David and Kathy decided to buck popular trends of having a big elaborate wedding and instead chose a very intimate elopement. Here is part two of our photographic journey for their destination wedding in Iceland. If you haven’t seen part one of our Iceland adventure, you can check it out here.
After a couple days on the western and then inland part of Iceland, we started making our way south toward waterfall country on route 1 with Kathy and David. Their initial suggestion was stopping by the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. While striking, that waterfall is visible from miles away, is easily accessible by bus and therefor overrun by tourists. Not exactly ideal if you ask me, to have hundreds of strangers in the backdrop of your wedding photos. We took this as an opportunity to do some off roading and searching for other photographic opportunities and our efforts paid off.
Later we stopped the black sandy beaches of Vik. This southernmost part of Iceland looks like nothing else we had ever seen before with it’s black pebble beach and cliffs of basalt columns.
The following day we made our last stops with the bride and groom in Vatnajökull National Park. We spent quite a bit of time at the glacial lake of Jokulsarlon. This cold and striking place was a stark contrast to what we had seen prior.
Thanks for the amazing adventure in Iceland Kathy and David! We so enjoyed our time with you both and you made our trip so enjoyable. It was truly a pleasure to capture your love in stunning and diverse Iceland.
A couple at Seljalandsfoss.
The black beaches near Vik:
Skaftafell in the National Park: