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Instagramming New York City

Traveling to New York City? Wanting the most Instagrammable places with the yummiest food and prettiest sites? Here are some of my favorite places we visited on our long weekend Instagramming New York City. (All photos are iPhone photos- sorry, didn’t bring the professional camera on this weekend away)

  1. Cotter Barber. Yummy coffee in Brooklyn and get a little shave and cut while you’re at it.

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2. Marta. Not the best pizza I’ve ever had but the prettiest place I’ve ever eaten pizza in.

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3. Dumbo Neighborhood. Cute and clean neighborhood with that shot of the Brooklyn Bridge.Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

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4. Marche Maman. Have some coffee and shop for cute things for your littles and your house.Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

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5. Elizabeth Street Gardens. Come here and drink your morning coffee or read a book in the middle of plants and statues.Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

6. Think Coffee. Cute outdoor space and indoor space. Plus this cool mural is there (and this one pictured above).Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

7. Ulla Johnson. The cutest clothes in the prettiest space. Give me one of everything!Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

8. Sezanne. I came, I saw, I wanted everything. Their store clerks are friendly, they have coffee for you and your poor husband who has to sit while you try everything on, and they have a wall of flowers to take a picture in front of their store. Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

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9. Roman and Williams Guild. Find almost-custom pieces for your home and take home a bouquet of flowers after you eat at their beautiful cafe. Try their desserts- they were fantastic!Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

10. Black Seed Bagels. Yummy bagels. Obviously.

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11. Prohibition Tour with Rory. You’ll go to a bunch of different speakeasies around NYC and hear all kinds of history about the prohibition while sipping on amazing cocktails. Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

 

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12. The High Line. Walk above the city in a lush garden. You’ll get great shots of the city and just be a quick walk to Chelsea Market.Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City Best Instagram Photo Spots in New York City

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Camden Maine Engagement Photos | Mount Battie & Camden Harbor

Camden Maine engagement photos.

Paige spent her childhood summers here in Camden. We both shared the same disdain, as children, for Maine and it’s lack of things to do but now as adults we can appreciate the calm atmosphere that Maine offers- the quiet life style, the “everything closes at 7pm” mentality, and the beautiful landscapes that make up this state that cause you to pause and just take it all. Because of all of that, Paige & Connor chose to have their wedding here in Camden Maine. Because they were coming from Texas, we never had a chance to do their engagement photos until the week of the wedding- which I personally love because I feel like couples need that break from wedding craziness to just be together for an hour.

We started their Camden Maine engagement photos down by the harbor where all the sail boats and yachts had docked to come into the quaint town to grab a quick bite of lobster. We then ventured up to Mount Battie where we all just stared at the landscape that looked more like a painting than reality. Oh, to venture up there often and watch the sun go down behind the trees…magical, so magical. Be on the look out for Paige & Connor’s Camden wedding on the blog soon!

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Watershed Floral

Sarah of Watershed Floral is a Maine wedding florist and was one of the first in the wedding industry in Maine that I got to collaborate with on a shoot (you can view that elopement shoot and Sarah’s killer florals here) and I knew I wanted to showcase her beauties on my blog and let you all know a little bit more about her. Keep on scrolling to get acquainted with the face behind this Maine wedding florist, Watershed Floral.

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  • Tell me a little bit about yourself and Maine wedding florist business and why you started it
I grew up in Maine, went away for college, realized Maine is awesome, and came back. I’ve called Portland home for nearly 14 years. My floral journey began at Kennebec Flower Farm in Bowdoinham, ME where I worked for several years, literally learning about flowers from the ground up. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, so when customers at the farmers’ market started asking me if I did flower arrangements for events, my wheels began to turn. I quietly grew Watershed over the course of a few years, while still working full time as a teacher, and six years ago, I took the leap into full-time flowering. I still have a lot to learn about owning a business, but I love what I do, the people I work with, and all the beautiful places this job takes me.
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  • Where are you based and who do you serve? Do you travel for weddings?
I’m based in Portland, Maine and serve anyone looking for beautiful flower arrangements. I currently travel for weddings throughout New England.
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  • Do you source some of your flowers from local flower farms? Do you have any favorite farms you like to work with? Any farms that are open to the public to visit that you know of?
Absolutely! I source the majority of my flowers from local farms. Snell Family Farm, Broadturn Farm, East of Eden Flower Farm, and Kennebec Flower Farm are my top four.
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  • How would you describe your style of floral design? How has your style evolved over the years?
Seasonal, natural, somewhat wild. I’ve definitely become more comfortable and confident as a designer over the years, which I feel is reflected in my work. I think my style has become bolder and more distinctive as I’m learned to trust my instincts when designing.
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  • For those couples or their guests who are having their wedding in Maine but aren’t from here where would you suggest they go to explore Maine while they’re here?
Such a great question! Where do I start?! Visitors should definitely explore all the delicious food here in Portland. Check out the website Portland Food Map for recommendations. Wolfe’s Neck Farm and Wolfe’s Neck State Park are both beautiful. Downtown Brunswick has great shops and restaurants. Popham Beach in Phippsburg is one of my faves. The midcoast – Wiscasset. Rockport. Camden. Western Maine is also lovely. Bridgton and Norway are great little towns.
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  • If you’re not designing beautiful flower arrangements, what are you doing?
Adventuring with my family. Running. Gardening. Knitting. Cooking.

Tips for Your Fine Art Engagement Session

Having an engagement session but unsure where to shoot, what to wear, how to prepare, or maybe all the things?! I’m here to give you some engagement photo tips on how to get your best photos and have the best time on your engagement session!

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What’s included in your engagement session…

  • One hour session
  • Unlimited locations
  • Unlimited outfit changes
  • All of your edited images on an online gallery (where you can share, print, and download your images) with the rights to print

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Where to shoot…

  • You can choose a location that means something meaningful to the two of you
  • Or if life is too busy and you’d rather not have the stress of finding a location, I can choose a beautiful location with lots of options. All I need to know from you is if you would prefer a nature or urban backdrop.
  • We can go to as many locations as you’d like but I suggest keeping them within walking distance so we can get as many awesome photos of you as possible without cutting into our one hour session.

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What to wear…

  • Neutral colors are fabulous. Any bright color may reflect on your face and most of the time we don’t want that (we don’t want green or purple faces!!)
  • Fabrics that flow can be your best friend! A flowing dress can give so much movement to a picture while also highlighting the best parts about your body!
  • Layers are always great because your outfit can look completely different with a quick change of a jacket or scarf without having to spend time changing.

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What to bring…

  • Blankets
  • Drinks (champagne, anyone?!) or snacks
  • Puppies are always welcome
  • All of the above or nothing! This is a no-stress allowed shoot so if you can’t find the perfect blanket than no problem, you’ll still have a blast and receive fabulous images!

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What will the session look like…

  • Simple and easy! We won’t do any strict poses and I encourage you guys to enjoy your time together! Try to forget I’m there and just enjoy this hour together as a date.
  • We’ll hop around to different locations either within walking distance or drive (whatever we’ve discussed prior) to those places.
  • Lots of kissing, lots of hand holding, lots of me getting really excited about the shots I’m getting that I know you’re going to love.
  • You guys can change as much as you’d like though I would say keep it to 2-3 outfits in order to get enough images for you.

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What does it look like after the session…

  • I will upload your images, edit them, and upload them to your online gallery.
  • You will receive an email from PASS gallery by 3 weeks after your shoot (check your spam folder as sometimes it gets throw in there) when your images are all uploaded to the gallery.
  • You have the rights to print your images where ever you’d like but you can also print them directly from the gallery which will go to a professional printer and be sent directly to you.

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