Iceland – A Wild Adventure

Iceland first stole my heart in November 2014 when Menno and I visited for our honeymoon. I’d just purchased my first DSLR camera and I had ambitions of being the next National Geographic contributer. In reality my pictures weren’t really all that great. But even my slightly soft shots from that trip reminded of the wild spirit that Iceland awoke in me. Looking back of course I wish we’d had an Iceland wedding, but perhaps we’ll just have to save that for our 10th wedding anniversary.

I’ve done a few wedding photography workshops before, but many have left me feeling deflated rather than motivated, so for the last 12 months I’ve invested my education budget in to other avenues.

But when I saw a Facebook post from Sascha Kraemer that he was running an Iceland wedding photography workshop with Marko Marinkovic, I dropped everything and sent an email to see if there was still space. I reserved my place, booked my flights and started counting down the days. Two and a half years on from my first visit, I finally returned to this wild and untamed land. And it was just as amazing as I remembered it.

During the workshop Sascha and Marko shared everything with us about their work and the highs and lows of being in the business of wedding photography.  We talked about workflow, marketing and about how to stay inspired and find your own voice in this crowded industry. But even though the information they were sharing at the workshop was great, the amount of support that they have shown to all of us even after the workshop has been more valuable than I can put in to words. They are never too busy to answer our questions or give advice and for this I will be eternally grateful.

But the workshop wasn’t just about classroom sessions. You wouldn’t need to fly all the way to Iceland for that. After the mornings of inspitation we headed out in to the wilderness with the most gorgeous couple, Josi and Freddy, to capture their Icelandic adventure on camera, with some tips and tricks from Sascha and Marko.

Coming home from the trip, I can’t stop looking at the images I took. Following their advice, I finally feel like I’m getting so much clearer on my own voice and my purpose.

Thanks again to Sascha and Marko for organising this amazing trip, to Josi and Freddy for braving the fierce Icelandic weather and I Am Yours for the stunning dress.

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If you would like to know more about getting married in the land of ice and Fire, you’ll find some more information HERE about Iceland weddings, including top wedding planners and wedding locations.

You can also contact me  using the form below to talk about your Iceland wedding photography and arrange free Skype consulatation to talk about your amazing wedding plans.


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