Americanvirus Turns Seven

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Sayulita, Mexico.

Americanvirus turned seven years old last week!! I was with Mary in Georgia on a shoot when I realized it was my blog’s birthday. My first post on here seven years ago read, “I’m thinking this will be a creativity blog, but I’m willing to let it take me wherever it leads.” At the time I wrote that, I didn’t even own a camera.

Seven years ago I was in a 9 to 5. I’d come home from work tired, and do nothing but eat and watch TV. That was it. That was my life for more than half a decade. As a kid I was so creative. I’d write plays and music. I’d make movies and draw little pictures. I was making stuff all the time. As a young adult I had a couple really hard knocks. After that, I just played things very safe. I got my job. I paid my bills.

One day after work I decided I would try to reclaim that little kid. I’d put at least an hour a day into something creative, even if I was dead tired and all I wanted to do was veg. I would draw again, write, or do whatever, as long as I was making something. I created a small space in my day for play-time. I started Americanvirus and bought a camera in order to track my progress. I had no idea at the time it would turn into such a huge part of my life, let alone that photography would would end up being the thing that flowered for me.

I’m so thankful for that first step seven years ago towards something that just keeps growing every day. I’m also so grateful to all of you who have been coming to the blog, booking me for your weddings, and pushing me to be my best. Happy Birthday Americanvirus!! Thank you guys for an amazing seven years!!

Jonas

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DxO ONE: Tiny Camera, Big Picture

As some of you may have read online last week, DxO (which until now has been known for their imaging tech and software) will be coming out with their own camera, the DxO ONE. It’s scheduled to ship in September. It both rivals the iPhone, and uses the iPhone as an accessory. It’s has the option for manual control and program modes, shoots full RAW onto a 1-inch sensor, and is able to open up to an aperture of f/1.8. The company just sent me a prototype to test drive. As you can see, it’s a tiny little thing…

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Here are a few images I’ve taken with it…

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Avonlea & Juniper. Seattle, WA. DxO One.

I’ve only had a couple days to play with it, but so far it’s been a lot of fun.

Very special thanks to Avonlea & Juniper for being awesome!

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Photographer: Jonas Seaman

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Kait & Bobby (& Scarlet) Get Wed

Seattle & Vashon Island, WA.

Kait and Bobby didn’t have a venue, just a wedding date and a city. When they were both dressed and ready for their ceremony, Kait asked if I could find a place nearby. I walked outside the house we were in. Down the street there was a front yard that had some nice even light. When I knocked on the door, a woman answered. I asked her if she wouldn’t mind if a couple got married in front of her home. I assured her there wouldn’t be very many people attending the wedding. She laughed, didn’t believe me, but a few minutes later we had a little wedding ceremony on her lawn.

These were Kait’s vows, “One thing I will always remember about meeting you is how I just always wanted you around. I wanted to invite you places because you were fun and you made me feel comfortable at a time when nothing else did. You were the only person who felt better than solitude. You still are. You broke the silence. For me, rooms are better when you’re in them. And all of this, it’s all one big promise to keep staying in the room. I love you. Be in rooms with me.”

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This wedding is also featured on A Practical Wedding, The Huffington PostBuzzFeed, ABC’s Good Morning America, Cosmopolitan, and Popsugar.

Soundtrack: “Let’s Play” / Statue Of A Man by Mutual Benefit (iTunes)

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Kait & Bobby (& Scarlet). Seattle & Vashon Island, WA.

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Photographer: Jonas Seaman

Second Shooter: Mary Ellen Williamson

Hair & Makeup: Megan Bingham of Off White

Floral: Butter & Bloom

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WHAT IS AMERICANVIRUS?

Americanvirus is the personal photo blog of photographer Jonas Seaman. His work has appeared on television's The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Inside Edition, as well as numerous magazines and blogs from around the world.

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