Friday Round-up | Long Island Family Photographer

9:30pm on a Friday night, but I am going to get a post in! This is the first opportunity I've had to sit down all day, but we discovered a new awesome place today, so it was worth it. If you are on Long Island, check out Norman J. Levy Park - another addition to my list of places you can go to walk with a stroller. Great running/walking trails with views of the bay and the New York skyline. Spotlessly maintained. I was so happy to be there! The trails reminded me of Runyon Canyon or the Mount Hollywood trails in LA. I definitely recommend checking it out!

So now, links!

These before-and-after photos of burlesque performers make me want to do a series of my co-workers at Rock of Ages.

Slow cooker blackberry BBQ pulled pork - sounds delicious!

I've been following Ann Street Studio for years...this photo shoot they did recently was shot at Old Westbury Gardens, which is not far from my house!

This kid really is hardcore - and his photos are great!

Favorite parenting books... I think I have almost all of these!

I love everything about this post about finding community and inspiration... reminds me of my Now You sisters!

This quote is perfect.

I love Lena Dunham.

This app allows you to have full manual control of your iPhone camera. I'm definitely going to check it out when I get my new iPhone 6 in a couple of weeks!

Check out these 50 amazing mom photographers!

So much talk in the blogiverse about capsule wardrobes...could you have one? I'm not sure I would have the self-restraint to stick to only 37 items!

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I'm off to enjoy my last work-free weekend for a while. Wishing you all a lovely couple of days!