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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We are lucky to live right by Prospect Park which feels like our own personal gigantic backyard and we use it as such.
And of course, we’re always on the hunt for a great brunch.
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.
Our days are usually very similar (walking down the same blocks and such), but I love how he sees things differently than I do.