Hi there! My name is Taryn, and I am a photographer and book-lover, with a small case of wanderlust. I live in New York City with my husband and our sweet dog, Darby, and I am the owner of Taryn Ocko Photography.

I created this blog as a way to combine my love of travel, photography, and books. As a freelance photographer, I love to travel and capture the world through visual imagery. I am a huge reader and total bookworm, and I love exploring the different settings – both real and imagined – that can be created through text.

My travels have taken me around the world, to eighteen different countries outside of the U.S. (Austria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden) and thirty-one different states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming).

I hope to continue exploring the world, and I hope you enjoy this blog!