Field Trip: Celebrating love in Scotland and Iceland with the Johnsons

Field Trip: Celebrating love in Scotland and Iceland with the Johnsons

All photos from this sponsored Field Trip are courtesy of Johnna and Wade Johnson. All photos were edited with the Flint & Steel presets.


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Our field trip started off as a sixth anniversary trip to Scotland and Iceland, and though we didn't initially plan it, we ended up meeting a ton of new people and doing several couple's sessions while we were there.

We started off in Glasgow and spent a few days in the city exploring before heading into the Scottish Highlands. Greenhouses/Botanical gardens are always a must visit for me, so it was fun to get to see the different plants in Glasgow's Botanical gardens. 

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On our way up into the highlands, we stopped at Finnich Glen, or The Devils Pulpit (named after the red tinted sulfuric water). It was a bit of a treacherous hike down, and there's not really any signs on how to get there, you just have to rely on the info you can find online or get lucky and follow someone that knows the way in! We also stopped by Eilean Donan Castle on the way to Skye, which is positively magical at sunset.

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Our first day on the Isle of Skye was spent exploring the Fairy Glen and the town of Portree. I had the BEST fish and chips I've ever had at this super tiny shop right on the Portree harbour. It was so good I might have had it every day in Skye. 

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Our last day there we met up with our friends Keely and Aaron that happened to be in Skye the same time as us, and we spent the evening running around in sun-drenched fields and watching the sunset at the Quirang. It was definitely one of my favourite parts of the entire trip!

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After nine days in Scotland, we headed to Iceland for a little four-day trip before we headed back home to Arkansas. After landing at the airport we chose to drive all the way out to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, and then we worked our way back to Reykjavik over the next few days. 

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I truly didn't anticipate the ruggedness of Iceland. While at some of the more popular spots there were quite a few tourists, most of the country felt very unoccupied, and I mean that in the very best way. It was wonderful to get an opportunity to get to slow down and really get to be in the moment in such a beautiful location. 

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All our images were edited with the Flint and Steel presets by Tribe Red Leaf. We used a Canon 5D MK III, a Canon 50mm 1.2 and a canon 24mm 1.4 lenses.