{wedding} Dave & Alarna

November 19, 2010

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.


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.


Gorgeous work! inspirational portraits!

This set is amazing. Not only the post processing is excellent but the story narrated in it.

Yunhee Jeon Good!

very nice work!

Awesome set of photos. Inspiring work!

Beautiful images, love the tones.

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

Absolutely eye ;) the simplicity $ feeling – thanks !

simply incredible

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

Great shots, love the details and feel.

I love the simplicity , i love your work.

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

Cracking images ! really do like your work..

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

Great set of photos with a nice tonal colour range

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!

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

This is a spectacular shoot! World Class!

Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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

Just love them all, fantastic images.

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

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

your images are real and capture the day as it happens – very nice.

hey jonas, where was the location for this shoot?

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

Hello Tiffaney Niemeier right here, that was in fact weird. I just composed a really long comment at https://jonaspeterson.com/wedding/wedding-dave-alarna however once I clicked on post my own opinion didn’t display. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that words once more. Anyhow, simply wanted to express excellent blog website!

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

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 :)

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!

Perkins 345 347 och 376 påminner om Hipgnosis.


Så snyggt!!! Och vackert! Och coolt!

man I love this wedding – great work JP

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

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 :-)

WOW! I really like this wedding. It is fabulous!

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

How oh how do you get your colours!?!

Your work is just so cool. Inspiring

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

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

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

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

Outstanding.Inspirational.Well done.

Outstanding. Inspirational. Well done.

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.

Amazing work! such an inspiration for me.

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

Coronation Hall. Enough said. Amazing as always.

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

WOW.. amazing details and gorgeous portraits!!

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.

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

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

you have the coolest clients in the world.

A very cool wedding – Love your captures of this beautiful couple!

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.

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.

Amazing pictures! I love the light in the picture of the couple dancing.

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

många speciella ögonblick ifrån dina ögonbilder.

en fröjd för ögat.

Tack !

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

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

You are a genius.

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

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

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

You shoot the COOLEST weddings! Excellent work!


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

Love authentic couples and authentic weddings. Great pictures man!

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Off the charts crazy good Jonas!

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!!

OMG – this is out of this world…

Astounding Jonas! Well done as always!

Your best work yet in my opinion.

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.

bride with mustachio – brilliant :)

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

You are the Ingmar Bergman equivalent of wedding photography.

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

love that cartwheel action!

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

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

So good my friend…. i just fell back in love with my country a little bit

@Morgan: 45mm tilt shift.

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

I think u wanted to say:


Photos are aesome!!!

What an eclectic wedding! Everyone looks like they are having a great time.

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!

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.

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

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

So many great pictures Jonas!!!

Que preciosidad ¡¡¡¡

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!

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.

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

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

Anyone know where they got those chairs? Amazing!

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

Gorgeous in every way possible.

i am still obsessed with your “the entrance” image. absolutely left me speechless. love that song too.

Speechless, so sooo amazing!

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

Unbelievable, Jonas. Just perfect!

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

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

Decir GENIAL es quedarse corto

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

vem är killen som sjunger

*starts saving her pennies*

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


Lovely wedding. Beautifully captured as always, Jonas.

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

My mind is blown. So damn beautiful, Jonas.

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.

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!

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

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

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!

loving the ceremony chair, so awesome.

Love the ambience created, amazing coverage bro,

What a brilliant wedding!!!

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

Jonas + dinosaur tables = this kind of awesome.

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