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And just like that, I’ve been to Iceland three times now. Hell yeah.
My best friend Annie and I decided on a whim that we needed to get together again and I jokingly threw out the idea of Iceland. She replied with an enthusiastic “yes” and before we knew it, we were hugging in the baggage claim of the Keflavík airport.
Annie is a photographer, lawyer, collector, music lover, baker, and a lot of other things. We met waaaaay back when we used to follow a band together in college and we’ve been friends ever since. I haven’t traveled with a lot of people other than Dan but she is my favorite person to travel with. We love to take photos, take it slow, and take naps. Plus, we don’t argue because we aren’t married. Ha! It’s about as chilled out as travel can be and that is 100% my vibe. We don’t see every single thing in a place but we come home rested, and isn’t that the point? She also is a planner, which is really really really good for me because if I was on a trip alone, I’d land at the airport and blink my eyes, not sure what to do next. Love you Annie.
This trip we went to Vík, Jökulsárlón, Búðir, Thingvellir, and of course Reykjavík.
Annie took some of these and I took some of these and some kind strangers took some of us.
Welcome to our first wedding of 2020 and our first Pandemic wedding. What a time to be alive amiright? Thankfully, our entrance into the world of COVID-19 weddings was a really gentle sweet smart one. On top of being generally rad and kind humans, the bride Hallie, is a Doctor (or a resident? I can remember). That fact alone made us even more confident that this wedding would be a good one considering the circumstances.
We met them both at their respective getting ready zones, Hallie being at their apartment surrounded quite literally by mountain bikes, their shared obsession passion. It was a super casual relaxed vibe and I was immediately at ease around her and her people. We then headed over to the Portland Waterfront, to meet her awaiting Groom and their tiny group of friends and family.
We all boarded the boat and, as you can imagine, we had a little wedding celebration!
Any personal COVID-19 health practices used by our clients and their guests do not necessarily reflect Bethany and Dan Photography’s most current practices. To see our current practices, please see this post.
Kaleigh and Ryan are one of the many couples who had to reschedule their wedding for a new date due to COVID-19. I do like remembering the sessions we did with everyone before this all become a sad reality. These two came up to beautiful Portland for a wedding planning weekend last fall, and we found a time to do a cheeky little engagement session with them while they were. One of my absolute favorite things about this session was that they were down to have part of their session in one of my dream locations… a parking deck. No lie. There is something about parking decks that make me want to take photo after photo. I am nuts. Good thing our clients usually are too. (Should I not have said that?)