Fall Photoshoot Location Ideas (in NYC)

Hello hello everyone!

Long time, no see…..again.

I don’t even have any excuses as to why I’ve been so absent the past few months other than that there’s just been so much going on ( as we all know) and I’ve been busy with other things (work, Instagram content creation, etc.).

I’m really trying my best this time to STICK TO IT and be dedicated to posting on here at least once a week again, starting with this post.

Instead of apologizing, I just have to prove it to you guys, so here I am!

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For my first post back, I wanted to incorporate my other content creating into it by showing/talking to you guys about some of the locations that I am SO excited to be shooting at this Fall season.

I thought this would be a good post to start with because I know that as a content creator, from September until the end of December is such an exciting yet crucial time for creating content. There are SO many different things you can be putting together for Fall, Halloween and the holidays. But, it can also be difficult sometimes to find good places to shoot at, especially here in New York when you’ve gone to all the hot spots and feel like you’ve touched almost every nook and cranny in the city that there is (maybe that’s dramatic, but I’ve been doing this for 2 years, and that’s how it feels sometimes).

So, for this year I really decided to branch out and push myself to put together some new and exciting content. And with that, comes new outfits and locations! This is me not only sharing where I want and plan on shooting some of my Fall content this year, but also attempting to give you guys some possible ideas (and photo inspo) for where to go as well if you happen to be stuck, so that’s what I’m doing today, and let’s just get into it!

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  1. The Floral Escape (Queens Farm Museum)

The Floral Escape is definitely going to be one of the first places I go to this Fall. It’s located in the Queens Farm Museum and is SUCH a cute opportunity for Instagram worthy Fall photos. The above photos are some of the backgrounds/props they had last year. Last year was actually the first time I went, and I loved it. It was so cute and I got some GREAT photos out of it. I’ve seen other photos from this place this year and they actually have a ton of new ones, which is really exciting. They also have pumpkin picking, some farm animals and food carts here too which are just added bonuses.

2. Sleepy Hollow

One of the main things I’m looking forward to the most this Fall is capturing as much Fall foliage as I can, and I’ve heard/seen that Sleepy Hollow is one of the PERFECT places for that. Plus, the headless horseman legend is so cool lol and I’m interested in seeing the area that this story came from!

3. Happy Days Farm

Cliche or not, a pumpkin patch photo is SO important around this time of year and cute 😂. I’ve also never been to this particular one in New Jersey before, but have seen SO many photos from here, so it’ll be interesting to see and experience it for myself for the first time.

4. Purchase, New York (my old college area)

I always loved the area that my old college was in. Trees everywhere and the foliage was always gorgeous. I only wish I was content creating 4-5 years ago so I could’ve taken advantage of it. Nevertheless, I’m excited to go back and try getting some great shots here.

5. Central Park

Another “cliche”, but I mean CMON, it’s a given. Central Park is stunning around this time of year thanks to the Fall foliage, and there are so many different places you can go within the park to try getting some good shots. Yes, it may feel “basic” because everyone attempts to come here to get shots in the Fall, but can you blame them? It’s definitely must-try.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this new post from me and that it was helpful to you in some way, shape or form. These places are obviously the ones that I have PLANNED for the meantime, but there are probably going to be more along the way that end up being spontaneous. I love Fall and can’t wait for all of this new content I’m about to work on, and to see everyone else’s along the way. ☺️

Make sure you’re following me on all my social media accounts to keep up with all of my new content to come! There’s going to be a ton of pictures, blog posts and videos coming soon.

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-Xoxo, LeoGirl 

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Fall Fashion Lookbook

Hey guys and Happy Halloween!!! 🎃👻☠️

I hope you’re all having a great and productive last week of October.

Any plans for Halloween tonight or this weekend? Let me know in the comments! I’m curious to hear what you guys typically tend to do for Halloween (if anything) around the world. 😀

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As you read from the title, today we’re going to be talking Fall fashion.

Who else loves the Fall?! Sweaters, boots, leaves changing colors, pumpkin and apple picking….ugh it’s all so great. Fall is probably my favorite season out of them all, if we’re being honest.

I love it even more because of all of the different possible fashion trends out there for it nowadays.

I’ve been having such a fun time the past few weeks putting outfits together, finding “Fall”-like locations around NYC and actually going out to be able to shoot these looks on weekends.

Now, I know I’ve still got a lot of learning to do when it comes to fashion, but I think I’m getting the hang of it little by little and slowly starting to expand on the things that I wear.

That being said, below I’m going to be showing you guys a few of my current favorite Fall looks. I’ll also let you guys know where I bought these things from in case you were interested in trying to check them out.

Also, just an FYI – Diego has pretty much become my official photographer for any/all shoots that we tend to do now. So all of the pictures you’re going to see (aside from the first 2) were taken by him. He’s always been good at taking pictures, but if possible I think he’s been getting better and better with each shoot that we do together now. He always knows my best angles ❤ .

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Look #1:

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Location: Central Park

Flannel: Marmot
Jeans: Express
Booties: Charlotte Russe

I feel like flannels are an immediate go-to for most Fall looks nowadays. There are so many different colors for them everywhere and depending on your particular style, you can either style it up to be super cute, or dress it down, to still look nice but more Streetstyle-like.

Look #2:

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Location: Outhouse Orchards; North Salem, New York

Top & Overalls: H&M
Sneakers (although not pictured): Nike

In my opinion, overalls are very Fall-like. I can’t exactly explain why, but I think it just has to do with orchards/farms around this time of year when people tend to go pumpkin and apple picking. I hadn’t worn any type of overalls in YEARS, like legit since I was a kid, but this year something kept wanting me to find and wear some, and I thought the look came out really cute. They were also surprisingly comfortable….that is until it came time to have to use the bathroom 🙃.

Look #3:

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Location: Bryant Park, New York.

Top (Bodysuit) & Jeans (Mom jeans): Forever 21
Boots: Charlotte Russe

I’m not exactly sure how to explain why I believe this is a “Fall look,” but I just do. Probably a mixed combination between the dark colored top and combat boots. Regardless, whenever I see these pictures and envision this look, I just automatically think of Fall. I also don’t TYPICALLY tend to wear all of just one brand in my outfits, because I like to try and mix it up, but for this look and the last one I wore single brands only (for the most part).

Look #4:

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Location: Pier 17, New York

Sweater: Joyce Leslie
Leggings: Garage
Booties: Target

Andddd for the last look…something cute, simple, comfortable and orangey! 🧡 These last 2 pictures were from my most recent shoot, last weekend. I wanted something cute but comfortable since it was supposed to be chilly this day AND the location we were shooting at was by the water, so I knew it would be a little colder then normal. Can never go wrong with a cozy, soft, oversized sweater and some leggings in the Fall. This is actually the sweater that I mentioned in my Fall Favorites video last week.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this fun little fashion/style post from me. I know I don’t normally tend to do a lot of these, but as I’m slowly starting to expand on my own style, it’s definitely something that I would like to start incorporating more of on my blog.

So let me know if you guys end up liking posts like this, and I’ll definitely be sure to do more of them (also let me know if you have any recommendations for specific things you guys would want to see in these sort of posts).

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Thanks so much for reading. Please don’t forget to like this post and follow the blog if you haven’t already and I’ll see you guys in my next post.

– Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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Fall Favorites Tag!

Happy Monday everyone!

The start of another new week.

I know people tend to dread Mondays because it’s the start of the week, and it seems like FOREVER until the start of the next weekend, but let’s try making the best of it.

The start of a new week means the start of new opportunities to do things you weren’t previously able to do, always keep that in mind.

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For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to keep the Fall-themed vibes going with a tag post about none other than Fall (bet you didn’t see that coming 😂). So this is going to be the Fall Favorites tag.

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I don’t know about anyone else, but personally, Fall is pretty much my favorite season. Weather-wise it’s perfect because (ideally) it’s in between being warm and cool where you might not necessarily have to wear a jacket, but sweaters and cardigans will suffice. The leaves on the trees are changing colors and falling. The holidays begin to approach and so many other great things.

That being said, I’m going to be sharing with you guys some of my current Fall favorites, although some of them really haven’t changed much from last year or even from before that.

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  1. What is your favorite Fall scent?

I would have to say that my all time favorite candle scent is a candle called Home from Bath & Body Works. The scent is an amazing blend of warm caramel, vanilla bean and juicy pear…UGH. It smells amazing. I’ve actually had it for about 2 years and only light it once in a while because I think they discontinued this scent since I can’t find it anywhere anymore 😢

2. Favorite Fall Lip Color

Ugh there are SO many, there’s Lolita from Kat Von D, Kylie Cosmetics has a LOT of nice Fall liquid lipstick shades like Leo, Pumpkin, Moon,  Love Bite, Ginger and Vixen that are all really pretty, Mac lipstick in the shade Captivating, etc. etc. I could go on FOREVER.

3. Favorite Fall Blush

My favorite blush in general, regardless of the season is the Nars blush in Orgasm.

4. Favorite Fall Clothing Item

It’s a tie between flannels, light sweaters and my Charlotte Russe combat boots.

5. Favorite Fall Movie

This is a tie between Hocus Pocus and all of the HalloweenTown movies!!

6. Favorite Fall TV Show

I’ll have to say that I think Riverdale is the best TV show for the Fall.

7. Favorite Thanksgiving Food

Does dessert count as food?! 🤣, I suppose the turkey itself though.

8. Favorite Halloween Costume

I don’t usually get to dress up much for Halloween, but basing it off of previous costumes, I’ll say last year when I was a lion tamer and Michelle (my best friend) was the lion.

9. What is one thing that you look forward to every single Fall?

Being able to go Pumpkin & Apple picking and start preparing for the holidays.

10. How do you like to spend the more chilly/cloudy days in the Fall?

I love to spend these kinds of days one of 2 ways: with Diego cuddled up in bed eating food/snacks while watching movies, or if I can’t be with him, probably cuddled up in bed, enjoying a good book.

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11. Which do you prefer: Halloween or Thanksgiving?

I love a healthy mixture of both honestly.

12. What is your favorite trend (fashion/makeup/etc) so far this season?

For fashion, I would have to say that I love a cute yet simple flannel paired with a comfy pair of leggings kind of look with some combat boots. As for makeup, I think a simple look, with a light eye look paired with a bold lip looks SO cool and cute for Fall.

13. Describe what the Fall weather really looks like where you live.

So far, Fall didn’t get off to the best start here in the Northeast, specifically, New York. It was really warm and humid out for a while, up until about 2-3 days ago actually. Now we’re starting to feel the “normal” cool, rainy weather that tends to come along with the Fall season. And hopefully within the next 2-3 weeks we’ll begin to see the leaves start changing and falling more and more.

14. Do you like baking in the autumn season?

I LOVE baking in general, and for me, the “baking season” starts in the Fall, so that’s definitely something I always look forward to every year.

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15. Which is your most loved pumpkin-based food?

Pumpkin pie cheesecake….EVERYBODY needs to try it, I promise you will not be disappointed 😍

16. Do you enjoy feeling the cold air, or do you wrap up warm?

I love the feeling of cold air, and having my room be cold in general (at night only), so that I’m able to wrap up in my blankets and feel all warm and cozy.

17.  Fairy lights or candles? What is your choice in the Fall?

Both! I have fairy lights with little pumpkins on them stringing across my vanity, and keep my favorite Fall scented candle on top of my vanity as well.

18.  Which place do you always wish to visit in the Fall season?

It’s not necessarily a ‘specific place’, but I always love the drive going up to White Plains (in New York). It gets to a certain point where you’re driving by/through a ton of trees for a while, and the colors of all the trees together look SO beautiful and peaceful. In general, the scenery is honestly my favorite during this time of year.

19.   During the Fall season, what do you enjoy most with your partner?

Diego and I love so many different things about this time of year, but some of the main things include the cool, breezy weather change and the holidays approaching.

20.  Share your favorite quote related to the autumn.

“Notice how the trees do not cling to their leaves. Fall is about releasing the old to make way for the new.” ☺️🍁🍂

Let me know what some of your guys’ Fall favorites are, and whether or not we have any of the same ones. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you guys in my next post 🙂

– Xoxo, Leo Girl ❤

*I do not own any of the images used in this post.*

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