{jon + zilla} ~ wedding ~ bethell’s beach, new zealand.

To build a home.

Isn’t that what it’s all about? It hit me in the middle of the reception when I saw Zilla and Jon surrounded by friends and family in the house where Jon grew up. The beautiful house where Jon’s parents had brought up all their children was now the setting for Jon’s wedding.

And it was perfect.

I hope I one day get to experience something like this again. For now I leave you with my impression of this day of days. I hope I managed to capture it well enough.

The lovely blog  Polka Dot Bride is featuring this wedding today, head over there for more detailed info.


Whenever I visit your site, I end up digging trough your past weddings; spending quite some time looking at your amazing work. Another great wedding. Keep up the great work Jonas!

Amazing photage as usual.
I happened to be listening to “Goin’ to Acapulco” (Jim James & Calexico) when I watched them, and the two was a perfect match.

HEEEELT MAGISKA BILDER!!!! Tack för inspirationen…

Well Jonas, you did it again. As some one else said, it feels like I was there. And the dress, oh my god, the dress! It might just be the prettiest dress I’ve ever seen. Keep up the good work Jonas, the couples having you shooting their wedding are more lucky than they can ever imagine.

Underbara bilder av ett festligt, personligt och stimmigt bröllop. Min absoluta favorit är strandbilden där de står och ser ut över havet i den våta sanden, tätt tillsammans, vackert!

Jag rös efter första meningen, jag fryser efter sista bilden. Du har ju fångat det så otroligt bra att det är inte klokt.

very nice pictures. i love it!

This doesn’t help alleviate my lust for travel in the slightest! :~) Your landscape work is beautiful Jonas. The wedding work is, needless to say, likewise. It’s great to see how yet again your distinctive visual accent doesn’t mask the individual voice of the wedding that you’re documenting. Beautiful story-telling imagery.

and that’s all i have to say.

Your pictures is more than just art!

Du är helt fantastisk! Som vanligt!!

That’s extreme awesomeness, so inspiring, so pretty!!

Holy Moses! Why do you have to be so awesome? Seriously Jonas, your work is truly amazing and inspiring!

UGHHH! I would totally get married just so you could take my wedding pictures!!!! Since you’re booked for a while, I still have a chance! I’ll work on it. haha. But seriously, your photos reign supreme. =)

….I quite literally don’t know what to say. Incredible, incredible.

You have a mystic way of making me feel like I am right there with them- but with such emotion and presense that I almost feel embaressed for intruding into thier moment.

Love it.

Your pictures have an amazing tone to them… very intimate

Jonas, as always these are fantastic. I love the wide shots of the bride and groom, particularly with them at the beach facing away reflecting in the water. That image is a classic. Great storytelling. You’ve captured so many special moments.

Simply wonderful Jonas. Moving images which speak volumes. You are such an inspiration.

The phone just rang & snapped me out of this most incredible LOVE dream I was having with my eyes open!

The pictures near the cave are wicked!

Brilliant! Beautiful!

WOW! You got some EPIC B&G shots! Amazing!

Very nice pics. You can feel the joy and love.

Amazing, amazing pictures! Right now, you’re my favorite photographer! Damn! You’re good man! Hej dig Jonas! :D

I really like your pictures! Love the colors also!

Man Oh Man! You take amazing photos!!! Just love your work very inspiring :-)

More inspiration for my sole, your work is gorgerous, imaginative and complelling. I love the true to life and vibe it protrays.

Wow – what an incredible location! The cave shot was just awesome, and loved the close up of the sand.

Holy Cow what a great wedding. You have soooooo many fabulous shots and creative angles here I am astounded you managed it all in one wedding. Something to aspire to for sure.

sheesh, brother!!! as if you needed another person telling you, but I couldn’t resist…These are mind blowingly beautiful. you continue to amaze and inspire me. cheers!

Jonas you’re a huge inspiration – thank you!

wow, Jonas. Just wow.

I don’t like coming around here very often because it usually ends with my jaw smashing off the floor. Once again you blew me away. The portraits are lights out on this set Jonas.

Inspiring work. The use of gray scale and grand landscape is reminiscent of Ansel Adams. Rich textures and beautiful lighting. Well done.

A great document of the day, but those bridesmaids look ferocious!

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beautiful! where bouts in nz is this? I shot a wedding on the beach in Whangamata a few months ago =)

Beautiful. I’m a wedding photographer in New Zealand as well and it’s great to see this from another perspective. Keep up the great work :)

Your photography is truly art. I love your images and the compositions and detail you capture.

Beautiful, especially in love with the dress!

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Just came across this post, and beautiful images. Bethell’s Beach is our local, and so amazing. You’ve done such an amazing job capturing the ruggedness of the landscape, and beauty of the couple!

As usual, these are absolutely gorgeous photos of a beautiful wedding. I especially like the ones in the grove of trees and in the cave. The landscapes are unbelievable!

That’s awesome!!!it seem like to tell a story of their love.how can you do that amazing.

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