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A Romantic Lunch at La Mercerie Cafe | Lifestyle and Travel | New York City Photographer

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New York City is so captivating and magical. I travel to the city often for work and always take the opportunity to try new places (which really isn’t hard to do) when I’m there. While being in the city this past May, I had the privilege to visit one of my couples who lives in Astoria, New York! Staying with them gave me an entirely different experience of the city! Just when I thought I was in love with New York City, that trip confirmed it even more. Experiencing more of a day-to-day lifestyle and exploring several of the gems in the adorable, slower suburb was truly incredible. I’ll save that for another post!

While working in Manhattan with a client, we grabbed an impeccable lunch at the stunning La Mercerie Cafe. Walking in the doors and through the heavy dark lavender drapes and setting eyes on the dining setup made my heart burst! I felt like I walked into cafe in Paris. It was marvelous. A corner of the cafe was filled with gorgeous blooms and greenery. The restaurant has an open kitchen, allowing you to watch the cooks prepare your dishes. The back of the restaurant is a shop filled with stunning crafted furniture, linens and home decors. It is such an experience. If you ever find yourself in New York, I highly recommend reserving time in your trip to dine at La Mercerie.

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Summer Morning Snuggles at Comeback Coffee | Evelyn and Jacob | Memphis Wedding Photographer

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Comeback Coffee is a brand new coffee shop in downtown Memphis and it has been the talk of the town! At my first visit, when I glanced at the gorgeous window front and natural light pouring through, I just knew I had to do some sessions there!

Evelyn and Jacob are sweet, sweet friends of mine and I was so very excited when they agreed to do a session at Comeback Coffee. These two are the most genuine people you’ll meet and they are just the people to ask about where to grab a mean cup of coffee or delicious Memphis food! Evelyn and Jacob love spending a slow Saturday or Sunday morning sitting at a coffee shop with each other and talking about life. I love that about them. :)

Something else they love is traveling! Which you all know how much I love traveling too! Every year, Evelyn & Jacob go on a special trip together to somewhere new — just the two of them! I’ve decided I want to start that tradition in my own life. They save money and plan a new trip together! This summer they went to Italy, Spain, France & England! I may be a little jealous. I was most definitely living vicariously through them. ;)

Next year, Europe here I come! <3

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Springtime Engagement at Memphis Botanic Gardens | Juliet and Wesley | Destination Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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They are high school sweethearts who followed each other to Mississippi State University (they just graduated!) and together they have two adorable Australian Shepherd pups! (I can’t wait to meet them!) They’ve been on this life adventure together for the past five years and now they are ready to seal the deal and make it official! Juliet and Wesley are the sweetest souls you’ll ever meet and are sure to put a smile on your face! We had so much fun laughing and laughing during their engagement session!

Juliet and Wes! I am so thrilled and honored to be your wedding photographer! I am getting so excited and counting down the days till March when we celebrate your beautiful Annesdale Mansion wedding!

Xoxo! Mary Kate

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