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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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Springtime Metropolitan Engagement | Casey and Matthew | Downtown Memphis, TN | Destination Wedding Photographer

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This is Casey and Matthew! These two are the essence of fun, laid back and adorable! For their engagement session, Casey and Matthew wanted to go back to the spot where they first met — Bardog, a local bar in downtown Memphis! I love getting the chance to hear how my sweet couples meet and walk down memory lane with them. Visiting where their sweet love first sparked was a privilege! It was a lot of fun getting creative with them! Bardog is a pretty awesome bar downtown. The vibe and the people hanging out there totally reminded me of that 80’s TV show, Cheers! Bardog is that cool neighborhood bar where you may find a friend or maybe even your forever best friend. ;)

We spent the rest of the session walking around the South Main District, enjoying downtown and finally wrapping up on their apartment rooftop taking in the beautiful Memphis city scape!! It really was a wonderful evening and incredible weather, too! I cannot wait for their downtown Memphis wedding in November!

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Coffee Shop Cuddles, Iced Lattes and Sweet Kisses | Chris and Kyle | Comeback Coffee Downtown Memphis | Destination Wedding Photographer

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If you’ve been following me for awhile or new here, one thing you’ll quickly discover, I love coffeeshops. I also love sweet, just for fun, couples sessions. Chris and Kyle are sweet friends of mine who have been together for a long time! Aren’t they the cutest? :) I was itching to do a cute session at the newest coffee shop in downtown Memphis, Comeback Coffee. It is getting all the well deserved hype! Please go check it out. Amy & Hayes, the owners, serve an incredible breakfast and lunch menu and of course coffee! I can’t wait for a free Saturday morning to go try their well known breakfast tacos!

My friend, Kyle, owns an adorable online clothing boutique, Dream Lily! I have the pleasure of shooting content for her boutique and it is so fun watching her business continue to grow and blossom! Kyle is such a hard worker and is so passionate about her business. :)

Anyone else up for a cute session at Comeback Coffee? Let me know!! <3

xoxo, MK

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