{joost & kirsty} ~ wedding ~ berry

Those dishes are fine
They’re not going nowhere
So keep your hands soft
For high-fives and shakes

The song “Bread” by Clem Snide is one of my favourites and as soon as I met Joost and Kirsty, the song started playing in my head. Kirsty works from home as a graphic designer  and I know all about working with your children around your feet all day. It’s very rewarding, but also…hard at times. The song just seemed fitting somehow.

They live in Berry in NSW where Joost is the local baker. He specialises in organic sourdough and takes his craft very seriously; a man after my own heart. For the wedding, Kirsty designed everything from invites to the decorations and Joost made the special “love bread” that guests got to take home at the end of the night. The ceremony was held under an old cedar tree and the reception took place in what used to be a strawberry field on the family property and because of that, Kirsty wore a hair piece with strawberries and wild flowers.

It was just one of those days. I found myself walking around smiling, feeling part of something epic and at the same time so simple.

Because you smell like bread
And now the pillow does too
Has everyone left?
Were they even here?

If you want to watch the slideshow and listen to the song I heard in my head, click here.

Today’s wedding is also featured on Kirsty’s favourite wedding blog – 100 layer cake. Head over there for even more details.

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  1. Fruktansvärt bra bilder, Jonas. Så mänskliga, så varma, så levande och vackra!

    Sitter med min chilenska sambo och blivande kollega i bröllopsfotografiet Doris i Playa del Carmen i Mexico och låter mig – oss – bara värmas. :-)

  2. Most weddings take years of planning yet the day can fly by and feel like it’s over in a heartbeat. That’s why it’s so important to capture those moments and not just the moments you expected, but the ones that appeared by magic.

  3. Absolutelly stunning. Great reportage! Seems like some people are born with eyes round their head! Do you ever ‘direct’?

  4. You got me, I am a mum, and a full-time student. These images hit me like a tonne of love-covered bricks and I was full of emotion from start to finish. Absolutely stunning.
    Teach me!!!

  5. Grattis du gör det igen! Går igenom din portfolio och nu förstår jag varför du blev topp 10 bland bröllopsfotografer av American photo. Du har verkligen hittat ditt egna bildspråk, få förunnat. Keep up the good work!

  6. Excellent. The one with the bride alone on the Horizon really hit me as a great photo, and thats over and above the others. I do like how the small things are captured, and the detail.

  7. These photos are breath taking. where was this lovely wedding held? And have you photographed any weddings with large trees like this in Oregon? A beautiful tree like that is exactly what we’re looking for.

  8. Jonas,
    every time I´m sad or don´t know how to live my life more “inspired” – then I look at your wonderful pictures, like this ones above.
    Then I feel so much peace inside me, happyness and I surely believe life can be wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing this photos! If I could see with your eyes..
    Heike from Germany

  9. This is unspeakably beautiful. I have never seen your work before, but clearly while I have been living under a rock, 94 others have been commenting on this blog post. And I can see why. Simply beautiful.

  10. Underbara foton…helt magiska!
    Har du nagon aning om vart bruden har kopt sin klanning?

  11. jonas – these are amazing. beautiful work. i can only hope to one day have an eye like yours. brilliant.

  12. Awesome way to tell the story JP – I love the way you’ve captured everything at this wedding with your photos! Looks like such a beautifully real wedding ;-)

  13. I don’t know how you find all these perfect little moments. This is another amazing set. I love the kid peeking through the tent, and the kids running, and bride with the baby by the tree. Beautiful.

  14. Det är så sjukt vackra bilder Jonas. Jag blir grymt inspirerad till mina egna plåtningar och det är väl en komplimang om någon =) Underbart!

  15. What a dreamy wedding.
    And the photos are so amazing.
    I’m floored by your awesomeness.

  16. WOW!!!! Just incredible!! When I started to follow your blog at metrobloggen I thought you were an awesome photographer but to see that you have grooooown so much since you quit the ad job is just magical! One year of doing what you really like and see what happens! Now that is worthwhile! And imagine in 10 years, when you have shou a couple of thousand weddings, imagine then all the people gathering around every now and then when they show their wedding album…and then in 25 years when their kids get to see it…

    Talk about giving a beautiful everlasting piece to the world.

    My god.

    When it comes to photography I hold you a 100% responsible for where this took me – since I first after reading your blog discovered how much I just love photo.

    Thanks man!

  17. so, so, so beautiful… felt like i was there. laughed out loud at the bug shot :) don’t ever stop telling stories, dude, it’s such a gift you have…

  18. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful day with us. You really captured all of the tiny things in between it all, the most important things.

  19. This is what getting married is all about. Beautiful moments a plenty. There is such much depth to these photos, and something I can’t quite put my finger on.

  20. Filmiskt, grafiskt och skirt… otroligt vackert. Inte så fokuserat på paret i olika settings, mera tidpunkten och platsen. Det känns en aning nytt.
    Bilden då bruden sätter på sig kransen är min absoluta favorit, det går inte att sluta titta runt i bilden, helt underbar!

  21. oh, speechless. this is one of the most beautiful, real, delicate and simply amazing images of a wedding ever. in my opinion anyway….thanks for the inspiration, the lucky couple must be absolutely stoked!

  22. Jag ryser. Och får tårar i ögonen. Jag har tittat på nästan alla dina bilder men denna gång är det något helt exceptionellt. Jonas, du är helt otroligt duktig! Jag är så imponerad, det är helt fantastiska bilder! Ha det gott! /Maria

  23. Jävlar Jonas! haha …jag tror jag är kär i de här bilderna! And what a lovely couple, so much love into everything! Beautiful!

  24. I was almost crying from all the beauty when I saw the bug on the shirt:)
    I liked the pics of the kids running, great energy.

  25. Jonas, this is stunning. I love the landscape type photos, where the bride and groom seem so relaxed, so at home with each other and their surroundings.
    And, of course, the candids of the children – always melts my heart to see children being included and welcomed at weddings!

  26. Beautiful pictures, Jonas. Always.

    I particularly the processing on the outdoor shoots. The green.purple’ish subtle tones are gorgeous. Is that different from what you’ve been doing normally? Maybe it’s just the colors and light at this particular event combined with your normal style, I can’t tell. But either way, I really like it.

  27. Ville bara säga att jag tycker du är en fantastisk fotograf och att du är en stor inspirationskälla för mig! Jag har precis fotat mitt första bröllop… Det var nervöst, men underbart. Om du skulle vilja titta förbi och ge ngn kommentar (och gärna konstruktiv kritik) skulle jag bli jätteglad!

  28. Känns i nästan varje del som att det här skulle kunna vara fotat i Sverige. Fint.

  29. Amazing photos really! I love the feeling of the distance to everything. Jag slutar aldrig att förundras utav dina bilder, de är helt otroliga!

  30. Jeg er rett og slett speechless. Disse bildene er nydelige, hva gjør du for å få de vakre tonene i bildene? Forsett med den gode jobben. Jeg er offisiell fan! :)

  31. Det är så himla fint. Började nästa gråta och jag vet inte ens varför, det har aldrig hänt mig förut. Verkligen underbara bilder

  32. Magnifique is my (french) word to describe this serie !!! We can feel as if we were part of this wedding. And Jonas, I love theses b&w !!!

  33. this is my first comment on your blog .. WOW is all I can say.. and WOW to all these stunning weddings

  34. It’s all about the little details, and they are ALWAYS captured so beautifully! Goose bumps!! Looking forward to seeing this weekends wedding on the island. :D

  35. Jag har följt din blogg sedan, ja, när var det du startade egentligen? Många år sedan iaf.
    Och nukan jag bara inte tänka mig att någon annan sk akunna fota mitt, än så länge ej planerade, bröllop. Fotar du i Sverige också?

  36. It is funny how you put the link to the song at the bottom. I totally found the some on-line and turned it on so i could look at your post while I was listening… and then it is at the bottom. Beautiful work dude! I love the shots of the groom during his speech. Getting those moments is what it is all about.

    You rock my socks.

  37. You truly are an amazing photographer. You never fail to take my breath away, I as a photographer want to get married again just to see the day through your eyes. As a photographer who has lost her mojo, I feel it come back every time I see your images.

  38. You have a gift for sure. You seem to be able to make every wedding and every shoot so peaceful and serene….like everything happened perfectly organically in the most easy way possible…thats what your photos excude. However the wedding photographer side of me wants to say it can’t always be like that…so clearly you are doing something right. Wonderful work as always.

    Except the bug shot. If I had a bug like that on me and someone knew but didn’t tell me I would be livid! :)

  39. It’s clear you love what you do Jonas, but your love for this one has lit up the night sky in this hemisphere.

  40. Jag vet inte vad jag ska säga.. men som alla andra säger, fantastikt! Jag tycker du bara blir bättre och bättre för varje bröllop!

  41. if i wasn’t married yet, i would want this wedding day. with you as the photographer. amazing work, absolutely love these shots.

  42. you are such an artist, jonas. your eye is one of a kind. in this post, i especially love the shot of the children running along that path.

  43. Stellar from start to finish!
    I love the bug shot and the larger size pics on the slideshow.

  44. This is sublime!!! Firstly the details they have put together are beautiful….very organic, then the way you’ve captured it is incredibly special!! Stunning, stunning, stunning!! Well done!

  45. Du skapar magi! Alla dessa fantastiska bilder och sen bildspelet med den välvalda musiken på det. WOW!!! Sitter med gråten i halsen det är såå fint! Du är fantastisk på att fånga den speciella stämningen som råder från bröllop till bröllop. Det går inte att låta bli att inte älska dig!

  46. JAG ÄLSKAR DINA BILDER! Ah!! Så jäkla bra, speciellt den med bruden och barnet framför trädet på en bänk. Obeskrivligt!

  47. Jonas, I think this is my favorite wedding you’ve done so far, both in your photography and the wedding itself. Very beautiful work sir!

  48. Väldigt vacker brud! Hon är väldigt vacker på bilden då hon sätter på sig kransen… Hon får mig att tänka på en vuxen Ronja Rövardotter. VACKERT!

  49. Everything about this series is great: the candids, the details, the portraits, the black and whites. Your blog is officially in my blogs to stalk folder :)

  50. Thanks for inspiring me as always JP! I would do absolutely anything to experience one of your wedding days – preferably working alongside you ;-)

  51. amazing wedding. beautiful bride. just love all the candids of running little boys :). oh and that cricket on his shirt gave me a good shiver ;)

  52. Hur många gånger kan jag säga det innan du tycker att det blir enformigt?: Det är makalöst vackra bilder! Det känns nästan som att man är där själv, i atmosfären, i stämningen. Och jag gillar bilden där bruden dansar med den äldre herren. Hans blick är tycker jag är nästan så där sorgsen som på gamla bröllop där giftermål innebar att flickan försvann ur hushållet och lämnade sin familj helt. Som att han sörjer att hans flicka så försvinna. Otroligt vackra bilder.

  53. Jonas- I don’t know what to say except that I am super inspired looking at these images. I think this is my favorite wedding of yours. And thats saying something. Really beautiful.


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