Iceland. The land of fire and ice. The land where you can drive a mile, and the weather changes from one season to the next.
The land where some of the best memories I’ve ever made on a shoot happened.
From the moment I stepped off the plane and connected with Aubin + Tanner, the adventure was on. We drove all over the Western and Southern coasts, stopping along the way at spots we loved, adventuring into ice caves on top of volcanoes, got stuck in a massive, sudden blizzard, found hidden hot springs in the sides of mountains, and enjoyed hot tubs while it was still light out at 11 pm.
Basically, the entire trip was magical, and Aubin + Tanner made an already beautiful place even more amazing simply by being incredible human beings themselves. Together, they are adventurous, funny, and ready to wander. We started our adventure in the northwest corner, curling up in a wonderful cottage in the village of Arnarstapi. Waking up the next morning to a white out blizzard, we took the morning to shoot inside in the warmth. After the snow subsided, we began our journey to the southwest town of Vík, and explored that corner of the country for the remainder of the adventure. Each day we found a new place to explore, and through 40 mile an hour winds, Aubin was a champion and sported a gorgeous dress from BHLDN, while Tanner kept her warm in an embrace.
And, throughout the shooting adventures, we enjoyed the country! Ending the trip at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to America, we enjoyed a great spa day after a wonderful 4 days of conversation, dream sharing, and laughter. Aubin + Tanner, thank you so much for trusting me when I suggested an adventure to a country none of us had ever been to, and for rocking out in some of the craziest weather conditions we’ve ever experienced! I’m so excited to see where your adventures take you, and I’m so thankful for your friendship.
Next time let’s go to Thailand!