{wedding} Dave & Alarna

The places I get to see, the people I get to meet.

That’s what it’s all about.

And sometimes you don’t have to travel far to visit new and remarkable places. This time all I had to do was jump in the car and drive an hour from my house.

I ended up in Esk.

And on this very special day, in the world of Dave and Alarna.

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Alarna is a very talented stationery and graphic designer, you can check out her work here. Today’s wedding is also featured on Oncewed, go there for all the details.

Dress – Vintage

Flowers – Australian native wildflowers

Planner – W.Edding Co

Cloud Brooch – Kylie Johnson, Paper Boat Press

Headpiece – Nelson Molloy

Shoes – Nine West

Stationery – DIY

Cake – Classic Cakes

Jewels - Alarna’s wedding ring was David’s great grandmother’s.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:35 am

    Kip - Phenomenal in a way I’ve ne’er seen before.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:35 am

    Ryan Brenizer - Jonas + dinosaur tables = this kind of awesome.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:37 am

    Tobiah Tayo - What a brilliant wedding!!!

    Beautifully captured as always. Love the shot with the couple int he doorway and the confetti shot is beautiful also.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:41 am

    fer juaristi - Love the ambience created, amazing coverage bro,

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:42 am

    Jacob Lacey - loving the ceremony chair, so awesome.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:43 am

    Dean Govier - Yeah, im gonna say it. For me this is your best yet. Plus one of the guests was rocking an SX-70, right? Also, the kartwheel in the field shot is just perfect!

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:44 am

    Daniel Dunlap - That entrance shot into the reception hall/barn is just plain epic!

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:44 am

    Rhys - I burst out laughing when I scrolled down to the groom cartwheeling. Just so perfect.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:44 am

    larry reeves - wow, jonas. SO many photos, so many favorites! Well done. You really know how to tell the story! I love the shot of his cartwheel!

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:48 am

    Dave & Alarna » ett liv i exil - [...] Och så här blev det där bröllopet till slut. [...]

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:50 am

    ken kienow - i just thought, “i could write a script to go along with this post”. that means you’re really good at storytelling with photos, i think.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:51 am

    Drew W - My mind is blown. So damn beautiful, Jonas.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:52 am

    Dustin Francis - Beautiful storytelling….

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:54 am

    Jakob - The photos are just as good as the wedding itself. Perfect match.

  • November 19, 2010 - 4:54 am

    jeff marsh - favorite post yet

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:09 am

    kyle hale - lovely story told here

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:12 am

    Sophie Delaveau - Lovely wedding. Beautifully captured as always, Jonas.

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:38 am

    Wes - So in love with your style J.
    And what a beautiful wedding!!

    Wes

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:39 am

    Kirsten - *starts saving her pennies*

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:42 am

    Josh Elliott - whoa.

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:42 am

    Niklas Johansson - Så grymt så man blir mållös…
    är så avis på dina härliga bilder…

    vem är killen som sjunger

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:48 am

    NATAN - Decir GENIAL es quedarse corto

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:01 am

    Marieke - This is by far the coolest wedding pics I have ever seen. Gives me something to work towards.

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:02 am

    Kyle - Dave and Alarna are so stylish, it makes me wish I were Australian.

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:02 am

    Nathan Parker - Unbelievable, Jonas. Just perfect!

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:27 am

    Gedas Girdvainis - Amazing Jonas like always, the song is to short I play it 2 times..:)

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Gary - Speechless, so sooo amazing!

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:42 am

    lydia {ever ours} - i am still obsessed with your “the entrance” image. absolutely left me speechless. love that song too.

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:48 am

    Teresa - Gorgeousness!

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:50 am

    Teresa - Gorgeous in every way possible.

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:05 am

    Katie Kolenberg - I die. Amazing Jonas. What a great sense of style and humour these guys have!

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:22 am

    Phill - Like

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:31 am

    Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** - Anyone know where they got those chairs? Amazing!

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:32 am

    Albert Palmer - Love the natural beauty of this wedding. There’s a simplistic earthiness to it. Tastefully captured as always.

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Jon S6 - Ridiculously good. Makes me want to scream. I’m going to scream…

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Abbes pappa - Bloody hell, Jonas. Your images makes me want to stop art directing and become full time photographer. At the same time they makes me wanna sell my camera and never take a picture again.

    Standing ovasions. Again.

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Olivia - Jag blir sååå inspirerad av dina bilder. Ljuset. Lekfullheten. Ögonblicken. ALLT. Du har ett fantastiskt sinne för detta. Tack för att du delar med dig!

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:14 am

    Trish - so much awesome.

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Hugo - Que preciosidad ¡¡¡¡

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:30 am

    JB - So many great pictures Jonas!!!

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Lucy Far - oh wow. oh wow! so beautiful. can you please tell me what song that is playing? It’s so so beautiful. It’s incredible how a stranger’s special moment can be so emotional for one…wow, so beautiful is this life. This connection. xo

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:35 am

    Jonas Peterson - The song is called “Kids on the run” by Tallest Man on Earth.

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Andreas - damn. wow!

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:52 am

    Morgan B. Sikkerboel - hello from norway!

    beautiful photographs. i’m sorry for asking but do you blur any of your images in post or do you use tilt shift lenses a lot? if so, which one(s)?

    i’d love it if you took the time to answer.

  • November 19, 2010 - 8:53 am

    cole - incredible man. this wedding is sure to inspire photographers to be better and those who are engaged to plan a perfect wedding – because this one is pretty darn close to being just that. grattis till ett annat fantastiskt jobb!

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:00 am

    New Mexico Wedding Planners - What an eclectic wedding! Everyone looks like they are having a great time.

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Kat - I think u wanted to say:

    CAKE: BEST CAKE EVER!

    Photos are aesome!!!

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:03 am

    Josh - Amazing work, Jonas! Dave and Alarna were lucky to have you there. And how awesome that it all happened just up the road…

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Jonas Peterson - @Morgan: 45mm tilt shift.

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Blake Burton - wow jonas….just. wow.

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Dan O'Day - So good my friend…. i just fell back in love with my country a little bit

  • November 19, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Erin Lassahn - really really REALLY amazing. i know its been said 1000 times, maybe more. But you are a genius with light, truly.

  • November 19, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Shyann - Truly amazing work! As usual… Love love the bride and groom portraits.

  • November 19, 2010 - 11:42 am

    Matt and Katie | Photographers - You are the real deal Jonas!

  • November 19, 2010 - 11:53 am

    Gemma - love that cartwheel action!

  • November 19, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Ruth - Omigosh. I think this is my favorite of yours yet… there is no one else with your style, Jonas!

  • November 19, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    crystal Liepa - You are the Ingmar Bergman equivalent of wedding photography.

  • November 19, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    tim - wow, amazing!

  • November 19, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Mark - CRAZY GOOD!!The one where they are in the doorway is exceptional.

  • November 19, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Lauren - bride with mustachio – brilliant :)

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    David Ferguson - I love the mood of your images. So easy to look at, almost soft (not in focus but feel). You have inspired me many times in the past and I look forward to keeping an eye on your work.

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:08 pm

    Niklas - Your best work yet in my opinion.

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Calvina - Astounding Jonas! Well done as always!

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    David Schreiner - OMG – this is out of this world…

  • November 19, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Henrik Mill - Sjukt bra!!!

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    Jane - Du har fotat många otroligt vackra bröllop, men det här är nog det av alla som griper tag i mig mest. Fantastiskt!! Och vilken UNDERBAR bildberättelse!!
    http://felicitass.blogspot.com/2010/11/vansinnigt-vackert.html

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:17 pm

    Kelly Tunney - Off the charts crazy good Jonas!

  • November 19, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    Malin - Stunning, Jonas. Absolutley stunning! Love the bride’s headpiece.

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    Julian Beattie - Rad, J-Man. Rad.

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:31 pm

    AmyPunky Photography - Absolutely amazing! Love the location and the cute couple!! Congrats to them!!

  • November 19, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    *Mette* - This is awesome, all of it. What a couple! Love the one where he’s “hjular” (don’t know the English word for it, but the gymnastic thing in the field), the details, and every single image.

  • November 19, 2010 - 11:02 pm

    Pobke - you make esk look good.

  • November 19, 2010 - 11:32 pm

    serena - Oh my. The light in your work is amazing. One word: Respect.

  • November 20, 2010 - 12:07 am

    katrina - it is such a calm and loving feeling over this whole wedding.

  • November 20, 2010 - 12:56 am

    Joshua Gull - Jesus, dude! You make me want to hang my camera up. I just kept scrolling in disbelief at how well you interpret light and see things. Fantastic work through and through Jonas. Really.

  • November 20, 2010 - 1:30 am

    Amanda VanVels - wow. this wedding looks so so so so good. awesome job, jonas!

  • November 20, 2010 - 4:05 am

    Rafa - Love authentic couples and authentic weddings. Great pictures man!

  • November 20, 2010 - 5:45 am

    Stefano Choi - Man, your story telling is amazing. I felt like I was there…

  • November 20, 2010 - 7:08 am

    Magdalena - Fanfuckingtastic!

  • November 20, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Ryan Ray - You shoot the COOLEST weddings! Excellent work!

  • November 20, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    ez-jess - Thanks for sharing your beautiful and stunning images Jonas, you constantly inspire me to be a better photographer

  • November 20, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Kylene Requa - I can’t even being to describe the brillance that it is this wedding. I love the way you told their story.

  • November 20, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    Stewart Leishman - Great story, great capture.It’s so cool to see a groom do a handstand like that!

  • November 20, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Camilla - Seriously.
    You are a genius.

  • November 21, 2010 - 4:19 am

    Paul Krol - sooo good to look at and great song to listen to while viewing them.

  • November 21, 2010 - 5:08 am

    Susana - Just a word… FANTASTIC

  • November 21, 2010 - 5:48 am

    Gina - I do always love coming to your site Jonas. Loving the fun details the couple chose for their wedding day!

  • November 21, 2010 - 9:19 am

    Owe - många speciella ögonblick ifrån dina ögonbilder.

    en fröjd för ögat.

    Tack !

  • November 23, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Penny van Wieringen - That would have to be the most beautiful Wedding I have ever seen…..and the most wonderful photography!

  • November 24, 2010 - 4:38 am

    San Diego photo booth - Amazing pictures! I love the light in the picture of the couple dancing.

  • November 24, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Eleanor Gannon - Absolutely love it! If I were to get married all over again, this is what I would aspire to. And the photos are half-bad either! Amazing work as always.

  • November 24, 2010 - 10:50 am

    ayesha - you’re always fantastic… this is kinda special though. just beautiful. i think the shot of her holding her shoes might be the best shoe shot i’ve ever seen… but, way too many other faves to mention.
    sigh!

  • November 24, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Jodie Greck Photography - A very cool wedding – Love your captures of this beautiful couple!

  • November 24, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    Bryan Aulick - 550 is perfect.

  • November 24, 2010 - 8:02 pm

    Fotograf Warszawa - Great shots! Pleasure to watch.

  • November 25, 2010 - 6:02 am

    Sarah D. - you have the coolest clients in the world.

  • November 25, 2010 - 8:09 pm

    Marie-Louise - WOW!!! Fy fasen vilka härliga bilder!! Och vilket mysigt och oerhört vackert bröllop, känns som att man var med själv när man titta på alla bilderna. Är själv helt galen i att fota. (på nybörjarstadie – både jag och min kamera ;D).
    Good luck with everything =D
    //M-L

  • November 27, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Clayton Pearlstein - That shot with the couple walking into the “Coronation Hall” is fabulous! Incredibly cinematic and dramatic!

  • December 1, 2010 - 6:35 am

    Jerzy Modrak - I don’t know how you do it, but these are timeless images. As if taken a hundred years ago. All those antique details and clothes. And the people and the ambience.
    And then the dragged shutter photos from the reception, like a Larry Fink or a Bruce Gilden. I don’t know if the two styles match, but I don’care.
    I could stay in this world forever.

  • December 1, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    David Robertson - WOW.. amazing details and gorgeous portraits!!

  • December 2, 2010 - 4:53 am

    Shari DeAngelo - That handstand (cartwheel?) shot is my favorite wedding photo ever.

  • December 2, 2010 - 5:53 am

    Paul Rowland - Coronation Hall. Enough said. Amazing as always.

  • December 2, 2010 - 7:45 am

    nadine - Ok, I just noticed the cloud on the groom here. So awesome. And the chairs. I still love the chairs.

  • December 2, 2010 - 12:05 pm

    Matthew Mead - Amazing work! such an inspiration for me.

  • December 3, 2010 - 4:05 am

    Bluejay Phototography - I really love the soft light you get over there, it makes all your wedding photos look soft and inviting. Thanks for the post, really stunning shots.

  • December 8, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Jonathan - Outstanding. Inspirational. Well done.

  • December 8, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Jonathan - Outstanding.Inspirational.Well done.

  • December 15, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Dale Tidy - Best wedding I have ever seen. great capture and a destined award winning pic in the cartwheel

  • January 1, 2011 - 2:03 am

    Chris Aram Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer - I love the light, almost surreal feeling in some of the early getting ready shots … beautiful use of light throughout! Fun photos of what looks like an incredibly fun, intimate wedding … nicely shot! – Chris

  • January 5, 2011 - 12:19 am

    Stefan - I had such a good time waching this wedding pictures.Everybody looks delighted and happy.Great pictures!!!

  • January 27, 2011 - 6:19 am

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  • February 11, 2011 - 1:36 am

    Neil Redfern - Absolutely stunning images – I just love the feeling of space and freedom this wedding has. Fantastic work :-)

  • February 22, 2011 - 11:07 pm

    >Vansinnigt vackert, vansinnigt skickligt « Felicitas - [...] och bloggskribent (tidigare under pseudonymen Silverfisken) som bor och jobbar i Australien. Hans bildberättelse från Dave & Alarna’s bröllop gör mig alldeles tårögd – så vackert bröllop, så vackra bilder och så vackert [...]

  • March 23, 2011 - 6:08 pm

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  • March 25, 2011 - 6:34 am

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  • March 30, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Gavin - How oh how do you get your colours!?!

    Your work is just so cool. Inspiring

  • April 4, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    freedom garvey photographer - inspirational in every detail. thank you for sharing..creative regards, freedom

  • April 21, 2011 - 10:29 am
  • May 6, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Francois | Junophoto, Montreal - WOW! I really like this wedding. It is fabulous!

  • May 13, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    Another Wedding Photographer - Maaan. I just love these images. I hate to gush but they are so simple but so brilliant….

    Just cool. You make it look easy….Im stressed to the max on the day :-)

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  • May 27, 2011 - 4:01 am

    malin mauritsen - Fantastic!!! And these pics really inspire me to have the nerve to develop my own photography into something that´s even more me that what I do now ;) //Malin

  • June 9, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    john warren - man I love this wedding – great work JP

  • June 13, 2011 - 11:27 pm

    Thyra - Så snyggt!!! Och vackert! Och coolt!

  • June 14, 2011 - 4:14 am

    Mikael lörnstam - Perkins 345 347 och 376 påminner om Hipgnosis.

    Zuperfräckt!!!

  • June 14, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    Fiafiber - Underbara bilder!!

  • June 17, 2011 - 7:17 pm

    Åsa - Otroligt vackra bilder!
    Blir väldigt sotis på alla dina kunder…
    Är det okej att jag lånar ett par bilder och länkar till dig från min lilla blogg?
    Hej från Göteborg!

  • July 1, 2011 - 5:46 am

    Michael - Galet bra!! Allt känns så iscensatt och regisserat som en novellfilm eller reklamfilm. Finns det sådana här bröllop på riktigt? Hur som helst du äger, behöver du en assistent så säg till :)

  • July 6, 2011 - 5:01 pm

    Amber - The cartwheel! The barn entrance! The blindfold! My heart melts for these two, and for your stunning photos.

  • July 28, 2011 - 2:11 am

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  • August 16, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    Johan Stomberg - Fantastiska bilder Jonas!

  • September 10, 2011 - 12:15 am

    Theresa - I love all of these. I love the couples style!

  • October 10, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    juss-c - hey jonas, where was the location for this shoot?

  • November 8, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    sydney wedding photographer - your images are real and capture the day as it happens – very nice.

  • November 15, 2011 - 11:40 am

    marcos quintana - conheço muitos brasileiros que admiram sua arte e eu sou um deles.

  • December 2, 2011 - 10:51 am

    verns - sick photos and processing..which vsco template did you use for the colored pictures..

  • January 17, 2012 - 8:26 am

    wedding photographer devon - Just love them all, fantastic images.

  • February 4, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    MichelleF - Just stumbled upon this, what a delight a real inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  • February 19, 2012 - 11:52 pm

    Caroline - Absolutely beautiful- I feel like I was there – had goose pimples! :)

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    mike - Your work is inspiring in so many ways. Off to do more browsing through old posts…

  • June 12, 2012 - 6:36 pm

    Anonymous - Not like I need anymore ideas for posts (still have too many drafts that are not yet completed), but this is nonetheless and awesome post and a great resource for any blogger.I wish I would have thought of this idea

  • August 15, 2012 - 11:45 pm

    Jim Unger - I’m a little late to the party but WOW!

    This is a spectacular shoot! World Class!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • September 26, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Adas - It is very wonderful day for all bride, very beautiful wedding! so natural and unusual, well i wish only love, crystal, healthy love!!! Be happy!

  • October 13, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    Devon Wedding Photography - Great set of photos with a nice tonal colour range

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:50 am

    David - Fantastic set of photos. I love the processing on these as well. Great work!

  • December 13, 2012 - 2:33 pm
  • January 10, 2013 - 5:25 am

    Stuart - Definition Photography - Wow! Such style and class! Brilliant!

  • January 20, 2013 - 10:15 pm

    Gautam Narayanan - Cracking images ! really do like your work..

  • February 16, 2013 - 8:28 am

    Ronja - your photos are just incredibly inspiring and emotional…they way you can capture these intense feelings are truly amazing… You’ve got me stunned!
    - Your new greatest fan

  • March 6, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    Javier Herrero - I love the simplicity , i love your work.

  • April 25, 2013 - 3:39 am

    Ashley - Great shots, love the details and feel.

  • August 23, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Kent - What a day and great images to record it forever. Very nice.

  • August 26, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    Peta Hood - simply incredible

  • October 19, 2013 - 5:59 pm

    Max Clee - Absolutely eye ;) the simplicity $ feeling – thanks !

  • December 4, 2013 - 2:30 pm

    Jeff - Everything is magic. Makes my heart skip a beat. You are Jonas!

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  • February 8, 2014 - 3:46 am

    Paul Keppel - Beautiful images, love the tones.

  • February 21, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Chad Bromley - cool looking wedding

  • April 22, 2014 - 6:46 am

    Karen Julia - Awesome set of photos. Inspiring work!

  • July 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Michael - very nice work!

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