Betty & JonDestination Wedding Photographer – Iceland

Destination Wedding Photographer Iceland

If you’ve been following my stories on Instagram lately, you might have seen a few of the experiences I had while I was shooting Betty and Jon’s destination wedding in Iceland. It was an amazing trip and I loved documenting the adventure as we travelled over the Icelandic landscape in search of epic locations.

Day 1 started with getting ready on the west side of Iceland at Hotel Búdir, which is right along the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean. Once everyone was ready, we walked over to the iconic Buoakirkja Black Church for their ceremony, tucked away from the rain and wind.  Following the ceremony we made our way back to Hotel Budir for the most amazing lunch and small wedding reception with some of Betty and Jon’s closest friends and family. After the reception we ventured off for the evening to go explore and adventure in some of Iceland’s amazing landscape.

Here are a few of the images from Day 1 of Betty and Jon’s Destination Wedding Adventure in Iceland (stay tuned for Day 2 of their Adventure Session):

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Christina & RyanHelicopter Elopement Banff

Elopement Photographer Banff

 

I may be biased, but I think Banff is one of the best places for an elopement or wedding. There are so many beautiful lakes, amazing views, and stunning vistas that provide a couple with a great backdrop. It’s more than just the backdrop, though; it’s the experience and feeling that comes from being in these gorgeous areas. I often feel like I get to also play a wedding planner and tour guide while I provide my couples with unique experiences and locations for their imagery. Christina and Ryan’s day was one of those beautiful days. Here is some of the imagery from their helicopter wedding in Banff.

 

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Brooke & DavidSky Bistro – Banff Gondola Wedding

Sky Bistro Wedding Banff Gondola

 

This year a beautiful new wedding venue opened on top of the picturesque Sulphur Mountain: The Sky Bistro. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first wedding photographers to document a wedding there and couldn’t wait to check it out. The ceremony took place on the rooftop, complete with a backdrop of mountaintops, followed by the reception inside the stylish Bistro. There are other wedding venues in British Columbia with similar mountain-top settings, but The Sky Bistro is the first in Alberta with easy access via the Banff Gondola. I look forward to documenting more weddings there!

Brooke and David not only had a unique wedding venue, but they also ended up with a rather unique day as it was right when all the forest fires started. The whole day smelled like a camp fire and by the late afternoon smoke began to fill the valley providing some interesting diffused light. There has to be some poetic symbolism somewhere in the parallel of the new life and fresh start that the fires bring to the forests and these two beginning their new life together as husband and wife. Despite the challenges of the smoke and forest fires, the day was perfect!

 

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