EST. 2007

The untold want by life and land ne'er granted,
Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

EST. 2007

The untold want by life and land ne'er granted,
Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.










June 17, 2013

Southern Iceland: Mandy + Alex – Part II

Good morning!  Happy Monday.

Day two of Mandy and Alex’s Icelandic shoot took us on a day long tour along the southern coast of the country.

Just outside of Reykjavik, we drove past this surreal green, mossy area.  As the storm clouds were literally just a few minutes behind us, we pulled over and shot until it was too rainy.  For hours we stayed ahead of the moisture, pulling over at gorgeous spots along the way.

We had a few highlights we wanted to hit forsure such as the black sand Vík Beach and the Seljalandfoss Waterfall. But inbetween those, we stopped at whatever piqued our interest, whatever beauty Iceland wanted to showcase through it’s dramatic weather and light.

So here we go, part II of III of Mandy and Alex’s Iceland Pre-Wedding Photography adventure!


You can see the storm clouds hovering over us, ready to nail us with hail at any second.

Walking on this moss reminded me of what it might feel like to walk on the moon.  However, it was incredibly spongy and one of the weirdest sensations I’ve ever felt.

Love this one!

When I saw this little baby Iceland pony, I insisted we stop.  It was so worth it!

Interesting fact about the Icelandic horses: they have five different gaits and most breeds only have three.  And they’re just super duper cute.

So here we are driving long… and we see this RIVER that is a cyan blue that I have never seen before in a river.  Wow.

Honestly, one of the most fascinating parts of Iceland to me was the weather.  It literally changes every five minutes.

When we arrived at Seljalandfoss Waterfall, it was overcast and windy.

Two minutes later it was super sunny and the wind slowed.

Five minutes later, I handed my camera to Alex to take a snapshop of me on the bridge above and within seconds huge, painful hail started pelting us.  And rain!  We raced back to our car and as soon as we shut the door, the rain and hail stopped.  It was sunny again.  So crazy.

Something on my bucket list is to walk behind a waterfall.  Done.  The Seljalandfoss waterfall has a real nice path behind this magnificent creation.  We got absolutely soaked… despite our rain gear.  It was worth it. :-)

An hour or so later we were at the gorgeous Vík Beach.

Stay tuned for part III later this week!


comments so far, leave yours

  1. Jennifer Meuli

    June 17th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    René, incredible shots, as usual! So glad you had the opportunity for this experience! Thank you for blessing the world with your breathtaking photos. :) They warm my heart!

  2. Sarah

    June 17th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    too Many Favorites! What a talent you have for simple beauty. Love these.

  3. Alicia R

    June 17th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Siiiigh. Love.

  4. Kami

    June 21st, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a stunning country! I bet you could have shot for HOURS! How blessed a couple are they?!

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