Leaving Sweden

July 25, 2011

Last night in Sweden.

Last night with my family for…I don’t know how long.

It’s been better than I expected. Not that I don’t love my family, on the contrary, but I’ve found bliss in a way I didn’t think I would.

On top of that I’ve shot five amazing weddings, one in Italy, one in Austria and three here in Sweden. I also managed to do two packed seminars in Stockholm and Gothenburg and the response has been more than overwhelming. Tomorrow we leave for Bali and another wedding there later this week before we head back to Australia. It will take me a while to process all I have seen and all the people I’ve met. We won’t have any access to internet in Bali, so if you want to reach us, know that  we won’t be able to reply for another eight days or so.

Here are a couple of frames from yesterday.

See you soon.


Stunning work Jonas, you are a great inspiration for us all for so many years now.

The bubble shot is just supreme!!! Really reallg great work.

How on earth did you manage to focus so perfectly on a bubble? Awesome work!

The first image is just beautiful. What a beautiful spot, and lovely composure. I love the exchange of glances in the last shot as well. It looks like the bride has beautiful style too- I love her dress and necklace- gorgeous!

I’m half Swedish and I have quite a bit of family back there, although I have never been. (My cousins have been though.) I plan to go someday. Hopefully on the next trip out I will! I each of my backpacking trips I have eased my way through the language barriers- first trip, English speaking countries, second trip, countries where I had learned the languages, next time… totally blind! Ahh! :)

The boat shot is just like a piece of fine art. I like very much.

you kidding me! That bubble shot is right on!

The last image has an other-worldly quality about it. Lovely use of light, angle and composition.

Första och sista bilden är helt fantastiska. Jag stirrar mig snart blind!

give me more, jonas. give me more right now.

Så himla vackert, du är min favoritfotograf.

Your shots are so inspirational!

jonas, seriously this is killer. i LOVE that shot of the bubble, so simple but its so perfect. awesome job

That shot with the soap bubble is just amazing. Simple, yet outstanding!

Have a wonderful, and inspirational, time in Bali.

So gorgeous.

The bubble photo is blowing my mind.. I’ve failed trying to capture that before!

The decaying equipment is such a perfect backdrop! Beautiful.

great images, love that boat one!

Graet shots as always, I like the rubber boots (it I’m not mistaken)! :)

I honestly think you are one of the only photographers in the world who would have even seen that bubble shot and then had the guts to take it when there’s an obvious moment going on in the background, that’s what keeps me coming back to your work

That first frame took my breath away. Simply beautiful.

birds of a feather, Jonas and swedish weddings.

You sir, are insane. I mean that in the best way possible. The bubble shot blew my mind.

I totally love the first shot. Well, I love all of them. Amazingly beautiful.

Jag kommer aldrig att förlåtam mig själv för att jag missade ditt seminarie i Stockholm….

the first image is one of the most beautiful images that I have ever seen. Wow, Jonas.. wow.

These images are breathtaking. That first one especially.

ABSOLUT JONAS! Your images are not only jaw-falling-down they are poetry as well.

That shot with the bubble… DAMN! Timing perfect! You are seriously on your toes.

Special pictures. Thank you for taking the time to share these frames with us.

expect the unexpected from you, always delectably original

Lovely. You photoshopped that bubble in right :-)

Love the last image, and the out of focus effect :)

BEAUTIFUL, Jonas! And so nice to see a Swedish wedding couple. Such different light… a light that never sets… beautiful, different, smoother, much less drama (more difficult to shoot!)… interesting. Thanks for sharing your work.

THE. BUBBLE. :o Could you be more awesome?

you get more and more ridiculous with every wedding. that first shot, WOW, and then that last shot, triple WOW. really inspiring.

Couldn’t help myself but to stare at them cos they’re just flippin’ amazing.

I like your pictures a single bubble ..
nice ..!!!

Heru Sigit Sugiyanto

I like your pictures a single bubble ..
nice ..!!!

Heru Sigit Sugiyanto

my jaw has literally dropped… again. i wonder would we be allowed to shoot this on Dowse lagoon? so beautiful. thank you for further inspiring me

The boat…it kind of reminds me of Anne of Green Gables and I love Anne of Green Gables!

Thank you SO MUCH for everything you shared in Gothenburg, I really learned so much, and the most important thing I learned was to believe in my self! Find my own style and above all, trust my gut feeling. It’s more difficult than it sounds, it’s often too easy to “safe”, but as you said “one for you, one for me”!

So I’ve decided I’m not going to be a photographer who does weddings; I’m a weddingphotographer! :-D

Äntligen slumpades jag in på en blogg med helt underbara bilder. Härlig känsla. Tittar säkert in igen :)

I love one with a bubble ;)

These images are 3 dimensional! You’re amazing as always :)

That shot with the bubble made my eyes go all watery on me ’til I couldn’t see the screen anymore. amazing!

Thank you for being so brilliant Jonas. It was absolutely amazing having you for the day and judging from above the photos are pure magic. Can’t wait to see the rest! Have a safe flight to Bali and keep up the great work.

Your find the beauty everywhere! Even an old machine in the forest look awesome, but my favorite of these is the first one. Have a great trip to Bali!

Superb … the first one is so “poetic”

Well, it was wonderful to meet you and learn so much from you. Have a safe trip. And come back soon.Please!

one with bubble … very awesome

you blow me away with your shots.<3

That bubble! OMG! This looks like a magical wedding.

I don’t know how you do it. If you ever need a second anywhere in Asia, I’m not far :)