Travel: Australia, Norway, and Iceland

This summer, Brent and I took a pretty wonderful trip. We visited my family in Australia, and then spent a couple of weeks in Norway and Iceland. We saw relatives we had not seen since we were married, and introduced ourselves to a new one – my cousin’s sweet baby boy. We had the chance to put on fancy clothes and have our portraits taken in incredible landscapes with the incomparable Lilli Waters of I Got You Babe Weddings. We walked on Australian soil for the first time since my Grandmother died, and Brent held my hand as I visited her grave and cried and left her a flower. We ran through some cold ocean waves and hiked in the forest and took boats and planes and trains (a lot of trains). We walked on spongy moss and stood under waterfalls and marveled at the vastness of the sky. We never had any idea what time it was. It was so much more amazing than I could have imagined or hoped for.

From this hour I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines,
Going where I list, my own master total and absolute,
Listening to others, considering well what they say,
Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating,
Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.
I inhale great draughts of space,
The east and the west are mine, and the north and the south are mine.
 
I am larger, better than I thought,
I did not know I held so much goodness.
 
– Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”

Sigur Ros – Sæglópur

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  • Vanessa

    on January 26, 2017  3:01 am

    Hannah! These photos are breathtaking! I love them all and this looks like it was a great trip!

    • hgunnellphotography@gmail.com

      on January 26, 2017  3:11 am

      Thanks so much Vanessa! It was awesome!

  • Erica

    on January 26, 2017  5:33 am

    Amazing photos! That looks like so much fun

    • hgunnellphotography@gmail.com

      on January 26, 2017  11:57 am

      Thank you Erica!

  • Emma Fletcher

    on February 10, 2017  6:21 pm

    What an INCREDIBLE trip! These photos are to die for! I just went to Australia at Christmas time to visit my family too! Wish I had photos like this to share! x

  • Hanna Hill-Destigter

    on February 10, 2017  6:34 pm

    This is fantastic! I am just blown away by the way you capture the culture and relaxed nature of your adventures!

    • hgunnellphotography@gmail.com

      on February 10, 2017  6:36 pm

      Thank you! It was an amazing trip!

  • Kelley Deal

    on February 10, 2017  6:36 pm

    Goodness gracious this looked like a hell of a trip - the balance of scenery, details, and photos of you guys tells such a fun story - hope it was as amazing as it looks!

  • Nicki Rohloff

    on February 10, 2017  8:39 pm

    SO inspired to travel right now. You two are lovely and these photos tell such an incredible story. Also..greatest band ever so the mix of it all is really making me tear up right now. ;)

  • Melissa

    on February 10, 2017  9:59 pm

    These are unreal. What a magical trip to take with your love. <3

  • Victoria

    on February 12, 2017  3:03 am

    Ummm... yes, to all of these images. On so many level. Gah! It's giving me the travel bug!