Cheri Hudnut is one half of the photographing duo of Roots & Shoots, a Music Together instructor, an Elmwood resident, a mom of two energetic boys, and a smalltime movie star from her role in the documentary Babies. She shared her local favorites with us.
Favorite restaurant to eat as a family?
Best way to spend an afternoon in the East Bay?
Living in Elmwood, we like to do a big scooter ride ending up at Tara's for ice cream.
Favorite park or playground and what you like about it?
Willard Park; it has an enclosed space for the toddlers and an enormous well-kept field for older kids.
What's good about being a parent in the East Bay?
It's awesome being a parent in Berkeley because a lot of people consciously make good choices for themselves and their children. And it rubs off on me! Healthy food and outdoor adventure are the values in this community that I really connect with as a parent.
How Berkeley Can You Be?
My second child, Ian, and I were a part of a Vegan daycare cooperative for two years. Vegan + Cooperative, I think that's pretty Berkeley!
A little more about Roots & Shoots Photography: it was started by Cheri Hudnut and Nikki Levine, two Berkeley-based professional photographers who first met in 2008 when Cheri was Nikki's son's Music Together teacher. Talks quickly turned to photography and their mutual dissatisfaction with school pictures. Together, they are trying to raise the bar in school photography. Interested? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They were also awesome enough to take a drizzly Sunday afternoon portrait of our own 510 family. You can see it below, on the home page where we say hello, and on our About Us page.
[Photos provided by Cheri Hudnut from Roots & Shoots, though I can't tell you how she photographed that first one!]