Breaking up our engagement session recaps today to share some more adventure photos, this time from our trip to Iceland from 2015! I shared some of our favorite images from Scotland last week, and after we left Scotland, we headed to Iceland for five days (highly recommend IcelandAir’s stopover flights!).

Iceland was unlike anything we have ever experienced before. By the end of the trip it was almost like our brains were shut down from overstimulation haha. Around every curve in the road was a new landscape that was completely unique and incredible. And the weather could change in an instant (for instance, it was clear when we drove up to the Dyrhólaey lighthouse, then we saw it was dark out over the ocean, and within minutes the wind was so strong we could barely stand and heavy snow wasn’t far behind!). Wild is probably the best word to describe Iceland.

After we landed, we drove to the town of Vik for our first night, home of the incredible Reynisdrangar rock formations. There’s one main road that goes around the entire country, and it’s unbelievable how many sights are just a short distance off the road. Giant waterfalls, glaciers, picturesque churches and homes, shaggy horses. So awesome. From Vik, we stayed several nights in Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Klaustur for short!) and made that our home base for our adventures. One of our favorite stops was the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where the glacier “births” icebergs out to the ocean. I’ll make note of some of our other stops under the corresponding photos below! It was snowier than usual for the end of March/beginning of April when we were there (we ended up pretty much stuck at the hotel one day while 10 inches of snow fell in one afternoon with heavy winds!), so we would definitely love to go back some time when everything is green and see all of these sites covered in moss instead of snow!

We only spent one night in Reykjavik, the last night of our trip. It’s such a colorful and beautiful city, but we were way too wiped out to really explore. We did, however, have some amazing coffee at Reykjavik Roasters (thanks to our friends Jenn & Dave for the tip, along with several other travel tips!).

The view as we were approaching to land–it looked like another planet!

Vik, Iceland

Skógafoss

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Svartifoss (Left)

Restaurant right around the corner from our hotel, which was a lifesaver!

Svínafellsjökull. Ok. This glacier was truly one of the most unbelievable things we’ve ever experienced. The power and energy from this area was overwhelming with it’s wildness and danger and beauty. As we pulled up, there was also a sign noting the disappearance of two German tourists, who had set out to hike the glacier in 2007, and disappeared without a trace, leaving behind their tents. It was not hard to believe it could just swallow you whole (we stuck to the dirt path, staying off the ice for sure!). This was also the filming location for part of the ice planet in the movie Interstellar.

Hiking back to Seljavallalaug, the hidden pool (thanks for the rec, Jenn & Dave!). Such a cool place! We didn’t get in the water (which was warm from the natural hot springs!), but still a cool stop. Not sure if we would have found this one without being able to follow the footprints in the snow of earlier hikers haha.

Seljalandsfoss

Gljúfrabúi: The Hidden Waterfall. Absolutely one of our favorite stops! A short hike from Seljalandsfoss is the hidden waterfall. Absolutely stunning at any time I’m sure, it was extra magical because every surface in the cave like area was completely covered in ice and ice bubbles. We had a short walk through the water to get in to the cave, then trying not to bust it on the ice and destroy any camera gear, so we didn’t get a ton of photos (and did get soaked from the spray haha!), but it was so gorgeous!

Reynisfjara

Reykjavik

Chris had been dying to try this beer (which we have since found at home!), and we finally tracked one down at the airport before we flew out!

Thanks so much for sharing in our adventures! We can’t wait to see what travels the next few years bring. What’s at the top of your bucket list? Are you a “stick to the favorites” kind of traveler, or prefer to always go somewhere new?

We have a few more sessions from last fall to recap still on the blog, so check back soon! Happy Monday!

Happy February, friends! I cannot believe it’s already February (although it’s feeling pretty solidly like spring in Nashville lately haha). Today we’re sharing some of our favorites from Seth and Taylor’s mini destination engagement session in Lexington, KY! This was such a surreal session, because I’ve known Seth and his family since he was teeny tiny, and also photographed his senior photos (which I just looked up–7 years ago!). Pretty sure that officially makes me old  😉  And now he’s getting married to the sweetest girl, and it’s just so fun to see them together as they get ready to start off on this new adventure! We met up for a short session to get some fun images for their save the date cards, and had such a great time. Seth and Taylor are so sweet together, and we can’t wait to document their celebrations with friends and family later this year!

Seth and Taylor-Thanks for hanging out with us and for being so awesome! We are just so excited for you both, and can’t wait to celebrate with you!!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog!  Hope everyone is having a great week, and congratulations to all the recently engaged couples out there starting out on their wedding planning adventure! If you’re looking for natural photos of real moments for your wedding day, we’d love to chat with you!

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Continuing on with recapping some of the sessions we didn’t have a chance to share the second half of last year, we’re excited to share Mary’s bridal session at East Ivy Mansion! Mary and Shaun were absolutely a dream to work with during their engagement and wedding. They are so sweet together, and we had the best time with them and their friends and family! Shortly before the wedding we met up with Mary and her mom (and her fantastic hair and makeup artist, Chadd!) in Nashville to create some images of Mary in her bridal gown. First, how freaking gorgeous is Mary? Second, I was completely in love with the movement of her dress. And East Ivy was such a gorgeous setting! Bridal sessions are such a sweet, southern tradition, and a great time way to stretch out the wedding day fun a bit, plus spend a little extra time with your mom or close friends!

On to a few of our favorites!

Mary-you are gorgeous, inside and out! Thank you so much for hanging out with us and giving us the opportunity to create for you!

Hope everyone is having a great week, and thanks for stopping by the blog!

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Happy Monday, everyone!

We’re excited today to share some favorites from Brittney and Nick’s Nashville engagement session from the end of August! It’s been so fun to go back through and catch up on these sessions we hadn’t had a chance to share with everyone yet. With snow flurries yesterday, it’s so crazy to look back to this session, when it was approximately 95 thousand degrees outside 😉

Brittney and Nick are so ridiculously sweet together! They met during college on spring break through mutual friends, and didn’t originally realize that they actually both attended the same school, and had both grown up in Clarksville. They’ve been inseparable ever since! For their engagement session, they wanted photos that really captured who they are and their personalities, their sweet and funny sides. To be able to look back at these photos and see who they really were during this time (which is one of our favorite things about engagement sessions)! It was so fun hanging out with them and seeing the way they look at each other, and how much they care for each other (and their adorable pup, Owen, who is a huge part of their lives!). Also, shout out to Brittney’s friend Anna for coming along and braving the heat to help out with Owen during the session!

Brittney & Nick-Thanks so much for hanging out with us and being so awesome! We absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with you all in June!! It’s going to be here before we know it, and it’s going to be amazing!

Hope everyone is having a great week, and congratulations to all the recently engaged couples out there starting out on their wedding planning adventure! If you’re looking for natural photos of real moments for your wedding day, we’d love to chat with you!

REAL – NATURAL – JOYFUL
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