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Iceland Wedding – Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Review

The other day we received the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD for Canon. Straight out of the box we were really impressed with the appearance. It had a nice quality feel and weight to it. We took the lens to a couple wedding shoots and really enjoyed it. The weather sealing was a huge plus for us since the weather in Iceland can get pretty extreme. We also really enjoyed it for the ring photos. We attached a 12mm extension tube and got great results. We were especially impressed with how close we could get to the rings, even without the extension tube.   Overall impression: Appearance and quality is very impressive. The matte black and silver is a great combination. Construction is very solid. There is nothing that wiggles or rattles. The focus ring glides with ease. Also, we love how the lens hood locks in place. A much better design than most of our lens hood locks. Stabilizer works great. It’s a must have for low light and video work. f/1.8 allows you to get really creative with depth of field. Also, the 1.8 and VC go hand in hand with low light conditions. Focus is really sharp and silent. You can also focus […]

Beautiful wedding in Iceland

Cristina & James’ vision of the perfect chapel was in a vast and dramatic landscape at Reynisfjara. They had their family and closest friends fly out to join them on their special day. We then ventured off to some more scenic destinations for photography. Their wedding day was so amazing. Their beautiful wedding in Iceland will never be forgotten.    

Beautiful Winter Wedding in Germany / Iceland Photographer

We photographed a beautiful  winter wedding at The Fürstenfelder in Munich, Germany. The bride, Susanne Adelhardt, is a professional blogger and she enjoyed our work so much that she wanted to write our next blog post about their wedding! We were blown away by all the wonderful things she said about us.   3 Reasons To Hire Arctic Weddings Looking at the headline, I want to make something very clear: No, this is not a paid article. No, I didn’t get married on Iceland but in Munich, Germany. Yes, Halldora and Hobie attended our wedding. Finding the right photographers for our wedding was a very important matter for both my husband and me. The fact that we ended up hiring two photographers that are currently living on Iceland has quite an interesting background but don’t worry, I’m not going to share the whole story here. Let’s just say, my husband and I are such a great fit because we both love travelling and Iceland was one of the first travel experiences he told me about. He knows Halldora from his time in California and told me briefly that she started her own photography business. So, fed up with comparing prices and […]

Blue Lagoon Iceland Romantic Proposal

We always get excited about photographing proposals here in Iceland. It’s such an amazing moment when you see someone drop down to one knee and ask the one they love to be with them forever. Then seeing the uncontrollable joy when they say yes! Everything is carefully planned so that the person being proposed to has no suspicion of the big surprise. When Gary contacted us about having us document his romantic proposal at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, you can imagine how excited we were. After careful planning through emails and a brief secret meeting in the men’s restroom to go over final details minutes before the proposal, we (Halldóra and Hobie) went outside to our positions. The plan was for us to pose as Blue Lagoon photographers, asking people if they would like to have their photo taken. Gary and Úna began their scenic walk along side the hot spring, we then asked them if they would like a few photos taken of them and they happily accepted. The rest is history! If you’re thinking of doing a surprise proposal and want photos that you can cherish forever, then feel free to contact us! We would love to hear your plan! Click here to view […]

Winter elopement in Iceland

We are excited to share the photos we took of Izis and Robert’s winter elopement in Iceland! The are few brave enough to have an outdoor photo session during the winter here. Holding a pose and smile while in your wedding attire with the bitter cold Icelandic wind blowing is a feat alone! However, the results are stunning!! The soft and vivid winter light skimming over the snowy peaks is so incredible. The photos were taken at Þingvellir National Park near Reykjavik. To see more photos of Izis and Robert, you can see them on our site here.      

Getting Married in Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful and adventurous places to get married in. Just imagine saying, “I do,” in an old small Scandinavian church surrounded by moss covered lava rocks and a glacier off in the distance. Then hopefully spotting the northern lights (during the winter) later that night. Getting married in Iceland is actually quite simple. Unlike some countries, same sex marriage is welcome here. Also, there are no requirements on being a resident here before you tie the knot. The legal requirements: You and your partner must be at least 18 years of age. You must get signatures from two witnesses. You and your partner must not be related by blood, marriage or adoption. You must complete and send your marriage paperwork to the National Registry Office in Reykjavik at least two weeks prior to the wedding date. I would certainly recommend sending this much earlier incase they notify you that your paperwork is incomplete or some documents are missing. To get your Certificate of Marital Status, you must declare that you are free to marry before a notary public. It’s important to complete this no later than 4 weeks before your wedding date. There are some […]

Who are we?

- Adventure wedding photographers, Hobie & Halldora.

- Based in Reykjavik, Iceland & California.

- For more information, email us at arcticweddingsiceland (at) or fill out our contact form.