Victoria Wedding Photographers take to Iceland for some Maternity Photos
When we started planning our trip to Iceland, we knew right away that we wanted to shoot some elopements while we were there! We had an amazing time working with Jessika & Mack, Meagann & Neil, and Farrah & Lance for their big Icelandic destination elopements, and were so glad that they decided to join us on an adventure across such a beautiful country.
A few months out from our trip date, we got the big news; Sayde was expecting! As exciting as this was for us, one of our first thoughts was, of course, "What about Iceland??". With some quick math and reassurances from our doctor, we confirmed that she would be within the "okay to fly" window at the time of the trip. From that moment, we knew that Icelandic Maternity Photos would definitely be something we wanted to do!
We connected with Trista at Reclamation Design, our neighbour, and talented fashion designer. Trista's designs and creatives all her gowns from reclaimed lace and crocheted tablecloths to promote sustainability in the fashion word. She has been taking the bridal and maternity world by storm. Her delicate and flowy designs were a match made in heaven for the spots that we stopped to photograph, flowing with the chilly Icelandic breezes. And by chilly breezes, I more mean freezing gales....on some days. :p
Our approach to shooting maternity photos in Iceland was to see what we saw, and stop if something jumped out at us during our travels! This made for some fun challenges for Sayde, who would change into the dress in the car. At 7 months pregnant, was a bit of a task! But she was an absolute trooper, getting in and out of it with (relative) efficiency as we travelled across the country. Not to mention being out in the cold wind wearing just a lace dress!
We love the resulting photos, and hope you do as well! And it's pretty special that one day we will get to share them with our little girl, due January 2nd!