June 13, 2011

I’m sitting on my bed at the hotel we’re staying at outside Rome, going through the images from yesterday, trying to pick one or two to blog. Going through them I realise how impossible it is to tell you about the day in an image or two. How impossible it always is.

Here’s Mitra in a field in the Italian countryside, the sun setting perfectly in the background.

What it doesn’t show you is how Mitra two days earlier races through the crowd at Piazza di Spagna in Rome, throws herself around my neck and hugs me like a long lost friend. It doesn’t show you how she welcomes us all, takes us around the city for two days, does her own guided tours around historical sites and the Vatican and shows us secret restaurants and other things wonderful.

And it definitely doesn’t show you how she takes my son Noah’s hand dearly, so much so that Noah still holds it every second he gets a chance and looks at her like a boy in love, it really doesn’t show you that at all.

What it does show you is Mitra in a field in the Italian countryside.

The rest of the story will simply have to wait till another day.


I’ve been reading A.W. Tozer’s books: God’s Pursuit of Man, and The Pursuit of God. These are my self-(less) imeopvemrnt books. In an effort to be a more effective job coach, I’ve also read Dan Miller’s books: 48 Days to the Work You Love, and No More Dreaded Mondays. Dan Miller is a career coach who helps one discover and combine unique God-given talents and blend those into meaningful, purposeful, and profitable work. If nothing else, they certainly have expanded my thinking about work. There are many changes in the workplace of today and so must our mind-set and processes of obtaining work change. 48 Days is especially helpful in constructing a resume that will get read. I’m also currently reading John Grisham’s, The Partner . . .I still like a good bedtime story

Just Gorgeous and Beautiful pics…Memories for a long time…unforgettable fore ever…Thanks

looking so gorgeous.. some time photo speaks more than a word..

simple and beautiful picture. no words to describe it…

The Pictures express a long lasting Love.

Helt underbart! Du har träffat Mitra :) Hon är alltid så öppen, snäll och gullig! Dina bilder av hennes och Fabios bröllop blev så fina att de inte kan vara annat än supernöjda! Kul att se!

Absolutely gorgeous Jonas. Look forward to another of your ‘long’ photo blogs.

This post is lovely! And as for the pics.. Well, just as fantastic as all of them. You’re pretty damn amazing at what you do, you know :) I find myself sitting with tears in my eyes out of pure fascination.. Fantastiskt!

This picture express a love and happy memory for me.

if i had to choose between reading your words or seeing your imagery, i would be at a loss to decide.

bride is looking very nice and this photo shows her beauty. Love the lighting. Nice Blog.

Can´t wait for the rest….

I want more…! Never enough

Beautiful Jonas – the images are rather nice too ;)

What a beautiful location! :)


You inspire me beyond belief.

Congratulations on the beauty you hold inside, see in others and share on all your images.

Thank you

looking forward to seeing the picture roll! looks and sounds amazing so far.

Simply Amazing, great composition and beautifully taken!!!

Beautiful photo, beautiful girl and certainly by the sounds of it in more ways than one. Can’t wait to hear more about her.

OMG.. Stunning work, well done jonas

I freakin love this guy! Photos are always amazing!

Du berör lika mycket med dina ord som med dina bilder. Det är stort!

Bravo Jonas sei arrivato anche nella nostra terra!!!! Noi siamo così esterofili!!! :)

E bravo Jonas sei arrivato anche nella nostra terra!!!! Noi siamo così esterofili!!! :)

A beautiful story too. Did you know the couple or did they just want you as the photographer. Either way, what a welcome.

simply love your thoughts here and the images too, of course!

These photos are so so pretty!

She is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing – both the images and the story. Yep, I’m pretty stoked with where you’re taking the blog. Thanks for the inspiration. Always. :)

i heart you jonas. you are very eloquent.


I love this colour work, never been able to achieve it myself…

She IS just as beautiful as your image shows, both inside and out. Taking part in her wedding was such an amazing, beautiful experience, and I can’t wait to see it captured by your camera and words.

It takes someone special to be able to do it justice, and you are just the one to do it, which is obvious from all the other weddings you’ve covered.

Your work will enable us who were there to remember it better and to return to that magical day again and again, and to share some of that magic with the people who were not able to attend.

Thank you.

deciding to write more on your blog is amazing. I’m totally even more jealous of your skills now, more than ever. amazing, my friend.

Such a beautiful bride. Love the lighting!

Perfection. Pure & simple.

Wow Jonas – AMAZING!!!

Oh Jonas. This is what makes me love your images and love your blog.

Beautiful words – Beautiful images. Your out of this world!

kesh and i agree – this is one of your most readable posts ever.

I love the way you write Jonas…oh and your photos aren’t too bad either. ;)

She sounds as beautiful as she looks x

Beautiful… you story makes me want to meet her!!

Her earring is my favorite…lovely.

I think I love you. ;) Thank you for the great photos

Oh gosh, you made me weap with those words. She most be an amazing woman and a friend. All the best.

rocking the aliens skin exposure! most importantly, great capture!

you make me quite happy with your words!

your eyes on my country

Ma, che bella! I cannot wait to see this one.

She is breathtaking Jonas. You have done a wonderful job as always!

thank you for writing more…I’m learning to enjoy your words as much as I’ve always enjoyed your images.

Just lovely, both pictures and words <3

I’m in love with that golden light. I just love your off wedding images that you put into your storytelling of the wedding day. Like the image of the field above. Gorgeous.

beautiful – I just love your photos, and your writing – thanks for sharing!

your such a great storyteller, either with images or beautiful words. It is always a pleasure stopping by.

Gorgeous photos – but an even better narrative if you ask me! Your writing is right up to par with your photos, huh?! Warmed my heart – the part about your son taking her hand. So sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Gorgeous. This everything I love about photography combined into two beautiful frames. Love them.

Beautiful, both short story and long.

Flawless. The lighting is incredible.