Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kelechi Hafstad and I am a portrait and wedding photographer based in Reykjavik, Iceland.
I’ve often wondered what exactly it is about photography that I love so much. What it is about the work I do that continues to interest me, year in, year out?
Because it's not just a love of beautiful things. I love beautiful things. But I struggle to get as excited about the pictures I see in Vogue, as polished and perfect as they are, as I do about the people I get to photograph.
What interests me most is a connection and a story.
It's the imperfections, the realness, the micro-moments in which you catch a glimpse of the love between two people for a split second before it’s gone - that's what gives me the shivers to capture.
Whether it is a tender moment between a mother and child, or a warm giggle shared between lovers, I find it a pleasure and a privilege to be able to show these moments back to my clients.
what to expect
WHETHER YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR FAMILY, YOUR OTHER HALF, OR JUST YOURSELF, YOUR SHOOT WILL BE FUN, RELAXED, AND TAILORED TO YOU.
You can expect to walk, talk, and laugh on your shoot and you can treat it like any other afternoon out. The way I see it, my job is to capture moments that would have happened anyway, whether I had my camera or not.
Before our shoot, we will talk about what you would like from the shoot and what your expectations are. If you would like, I can offer some suggestions on how best to dress to give you some ideas. We will then agree on a beautiful location for the shoot, often in a local park or quiet corner of town.
After the shoot, you will receive a link to a password-protected online gallery where you will find the curated images from your shoot. You will then be able to download your images and if you need recommendations for where to get your images printed, I would be more than happy to discuss that with you.