Local Iceland Elopement Photographer

Co-creating your intimate intentional
authentic ‘just us’ experience

It’s all about the way it felt

Let Iceland be the backdrop to your love story.
An unforgettable journey that truly reflects
who you are as a couple.

It’s not a photo session.
It’s a date.
A celebration.
An adventure of a life-time.

Elope in Iceland

This is where the magic happens!
With our local expertise, personalized approach and years of experience, we’ll help you plan the perfect elopement you’ve always dreamt of, and document every precious moment of it.

Pssst.. We offer couple photo sessions too!

engagements, proposals, anniversaries, and anything else you and your favorite human might want to celebrate.

but first…

We are
Ást og Hraun

/aust ɔːɣ r̥øyːn/ love and lava

Daria Endresen and Hjalti Sveinsson, the two photographers at Ast og Hraun, holding hands and facing a fjord in Icelandic Westfjords.

Daria Endresen & Hjalti Sveinsson

Your local Iceland elopement photographers

Norwegian + Icelander
Deeply inspired by Iceland’s desolate landscapes and intimate connection, shared between two human beings.
In love with the Westfjords, black & white and each other.

Oh, and we have a cat. Her name is Kisa
(it means “cat” in Icelandic).

What to expect from our time together

A carefree adventure.
Silly prompts and lots of laughs.
Quiet moments, shared just between the two of you.
Discovering new places.
Feeling the raw power of Icelandic nature.
Challenging weather (probably).
Forgetting you are being photographed.
Time passing by too quickly.
Having a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

But don’t just take
our word for it

A young man holding a smiling woman's hand and climbing on a rock during their elopement in Iceland.

“These guys are simply incredible and they were so wonderful to work with! They were very knowledgeable about Iceland and had a ton of options for us for places to go that had amazing scenery. We had no idea where to start but Daria walked us through the whole process and with her experience leading the plan, the results are just incredible! I’ve never had my picture taken professionally before, but Daria and Hjalti set a high bar – it wasn’t just a photoshoot, it was an adventure!”

Daniel & Sophie

“There are so many good things we could say about these two – but we will do our best to keep it short. Don’t think twice about booking these two for your next elopement or shoot! What can we say, Daria and Hjalti are just amazing! We trusted them with our special day and they made sure everything ran so so perfectly from start to finish. During our first call we described the vibe we wanted for our shoot and they absolutely nailed the brief. Daria scouted some amazing locations that fit in with the type of photos we wanted, and we haven’t stopped smiling since we got them back.”

Liam & Kathrine

“Daria and Hjalti are the loveliest pair. I feel so lucky that we found them for lots of reasons. They felt like our friends and it was a pleasure to have them with us on our special day. They documented our day in the most genuine and honest way, capturing all the different emotions and atmosphere perfectly. They are so talented and the photos are absolutely incredible! Daria was so wonderful in helping with figuring out location, giving suggestions and advice. We would not have wanted anyone else.”

Houda & Oscar

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How it works

Get in touch

Reach out to us by filling our inquiry form and tell us all about your plans! We’ll get back to you shortly, and schedule a non-binding online call to discuss things further.

Plan your dream elopement with us

Here comes the exciting part – planning! You’ll get our full support and assistance with conjuring your one-of-a-kind elopement experience.

Have the best day of your life

Let’s celebrate! We’ll be there to capture every precious moment of your special day, and make sure that everything goes smoothly.

Let’s ditch the traditional, embrace the extraordinary,
and make your love story an adventure to remember!