That One Time We Babymooned In New York : Photographing While Traveling
as i sit down to write this post, i have a one year old. which means, these images taken on our babymoon to new york city a couple winters ago were a little lost and forgotten about. honestly, i was going through my computer innocently when i stumbled across a series of unedited images of our trip to new york city when we were expecting. being one who normally shoots and immediately edits, i was honestly shocked to not only find images, but unedited images. but i was also really excited because i love to edit and finding this series was just what i needed for fun me time during morning nap. photographing while traveling is one of my favorite things. i love seeing new places and being inspired by my surroundings. while we were traveling to new york city, i packed my gear really like (because, pregnant) and only brought out my camera a couple of times.
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That One Time We Babymooned in New York : Photographing While Traveling
oh my gosh, this clock though. i was obsessed with it. when looking at it, it was like i was taken back to another time and i could just see the hustle and bustle of workers heading to or from work on the sidewalks. photographing while traveling means constantly being aware of your surroundings and allowing inspiration to happen. when i am photographing during travel, i am passionate about photographing what grabs my eye and what inspires me. this could mean photographing a beautiful sky or a fun clock.
when planning our trip to new york city, there were two things that we kept in mind. 1. i was about 20 weeks pregnant and, therefore, had officially began to waddle. 2. we wanted to see as much as we could. on our list of things to do were the 911 memorial, the statue of liberty, the hop on/hop off bus (because that is just a stupid easy way to see the entire city, and they honestly do the best job telling you fun facts and history), ellis island, seeing wicked on broadway (which was amazing, and our kicking baby was dancing in my tummy), times square and rockafellar center to see the christmas tree.
all this walking and all this baby bump meant that when thinking about photographing on travel, i was thinking about photographing light. i didn’t want to carry a bunch of gear and, to be honest, i was getting to the point where my camera was bumping into my tummy uncomfortably when carrying it. for these reasons, i packed one camera and one lens. my only regret is that i didn’t own my wide angle lens at the time, it would have been so much better! (hint hint, husband. it’s time to go back to new york.)
okay, and now i really want to go back to new york. if i am being honest with you, i have wanted to go back since we got home from our trip. and my husband knows it!
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