Jonas Seaman Photography
Jonas Seaman was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding. After falling in love with his authentic, emotional, and photo-journalistic style, we knew that he had to be there. He was worth every penny we spent on photography -- we'd hire him again without hesitation!
We'll go anywhere in the world. We just need accommodations and transportation. There are no travel costs for weddings in the Seattle area of Washington State.
We offer special pricing for off-season midweek elopements, as well as occasional in-season elopements upon request. Be sure to inquire to see if your date is available.
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
I believe the APW couple comes to this blog for something that’s a little more than just pretty pictures. They want stories. They want something highly personal. They want something that communicates to them about their lives and not just their wedding. That’s also my aim as a photographer. Of course I want to make awesome images, but I also want these images to resonate with a couple in a way that’s authentic to them.
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
My mission is to create honest, artistic, and inclusive photography while making a space for you to be yourself and at ease in front of the camera. I want to give you a way to relive all the unexpected, spontaneous, and genuine moments of your wedding day. I like to experiment and have fun when I shoot, but I also like to concentrate on the personality of the day itself and how it unfolds– the setting, the characters, the emotion, and all the little moments in between.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Coffee. Black. Or with Cream. Or even with Cream and Sugar. Sometimes with Chocolate.
Jessica & Joey Shannon
Jonas Review We are SO happy to have found Jonas Seaman Photography to capture our recent winter wedding. It’s clear when looking at Jonas’ portfolio that he has an artistic eye and talent for capturing candid moments. He did not disappoint!! Our photographs turned out absolutely stunning. The pictures encapsulate every detail of the day so well that it’s like reliving the experience when we look through our portfolio. Jonas and Mary were so easy to work with, are exceptionally kind, professional, and spent a great deal of time getting to know us as a couple as well as our families names. Not to mention they were organized and had great communication from the moment we hired them. We can’t recommend Jonas Seaman Photography enough !!
Jonas and Mary were amazing. Our photos are absolutely the best and we couldn't be happier. Jonas took all of my requests and mood board and knocked it out of the park. We appreciated how much they respected our space, communicated details early and often and sent a thoughtful final package. They have my highest recommendation!
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The second I saw Jonas' photos at the Seattle wedding show, I knew he was exactly what I was looking for. My now-wife and I went through countless photographers portfolios and plenty seemed like they would be good enough, but they were all missing a certain artistic/magic feel that I have appreciated in images since I was young. It was hard to put my finger on what I was looking for, but when I saw Jonas' creations I knew I had found it. The weather for our engagement shoot was less-than-stellar, but Jonas was able to turn bad weather into a complete blessing. The angles, the lighting, the creativity, all came together to give us the most INCREDIBLE engagement photos. When the big day finally came, I could just tell we made the best choice possible. His involvement was on another level, and every time that I thought "wow, this exact moment is something special", he was RIGHT THERE capturing it. Every. Single. Time. He and Mary are a true power duo, and work together to express our shared vision of the big day. They were both extremely professional, but we also instantly felt like they were some of our dearest friends. Those two being able to connect with you so quickly is a perfect recipe for MAGIC in your engagement and wedding photos, and makes you so much more comfortable with just being yourself during your photoshoots. Do yourself a favor, and dont wait..just BOOK THEM while/if you have the chance!
There are no "Cons" in art!
Lara and Nick
Jonas and Mary are bafflingly talented artists with an amazing eye for photographs that beautifully capture everything from the smallest details to the largest moments of a wedding. Which is, in itself, just amazing. But they're also just crazy-nice people. I can't express what a comfort it was to have these folks there on the day of my wedding. The prep work Jonas did to get a schedule planned out for the wedding day helped keep things running smoothly. Everyone who was there raved about how lovely Jonas and Mary were, and everyone who has seen the photos since has, basically, not shut up about how beautiful they are. And they're RIGHT. The work we put into making that day special and fun and exciting for our friends and family, and for ourselves, is documented so beautifully. The emotion of the day is captured so beautifully. And now we get to keep these beautiful photos forever. Truly the best choice we made for our wedding was to get these folks involved.
Literally not a single negative thing to say about any of it.
I have been loving Jonas' & Mary's work for years, so it was no surprise that I booked them for my wedding. My husband and I were thrilled with the final product, as well as the organization and communication along the way. Highlights: He helped us shape our timeline, which became a major cornerstone for me to refer to when sending out time estimates to the venue and other vendors. Jonas responded promptly and very nicely when, a week before the wedding, I freaked out about rain and sent him a long run-on sentence email. During the actual wedding, he was ninja good at being everywhere (including the dance floor) and taking what turned out to be amazing candids! The resulting photos were amazing. My husband in particular was touched by a couple of photos wherein he looked incredibly happy, feeling surrounded by love. High praise!
I'll put a bullet point list below, but here's a brief testimonial of our time with Jonas and his second shooter and partner in crime, Mary. From the very beginning, Jonas was responsive and professional. Whatever system he uses is spot-on and helps organize all of our communications, deadlines, etc. Every Skype we had with Jonas lasted quite a good amount of time. He was really invested in getting to know us as a couple because we could tell he believes this is an important part of telling our story. Communication was always quick and smooth. The actual day, we received so much care and attention. Jonas and Mary truly spent and went above and beyond. Their kindness and gentleness made it easy to welcome them into the wedding itself as though they were old friends. The actual images blew our minds. We knew of their talent, but we couldn't have imagined how beautiful the images would be. Jonas is an artist, taking photos that could easily be in a museum. He works hard to refine a vision and to take that vision and make it personal to his clients. Thank you, Jonas and Mary! -timeliness (overall and with delivery) -high value (both cost and in terms of time given and final result) - gave us a box of images - beautiful and professional -great communication -friendly -detail oriented -a true artist If anyone would like to add me on FB (Arielle Robbins) to ask more questions, feel free to do so.
Only that I can't bring Jonas and Mary with me everywhere to help me remember my entire life! No real cons :)