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Women's Stylish and Functional Travel Suitcase | Chester Travel | Pennsylvania and Tennessee Wedding Photographer

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As a destination wedding & fashion photographer, I do quite a bit of traveling and packing can be such a challenge. Depending on the length of my trip, sometimes I need a large suitcase, other times I just need a practical carry-on size. I’ve been through quite a few suitcases and honestly, a bit disappointed with the quality of them, how long they held up or how well I could organize my clothing. That being said, I came across an awesome suitcase brand, Chester. Some things I love about their suitcases:

  • the overall quality is excellent

  • the wheels are so durable

  • both sides of the suitcase have zipper flaps & compartments (huge bonus for me)

  • the handle slides up so smoothly

  • it is lightweight

Traveling with this suitcase has been a gamer changer for me. It is so easy to roll around and I love that I can pack my clothing in zipped compartments to keep everything folded and organized. :)


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Summer’s Best Wooden Watch | JORD Watch Giveaway | Fashion | Memphis Fashion Photographer

One of my favorite accessories to wear with my outfits are watches. Similar to how I change what I wear throughout the year, I do the same with my accessories. Watches, in my opinion, are classy, timeless (pun intended), and much needed accessories that should have a meaning or a story to go with them. A watch is something that you can take with you literally everywhere and have through all the fun times and the not so fun times. It will never leave you and will be your constant. In addition to that, they are sophisticated while giving you the ability and flexibility to dress up or dress down, depending on the occasion or activities!

I have teamed up with Jord Watches to do a fun summer giveaway! Jord recently sent me their Frankie series watch in Zebrawood and Champagne, and I have enjoyed wearing it this summer. It has a clean, beautiful, simplistic, easy to read watch face making it fashionable, yet easy to tell the time. The wooden design makes the watch ideal for matching with cute, summery outfits. It feels comfortable and weightless on your wrist making it perfect for outdoor activities in the summer heat and for long travels. 

Giveaway Details:

Follow this linkto be entered in to win a $100 gift code towards a Jord Watch! Everybody who enters will receive a 10% off discount code, while one lucky winner will receive a discount code for $100 towards a watch! Be sure to follow @jordwatches and @marykatesteele on Instagram as well!

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A Tropical, Retro-Styled Brunch at The Liquor Store | Collins Tuohy Smith | Memphis, TN

Happy Wednesday! 

I made it a goal (again), to start being way more diligent about blogging in this new year. So, I'm holding myself accountable and making it happen! Aside from being a Fine Art Wedding Photographer, I also am a Fashion/Blogger photographer as well! I primarily shoot for Collins Tuohy Smith and Laura Boswell (Walking in Memphis in High Heels)! I have always loved fashion, however I never thought I'd see the day I would get to include it in my work! 

Let's go back to May 2015. It's a long story, that if you'd like to hear it some time (it's a crazy, fun story), ask me in person and I'd love to tell you, of how I met Collins and how we got from there to here (present day). May 2015, Collins reached out to me about shooting a little project for her family's Making It Happen Foundation. I was honored to participate! I really thought this was a one time thing. Little did I know that Collins had other plans. Haha! At this point, fashion blogging was really starting to pick up, especially on Instagram. The company LiketoKnowIt took off running full steam ahead and Collins had a desire and interest in starting a fashion blog! :) 

Now, almost three years later, Collins' blog has really taken off and I've had the incredible opportunity to watch it blossom, but also be a part of it. She may not know it, but I consider her to be a dear friend, a huge, unexpected blessing in my life. Her friendship pushes me outside of my comfort zone both personally and behind the camera, she encourages me and believes in me. She has given me countless, incredible opportunities I could have only dreamed of and I know that we're only scratching the surface! Working along side Collins gives me new daily inspiration that is different from my wedding photography -- in fact, it helps challenge me and keep me inspired with my wedding work. I am really excited for where this will continue to take both of us! They say, "Team work makes the dream work!" 

Earlier this month we collaborated with a new restaurant on Broad Avenue in Memphis - The Liquor Store. This place is definitely one of our top 5 favorite places to eat brunch or lunch here in Memphis! They also (hence their name) make amazing signature cocktail drinks to go with your dish! You have to go check them out! 

I wanted to share some of our other work because it's just pure FUN and why not?! It's really cool to see our work transform over the years as well. :) Most of these images are edited with my signature work, while others are edited with a custom preset I created specifically for Collins (which we have refined over the years). For any bloggers who may be interested in working with me, YES, I do make custom Lightroom presets specific for your blog/Instagram profile. This keeps your content cohesive and consistent. Please email me to inquire about it! :) 

Enjoy! xoxo

MK

Memphis Fashion Photographer - The Liquor Store - Collins Tuohy Smith
Fashion Week September 2017 - New York City (my favorite city, eva!)

Fashion Week September 2017 - New York City (my favorite city, eva!)

La La Land inspired shoot!! Definitely one of our favorite ideas! 

La La Land inspired shoot!! Definitely one of our favorite ideas! 

That one time we got permission to shoot at Graceland!! :)

That one time we got permission to shoot at Graceland!! :)