This Photographer-Turned-Blogger Has the Most Enviable Insta Feed
One scroll through Natalie Park's Instagram feed and you'd never guess she only picked up blogging just over a year ago.
Her handle @capturinglifeoncamera couldn't be more perfect for the photographer-turned-blogger, who has a seamlessly coordinated feed full of cute, casual outfits involving lots of stripes and denim. Natalie fell in love with the art of styling after photographing New York Fashion Week, which is just a hop skip and a jump from her home state of New Jersey, and has been churning out content for her own channels ever since.
Below, our latest installment of Real Girls Sweet Style features the adorable Natalie Park and all of her classic yet cool outfits.
(Photo courtesy of Natalie Park)
Name: Natalie Park
Instagram Handle: @capturinglifeoncamera
Hometown: New Jersey
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
1. What's the one moment that made you obsessed with style?
"I'd never really been into fashion until I photographed NYFW street style last year. It was the coolest to see how people took fashion to another level and were unafraid to showcase their style. Seeing all of these bloggers and celebrities inspired me to step up my game, which was significantly lacking compared to everyone around me."
2. Tell us about your style. Who or what inspires it?
"I love to keep up with trends as long as I'm comfortable in them. I love flowy dresses, comfy shorts, T-shirts, and other items of the sort that are comfortable. If I wear something and feel uncomfortable all day in it, chances are I won't grab that piece ever again. I'm constantly inspired by blogs, YouTube videos and Pinterest. I love scrolling through Instagram and saving photos that have pieces similar to mine to find inspiration."
3. Who takes your photos? How long is an average 'photoshoot'?
"Usually, I take my own photos with a self-timer, but recently I've been getting my friend to take them for me. An average photo shoot is usually around 30 minutes, so basically anywhere from two hours to two minutes."
4. What's your go-to outfit when you're in a rush?
"A T-shirt dress or flowy dress with a denim jacket is a go-to for me. I love throwing on two pieces and calling it a day."
5. What's the best piece of advice you've been given, and from whom?
"The best piece of advice that my parents gave me is that hard work pays off."
6. What's your favorite piece of clothing in your closet and why?
"I love my Lululemon leggings because they are always so reliable and versatile. I can dress them up with a blouse or graphic tee, or dress them down with a comfy hoodie."
7. What's one thing you want everyone to know about you?
"I play lacrosse pretty much year 'round. Most people would never guess that I'd play lacrosse, but it takes up a significant portion of my life. I've been playing since second grade and next year will be my fourth year on varsity, which is one of my proudest accomplishments."
8. What have you learned about blogging that you would share with other bloggers or aspiring bloggers?
"Over the past year, I've learned that you only see results when you put in work. Some of my most popular posts are the ones I've worked the hardest on. I also find that when I post a ton of content per week, I tend to get a lot more traffic and engagement. Just keep creating and the success will follow!"
9. What is your current skincare routine?
"Fun fact: I have a dermatologist in my family so my skincare routine is nothing crazy. I always use my Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream on my face right before I go to bed. I also can't go to sleep without using my clear MAC Lipglass, which is the most moisturizing lip product to exist on Earth!"
10. What's your go-to makeup look?
"Since school starts at 7:30 a.m. for me, I have limited time in the mornings. First I use Laura Mercier Loose Powder to combat oil. Then I curl my lashes and apply a waterproof mascara (the one I use varies day by day). Then I use my Anastasia Brow Pencil and Glossier Boy Brow to fill in my brows."
Ella Mendelsohn is another east coast gal with enviable style–check out her Real Girls Sweet Style feature HERE.