Bettina Podewski

Lower Saxony family reportage photography by Bettina Podewski of the Germany FPJA

Bettina Podewski

Knipswerk - Altes Land

I live with my husband and our two children in our dream home Jork. We moved to the Old Country to be able to eat the best apples, to be able to ride to the Elbe in rubber boots and by bike and to have our hair disheveled by the wind. Ok, that's not entirely true. But I need some reason for my mommy bun.

So I record everything in a documentary that makes me smile, fall in love and pause: the first toothless laugh, the small, delicate hands reaching for mom or the hug-and-support-seeking daughter's hug. Our everyday family life offers so many heartfelt moments that I would never want to forget and yet are so fleeting at the same time. I would like to be able to remember precisely these heartfelt moments in 30 years. I want to be able to show my children their story. I want to hold onto this and keep it forever. And at the age of 70 I can remember with my husband on our garden bench and tears in love in my eyes.

Do you want to know more about me? Ok, let's go on!
I love blue windbreak jackets, sand in flip-flops and homemade chocolate cookies. My husband would say my typical Betti North Sea beach outfit.
I love rainy moments on the sofa with a child in each arm and reading new children's books. In fact, I could buy new children's books all the time.
I love the low sun, warm colors and blue skies. A fresh breeze makes me pause and relax.

And I love my family.