Back in May a good photographer friend Leigh Jess and I were fortunate to travel to Iceland for a workshop we really wanted to attend (I will blog about it one day!) I really, really. really wanted to photograph a couple while we were there! So with a little searching and some help from our host we found this amazing pair! We had not met or talked until the day of the session! It was all arranged through someone we had not even met yet either!
We contacted them and they came to pick us up to drive to the locations, (yes some may think we are crazy to hop into a vehicle in a different country with two strangers, but what ensued next was the reason why!) They showed us some of their favorite locations (we adventured for about 4 hours), we did a bit of off roading, and they were so excited to show us a part of their beautiful country! We all clicked right away! We laughed, we adventured chasing the sunset and best of all we all built some new friendships! The next day we had another adventure to Skogafoss, with only minutes to capture these two before the light was all gone. These two were barely told to do anything for their sessions, their natural chemistry made it that more raw and real. The way Gísli wraps his arms around Ragnheiður, you know they are made for one another. They have this deep connection. This real connection. Love.
Thank you for new friendships, and making us feel welcome in your beautiful country! We cannot wait to come back! Hopefully one day you can journey to Canada so we can bring you both on adventures!
Here are a few of my favorite images of these two in the beautiful country of Iceland < 3