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Kyle + Melyssa // Intimate Iceland Elopement

WOW. Where do I begin.. Back in March, Kyle and Melyssa let me in on their BIG secret. They were going to elope in Iceland on their return from Norway. AND THEY WANTED ME TO PHOTOGRAPH IT. WHAAAAAT!! This opportunity is viewed as a dream come true for many photographers. On top of that, these two are a part of my family (my husband's side) and so that made it 100x better. 

The day came so quickly. I found myself flying out to Reykjavik to photograph these two profess their love for one another and promise their lives to each other. I was the only one with them the whole day and I can't even begin to put into words what it means to me that I got to photograph it, but more than that, how much it means to me that I was their witness. It warms my heart and brings tears to my eyes! These two love one another sooo much and they are so fun to be around. I'm so glad I get to call them family. <3

We began the day at 9am, with getting ready and eating breakfast. I have never photographed a couple getting ready together. It was honestly so special and I think it would be awesome if more couples did it!

These two said their vows to one another at the Sun Voyager in Reykjavik. From there they went to officially be wed at the "court house" in town. After that we set out on the road to stop wherever our hearts desired! We stopped for mountains, beautiful overlooks, as well as at waterfalls, like Skogafoss. We ended up finishing our photos at the beautiful Black Sand Beach in Vik. In between it all, we listened to a Wedding Party playlist and ate many PB&J sandwiches. 

Here's their story. Enjoy! <3

--RK