Jake and Dannie

Two photographers, discovering the world through slow travel

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The Slow travel family

We like to slow travel and stay in a country for up-to three month. Because it gives us the best chance to experience the place like a local,  while still look at the place with the curiosity of tourist.

As family goes, we try to be respectful of local culture – but Lisa likes to run around and yell random things. sometimes we get looks in RESTAURANTS (that’s why we cook more), we stay at family friendly hotel and airbnbs. we try to remind ourselves everyday to be happy and play with lisa, but sometimes we aren’t and that’s fine, We don’t pretend to have the perfect family; kids cry, couples argue, mistakes we make while traveling … that’s just life.

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Jacob Littlefield: Born and raised in NEW HAMPSHIRE, interested in robotics, technology, photography and science. for J+D he is A writer, thinker and The man behind camera. Jake wears many hats; from taking care of business to taking care of the family. He is always eager to get out there to discover something new.

Favorite food + dessert: spaghetti | chocolate cake

Favorite Book: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Fashion Brand: Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger

Favorite time killer: toying with pointless MATHEMATICAL problems.

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Dannie Gao: a native New Yorker, worked over a decade as graphic designer in Boston MA. for J+D she is a Photo Retoucher and brand Designer. Her interests are gears + tech, cooking, wellness and styling. follow her stories on Jake and Dannie’s Instagram.

Favorite food + dessert: Sushi | cream puffs

Favorite Book: Entropia: A Collection of Unusually Rare Stamps

Fashion Style + Brand: Vintage Midi dresses | Anthropologie, Kate Spade, Alice + Olivia, Uniqlo

Favorite time killer: touching everything in anthropologie.

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Lisa: Our little girl and top model. Born into a family of photographers, she hardly gets a moment without a camera around. She had been commercial modeling for: barycenter app, pampers, Aldi baby and mead johnson since she’s 3 month old. Lisa now spent almost a third of her life traveling overseas, and we’re learning as we travel how to raise a child on the go. exploring with lisa is our favorite part of every destination.

Favorite food + dessert: noodle | ice cream

Favorite Books: One fish two fish red fish blue fish. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, chicka chicka boom boom abc.

Favorite time killer: Watching Peppa pig

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Our goal is not just to show our daughter the world, but to capture the most amazing photo album we can create. Our dream is to go though it with Lisa and remember all the places we have been.

The most important thing we are taking with us is the sense of gratitude we carry for the opportunity we have. Without our families, our clients, REaders and supporters, we would never be able to show Lisa the world in this way. We hope that you’ll enjoy reading about our journeys, and seeing the world as we see it through our lens.

Jake & Dannie
+ baby Lisa