WHITNEY REEDER

Whitney Reeder self portrait
How did you get into photography? What was your first camera? Do you have most-used camera nowadays?

My first camera was a Polaroid when I was a kid (as I’m sure many can relate!). These days I mostly use my iPhone — we change up our camera collection quite a bit. Our Fuji X100s is perfect for keeping in my bag. I wish I could bring our Bronica everywhere, but we walk a ton and I think it weighs 100 lbs. (Kidding of course, but it’s really heavy!)

I didn’t start truly loving photography until our daughter was born. I was so mesmerized by her. My new life goal became capturing every different face she would make at me.

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Where are you from originally? How did you and your husband decide on Brooklyn? (You moved there relatively recently, didn’t you?)

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I grew up in a small country town in Washington state. My husband and I met in college — and after we’d both lived in the Pacific Northwest for a few years, a change sounded nice.

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So for our first life change, we had a daughter — and then, we decided to move across the country to Brooklyn.Our original thought was: “We can make this work for a few years!” Now, we cannot imagine living anywhere else. And we love that Tayvee gets to grow up here.

The Reeders in NYC

Tell us some of your favorite things about Brooklyn and NYC as a whole. What are some fun things you like to do in the city as a family?

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The best thing about living in Brooklyn is not needing to have a car — we can get everywhere we want by walking, biking, or taking the subway.

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As a family, we love going to museums on the weekends or days off. Tayvee usually brings a sketchbook and draws everything she finds interesting.

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We are lucky to live right by Prospect Park which feels like our own personal gigantic backyard and we use it as such.

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And of course, we’re always on the hunt for a great brunch.

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Who are a few of your favorite people on Instagram?

I love following moms on IG who live elsewhere. A few favorites: @ledansla@famapa, @denisebovee, @amerrymishap. Also: @jengotch for daily laughs, @presentandcorrect to see stationery perfectly organized, @benjaminhole for the lambs. And @canellevanille makes me hungry all the time. Lastly, obviously — my husband @reedreeder.

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Our days are usually very similar (walking down the same blocks and such), but I love how he sees things differently than I do.

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All photos except about 6 © Whitney Reeder  follow her on Instagram can you guess which photos are © Reed Reeder?

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