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Behind the Scenes // Photo Shoot for Hudson + Bleecker

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 1.17.29 AMOnce a shoot is complete, I’ll have quite a few good test shots that sadly never get to see the light of day.  So today I’m liberating these images from my hard drive.  These behind the scenes shots are from the above lifestyle photo shoot for Hudson + Bleecker which is a company that specializes in chic luxury travel accessories.    Continue reading »

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Kimberly // Chic & Sugar

nyc lifestyle photographer

I recently spent some time with freelance graphic designer, Kimberly who runs the blog Chic & Sugar.  She blogs about Continue reading »

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stylish backpacks

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Strolling the camera bag aisles of B&HPhoto one day, I became resigned to thinking that it was just not possible to find a camera bag that would be a) stylish – by this I mean the sleek, minimalist style I’ve been tending toward these days b) comfortable to wear almost all day, a backpack would do the job evenly distributing the weight of heavy gear c) discreet…and won’t scream – hey, i’m carrying thousands of dollars of equipment on me.

As much as I love B&H, I just haven’t found a camera bag company that I could really get behind. So, I left B&H feeling sort of bummed and yes, I may or may not have left with a pocket full of those candies they give out on every counter….

Lesson learned, if you want something done you have to do it yourself.  So I decided to create my own DSLR bag opting for smaller, understated backpacks that I could wear casually when not working.  Thankfully backpacks have come a long way from the bulky back to school variety!  So drumroll please….here’s my own round up of ten every day (adult-ish) backpacks which based on their dimensions should fit at least one or two lenses and a DSLR camera body.  Huzzah!

And don’t forget the cushion for those bad boys…a DSLR bag often comes with cushion built in or removable inserts with partitions to separate the lenses.  There are a few companies that make camera insert cushions in all different dimensions, here’s one that could work for smaller backpacks.  In my case, I already had a camera insert cushion handy which happen to fit perfectly in the backpack I use (#1 above, I love how compact and  surprisingly sturdy it is).

As a side note for any guys reading this post,  #3 made by Kika NY is unisex and I personally like the Herschel brands for men too.

If you have any other backpack recommendations or reviews, feel free to chime in…I’d love to hear them! xo CM

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Meet Amanda // Give a Girl a Shoe

Happy Fashion Week, NYC 🙂 I read my daily dose of style blogs, so I can safely say that I’ve got my finger to the pulse of the world of fashion.  If only my closet were well attuned to the world of fashion, I’m coming out of a black and white phase which is boring me out of my mind….Luckily, I surround myself with people who have better style sensibilities. Meet Amanda who runs the personal style blog, Give a Girl a Shoe.  As her photographer, I get some great insider style tips on where to snag items from her latest outfit.   Too bad I can’t really keep these insider style tips to myself since Amanda generously shares these details over on her blog. She’s got such a well appointed wardrobe that it was difficult to choose a few favorites for this post.  Click on the photos above for the jump to her outfit specific blog posts.  While you’re over there check out more of what we’ve been shooting!  xo, CM

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