My name is Jonas. I tell wedding stories. I know, it all sounds a little hoity toity, but it's what I do.
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In March this year I was part of a…very different experience, hosting the FILM Show, which will “air” in a couple of months. I spent 10 days or so with a bunch of amazing photographers in a house in Vegas. We shot some stuff on film, but more than anything we shared a lot of… baggage. It was actually quite amazing and I can’t WAIT for the thing to air. Here’s an image I shot when we got a chance to shoot the real wedding of Sara Byrne and Dylan Howell. I haven’t been more excited about a set of wedding images in years. And I get excited every week.
If you’re interested in the FILM show before this year’s season airs, I recommend you watch last year’s season. Signing up is free.
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?
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)