An in-depth look at why Seattle wedding photographer Jonas Seaman is so insanely awesome

By on Jan. 10th

Long-time readers should know who Jonas Seaman is by now, for those that don't — he's the Seattle-based wedding photographer that is SO. FREAKING. AMAZING. that we asked him to document our Offbeat Empire party, like no one else could.

Jonas Seaman is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!

That's the same way he shoots weddings — like no one else could. Jonas has an insanely brilliant style that's all his own. And I'm pretty stoked because he recently put out a roundup of his favorite photos from 2011 and it's AMAZING. (Seriously, Here's the comment I left on the post after scrolling through all the pics: "Your photos are really inspiring! You capture beautiful moments in life. Your eye for light is amazing. You inspire me. Thank you.")

But, before I link you to the post, I want to show off some of Jonas' top 10 favorite wedding photos AND give you a little more insider information on one of the Empire's favorite photographers.

This photo, and the one above it, are from my friends' wedding. They both absolutely loved working with Jonas and even invited him to join them on holiday!

Jonas can even make getting your make-up done look like a freaking magazine shoot. How fabulous is the light in this?

And he absolutely nails portraits. If you're looking for truly gorgeous AND unique wedding portraits, you've found your man.

This was one of my MOSTEST favorite photos. I love update on one of the classic, couples holding hands standing next to each other poses with the addition of brightly colored movement from a child.

In fact, a lot of my favorite 2011 Jonas photos were of children. And if Jonas can make me go awwww over a photo of a child, that is some special-ass photo.

I hear all these wedding photographers complain about how boring their weddings are, the same thing over and over again, and maybe I'm just on some kind of pink cloud or something, but I keep thinking I must be incredibly blessed to have the best clients in the world.
-Jonas

What did I say about the make-up thing!? I would FRAME this photo, it's so great.

There's also something about the way he frames his photos, He puts as much thought into the edges of a photograph as he does the subjects.

If, by now, you're going, "holy crap! Megan's right! This Jonas guy is the coolest wedding photographer. I must have him for my very own." You'll be happy to know that he's open for bookings anywhere in the US. He's already been asked to shoot wedding from Canada, to Kentucky, Montana, New York and even California where he'll be shooting his first same-sex wedding! (Psst: their engagement shoot is pretty great.)

Oh, but there's more engagement shoots, breath-taking wedding photos, even some adorable animals, and business inspiration on Jonas Seaman's latest blog: The Year I Jumped. But before you click over, make sure to book him for your wedding first!

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About Megan Finley

Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher for the Offbeat Empire. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog, Twitter @meganfinley, and Instagram @meggyfin.