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Westfjords Wedding // María & Ingileif

Westfjords Wedding // María & Ingileif

So where to begin with this fairytale in the West fjords…? It seems that every time we visit that magical corner of Iceland the greater the adventures we experience. And this time around it wasn’t the weather or the dramatic landscapes that where the main instigator of the story, although they did a great job of setting the scene. No, the real heroes of this story are…

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.

Iceland Wedding Photographer // James & Jenny

Iceland Wedding Photographer // James & Jenny

Have you ever laughed for 15 hours straight? No?... neither have we, but Jenny the bride of this wedding we shot in May can tell you all about it. She will go down in the history books for being the happiest bride ever.

Iceland Wedding Photography // Erla & Freyr

Iceland Wedding Photography // Erla & Freyr

We got to take part in this beautiful autumn wedding last month. It was a beautiful day, with beautiful weather, a beautiful couple, a beautiful church and beautiful light, in short almost perfect, except for the near freezing temperatures.