The day before Felicity and Paul’s wedding I drove down to Byron Bay and made my way up to the Hinterland. I always do a recce at every location I shoot and this time I had an address to a place called Coorabella. I found the place and drove down a long and winding driveway. It was close to dusk. I arrived at the property and stepped out of my car. It was eerily quiet, no one was around to greet me. And perhaps that’s what made me fall in love with Coorabella so much. I can honestly say I have never shot a wedding at a place even remotely close to what Coorabella is. Giovanni, the owner, who normally lives in the house has created something out of a fairytale. Some would say a fairytale written by Tim Burton, eclectic and wonderful. To me it has to be one of the most beautiful venues in Australia.
When I met Felicity the next day, everything made perfect sense. She has a great eye for detail and the quirkiness of Coorabella was perfect for the day she and Paul had planned together with Maria, their wedding planner.
In a sense their wedding felt like a small intimate dinner party with friends.
In another it felt like something completely surreal.
Today’s wedding was also featured on Wedding Chicks. Go there for more details goodness.
Event Design: Maria Birch
Caterer: Seaweed Cuisine
Coordinator: Maria Birch
Dress Designer: J’Aton
Floral Design: Estelle Montlouis
Groom’s Attire: Harrolds
Officiant: Michelle Shannon
Shoe Designer: Cosmopolitan Shoes
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Beautiful work! You captured their special day perfectly. Love all of your work especially the photo where it’s their reflection in the water.
beautiful work as ever Jonas- I just love the shallow DOF effect you’re achieving here- are you using tilt/shift lenses to achieve this look? Wonderful!
I think that the suits are amazing it gives the wedding a southern feel. The brides dress is gorgeous!
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Wow! This photographer is awesome! Creative! Beautiful moments captured!
Lovely coverage of their wedding day. Reception photos and venue look great.
awesome work!!! :D
Jonas brilliant work. I just love the warm tones you have captured in many of these shots. That pool with the sunset glow was awesome.
wow that freaking pool reflection shot just made me want to retire my camera for good. YOu trying to get on national geographic or something? stop making us regular wedding photographers look bad with your ridiculously good shots. :)
Amazing shoots, always amazing inspiration!
This is very unique and the shots are different from a normal wedding… all i can see is fun! The reception is just like a thanksgiving in a long table very nice…
What an amazing tree they had at the ceremony! Lovely shots as always Jonas!
Slutar aldrig att förundras över dina bilder. Ren magi.
I feel like i was there. What an art.
There are no words to describe this!!!
ahhh.. I missed seeing these great JP wedding posts! Very nice sir.
I don’t know what to say… no words… just breathtaking! :)
Love it! Awesome work :)
Your photos always tell a story; I love that!
Beautiful wedding. You totally did it justice with some really unique images.
stunning, just stunning!
These are amazing and she looks a lot like Angelina Jolie.
Jonas your work is just always AMAZING! You are so inspirational, and this wedding is just splendid!
amazing! Viewing your pictures, I felt like I was sitting in the front row. But better, as you captured what I would not see even as a guest.
If Tim Burton did weddings …….. you’re so right in your introduction. What an amazing event, and of course you’ve created a special record of it. The shot of the bride by the rusted gates is straight out of a high fashion set, and the pool reflection – just outrageous!
Great job! Amazing place and amazing pictures.
Love a big disco ball :-)
Amazing details, beautifully captured as always. Absolutely love your shallow DOF work. And tilt shift :D
absolutely amazing! i would love love love to feature this on hi-fi weddings if you’re interested…and if there is a list available of music that was played. soooo stunning! thanks much, ashley
Jonas, you are an amazing story teller, it freaking blows my mind. You tell it how it should be told, simple and beautiful… awesomey goodness shot after shot.
stunning Jonas! Would look REALLY stunning shot on film :)
Oh my you rocked this shoot!!! Beautiful shots.
OMG! Just have to say this. I dont know any of the people on the photos nor the Photagrapher. BUT. You´re good Jonas! And what a wonderful wedding they seemed to have!
What a handsome couple and such a beautiful dress! In love with the font for menu and lots of pretty little details. Nice job :)
Just gorgeous Jonas!
Glad to see some more TS love again. Great work Jonas!
Amazing place & amazing shots!
A friend of mine was married at Coorabella some years ago. One of the best weddings I’ve EVER been to. I’m so pleased to see your interpretation of the location. Again you’ve mastered the sense of place brilliantly. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
Impresionante trabajo como siempre…
Beautiful photos, gorgeous people, amazing place…Does anyone know who sings that song?
WOW…. this is a straight up Tim Burton fantasy land wedding. So unique. Jonas freaking awesome as usual.
I love the way you see, such beauty.
sorta surreal. stunning.
Whoa. That sunset shot reflection on the water. Insane!!! As is everything else.
So inspiring. Thanks for taking us right there.
This is just so stunning from top to toe.
I rarely comment but you are insanely good! I feel like I was at that wedding after looking at your photos… great work Jonas!
This is unbelievable. Keep shooting, brother.
This is so beautiful Jonas. Your images, this wedding, the people, this place. You capture true emotions and real moments so perfectly. I love looking at your images.
The best collection of wedding images I have seen. An amazing location mixed with excitement and an artists eye makes great story telling.
muy buenos angulos y edición, saludos y felicitaciones por tu gran trabajo.
This feels like some kind of dream to me. You’ve done it again Mr. Peterson!
Is this real life? So incredibly beautiful
Wow!! Congratulations. Amazing Pic´s
Beautiful work my friend.
What an amazing place for a wedding! That shot of the kiss with the tree in the background is sick! What a lovely bride and groom. You captured so many beautiful moments!!
IN-credible. I think the reflective Bride and Groom pool shot will get a lot of plaudits, but I also love the subtle shots like the two of that dinner table with the multi-coloured glass at the top – one taken in the cold light of the morning, the other in the warm glow of the afternoon – really wonderful stuff.
Tilt shifting Like A Boss!!!
Just brilliant. The way that you see life…
What a stunning setting – loved how you captured everything Jonas. The pool reflection at sunset is a favorite.
Dude these are so sickeningly good. Perfect execution man. Absolutely love this.
Jaa, vad kan man säga, underbara bilder som vanligt, och vilken natur sen då, varför har vi inget sånt här i Sverige?
This here my friend is insanity! So good!
I started tearing up… but the pink flamingo kept me in check. I love the tones and colours, so rich.
holy guacamole! these are so beautiful!!!
Absolutely stunning. :)
so good. her dress was gorgeous. I’m always excited to see your sunset images…
my husband and I are such huge fans of your work. our business is young, but since the beginning we’ve always believed in being there. the whole time. beginning to end, if that’s what she wants. no “4, 6 or 8 hour package”…it was so refreshing/encouraging to stumble upon your work and find that you share that thought.
I appreciate your honesty…it illuminates your images.
Thumping heart, lump in throat. Unbelievably beautiful. I have always been a seaside girl, but when I lived in Australia I fell in love with the hinterlands and its green hills and grand queenslanders on big properties. These people picked a great place to get married. The song captures the feeling of this wedding so well. No less but perfection.
Maybe the bride is tired of being compared to Angelina, but she looks exactly like her but in a better way:) Love the image when she is leaning to her man and look straight into the camera.
So many treasures. I’m kind of obsessing over the incredible trees there too. Some of the grounds remind me of the movie Melancholia. Stunning photographs.
Geez Louise. Absolutely fabulous.
What a beautiful place indeed. Captured as wonderfully as always.
Wow, Jonas. Wow. these shots are incredible. What a beautiful wedding. I always look forward to your blogposts. They have heart and soul.
Grandioso trabajo, me encantaron las composiciones y la ambientacion de esta boda, felicitaciones!!
that’s it, you’re photographing my wedding. end of story.
that is when and if i ever get married. i’ll just have a pretend wedding if i don’t. it’ll still be rad.