we *heart* sweden..

a week ago, we were in Sweden..  it affected us deeply.. suffice it to say, i look back to our time in Stockholm & Gotland, and actually think.. ‘did that actually happen?’, ‘was that even real?’, ‘were those people real?’…  the whole sweden experience was very surreal, insanely fun, emotional, and pretty freakin amazing..  and it wasn’t only amazing because our beautiful friends jonas & jacqui were married there, on Gotland.. it was amazing to experience being welcomed like long lost, (& sorely missed), family members, into what essentially was the homes & lives of 86 complete strangers..

the extraordinary thing was that within 10 minutes of arriving, i felt like i was family..  jonas & jac’s wedding was a 4 day festival of laughter, singing, crying, hugs, headlocks, gin & tonics, more laughing, dancing, mojitos, more singing, more dancing (on tables now), more crying, guns, axes, weird swedish homebrew, more hugs, late night chats, & all with only 2.5 hours of darkness every day…  it was honestly, i kid you not/believe you me/mark my words, a life changing event for me.. new shit has come to light, (as ‘the dude’ would say)..

we met a lot of awesome people in Sweden.. people that after knowing them for 20mins, you’d say, “where have you been all my life!?” & they’d say, “well, i was born & raised in Stockholm, but i’m living in Rome at the moment :)” (add more laughter, hugs, etc)..

i could go on all day, but I won’t, and Alyda & i did take some photos (as guests) at Jonas & jac’s wedding, but it’s not really our place to show you just yet.. (we all had to sign NDA’s – no we didn’t)..  it’s a respec thing..  i’m looking forward to seeing the official pics just as much as the rest of the world..

until then, here’s some of what we saw in Stockholm & Gotland… pics from myself and alyda.. some iphone, some real cameras.. We’re in Bern, Switzerland at the moment taking a break, but there’s more ‘travel’ stuff coming up on this here blog of destiny..


jonas, with wine casks

peace out brothers & sisters of awesome..

love & whatevs,


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28 September 2012 - 8:01 am

Michelle Where the heck are you gonna find a wall big enough for all these fab schnaps?! Pretty pretty!

17 August 2012 - 10:54 pm

Ben Looks like a great experience! You are lucky…. (ok and more then just a bit talented)

17 August 2012 - 7:23 am

Stewart Ross Winning combo, beautiful words and beautiful pictures. What an amazing trip!

16 August 2012 - 11:40 pm

JK Blackwell Looks much fun! x

13 August 2012 - 2:48 pm

Mikey Mammoth Loves these photo’s, brought all the hazy memories flooding back, big headlock from me to you bro. x

30 July 2012 - 6:32 am

Simon Inspiring stuff, been a fan for a while dude.

28 July 2012 - 5:24 pm

Sally O I so wish we could have been there!!! And these photos don’t help any. I tried eating salty liquorice, salmon, fish paste and herrings as well as looking at great design but nothing really worked. I’;m so glad you had a great time and can’t wait to see more photos!

28 July 2012 - 9:27 am

Hailey Ah lovely! Looks amazing! Lucky duckies!! I would love to photograph our Poppy in a field of Poppies!

28 July 2012 - 2:25 am

It’s me Dan love you guys.. amazing pics by amazing peeps xo

28 July 2012 - 12:14 am

AK Dude – She kidnapped herself!?

Crazy cool photos guys! Sounds like an awesome experience. Look forward to a story or two over some ground beans. :)

28 July 2012 - 12:08 am

SHANE you have a way with words (and pics of course). Well written sir, and the images really are freaking ridic. Beautiful shots. A man (and woman) at the top of their game :) and I keep saying this, but damn you two are good looking! Big love xo

27 July 2012 - 11:28 pm

Svadebniy Fotograf Awesome! Do you plan to share some photos from the wedding?

27 July 2012 - 11:02 pm

Jonas Peterson It was real, wasn’t it? I’ve been feeling the same way. That week changed my life in so many ways. Love you times infinity.

27 July 2012 - 10:22 pm

Mitra …and o b v i o u s l y…pictures are FANFRIGGINTASTIC. Just liek you two.

27 July 2012 - 10:21 pm

Mitra Let’s make this into an annual thing. We start in Italy and finish in Sweden. I truly love this Creative Collective family. <3

27 July 2012 - 6:53 pm

Neil The dude abides.. Awesome pics, thanks for sharing and truly awesome to meet you guys. Glad we have your website link now. I must make a note of dropping in when next in Bris so I can check out the full cache of pics from the Burs wedding & rest of Sweden. Come back over this way soon!

27 July 2012 - 6:34 pm

Johanna Sweden!! <3 Mi amore. Amazing pics. I can't wait to get back there this October. Did you happen to notice if this bike was still hanging there? http://johannahietanen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Stockholm2011-JohannaHietanenPhotogrpahy-010(pp_w850_h565).jpg :D

27 July 2012 - 6:03 pm

em Love them T&L!!! Can’t wait to see them all soon… Yup.. Each and every one please :) love love love the fields of flowers, the BBQ and gorgeous streets! Xox

27 July 2012 - 5:41 pm

Olivia Ross Oh lordy how gorgeous are these! beautiful, beautiful photos :-)

27 July 2012 - 5:13 pm

Anya So awesome to be sharing in your world trip with you, through your eyes! xx

27 July 2012 - 5:13 pm

Tahlee Is it weird to say looking at those photos makes me feel homesick when I’ve never been there at all? So gorgeous, and I absolutely can’t wait to go there one day.

27 July 2012 - 5:08 pm

jazzy <3 <3 <3 amazing!!!

27 July 2012 - 5:02 pm

nirav I love you guys and all the amazing people we spent time with during Jonas and Jacqui’s amazing day (week rather). And your photos…so flippin’ awesome!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the travels! You’re family now. Come to SF soon ok?

27 July 2012 - 4:57 pm

Felicity I bet I know who was giving out those headlocks, lovely images to share – I’ve been enjoying putting all of Mikey’s descriptive stories to all of the photos I’ve seen.

27 July 2012 - 4:41 pm

Simon Looks / sounds amazing! Can’t wait to see more …