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Be all you can be

It’s slowing down. I have one wedding to go this year and I can feel my brain freeing up capacity to look at the bigger picture again. In the last weeks I’ve found myself thinking about the year ahead and slowly I can see where I want to go. A game plan is taking shape and I feel the energy flowing through my body. It may sound silly to you, but October and November have been so busy, I’ve hardly had any time to think about what I’m doing, and that’s why it feels like a breath of fresh air when you start seeing things for what they are. I know I sound like a broken record, but I love what I do. Time to step it up.

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Edited with VSCO FILM.

December 5, 2011 - 1:22 pm

Laurie Bracewell - This photo? Yeah…kinda gorgeous.

December 5, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Valerie (Colibriphoto) - Wow. This image is stunning. And your words are comforting. You are such a strong artist.

December 5, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Mike Baker - beautiful shot. Your use of neg-space is unbelievable and inspiring.

December 5, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Natalie Champa Jennings - Maybe I’ve said this about another already, but actually THIS is my favorite. Gorgeous.

December 5, 2011 - 1:53 pm

kati - gorgeous. can’t wait to see what your stepped-up looks like. i love that feeling of finally being able to come up for air.

December 5, 2011 - 1:59 pm

May - It does feel like a breath of fresh air! Beautiful.

December 5, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Kirralee - What a beautiful image!

December 5, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Simon - that’s one big flower … :-)

December 5, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Scott - Jonas. Seriously?????? This is so cool……

Perfect colours but the effortless placement of the flowers just makes it.

Love it :)

December 5, 2011 - 2:44 pm

cam - Great image Jonas, loved seeing your posts this year. I am doing what you always say and trying to find my own voice, it’s a hard road. But thank you for reinforcing that message all year. Looking forward to seeing your images next year. Rest. Recoup. Relax. Kick arse next year.

December 5, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Lucy - Gorgeous photo and an equally gorgeous choice of music to accompany it.

December 5, 2011 - 4:19 pm

james frost - stunning ….

December 5, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Boel i Sydney - Vilken underbar bild!

December 5, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Louisa - Beautiful shot. Main Ridge is one of my favourite places in Victoria. Can’t wait to see more from this wedding!

December 5, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Taina - oh! this is beautiful. stunning. one can almost feel the energy and fresh air flowing through. i hope the feeling stays and grows and evolves and what not :)

December 6, 2011 - 1:34 am

Tardy - well goodness… that’s just a lovely image

December 6, 2011 - 5:23 am

Barney Walters - It is indeed that time of year. Nice refection image.

December 6, 2011 - 8:02 am

Chelsea Parsons - you certainly deserve a nice Christmas break… enjoy it!

December 6, 2011 - 9:05 pm

pierre - …j’ai des larmes dans les yeux.

December 7, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Amelia Rhea - sigh… busy-ness is neverending… but it’s good to have time to find oneself.

December 7, 2011 - 6:23 pm

An American Bogan in BrisVegas - i can’t even handle this.
so good.

December 22, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Teja - Jonas,

It must be said… your photography is like a fresh breeze through the woods. I adore the way you can make every couple look like a king and queen, the way you make it al look so natural.
Keep up this amazing good work! It would be a shame not to be able to take a look at your website now and then.

A lot of admiration from belgium!

PS Can you tell me the name of the song/singer? It’ devine!

March 10, 2012 - 10:39 pm

Timeless photovideo - Such a great shot

October 3, 2012 - 11:49 am

Key West Wedding Photographer - This is soooo true, Jonas! So true!

Jonas & Sean. A workshop wrap-up.

The last week was the end of long and hard year of work for me. I still have a few weddings left to shoot before New Years, but something happened last week and I see things clearer now.

See, I taught a workshop at my studio with my friend Sean Flanigan. We talked, we shot, we shared, we partied, we hugged, we did a great deal together with all the attendees. And as always when it comes to teaching, I walked away feeling I have learned a great deal about where *I* am and where I’m going. And I know I want to do this again.

It was absolutely exhausting, but now, four days later, I feel pumped again. Excited about where I am, the people I get to meet and work with and the year I have ahead of me.

A few words of thanks.

I could not have done this without Jacqui, who ran the show perfectly behind the scenes together with friends and family, allowing me to be my usual scatterbrained self. Sean for knocking it out of the ballpark over and over again. Dan and Samm, my dear friends, who added some amazing perspective as our guest speakers. Our four models who rocked the crap out of a swamp.

And of course the attendees.

People come to workshops to learn, to be fed knowledge. The thing is that they already have it inside them. All Sean and I did was lead the horse to water.

I hope you all walked away at least a little bit inspired, knowing you have the skills to take this thing you do to new heights.

I love you all.

Can we please do it again?

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November 28, 2011 - 10:53 am

Sara - LOVELY. Wish we could have made it.

November 28, 2011 - 10:55 am

Claire - I think we’ll have to make a trip up to Brisbane for the next one. It sounds like it was an amazing day.

November 28, 2011 - 11:00 am

john benavente - thanks for an amazing time and your hospitality. Looking forward to more one click booms.

November 28, 2011 - 11:00 am

Mary Sylvia - Shame to have missed it, looks awesome. I love how people can see how you and Sean Flannigan have such different creative approaches to the same shoot.

November 28, 2011 - 11:04 am

cam - I will have some money for the next one. Please do it soon – ish…

November 28, 2011 - 11:12 am

Tricia King - It was an amazing experience. I think you are right, we all have it inside of us but to be inspired and pushed and encouraged was more beneficial than a session on post-processing (though I picked up rad tips in that session thanks!). I don’t think things will be the same for any of us – we all walked away different.

November 28, 2011 - 11:17 am

Judd - Yes Jonas, do it again…

November 28, 2011 - 11:25 am

MEMORIESandCOLORS Dallas photography - I hope I will be able to attend one of those workshops one day! Beautiful work.

November 28, 2011 - 11:31 am

Dan - It was my absolute pleasure to attend. A big cheers for Sean, Dan, Sa, Jacqui and yourself for hosting an incredible learning experience.

November 28, 2011 - 11:33 am

Louisa - Do it again in Melbourne :)

November 28, 2011 - 11:34 am

SF - I was there. It was amazing.

November 28, 2011 - 11:34 am

kati - killin me :)

November 28, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Amanda VanVels - incredible photos

November 28, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Taylor - Please do a workshop in Los Angeles. Please. Please. Please! I will help you organize.

November 28, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Anni - So, thoughts on the next workshop location? Chicago on the table?

November 28, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Edwina Robertson - It was so good that I walked away wanting to change careers. In the last three years i have worked my ass off in a business where I just couldn’t seem to find the one thing I desired, passion! Thanks for helping me to finally discover what I want to do!

November 28, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Lou - Yes! Melbourne!

November 28, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Ellen Einkauf Photography - Amazing photos, hope to make it to one of your workshops one day!

November 28, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Jack Chauvel - Thank you for the awesome workshop Jonas & Sean.. and more thanks to having awesome peeps around like Dan + Samm to share their vision and big ups to Jacqui for looking after us all so well. I really enjoyed the balance of the workshop, and the time spent on vision and understanding who you are as a person & photographer.. and how you can then give that person to your clients. Very inspiring! Many thanks :)

November 28, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Scott - awesome workshop, loved it!! thank you :)

November 28, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Ishtar - Is there any chance you get this workshop to Europe one day? Please?

November 28, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Maja - Lika fantastiskt som vanligt!

November 28, 2011 - 8:30 pm

swiatlolap - Europe – it would be great! I can help to organize – no problem :-)

November 28, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Chloe - Oh my, that Tenielle could not be any more beautiful. Seth is kinda alright too I guess. Beautiful, thoughtful frames.

November 28, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Felicia - it was so good to be amongst photographers and passionate people, the most inspiring 2 days ever! It’s changed me a great deal and i’m so appreciative of it all.
It also meant a lot of how much effort went into the non-photography side of things, the coffee, the bus, the dinner, the snacks and goodie bags….mostly the snacks. The cheesecake was the most delicious cake ever! (i’m a total foodie)
But yes, all four of you were so amazing!
thanks so much!

November 28, 2011 - 11:24 pm

Rachel Tatem - I feel like these are scenes from the village. Love your use of greys

November 29, 2011 - 1:18 am

gina - in this country next time? promise? i’m in cincinnati, but chicago is sort of in the middle;)

November 29, 2011 - 3:09 am

erin - hey jonas! lovely images, as always. just wondering what film presets you prefer for the colored images?

November 29, 2011 - 4:05 am

Tardy - sounds like a great success! congrats. the images are just stunning…as alwauys

November 29, 2011 - 5:44 am

mitch - speechless!

November 29, 2011 - 7:08 am

Caroline - Jonas these are spectacular. Wish I were there. Any chance you + Sean will make it out to the Carolinas? ;)

November 29, 2011 - 7:57 am

Wideofilmowanie Lublin - I love this photos, awesome work.

November 29, 2011 - 9:08 am

PJ Photos - I just also look at Sean s page…it is intresting to see yours difrent approach…;-) ofcourse, both great

November 29, 2011 - 9:27 am

Dan O'Day - Bring on round 2 – Well done my friend.

November 29, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Michael - I wish i could find a workshop as of level as yours here in massachusetts. these shots are wonderful, sounds like a great time!

November 29, 2011 - 11:40 pm

Shane Shepherd Photography - Jonas/Sean/Dan/Samm the workshop was unreal, seriously how good was it!… so much was shared and I can’t thank you guys enough, seriously (can you tell i’m serious??:) btw the shots above are killer, just goes to show that a swamp really can be a romantic place…

November 30, 2011 - 6:43 am

Rennard Photography - Wish we could’ve been there… Looks amazing. Next time fo sho!

November 30, 2011 - 6:47 am

Annelie Photography - Looks great with VSCO film! Maybe you can set up a tour of workshops in Europe? I think it’ll be a success!

November 30, 2011 - 9:57 pm

Kirsten Mavric - Gorgeous. Your trees always ‘pop’ out of the backgrounds?

December 13, 2011 - 11:40 am

2011 – a year fantastic | Brisbane Wedding Photographer | Jonas Peterson | Australia | International - [...] here in Australia and the other day I shot my last wedding of the year – number 48. I also hosted a workshop with my friend Sean. I think we both want to do that [...]

February 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

for the art of adventure. » Samm Blake Photographer - [...] spoke in Melbourne for the Pro Photo Seminars. I guest spoke at the Winter Wonderland and at the Jonas & Sean workshop’s. I certainly overcame my fear of public [...]

Mathew & Megan. Preview.

November 21, 2011 - 11:09 am

coler - voila. awesome.

November 21, 2011 - 11:10 am

Hugh - They look like really nice people. Nice pictures of nice people. Nicely done, Jonas.

November 21, 2011 - 11:11 am

Michelle March - Beautiful shots! :)

November 21, 2011 - 11:19 am

kyle hale - Nice toneski’s JP

November 21, 2011 - 11:26 am

James Day - Beautiful images Jonas! I also believe you got to work with the one and only Josh Lamont! I love that guy.

November 21, 2011 - 11:36 am

Louisa - Very nice – would love to know the VSCO recipe for these shots. I love light in the portrait of the ridiculously cute bride.

November 21, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Elizabeth - That dog… how do you find these things? Fantastic shots. Gorgeous couple. Perfectly Jonas.

November 21, 2011 - 2:11 pm

ericaJ - beautiful! that first shot is so rad. =)

November 21, 2011 - 3:56 pm

Adam Knox - That was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen, and they were a gorgeous couple. The photos…are amazing! Cant wait to see more!

November 21, 2011 - 4:07 pm

MsBecca - Ah ah ah ah ah! -ahmazing! What a CUTE CUTE couple. What was the reception like Jonas? The surrounds! Gosh. GREAT photos Jonas. VSCO = winner! Your skill = double winner! That couple = triple winner! Trifecta winner!

November 21, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Justin - Love the first picture! :))

November 21, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Meredith S. - I love her dress and the softness of these photos.

November 21, 2011 - 4:23 pm

Sir William Wilbert Jones Shropshire IVIXI x 2 - o my jonass! so super duper goober good dude. you have the “eye of the tiger!” just spilled my coffee on my lap at first glance!


November 21, 2011 - 10:46 pm

Jakub - Fantastic mate, looking forward to seeing the rest.

November 22, 2011 - 12:57 am

Jesse Pafundi - Total win for the dachshund sign. Great shots, Jonas.

November 22, 2011 - 1:23 am

Tardy - beaut!

November 22, 2011 - 1:47 am

Caroline - Love that first one and the one of her in the road. Can’t wait to see more :)

November 22, 2011 - 8:26 am

fotograf lublin - Love your style :)

November 22, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Nikki Bezel - Lovin’ the classic look of these!

November 22, 2011 - 6:16 pm

fotograf - Like the simplicity of our style. Clean and stylish.

November 22, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Kirralee - What beautiful images:) And a super cute couple :) I love the background of the first image!

November 22, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Wedding Photography York - Real sense of stillnes and peace in these images. Beautifully shot and wonderfully composed.

November 23, 2011 - 6:35 am

Reimund Trost - These are just wonderful. Number two is def my favourite.

Pun not intended.

November 23, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Rachel Clarke - Wow. So gorgeous. Love the picture of just her! The light is great. :D

November 24, 2011 - 1:56 am

kim nodurft - Breathtaking! I usually avoid products photographers endorse because in the end, the photographer just wants to make a buck. Knowing your character, I checked these out. I will be purchasing. The presets are like none other I’ve seen. Simply gorgeous! I can’t thank you enough for sharing these. With your name behind them, I know they will not disappoint.

November 24, 2011 - 2:43 am

Eden - Nicely done. Her bouquet is lovely.

November 24, 2011 - 5:22 am

Anda - They are all great but that vertical frame of Megan is just remarkable.

November 26, 2011 - 7:47 am

Ellen Einkauf Photography - I adore the shot with the rackets

November 29, 2011 - 1:42 am

Mark - Plymouth Wedding Photography - Man I love your photography. I spend a lot of time when not shooting weddings myself (in England) looking for inspiration from around the world. Your use of shallow depth of field really makes the couples ‘pop’. Great job!

November 30, 2011 - 6:27 am

Sofia - Beautiful! :)

November 30, 2011 - 11:10 am

Wedding photographer in Essex - Gorgeous photographs!

September 28, 2013 - 11:42 am

stephanie - Please tell me where this wedding dress is from.. I LOVE IT!

October 7, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Janis - I usually hate wedding photography but these are beautiful delicate portraits! I love them!