June & July Round-up | Interesting Links from Around the Web

Here we are, almost to August! Where did the summer go? I feel like I've been scrambling to keep up with everything lately but hoping to have a new beginning of sorts once school starts in September (famous last words, right??). I'm thinking of switching some things up on the blog and would love to hear if there are any posts or series or topics that you would like to see!

In the meantime, here are some interesting links that I bookmarked in the past couple of weeks. Grab a drink and settle in for some reads!

Eighteen summers. It's all we get.

Standpipes of New York

11 juicy memoirs to read this summer

Do you still talk on the phone?

A veggie bridal bouquet.

How to break shutter speed rules and still get good video footage.

Crossing the USA.

White House photographer Pete Souza looks back on iconic images.

Finding your decisive moments.

10 tips for capturing family videos.

How to optimize video settings to get the most out of your GoPro.

How to clean your camera sensor.

The August Break returns!

Finding your creative voice.

On the streets of Mexico with Alex Webb.

Street photographers who captured the grit of NYC in the '70's and '80's

Parents should stop fakebooking and show the reality of parenting instead.

Story of the squares.

How to use Instagram stories like a pro

Real-life places that belong in a Wes Anderson film.

What if money was no object?


Loving, 50 years later.

Snoop Dogg narrates baby iguana chase.

How 'Dear Evan Hansen' became one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history

Love this Macklemore video!

Some kickass Local 16 female stagehands.

Taken yesterday at Old Westbury Gardens

Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family photographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to preserve your family's legacy, please contact her for a session!