This past June, we had the huge honor of being a part of Liz and Greg’s wedding in Iceland. Obviously from a photographer’s standpoint this is beyond exciting because…. ICELAND! From a human perspective though, we were just so stinking happy to be trusted on this level and to be invited in with such an important event, just like every single wedding we are able to do.
Liz and Greg invited us along with them for an adventurous engagement session the day before their wedding. We love that idea because we definitely wanted to be able to take photos in Iceland’s epic landscapes and have the time it takes to do so. Additionally, since their wedding was to be so intimate and small (see next week’s blog post), it was very important that we took the edge off a little bit and hung out with one another before this wedding itself.
We hopped in their rental car and drove from Reykjavik to Vik, starting the session in a smaller black sand beach, scampering around in little caves and along the shore. Afterwards, we headed up to Dyrhólaey for a little cliffside romance. I have to say that my healthy (but not phobic) fear of heights was kicking in a lot here. We kept telling them to stay away from the edge and only do what they felt comfortable doing, letting them choose their own adventure. Let me tell you… they are a hell of a lot braver than me. Even the photos make me feel a little nervous. Whew.
Over the course of many hours we also stopped by a lupine field, another lupine field, a couple of friendly horses, and some more horses. No trip to Iceland would be complete without a visit to a waterfall so we stopped by the ever famous (and for a good rainbow-y reason) Skógafoss! Liz was a bit skeptical as we pulled up to a parking lot TEAMING with tour busses and matching rental cars but it. was. worth. it. It always is.
We headed back to our respective AirBnb’s for some recuperation for the next day’s adventure: a wedding!