Mark Lund is a commercial photographer whose work has appeared everywhere from Pottery Barn to Design Within Reach. In fact, he loves being behind the camera so much that we asked him to do a self-portrait of his family and apartment for this story. His wife Alyssa Dineen is a fashion stylist. They have a daughter, Hayden Elizabeth, who is 20 months old.
The Apartment and Neighborhood
Their 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom loft is in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. “We love living downtown,” says Alyssa. “There’s a great energy here, and many of our friends live in the neighborhood and are starting families.” Mark’s favorite perk? “I walk to work…my photography studio is only a few blocks away.”
Their favorite store? MOSS in SoHo. It's the ultimate store when you need a unique gift (photo above).
Their House-Hunting Story
Mark and Alyssa had been searching for the perfect pad for over a year. One day, Mark came home raving about a chic apartment he’d photographed, and said it was exactly what they wanted. The next day, they spotted an ad for an airy, modern loft in the paper. “When we showed up at the open house, I realized it was the apartment next door to the one I had shot the previous day,” laughs Mark. “We decided it was fate.”