At first, I was pretty lost. I felt that my purpose was gone. No adventure to inspire me, no roaming with my camera. It took me quite a few weeks to realise that there was an opportunity to create a collection that would inspire hope of life after lockdown. The collection was a direct result of how I was personally feeling.
If you've been following along for a while, you'll know that I'm an outdoor photographer. Lockdown is tough on everyone, even tougher on the most vulnerable in society. So while I can't get out with my camera, I have a backlog of several thousand images to process from previous trips around Scotland and abroad.
As soon as the decision was made to marry in Iceland, we knew that we wanted to honeymoon there too. We had been to Iceland once before to celebrate our 30th birthdays and hiring a car was the best way to see the country. We looked at a few different options and eventually settled on a 2 berth camper van. To our surprise, the company upgraded us and we arrived at Reykjavik airport to a 4 berth luxury motorhome.
For as long as I can remember I've wanted to see Goðafoss, one of Iceland's spectacular waterfalls, so I asked if we could do some shots there. It was pretty busy with tourists but Ryan and John somehow managed to make it look as if we were the only ones there.
Like most brides, I have been pinning my dream wedding on Pinterest for years. Always with the thought that I'd find a similar dress I'd seen when the time came, or maybe I could commission a jeweller to make a ring I'd fallen in love with that wasn't available anymore.
A year and a half on from our elopement in Iceland, I'm finally sitting down to create a wedding album. In this 4 part mini series, I'm sharing the 3 days surrounding our wedding and then some of the highlights from our honeymoon.