Adventurous 1st Year Anniversary Session in Iceland


A little story behind this Breathtaking Iceland Anniversary Session

Tyler and Dannah were my first clients! They gave me the biggest compliment a photographer could ever receive when they decided to hired me to photograph their 1st Year Anniversary in Iceland! I’m still pinching myself that they flew all the way from Oklahoma to have an adventure session with me. When does that happen?! It’s still a dream! I may or may not be tearing up a bit as I write this blog post. I feel overwhelmed with love by these two.

The Incredible Adventure and Locations

We visited and adventured in so many iconic Iceland locations in just one day, including Skogafoss Falls, Seljalandsfoss Falls, Sólheimasandur (the famous plane crash) and Reynifjara Black Sand Beach. You will notice the tourists in some of the photos, as August is the height of tourist season on the Island. If you are wishing or already planning a trip that includes a photography session in Iceland, I highly recommend going in June or July, for several reasons…but you’ll have to book me to find out why! ;)

There are also a few other secret locations included that I stumbled upon. We waded through water and hiked through 2 miles of hail for some of the places pictured in this Icelandic trip. That’s what adventure sessions are all about…venturing off the beaten path, respectfully! I always ask clients if they have any places that are a “must” for them, but I suggest and prefer to location scout and find places no one else have been and or can easily find, while always respecting the nature, land and people. While social media has opened the eyes of many to travel, I still strongly believe there is something to be said for showing up and finding unique places during your adventures, not on Instagram.

Every time I look at these photos, I’m ready to go back! Anyone else wants to go get photograph in Iceland by Map and Compass Photography?

PS - I had a hard time selecting which photos to include…their gallery had 360 photos.

Iceland, you are amazing.


If you want to see a little more of this magical place, take a peek at this dream ELOPEMENT IN ICELAND. Let me know if you are looking to have your intimate wedding day on the Island, i would love to be your guide