Exploring Iceland: The North

In my last post Exploring Iceland: The East, I traveled along winding roads where I found myself walking through a beach of glaciers, picturesque landscapes, and crashing waves. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored the North. Our first stop was a beautiful spot called Myvatn. It truly offers some of the most unique and beautiful experiences of Iceland. From hiking up a volcano to watching the smoke emerge from it’s geysers to the beautiful blue water in the Viti Crater. Shortly after that, we visited two breathtaking waterfalls, Goðafoss & Dettifoss (reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe). Although this was our last days of the trip, it wouldn’t of been completed without waking up to one of the most amazing sunrises that I have ever seen. This is my last post from my road trip, which now as I look through my photographs and previous posts, it’s still hard to believe that I was ever at this country. This was my first time flying over seas and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the people that I met to the places that I slept, it was truly an unforgettable experience and I would urge anyone who has a chance to discover for themselves a little place called Iceland.

See More of my Iceland Photography from My 8 Day Road Trip Here: Iceland Road Trip Photography >


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Exploring Iceland: The East

East Iceland roadtrip PhotographyIn my last post Exploring Iceland: The South I was overwhelmed with waterfalls in almost every direction and overcame by the silent landscape. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored the East. After hitting the south, we quickly ran into Jökulsárlón, which is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. We strolled along it’s black sand beach, weaving through the glaciers that visited us from the coast. From there were traveled along East Iceland‘s winding roads, taking in it’s breathtaking picturesque views, roaming reindeer and crashing waves.

See More of my Iceland Photography from My 8 Day Road Trip Here: Iceland Road Trip Photography >

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Exploring Iceland: The South

South Iceland Skógafoss Waterfall photography 3

In my last post Exploring Iceland: The West I talked about how in August I went on a trip on an unbelievable trip to Iceland. I traveled around the ring road for 8 days in a camper car. It was truly amazing and an experience that I would never forget. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored South Iceland’s natural landscape and waterfalls. The south was an absolutely magical place. It was quiet and quaint. Unlike the west, people and houses became more scarce as we traveled along highway one but that was the best part about south Iceland; it was about being outside, surrounded by something wild, unexpected, and beautiful. Here’s some of my photography from South Iceland.

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Exploring Iceland: The West

reykjavik Church Iceland Photography

In August I went on a trip that I never thought that I would have ever gone on. Iceland. I traveled around the ring road for 8 days in a camper car. It was honestly the most amazing experience in my life and none of the pictures that I took truly do justice to the beauty of Iceland. I look back, reminiscing on each picture, while writing this post and I think “Maybe it’s sad that this is now a memory”. But hey, maybe it’s not. It’s like they say, we take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. I remember each and every moment it still sends chills down my spine. I can’t wait to go back. On another the other hand I think I may have over done it with pictures while visiting Iceland. I went through 3 memory cards, 3 batteries in about 8 days so I’m happy to share some of my Iceland photography from an unbelievable trip. Here’s some of my photography from road tripping around the Golden Circle, Reykjavik, & West Iceland.

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A New Chapter

Chicago Engagement Photography

I’ve been fortunate enough to not only celebrate this wonderful couple’s engagement as they inch closer to their wedding but to say that I’ve been friends with Donn & Giovanna for quite sometime. I’ve been able to watch them grow from the very beginning of their relationship, to a newly engaged couple, and in a couple of months to husband and wife. I’m very glad to be a part of this exciting time in their life and can not be happier to see them as they venture into the next chapter of their lives together.

See the full gallery here: Donn & Giovanna Chicago Engagement Photography


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Flipping Through the Pages

Flipping Through the Pages

This concept has been on my mind for a while now. It all started when I shot Burn After Reading, an idea of throwing out everything that I once felt comfortable with and embracing the unknown. If you follow my previous work, I do not shoot many portraits, let alone self-portrait photography. So this was all new to me. I held up each page for this shoot and stitched them all together into one so it was a little more time consuming then a lot of my other work but I couldn’t be more happier with how it turned out and the process as a whole. For one of the first times, I was in charge of almost every aspect and it allowed me to get creative in a whole different aspect. It allowed me to think about photography as individual parts making up the whole scene.

Although I love landscape and architecture photography, I look forward to exploring portrait photography and even surreal photography more; to flipping through the pages of everything I’ve learned about photography and life and to seeing what’s next.

“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” T.E Lawrence


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Set the Sky on Fire

Clouds Nature Photography

I could see in the sky that a storm was approaching quick. The air even had a different smell to it. I was on my way to Chicago to do some night shooting, thinking that just as long as I keep driving that Mother Nature wouldn’t be able to catch me. In that instant I saw a part in the clouds, light came shining through and just like that, the sun set the sky on fire. It lasted  a couple of minutes before one raindrop turned into two and two in billions. Mother Nature caught me.

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