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West Iceland Elopement // Kaitlyn & Cory

West Iceland Elopement // Kaitlyn & Cory

December. The time of year Iceland is shrouded in darkness. Violent storms come raging in from the open ocean. Mountain passes fill up with snow. All the migrating birds have left. The island becomes silent. The perfect month for an adventurous elopement…

Iceland Wedding Photographer // Belinda & Terry

Iceland Wedding Photographer // Belinda & Terry

We learned a long time ago that there is no use in getting annoyed by the weather you just have to embrace what ever the weather gods throw your way and work with it. And that brings us back to Belinda and Terry. They embraced all the weather they got on their wedding day and they got it all. From gale force winds and rain up in the mountains to pockets of calm down by the ocean.

Iceland Wedding Photographer // Eiríkur & Esther

Iceland Wedding Photographer // Eiríkur & Esther

Some weddings start at the edge of the world and of all the weddings we've shot none have been closer to that edge than this one. It took place in Árneshreppur in the Strandir region on the Westfjords of Iceland. A magical place you have to visit in person to truly understand. It's raw, mysterious, infinitely beautiful and remote, very remote. There is a small population that lives there year round, huddled together during the winter months blocked off from the rest of the country when the mountain passes fill up with snow. When summer comes for it's short visit the place is transformed into a paradise and paradise sounds like a good spot for a wedding.

Iceland Wedding Photographer // Birgir & Sæunn

Iceland Wedding Photographer // Birgir & Sæunn

"These genes can't leave the country" is what Sæunn said when she first saw Birgir who was living abroad at the time. When he moved back home they started dating and have since then built a life and a family together here in Iceland.