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Oct 29

Andrey & Maria. Portraits & Elopement in Iceland.

At some point during the morning of the elopement, I asked Andrey if he knew what Maria had selected for her wedding dress. He replied “I have not, but I am excited to see.” After the ceremony, we were driving back to their suite and I asked Andrey what he thought about her dress. Andrey smiled and said “Honestly, I didn’t even think about it. All that matters is I love her, now we are married, and everything is perfect.”

I can’t even begin to tell you what this day has meant to me. This was my first opportunity to photograph an elopement and having Iceland as the backdrop was a blessing. When you’re the only other person with the couple on such an important day in their lives, you become a very intimate part of the experience. By the end of the day it felt like we had all grown so close. When I left, we all exchanged hugs and I felt like I was leaving friends that I have known all my life.

I’m grateful to have shared all these special memories and moments with these two. Here is how our time together unfolded…

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DAY 1: Portraits in Landmannalaugar

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DAY 2: Wedding in Vik

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Music by Silence of Siberia.

Wedding Tours provided by: Aurora Tours

notes
  1. Daniel Lopez Perez

    So amazing and epic. Each of them is just perfect. Congratulations!!

  2. CHRISTINA D

    Strikingly beautiful as always, Nirav.

  3. Whitney Justesen

    Your photos leave me speechless every single time, and the music you pair along with them is always unbelievably perfect. You have quickly climbed the ranks to become one of my favorite photographers, and I get so excited every time you post something new. These photos of Iceland make me miss that beautiful country so much, and I hope to return someday soon. Your work is just absolutely gorgeous–I hope you know that.

  4. Ben Blood

    Uggggh. Those locations. Some of the best stuff to come out of Iceland. Stellar job, Nirav.