My daughter Katie and I went into Brooklyn this past weekend on the hottest day of the year so far – reaching 100 degrees in the afternoon. She’s been wanting to go to Smorgasburg for some time…we tried to go in LA when we were in California in February, but we just couldn’t fit it in…and besides, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn one is the original one, so in my mind that makes it the best. What is Smorgasburg? It’s a big pop-up food festival every weekend during the milder months in NY, and all-year round in other, more temperate, cities.
I thought it would be fun to do a blog photo shoot while we were there…but clearly I didn’t really think about it at all! Shooting in the midday sun on the hottest day of the year, in an extremely crowded location with no shade? Yeah, that seems brilliant. NOT.
I’ve been working on a blog photography post for a future blog, and today’s post could easily be used as the “what not to do” example, ha. But still, we gave it our best shot, for better or worse, so…
Oh, speaking of what not to do…I just created a blog page with things TO do – called “How-To Lessons,” and it’s full of links to blog posts that contain lessons on how to do things like style one dress three ways or how to create a clothing shopping list or how to have a closet filled with only things you love and wear. The page is here https://fashionschlub.com/how-to/ or you can find it anytime on my home page under “How To Lessons.”
Thank goodness for sunglasses!
As I said, it was very crowded, and what was so fun to me, was how many people were clearly shooting their blogs, vlogs or Instagrams! Here these three are setting up their “fruity drink” shot with the city skyline behind. Out here on the Island I rarely see or hear of or run across other bloggers, let alone see them shooting! I wish there was more of a blogging community on the Island like there is in the city and the outer boroughs – it would be so much more fun! Thank goodness for the bloggy friends I’ve made online!
ps – I bet Katie’s shot came out better than theirs!
I know you’re going – crowded? It doesn’t look crowded to me!
Wait for it….
Nice shadows on my face from the sun straight overhead (more “what not to do”).
I thought this would be nice for my 4th of July red, white and blue look but…it’s just not working for me. Plus, as light as it was, an extra layer is not what I needed to be wearing that day. The second we were done shooting I pulled it off.
There’s all sorts of food at Smorgasburg.
My favorite was my pineapple, raspberry, agave juice in a pineapple shell. I think it saved me from heatstroke. Literally. Look how red-faced I am!
The crew seemed pretty happy to be chopping thousands of pineapples all day.
It was very sticky!!! But so yummy.
So, we survived, we had some interesting things to eat, but boy was I happy to get back in my car in the air conditioning afterwards!
Thanks, Katie, for shooting under very difficult conditions – you did a great job!
What I’m Wearing:
- Red paisley kimono from Steve Madden, no longer available, comparable here and here.
- White v-neck tee by Universal Threads/Target, size 4x.
- Skinny jeans from Charlotte Russe, size 22.
- White Keds from DSW.
This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you click on them and/or buy something as a result of clicking that link.