Rohan and Joelene ~ Deux Belettes

May 8, 2014

It rained heavily all day at the lovely Deux Belettes in NSW, dark clouds pulled in and wouldn’t go away. I looked outside worried about the planned outdoor ceremony.

“It’s ok, it’s just my mum, she’s showing us she’s here”, Joelene said with a weary smile. She’s been doing this since she passed away, everything she’s done has been rain related, I know she’s here”. Joelene looked down at her hands. I knew her mother had passed away recently and I could see the effect it still had on her and the people around her. I kept shooting, the ceremony was beautiful and everyone sat down for the reception. I stepped out for a second to grab a few shots of the venue. It’s was a beautiful summer night. I looked up and there she was. I went back inside, leaned in and whispered in Joelene’s ear, “I think you’re right, she’s here, let’s go outside”.

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Rohan and Joelene’s wedding was recently featured on Once Wed. More detail goodness here.

Wedding styling and planning by the excellent Maria at Frank & Joy.

music credit: Adrian Crowley – Long Distance Swimmer

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lovely story from your Images Jonas..i always wondering if you held your workshop in Bali..i’m not gonna miss it :)

This made me so emotional. The timing of the song was impeccable- finished just as the party photos came into view. There’s definitely some Jonas magic at work here.

Beautiful work.

I cried hard after this post. I’ve been looking at your work over the years and never commented. I felt the urge to tell you. You succeeded. I got their story.

Absolutely stunning, these images made me all emotional and I don’t even know these people! There is so much love in that family and you captured it beautifully!

So much emotions. Beautiful work!

Beautiful first dance images – much emotion!

My eyes welled up looking through these images Jonas. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

Moved to tears. Beautiful images! <3

Jonas, your connection to other peoples stories is incredible.

Such an emotional story, and amazing work as ever. You really tell the story of a wedding day the best way possible. The shot with the rainbow is just priceless! V x

I feel so blessing to be part of such an incredible couples wedding day.. they have an amazing love story and truly belong with each other… your photos captured the their hearts and feelings perfectly Jonas.. Congratulations – Michelle Shannon

So so good. A glorious collection of images. Art!

Beautiful subdued finish to the pictures, it really lends something private and intimate to the pictures. The tilt shift shots on the road are amazing and the kid on the steps is a competition winner.

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An intimate wedding photographed so intimately, beautiful

Master of the craft. Thank you for sharing.

What you wrote gave me chills. Absolutely stunning work, as always.

Just beautiful beyond words…and yay you blogged!

I love how there is a quiet stillness to the photos, especially early on. I can feel the moment that you captured in a way that is difficult to explain. I liked the photo of the gardener as well. Made me miss my 45mm TS lens for the first time since I sold it. Great work, as always.

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You have such sight, Jonas. I love the way your humanity and that of your subjects comes through so clearly in your stories.
Lovely couple, fab dress, and a storybook location.

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Jonas, this is probably one of the most emotive weddings I have seen from you! Loved every frame!

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Classic Jonny P. Stunning work!

Awesome stuff, Jonas! Love the evening light in the later ones :)

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Damn. Tears flowing, so lovely.

oh god that’s a lot of tears down my face

Oh man so many sweet moments. Just beautiful Jonas.

I swore I would never look at your blog while at the office. You’ve made me cry at work (again). My bad.

oh man I started crying before I even looked at the pictures and then I cried some more

Jonas, I’ve always loved how you make everything personal and how you just capture every detail beautifully. Thank You!

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Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful, Jonas.

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