Oh my goodness, Norway was incredible! For the longest time I have wanted to head to this beautiful Scandinavian country and when it came up as our next go to annual trip, I was so excited! I am very fortunate part of an amazing photography collective, The Shooting Sisters, which was founded back in 2011 and is an incredible group of women which includes 20 like-minded photographers. I am so lucky to have been apart of this group for several years now and can really class these ladies as friends of mine.
One of the many things about the group which is amazing is we arrange business/photography getaways to have some relaxation time (of course), but also to have fun with our photography, learn from each other, share business tips, talk about ideas and our dreams. We try to get together a couple of times a year.
We have now organised a few trips, we went glamping in Oxford, a weekend at Centre Parcs and the next trip….The Shooting Sisters went abroad! There were only a few of us on this trip – but it was a perfect combination of a photography, business and a relaxation trip all rolled into one!
So off we headed to Norway!
We flew to Bergen and made our way to our beautiful lake house we had hired for the several days which we booked through my ultimate go-to for accommodation, Airbnb.com – a great place to look for apartments or houses to rent (I have used it a few times now and highly recommend it). The journey from the airport to took slightly longer than expected, but when you have a bus full of photographers, what do you expect! We pulled over several times to capture some of the beautiful scenery Bergen and the surrounding areas had to offer. It is a beautiful city, although very wet and grey the majority of our trip.
The lake house we stayed in was incredible and overlooked the amazing fordes of Norway, which turned one day into a wildly adventurous and hilarious story of rowing, yes rowing, a motored boat! ….don’t ask!
Lots of new happy memories from our trip away, friendship developed, business practises shared, new headshots, take aways almost from Oslo and goofing around playing Heads Up and having girl time with face masks.
A great place and well worth the visit, beautiful landscape. If you head into Bergen City Centre I would recommend heading up Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen) to see some incredible views of the area!
I would love to head back again for more adventures, but in the meantime here are a small selection of my images from our trip away.