July 31, 2012
Back in January, we kicked off the year with a Nordica Top 5 post and outlined a few things that were going on with us. We’re at the midpoint of the year now, so we felt like doing another “update” post and share a few of things we have going on in our world.
We’re moving to Sweden. That’s the big one. We’re packing up and heading over to Europe. We don’t have a fixed date yet, but most likely we’ll be buying one-way tickets to Sweden in December.
This doesn’t mean we’ll stop doing weddings in Vancouver, or Canada for that matter. We have booked several weddings in Vancouver for 2013 already, and we’ll continue to do so. In essence, it’s more of a slow migration over to Europe as we make Sweden home.
We’re moving for a couple of reasons, but the most obvious ones are that this is Jakob’s – and Cole’s fiancé Therese’s – home. Cole and Therese recently had a baby girl, Embla, and have decided that raising her in Sweden is the best thing for her.
You may have noticed that we’ve blogged in slower pace lately. The reason why, apart from the fact that we’re insanely busy at the moment, is that as of very soon we’ll have brand new website. The new site is exactly what we want it to be, and we can’t wait to share it.
Here is a small preview, and if you’re interested in seeing recent content from us while waiting for the website launch, we have been posting quite regularly on the Nordica Facebook page.
At the beginning of 2012, we started doing two-on-one workshops with photographers, and it has been an awesome experience. People have flown to Vancouver from England and other places, and we’ve really enjoyed the experience. This October, we have about a dozen lined up in Sweden and Finland, and overall we’re very happy with the workshops.
But. With that in mind.
We have something bigger planned for this November. We’re staying a bit quiet about this until we have finalized the dates, but check back within a couple weeks and we’ll spill all the details.
Last April, we went to the Dominican for a wedding. When we landed in Vancouver after the wedding, a guy named Jasser had left a phone message about a wedding photography convention, asking if we would be interested in speaking at the event he was organizing.
We tossed around the idea, and after a bit of deliberation, we said yes. So, next April we’ll be speaking at the Canada Photo Convention. The speaker lineup is insane: Jeff Newsom, Jonas Peterson, Sean Flanigan, Jenny Jimenez, Ryan Brenizer, Fer Juarist, and many others. We’re stoked about being a part of such a killer lineup, and it should be a lot of fun.
Visual Supply Company did a feature a short while ago about team Nordica. We are stoked that they asked such insightful questions, and they have a design crew working for them that can do no wrong with the visuals – they’re awesome.
Í Boði Náttúrunnar is a lifestyle magazine in Iceland. They contacted us at the beginning of this year about doing a feature on Doug and Annika’s Iceland wedding, and of course we agreed to this. But in all honesty, we sort of forgot about it and the fact it was actually going to print slipped our minds.
So when Cole was in a grocery store in Iceland a couple of weeks ago and saw the magazine on the shelves, he was just a little surprised to see the wedding in there. It was a small rockstar moment.
So, those are a few things shaking down lately with team Nordica.
Check back next week to see our new digs. We have lots to share – weddings in Sweden, France, Italy, Iceland, and Kenya for example – so there should be a lot of action as soon as we get our new site up and running.