When Stephanie and Alex first contacted me about doing an engagement session with their dogs and coming along as their Iceland elopement photographer I knew that I was in. There was NO way I could say no to that!
After tossing around a few ideas we chose Brainard Lake for their winter engagement session. In the summer Brainard is accessible by car and swarming with people but in the winter getting there requires a 2.5 mile hike on a snowpacked (if you’re lucky) road. I was stoked.
I met up with them and their three rescue dogs (Breeze, Luna, and Zoey) on an unseasonably warm March day. We made it out to the lake way faster than we thought we would and had some time to kill before the light got good so we sat on a bench, drank some wine, and enjoyed the afternoon.
As the sun sank behind the Indian Peaks the light got all sorts of magical and it was game on! We stayed out until sunset, watched the full moon rise, hiked out by headlamp in the dark. And then I drove home thinking about how damn lucky I am to have this crazy ass job.
Here are some shots from our session. Enjoy!
[Shameless self-promotion: Are you eloping in Iceland this fall? I will be in Iceland for Steph and Alex’s engagement in September and I would LOVE to do more shoots while I’m there. Contact me for more info! Exact dates are still TBD ]