Here is a short but super sweet engagement shoot that proves you don't always have to travel far to get unique photos. Joanne and Blake did travel quite far to get to Iceland though, all the way from California but they only went on a short drive with us from Reykjavík to explore Iceland and get some photos. We headed out just before sunset to get the best light and made a quick stop by a lake with crazy rock formations that must have been trolls in their past life, then we drove past lava fields and sulphur smelling hot springs and finally found our selves driving along a sketchy road we had never been down before. That road ended in the middle of nowhere by these crazy sea cliffs just as the sun was touching the horizon, casting golden light over the cliffs, making an already magnificent sight seem out of this world. And all this after just a 30 minute drive from the cup of coffee we shared before the shoot.
The southwest wind rolled in last week in the company of a big snow cloud, blanketing everything in very thick layer of snow and creating a winter wonderland so we decided to look back to warmer times. In the middle of the Icelandic summer we went on a road trip with Greg and Kerry to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It was one of those perfect summer days at the peek of summer when everything is in bloom and we actually get decent temperatures up here in the north. We hiked a hill to check out a waterfall, jumped on some rocks at the beach, ate fish soup at the tiniest of restaurants and finally played in some puddles at sunset.