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    a conversation with Ryan and Heidi Browne

    Full Name: Ryan Browne and Heidi Browne Ryan and Heidi

    Age: 28

    What is your current neighborhood? Williamsburg, Brooklyn [In town? Stop by the newly-opened Lilia for homemade pasta]

    What city were you born in? St. Charles, IL and Brookville, NY

    What do you do for a living? Wedding Photography, Editorial Photography, Commercial Directing

    Social Media Handles: Forged In The North InstagramHeidi Browne InstagramRyan Browne Instagram

    Please list any business sites or links if applicable: Forged In The NorthRyan BrowneHeidi Browne

    Please tell us more about your business: We are a husband and wife wedding photography duo. We are lucky enough to travel the world and capture people’s weddings in incredible locations.
    [Editor’s note: Like mine! Ryan was our incredible photographer for our wedding last year!]

    What is your favorite kind of bagel? Everything Bagel

    What’s your Alma Mater? Judson University

    What’s your horoscope sign? Wait, is this a thing I’m supposed to have memorized?

    What’s your biggest vice? Tacos. Also, tacos. [We hear you! Stop by Los Tacos No 1 in Chelsea Market in NYC for your taco fix]

    If you could pack up and move anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why? Paris. Fewer cities are more inspiring to be in as an artist. [Next time you’re in town, stay at the hip and affordable Mama Shelter hotel]

    Your vacation is coming up soon. Where are you going? Norway [Want to experience the natural beauty of Norway? Stay at Storfjord Hotel]

    Who is your dream travel companion? Each other, obviously!

    Best place for a quick weekend away? We love going to our family cabin in Wisconsin any chance we get. The chaos of our lives in NYC seem to completely disappear when we’re there.

    What is your favorite city for food in the world? NYC, hands down.

    Do you have a favorite recipe to make? Can you share it with me? Egg / avo toast. Extra toasted sourdough, pepper jack cheese, avocado, poached egg, Kaitaia Fire hot sauce.

    You’re being executed. What’s your last meal? Re: above

    Fuck, Marry, Kill: chinese food, pizza, burritos Yes?

    What’s your work uniform? Whatever we wake up in.

    What’s the best store (in person or online) to shop in? Taschen [Learn more about this famous bookstore and gallery in NYC!]

    Finish this sentence: ‘If I was a type of furniture I would be______’ Ryan: credenza, Heidi: Eames chair

    What’s your signature workout move? Warning: boring answer ahead…… running!

    Favorite spa treatment? Deep tissue massage

    Name one diet rule you have: Eat what makes you happy

    Name an artist people would be surprised to hear that you listen to: Wes Montgomery

    Other than Beyoncé, who has the best music video of all time? Sia “Chandelier”

    Do you know how to play a musical instrument? Minored in trumpet performance in college.

    It’s Saturday night. If you could go party at any club in the world, which one would it be? Heidi: Boom Boom Room in New York, Ryan: Couch at home. [Want cocktails with a view of NYC? Head to the Boom Boom Room for drinks!]

    You want to meet someone for drinks. Where do you take them? Wythe Hotel rooftop in Williamsburg

    What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received? It feels good to be wanted. Don’t let that feeling blind your judgement. [Great advice, guys!]

    When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Architect. And we both were for a few years before leaving to be photographers full time.

    How do you think your career/job contributes to the world around you? When it comes down to it, we’re preserving memories from the most important day in many peoples’ lives. We hope that when the couples we shoot show the images to their grandchildren, they can get a transparent sense of what they were like and who they really were.

    Name one thing that will have the greatest impact on our future: People learning to view themselves as world-citizens rather than living inside their own, small bubble.

    Will you vote in the Presidential Election in 2016? Yes

    Do you support any non-profits or charities? Move-In: currently working in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia. GLADS: down-syndrome advocacy. Somo Project: helping eco-minded entrepreneurs in Kenya. [Get more info and learn how you can help entrepreneurship through Somo Project]

    What are your favorite social media accounts to follow on any platform? @kurasu, @brockdavis,  @macenzo [check out this design-obsessed photographer from Amsterdam!]

    Relationship Status? Married

    Tell me about the best date you ever went on: Dinner on the top floor of One Bryant Park (4th tallest building in NYC) with our own private chef. Had the entire place to ourselves. [Book your table Aureole, New York and have your own #dinnerwithaview experience!]

    You think sex on the first date is: probably too far.

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