is not here yet, but I already know what I’m doing with my next six months. It’s both the beauty and the curse of doing what I do. My life is mapped out, at least ticket-wise. Of course nothing will turn out exactly the way I foresee it, but hey…

I’m talking a lot more next year.

This year I did workshops in Australia, NYC and Cape Town, next year I’m doing more of them and also speaking at a bunch of conferences and conventions and I thought I’d run through them quickly.

I kick off the year with guest speaking – at my own house – at this little beauty of a workshop January 8-9. I don’t need to tell you how talented I think the Parsons are, do I?

After shooting on Taprobane Island in Sri Lanka late January, I head straight to the Dominican Republic to speak at the What If Conference there February 4-7. I meant to attend last year’s conference myself, so being asked to speak there is an honour.

Ten days after that I head to Europe and this is when the real mayhem starts.

My goal is to do two workshops in London somewhere between the 17-22 February. I’m working on that content as we speak. After that I head to Malaga to speak at BodaF 25-28 February. After Spain I fly straight to Las Vegas where I’ll be co-hosting the next season of The Film Show, something I’m ridiculously excited about. And since I’m already in Vegas, why not attend WPPI while I’m there? (No, I’m not speaking)

After that I get to go home.

For a little bit.

In April, I’m speaking at the Canada Photo Convention in Vancouver (April 23-24). I’m also thinking about doing a workshop or two in North America at that time.

In June, I head over to Europe again and my plan is to do a few more workshops there in the summer months. I haven’t decided on cities yet, so if you’re interested, hit me up.

Well, that’s my start to 2013. I’m also shooting a few weddings around the place, so I’ll be pretty busy.

If I’m in your part of the world, maybe I’ll see you around?

I’m already excited about the year to come.

  • November 26, 2012 - 6:35 am

    Rachael - Please come to London to do a workshop :) I LOVE your work!! Big fan x

  • November 26, 2012 - 6:37 am

    vikki - A california speaking stop would be great!!! HINT HINT

  • November 26, 2012 - 6:44 am

    Felicitas - I think your work is beautiful. Looking forward to having you in London!

  • November 26, 2012 - 6:47 am

    Emilie - If I see you at WPPI, can I give you a high five? ;)

  • November 26, 2012 - 7:09 am

    Sarah - A pre/post Canada Photo Convention workshop in Vancouver would be so great!

  • November 26, 2012 - 7:09 am

    Gustavo Urena - Wao you are going to my country (Dominican Rep.)You need to go to the local beach Boca Chica and have some fry fish with Totones. Bien!

  • November 26, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Jonas Peterson - Rachael: You did read the post, yeah? ;)
    Emelie: I’m expecting one.
    Vikki & Sarah: Noted :)
    Gustavo: Sounds great.

  • November 26, 2012 - 7:20 am

    Christy Tyler - So excited to hear you speak and meet you at What If!! I’ve heard so many amazing things about the conference, I can’t wait to experience it all!

  • November 26, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Linda - Hey, please come to Stockholm for a workshop! Would be great!

  • November 26, 2012 - 7:44 am

    Brennan - I’m gonna try and make it to WPPI if I can afford it. If not, you need to do a workshop somewhere in the Southeast part of the US. I’m in Nashville but I know I’d pay to learn! Looking forward to maybe meeting up man. Looks like you’ve got a busy year!

  • November 26, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Annika - So, I can’t photograph worth a dime (or should I say penny), but if you’ve got the time I’d love to meet up for a drink when you’re in London. ;)

  • November 26, 2012 - 11:06 am

    Jakub - Exciting stuff! All this work and travel must be exhausting, how do you do it?. Maybe you’re actually two people – Jonas and Peterson, identical twins!

  • November 26, 2012 - 11:06 am

    caroline - jonas, just wanted to chime in and say congrats on your success. i can’t believe you shot your 1st wedding around 3 years ago and how far you have come. it takes someone incredibly talented and hard-working to achieve what you have in such a short period of time. bravo, and i can’t wait to see your 2012 post of your personal faves. i’m sure it’ll be epic :) if you ever come to chicago, which i think you should (just sayin’) hit me up!

  • November 27, 2012 - 3:14 am

    Marthe - Hi! It would be amazing if you came to Stavanger (or Oslo) in Norway to do a workshop. I really admire your work! You are so very talented and you inspire me. Can’t wait to see more photos by you in the future.

  • November 27, 2012 - 3:23 am

    Jay Rowden - Hey man,
    Very much looking forward to seeing you in London.
    You’re welcome to crash at our place Jonas.
    We’ve got a couple of spare bedrooms!

  • November 27, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Michel - I can’t wait to see you speak in Vancouver!!!!!! so pumped.

  • November 27, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    Kay* - Toronto! Do a workshop in Toronto!

  • November 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Pablo - Waaoowww!!! Dios bendiga tu talento!!! Llore viendo esas fotos!!! Increible

  • November 27, 2012 - 3:32 pm

    Scott Morton - Absolutely stunning shoot – congratulations!

  • November 27, 2012 - 10:40 pm

    Peter Bur - Great to hear your plans Jonas- would love to catch your workshops in London- hope they go well!

  • November 28, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Jody Ryan - This is an all time favourite Wedding you have captured – I adore everything about it xx so connected and so soulful xxx thank you for sharing xx

  • November 28, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    jennifer armstrong - i am so looking forward to the convention in vancouver. And would LOVE to attend a full-on workshop here on bc’s west coast around that time if you could swing it. I’d be happy to gather folks locally for one if that helps. You’d have no trouble filling it, i’m sure. Enjoy the slide out of 2012 & the drift into the new year. Heaps of happiness to you & yours.

  • December 1, 2012 - 6:00 am

    Oscar Rosander - Hej Jonas,

    Har följt dina bloggar sedan urminnes tider höll jag på att säga. Men sedan din tid i Melbs i alla fall.
    Driver en anläggning i natursköna Östergötland med plats för workshops. Om det är av intresse, hör av dig.

    Vi kanske kan få upp Fredrik Jönsson från Malmö att komma på pilsner…


  • December 14, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    mike - Cheers to a good year.

  • December 20, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    stefan - hochzeitsfotograf schweiz - you are one busy man. Good for you! ;)

  • January 30, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Anastasia P. - We would be honored and happy to have you in Greece this summer!
    [your work always makes me smile for some reason]
    Have a great day
    Anastasia :)

  • March 11, 2013 - 5:02 pm

    San Diego Wedding Photographer - can’t wait to see your talk!

  • April 10, 2013 - 4:02 pm

    Lucie Zeka - good luck with everything

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