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This romantic couple met in The Gambia and kept in touch for 5 or 6 years before getting married at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia, Christmas 2015. I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer, the 5th wedding I have photographed in the Gambia since 2010. The image above is the one they chose to be on the cover of their wedding album. The bride really likes black and white wedding pictures, and this was the groom’s favourite photo from their wedding day at Ocean hotel and Spa in Kololi. I love beach weddings and this wedding venue in particular!
Earlier this year, I happened to meet a lovely young Canadian couple when they were travelling through the UK on a shoestring budget. I mentioned that I was a wedding photographer, and that I put experiences above money, ( though of course we still have to earn our living) so was really excited when they messaged me in September about their imminent wedding plans. They didn’t want the usual kind of wedding with family and friends around them, but opted to have their legal wedding ceremony on top of a mountain in Iceland! Now I’ve always said that I will go anywhere – even on top of a mountain – (but not jump out of an aeroplane or dive under the sea) so of course I jumped at the idea.
The weather in October – even in the UK – is touch and go for an outdoor wedding, so it was a huge risk that they, the registrar – and the camera – would get soaked. However we were SO lucky! It rained – or snowed – on days either side of the wedding, but that Saturday was perfect! Freezing cold of course, but our super romantic couple had such an adrenalin rush, they stood their with the wind in their hair, the groom in just shirt and trousers, the bride in a strapless – almost backless – white wedding dress they had bought at last minute from a charity shop. Their love was shining through as was the sunshine, though it was still bitterly cold in the wind. I was fully dressed in outdoor walking gear myself though!
After the ceremony the couple walk down the mountain and take a few private moments to share their mutual joy. I watch from afar…and capture this picture.
If you are getting married in Iceland , I would love to go back there!
This amazing couple from Canada, decided to get married in Iceland, and invited me to be their wedding photographer. Reel Life Photos is based in the UK – so truly international! www.reellifephotos.co.uk
Bride in a red dress play fights with her groom by the rock they got married on in Iceland
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