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Six years ago today I was in a tiny cubicle within a call center slogging through days of employment as a telemarketer. My job was to sell a product over the phone to people who were usually angry at me for interrupting their day. Most of them did what any reasonable person would do. They hung up on me. I had been at that gig for about four years. My days consisted of work, community college, television, very little sleep, and a sense of mounting anxiousness. I finally decided I needed some kind of creative outlet and I started Americanvirus. My first post read, “I’m thinking this will be a creativity blog, but I’m willing to let it take me wherever it leads.” I bought a camera and started having fun with it!!

I know it’s kind of cliche now for photographers to write on their blogs about how grateful they are! But oh man, I’m so freaking grateful to be out of that cubicle!! Thank you for an amazing six years! And thank you for not hanging up on me.

Jonas Seaman Americanvirus6yearsold

From Nicole & Greg’s Wedding. Port Orchard, WA.


Photographer: Jonas Seaman

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  • Kendall LaurenJuly 9, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    Happy cubicle-escape-iversary! Glad you got out of there to create such beautiful imagery to share with the world.

  • naomiJuly 10, 2014 - 2:52 am

    inspiring, jonas. keep on up!

Puerto Rico wedding.


This shoot is also featured on A Practical Wedding.

Soundtrack: Wakin On A Pretty Day by Kurt Vile (iTunes)

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Heidi & Benjamin. Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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Photographer: Jonas Seaman

Second Shooter: Mary Ellen Williamson

Bride’s Dress: BHLDN ‘Omelia’ gown

Bride’s Headdress: Natasha Noor

Hair / Makeup: Kaiti Licina

Groom’s Pants & Vest: J. Crew Ludlow Suit

Stylist: AnaLucia McGorty

Venue: Villa Tres Palmas 

Coordinator: Sarah Rosario

  • PetarJune 25, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    amazing…as always..your work is really unique!

  • KatJune 25, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    Wowza! Authentic, beautiful, and alive. Good on ya!

  • alyssaJune 25, 2014 - 10:51 pm

    LOVE these!

  • HeidiJune 26, 2014 - 12:33 am

    I am gonna tell everyone about you (as if I haven’t already) and make you a bajillion dollars. You guys are just the best team and we really lucked out in finding you. I will thank Matt and Shannon for the rest of my life for showing us your photography. We definitely made the best choice in using you. You, my friends, are artists. #eatcrydance

  • JennieJune 26, 2014 - 8:52 am

    These are amazzzzing! You clearly understand Heidi and Ben :) Fanatstic photographs and you and Mary Ellen were great company too. Glad y’all sat with us for dinner ;)

  • LauraJune 26, 2014 - 10:35 am

    The one with red bandana swimsuit! Stunning work as usual, Jonas & Mary.

  • sylvain le lepvrierJune 26, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Great great great great !!!!!!

  • CarlosJune 26, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    Jonas. Amazing work. You saw everything for as perfect and beautiful as it was. thank you.

  • penJune 28, 2014 - 5:26 am

    FANTASTIC! And I love the soundtrack you chose to go with the images.

  • Olivia FischerAugust 12, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    Nice photography!