New York City | Photos from my Free Day
Dec 31, 2008
When I travelled to New York to photograph Shelli and Chris, I flew out Monday evening so that I could enjoy wandering the city during the day. I had a bunch of places that I wanted to see, and very little time to do it, so I prioritized and ended up with cupcakes, rice pudding, and shopping. :)
Here are some of my personal pictures from the trip.
From our time in Central Park:
I had read about the Marie Antoinette wedding theme trend, but hadn’t seen if for myself until I saw this shop window…
Cupcakes and the window display at Magnolia Bakery:
I completely fell in love with the West Village and would give my right arm to do an engagement shoot there. When I got there Monday morning I spent a fair amount of time punching myself for not taking Shelli and Chris there the day before.
It was all decked out for Christmas:
A stop at Pearl River Mart in Soho was a must. I brought one of these happy cups home for Willie:
I love boxes and neutrals:
Because I came with only my camera bag and an exceptionally small carry on, I knew I was going to have a souvenirs problem. My best idea of the whole year was planning a trip to the Post Office at the end of the day to stuff a priority mail flat rate box full of goodies. Priority mail flat rate box? $10. Checking luggage? $30 each way.
My box was stuffed with some goodies from Anthropologie. (In college I lived within walking distance of an Anthropologie, but it had been years since I’d gotten to go inside one!) So here’s a happy Traci in the Anthropologie dressing room (after I got back from the trip I learned there is one in Denver, which sorta killed the awesomeness of the experience for me):
One of the things I was most looking forward to was a trip to Purl Soho and their sister fabric store. I’ve shopped there online for years and was looking forward to seeing it in real life. Nothing could have prepared me for how TINY it was. I got some yarn for new gloves and fabric for newborn shoots.
I thought this was a brilliant idea. I have a terrible fabric stash addiction slight but totally normal love of fabric, and think this would be a fun way to display some of my favorite fabrics.
My last stop (besides the post office where I made a fool of myself because I’ve never before experienced interacting with postal employees that were behind bullet-proof glass and refuse to just take a box from me like a normal human being giving a box to another normal human being) was Rice to Riches, a rice pudding lover’s heaven. It’s like Cold Stone Creamery but with rice pudding. I had gone with Shelli and Chris the night I arrived, and knew I needed another stop before I left. Total yumminess.
Right before I jumped in the cab I snapped this shot. I loved all the sidewalk Christmas tree vendors. The big trees seemed sort of ridiculous, but these little ones seem just right for an apartment!
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