our june trip to iceland

Our first day we arrived at 6:45am and kept ourselves busy and awake. We visited the Blue Lagoon and it’s not to be missed!

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Afterwards we had some lobster soup in a cute fishing town Grindavik.

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Then we headed over to our airbnb cabin south of Reykjavik.

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Our first night witnessing the sun not completely setting, this was taken at probably 11:00pm.

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The next day on the way to our first waterfall we spotted these beautifully colored hills and had to explore.

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Seljalandsfoss waterfall:

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Skogafoss waterfall:

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Reynisfjara black beach in Vik:

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All these cool rock formations are basalt.

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We came across this woman modeling and loved the contrast of her white dress against the black stone.

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A church typical of many that we saw throughout Iceland.

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Hiking out to Seljavallalaug pool.

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This pool was one of my fave spots in Iceland, fed by geothermally heated water.

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This view is much like most of what we saw while driving, single farms spread far apart.

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Landeyjahofn, the beach nearby the ferry landing.

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The Geysir erupting.

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Gulfoss, an incredible three tiered waterfall.

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An awesome trampoline at the Skol Campground & Pizza Restaurant.

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These horses decided to hang out and pose for photos at 1:00am.

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Pingvellir National Park, where the government of Iceland was founded.

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Black church of Budir.

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Beautiful crevice we hiked back into while on our way between Hellisandur and Reykjavik (sorry, I couldn’t find the name).

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The coastline of Snaefellsjokull.

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We came across these two orange lighthouses while driving out on a gravel road along the coastline.

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Albert exploring an old well.

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The idyllic town of Grundarfjordur.

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Hallgrimskirkja and the view of Reykjavik from it.

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All these spots we found while exploring downtown Reykjavik.

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Albert testing out the hotdogs made of pork, beef & lamb at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.

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The Harpa Opera House is an incredibly designed building of glass and crazy angles.160611_per_0140_iceland_reykjavik160611_per_0143_iceland_reykjavik160611_per_0148_iceland_reykjavik160611_per_0146_iceland_reykjavik160611_per_0152_iceland_reykjavik160611_per_0154_iceland_reykjavik160611_per_0164_iceland_reykjavik

If these images haven’t convinced you to visit Iceland, I’m telling you, you MUST visit Iceland.

catamaran resort hotel, san diego, california – vanessa + chris’ wedding sneak peek

It was such a joy to be part of Vanessa & Chris’ wedding!

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Thanks to these vendors:

venue: Catamaran Resort and Hotel

coordinator: Simply Gorgeous Events

dj: Just Made Custom

floral crowns: Native Poppy

photographer: heidi-o-photo 

hair & makeup: Paper Doll Salon

bride’s dress: BHLDN

groom’s suit: Banana Republic

cake: Flour Power

invitations: Alexa Nelson Prints

the crossings at carlsbad, california – amy + john’s wedding photography sneak peek

Amy & John married this past Sunday, on my birthday; it was so much fun celebrating with them!

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Congrats you two! And thanks to all these vendors:

venue: The Crossings at Carlsbad

photographer: heidi-o-photo

dj & live musician: Still Listening

hair & makeup: Beauty by Stacey

florist: Whimsey Florals

photo booth: Mobile Photo Booth

bakery: VG’s Bakery

bride’s dress: Vera Wang

bridesmaids’ dresses: Bill Levkoff

grooms’ suit: Armani

invitations: aLuke Designs

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