Back in May, my partner Craig and I set off on a once in a life time trip to Iceland. It's probably no surprise that Iceland is up there on many wedding photographer's dream locations list- and rightfully so. The country is made up of an epic combination of landscapes, leaving you breathless and in awe at every turn. We took eleven days for our trip around the ring road. We rented a tiny camper van and travelled counterclockwise around the country. Little did I know, there was a surprise in store for me.
We started with the Golden Circle, just north of Reykjavik, and explored Gullfoss and the geysers. Experiencing a waterfall that grande set the tone for the entire trip. I can't tell you how many times we uttered the words 'wow!'. In the south we saw more waterfalls; huge, roadside attractions, one after the next. I didn't think it could be possible to be desensitized to seeing such a force of nature, but by end of our trip we definitely joked about it. In one town in the east fjords we could see twelve waterfalls in plain sight.
The highlight of the trip for me was a visit to Fjadrargljufur Canyon. It was sunset and we were lucky enough to have the place almost to ourselves. Craig took me by total surprise and proposed at one of the lookouts. Of course, I said yes! It's been eight wonderful years of growth with this man and I am honoured to continue on this journey with him....wow typing that makes me feel all of the feels again! Once we made it north in the country, we did a little engagement shoot at the Godafoss waterfall to celebrate.
Glaciers, icebergs, lava fields, fjords, each day of our trip offered another glimpse into mother nature's vast beauty. I put together this collection of photos in an attempt to share that; but truly, photos don't do it justice. If you can, take a trip and experience it for yourself.
Lastly, I have to send a big thank you to Craig for helping me capture a series of self-portraits I was working on during the trip. It didn't matter if it was freezing cold or we were smack dab in the middle of a wind storm, he was the best human tri-pod a girl could ask for. Thanks babe! <3