Never would I have thought I would end up shooting an elopement in Iceland. I first fell in love with the idea of exploring Iceland about two years ago but I swept it aside as Iceland is a pretty expensive country to explore. I am happy and thankful that I am given the honor to document Ashley and Bryan on this adventure where my husband and I were the only two witnesses (plus the officiate) witnessing their marriage. It was truly an incredible feeling. This is my first time shooting an elopement and I am loving the whole idea of it. Ashley and Bryan got married at Thingvellir National Park where Game of Thrones filmed the scene of the Hound taking Arya Stark to her aunt, Lysa Arryn and also the scene of Petyr bringing Sansa to her aunt.
Ashley and Bryan are tough couples; in the sense of braving the cold and strong wind. They are also adventurous which I love dearly! We all learnt a few things about Iceland on that day, one, the weather changes so unpredictably and quickly. Two, we did not know one could deliver BEES in a box from another country. Three, it is pointless to plan anything in Iceland, just go with the flow. Four, every year around autumn, there would be sheep herding which the locals calls it Réttir! The locals would round up the sheeps and this takes one whole day. We were stuck in a “sheep-jam” for probably over an hour and we actually had a blast (except the officiate weren’t too happy about it). Heck, we even decided to get off the car and have some portrait photos taken with the herds of sheeps bleating hysterically.
To those of you who wishes to elope, I have only two words for you: DO IT!!
side note: that heart shape in the sky, totally did happen for real!!
second shooter: Artur Sienicki
raw emotions – this is them. They laughed so easily! When I stepped away to check out the other side of the location, I secretly photographed them just cuddling into each other arms and kissed. I can not wait to document their wedding in nanga bush this summer (australia’s summer)