A Moody Couple Photoshoot in the South of Iceland

A Moody Couple Photoshoot in the South of Iceland

One of the questions we get asked fairly often is what happens if it rains. Short answer - embrace it and have fun! To elaborate, a bit of rain has never hurt anyone, and you can be sure it will add a magic touch to your session. Will you get wet? Yes, probably. Should you take an umbrella? We got you covered - there's a spare one in the trunk of our car for such occasions. However, whether it may prove useful or not is a totally different story!

Þakgil, Reynisfjara

John and Lauren came to Iceland for the very first time, and as luck had it, the weather was not on our side. Early September is usually quite mild, but we were greeted with the year's first storm, and had to postpone our session. The rain decided to stay, and not having much choice, we ventured outside, armed with an umbrella and some extra clothes. I always worry about our couples, especially those visiting from the southern countries and being used to warmer temperatures, but John and Lauren were not daunted at all, and enjoyed our adventure to the fullest, even though they ended up soaking wet in the end.

We started our journey in the green mountainous area of Þakgil, continued our way to Vikufjara and concluded the session at the famous black sand beach Reynisfjara.

We know, being wet and cold are not the two most desirable things to experience when you think of engagement or couple photos, but if you want those taken in Iceland, you have to be prepared to brave the unruly local weather. Our best tip? Don't think of it as a failed experience from the get-go, but rather try to find a different perspective. Remember the scene from "The Notebook"? And how cute and romantic walking under the rain and holding the umbrella together is? Yes, you might get drenched a little, but that's what the spare clothes in your car is for! Also, from the visual standpoint, rain and moody dramatic weather contribute to the most beautiful atmospheric pictures!

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Photographer : Ast og Hraun

Planner : Ast og Hraun

Make Up : Lauren

We know, being wet and cold are not the two most desirable things to experience when you think of engagement or couple photos, but if you want those taken in Iceland, you have to be prepared to brave the unruly local weather. Our best tip? Don't think of it as a failed experience from the get-go, but rather try to find a different perspective. Remember the scene from "The Notebook"? And how cute and romantic walking under the rain and holding the umbrella together is? Yes, you might get drenched a little, but that's what the spare clothes in your car is for! Also, from the visual standpoint, rain and moody dramatic weather contribute to the most beautiful atmospheric pictures!

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  1. I love that you gave them space to just be and explore each location. You can tell that they really just immersed themselves into the experience which made you job look effortless. The images are crisp and dreamy with sprinkles of the emotions they felt at the time. Beautiful work

  2. The entirety of this gallery is pure story telling gold. The tones and the feeling you allowed them to create is something that is priceless. You did a hell of a job!!!!

  3. Beautiful! Absolutely stunning – rain and all! 🙂 So glad they ventured out with you despite the weather for a dreamy experience!

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