Rain pelting down on our windscreen, skyr for breakfast, inappropriate (for a wedding) music coming out of car speakers and a very creative interpretation of what counts as fresh vegetables for a home cooked meal is what I remember most about our days in Iceland. But then there were blackout blinds and “CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S 11PM LOOK HOW BRIGHT IT STILL IS OUTSIDE” and the most beautiful shades of blue and an impromptu first dance in the fish restaurant with all the tables shoved into one corner, too.
For over a year, Deanie and Francisco were regular visitors in my inbox. To be honest, most of the time our emails involved discussions about cardboard cutouts (a bi-coastal work situation between the two almost harpooned our pre-wedding portrait ideas) and creative ways to spell Snaefellsnes peninsula. The rest of the time we “had to” meet up for tacos and oysters and BBQ to go over travel plans in person, so I became a regular visitor in their apartment. Being able to not only be there for Deanie and Francisco when they decided to get married on a volcanic rock in the middle of the ocean, but also take photos for them that hopefully will serve as a long lasting memory of this day meant the world to me.
With my wonderful friend and A+ travel partner Ann McGarry in tow the Anns accidentally dressed alike and shed a tear or two at heartfelt vows and dancing with your eyes closed. Thank you, all of you, for this. Memories are what makes us into the people we are and traveling the world is what memories are made of. Let’s get together for a skyr or two soon.
Shot on Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X. Developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.