Norway Bound

A few weeks ago Kevin & I traveled to picturesque Norway to learn about the birth place of Restorsea (more about that later) and experience the very clean, organic, and natural way of life in Scandinavia. In our journey to both Oslo & Bergen we found ourselves in perfect sunsets, complete downpours, the most beautiful white snow, and fog so dense you felt like you could reach out and touch it.

Here is a scrapbook of our journey, a few days in Norway…

Fun Norway Info~

Fantastic restaurants: Pascal Café de la Paix, Maaemo, Cornelius (MY FAVORITE!), & Alex Sushi

I met this photographer who has an amazing instagram!

… and THIS Bergen hotel was so charming!


Beauty Talk:

The whole purpose of the journey was to learn about Restorsea. When I was first introduced to the product a couple months ago I was instantly drawn to the fact that it is naturally derived and free from chemical peptides (PEGs, parabens, phthalates, silicone, mineral oil). I have incredibly sensitive skin and I’ve been searching for a natural product to fall in love with. Enter Restorsea.

We paid a visit to the hatchery where the magical enzyme is derived – it’s released during the baby salmon hatching process. When the little babies are hatched, the protein rich water is collected and stored away in the caves of Norway until it is mixed into Restorsea. The baby salmon are none the wiser of this process and as you see below, grow & grow until they are taken to sea and later the market for us to eat.

My favorite story about the birth of Restorsea is how the women’s hands who agitate the protein rich water for the baby salmon looked decades younger than their faces! Hatching season isn’t until Jan & Feb so we didn’t get to see the exact process or the famous hands but we were able to experience how the salmon are raised with the best diet, conditions, and treatment possible.

The following images are from the hatchery where Restorsea’s enzyme is harvested…have you ever seen such a scenic place?And I thought I had a good view out the studio window!

The Instagrams! 

31 thoughts on “Norway Bound

  1. Love your pictures from Norway! Bergen is amazing. I visited last December and made my way up to Tromso for the Northern Lights. Simply spectacular. Also love that your photos capture the serenity so vividly. Thanks for this lovely post Jamie.

  2. That is a superb airplane shot! Norway sounds – and looks – so brilliant. It certainly is beautifully scenic, and your photos capture this essense so well. My favorite photos are of the falling snow because it just draws me in. I would love to visit this place someday. Restorsea sounds like a promising product. I like how extensive and natural the whole process is, and I’m totally interested in trying it out sometime. Anyway, thanks for sharing your trip!

    1. I always find that the best photographs are taken in weathering conditions. I think Bill Cunningham talked about that in his documentary about shooting street style, something about how shooting in the rains distracts people from the camera and he can capture genuine moments. 🙂

  3. oh my word. i need to get there immediately. these photos are amazing. they capture the darkness of this northern country, but it’s kind of a peaceful darkness, it seems. I particularly love the shot of the multicolored homes along the waterfront. absolutely stunning. you never cease to amaze me.

  4. Being a norwegian myself, I have to say that you have truly captured the perfect moments this time of year. Yes, it´s dark, but there is still lights everywhere. This is my favourite time of the year here in Norway, drowning in scarf, the calmness of the snow, foggy breath and the warmth that meets you when you go into a café. Beautiful shots, loved every single one. Wish I knew you were here! You should come to Trondheim next time, I´m sure you would love it 🙂

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