Photographers in Iceland | Kelsey Cherry
Our first photographer in the series is all around wonder woman, Kelsey Cherry. Kelsey will make you laugh until you cry and is one of my favorite ladies behind a camera. She makes anyone and everyone look beautiful in their own skin. On top of it all, she’s a true traveler. She’s been to over 15 countries in Europe but holds Iceland in a special light, which is why we invited her to give us some of her favorite photographs and memories from this magical place.
“When I first traveled to Iceland it was about five years ago for a destination wedding I was shooting. It was very foreign and very refreshing. After the wedding I stayed in a hostel in Reykjavik by myself for a few days. I didn’t explore a ton other than around the city but it was a crazy solo experience that is so special to me.”
“I decided to go back the second time to do the Ring Road with three pals. We rented a car and set out for a ten day trip. Every day was different because every part of Iceland looks so different and similar at the same time. I love being there because it feels vast, it smells fresh, and it’s always changing.”
“One of the things I would recommend for someone wanting to do the Ring Road specifically, is to camp and plan to make your own food. When you’re on the road you start running into the same people and it’s so easy (and cheap!) to camp. You can also go a long time without coming across food you want to eat so planning for that is definitely the way to go.”
“Probably one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to was Seljavallalaug. You hike to it, about 20 minutes, and the walk is so pretty. The day we did the hike it was super super windy. You had to walk over little bridges and it was terrifying. Then we got to this geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere and there were hardly any people there. Mountains all around—it was really the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.”
“It’s a country worth seeing. It helps you slow down. Everything is so big and it truly does make you feel small. The people are kind, the music is great, and it’s incredibly beautiful. I’ll definitely be back. And next time I want to see the western fjords.”
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