Here is a "Behind the schene" video of a photoshoot I made in Iceland with Stephanie Tang and Pierre-Charles. She's from Belgium and he's from France.
Kusse & Selamawit got married in Reykjavik in july 2017 but decided to have their formal wedding photographs taken a few weeks before the wedding. It was a long day driving to the Glacier lagoon but the weather was perfect and the photgraphs are amazing. So are the bride and groom. Particularly in their Ethiopoean national costume. A stark contrast between their african heritage and the Icelandic arctic environement.
Oli is from Iceland and Grace from Canada. Both used to snow and cold. A local park was the perfect choice on a snowy day. Grace was pregnant too with just weeks from giving birth. This was a quick ceremony at the district commissioner but a formal wedding awaits them the summer of 2015.
Pre wedding photoshoot with a flair of fashion.
Isabella and Joshua from Hong Kong came to take some pictures. Little did she know that at the end of the tour Joshua would propose to her.
We drove to the Glacier lagoon with many stops on the way, shooting as we went along the south coast. The South coast is the most photogenic location in Iceland. There are just so many great locations. Waterfalls, black sand beaches, sea stacks, glaciers, volcanos and glacier lagoons. We shot two different stories. One with a bit of fashion and another more artistic with them standig in front of iconic locations in exactly the same pose.
PS: She said yes.
Where North America meets Europe...
Mike is from USA and Eva from Norway. What's more fitting than a marriage right where the Euroasian and North Amercian tectonic plates meet at Þingvellir national park. The party at Lava restaurant by the Blue Lagoon was epic. For a large wedding their plan and choice of location was exquisite.
The church at Thingvellir.
Photoshoot at Þingvellir national park.
Reception at the Blue lagoon.
Hong Kong style marriage...
Most locals marry during the summer but foreigners all year round. A moody day for a November marriage at the Reykjavik District Commissioner.
I documented a bit of the preparation at their friends apartment. Then a few shots at the ceremony. We then went to an art sculpture by the ocean front, Sólfarið. It's name means "A vessel to the sun" and represent a mystical viking boat. We then headed downtown for a bit of the city. We ended up at a lighthouse by a nearby beach that's just 5 minute drive from downtown. It's actually in the city. A wonderful and romantic location.
Mature Austrians wed in Iceland.
Bernd and Andrea from Austria had a simple ceremony at the registry office. We made some shots at the ceremony, at Perlan restaurant with views over the city. Then some more at the downtown pond and a nearby park. The weather was at its best. Somehow a blue sky represent a happy day.
The old turf church and a headless priest...
This small ceremony was held in an old turf church in an old house museum in Reykjavik, Árbæjarsafn.
Only the couple, the priest that was too big for the small building, two guest and me. We took some pictures both inside and outside the church. Of cource it was windy and cold. What would you expect late in november in Iceland.
Scottish wedding (in Iceland)
Jon is local bloke. An old schoolmate of mine. Kathleen is from Scotland. Kathleen's family was at the wedding but she didn't know about a bagpipe player her family had arranged to play at the wedding. At the end of the ceremony as the newlyweds are walking out the aisle the player starts playing outside. She assumed it was from tape but was lost for words when she saw a real bagpiper in the flesh playing the pipes.
The wedding took place at Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland where they were working at the time. We photograph at the fantastic location by Höfði. It's a locations for a wedding that I can highly recommend.