About Susan and Ted

Photo by Mark McCall

We are Ted and Susan Axelrod, a photographer and writer who met while working for a magazine: Susan was reviewing restaurants and writing food features, Ted was photographing them. When we no longer had the opportunity to collaborate on a regular basis, we started Spoon & Shutter as a way to keep doing what we love, together. After having lived for many years in Northern New Jersey, Rainbow Farm—an 1840 farmhouse and barn in Yarmouth, Maine—is finally home. Ted is still taking pictures for a variety of clients near and far (check out his awesome website), and Susan has her dream job working with Maine Media Collective as managing editor for Old Port magazine, and writer for Maine magazine and Maine Home + Design. When we’re not working, cooking, traveling, or hanging out with our two goofy dogs— Dixie and Mavis—we’re having a blast exploring this spectacular state.