Newport Beach Instameet 2016

Newport Beach Instameet 2016 BFFs at Sunset // Photo by allGLAMMEDup

A few weeks ago, my good blogger friends Lena and Melanie came with me to our very first Instameet in Newport Beach. Before Lena had told me about them, I had never heard of an “instameet” before, but it’s basically an event where Instagrammers who are passionate about photography meet up to create some amazing photos together.

This Newport Beach Instameet was hosted by:

@BrittneyBorowski
@CalebKellerPhotos
@AmourAmelia
@Photos.Shay
@_Shauncary
@AllGlammedUp
@Om_arrr

There were over 90 people that showed up, which was definitely a little overwhelming! I had been following Katie from allGLAMMEDup on Instagram for a while, so when she reached out to me beforehand offering to meet up with me to take photos I was very excited. She has developed a passion for photography through her blog and I love her aesthetic so I couldn’t wait to shoot together.

The meeting spot was at the Newport Beach Pier by Newport Coffee Company. There was a huge crowd of people waiting with nametags and we jumped right in to the craziness. The amount of photographer to model ratio was way bigger, so luckily I had a chance to shoot with a few other photographers including Mimi from @dynamimi and @hillaryshreve.

At first we went off with Katie to shoot some outfit photos (remember last week’s Mas Amor tee? & keep an eye out for the others next week!) but afterwards, we all met back up by the Pier for those iconic sunset shots. How gorgeous is California, guys?! These photos perfectly captured one of the reasons I absolutely love living here!

I learned a lot from my first Instameet, but my big takeaway from the experience is: don’t be afraid to meet new people!

I’m usually very shy when it comes to meeting new people, but in this industry I’ve learned I have to put myself out there to make meaningful connections with people. With so many people there and it being my first time at one, I was a little nervous and not sure who exactly to talk to. Luckily I was able to get out of my shell and make a great connection with Katie and a few other photographers there. Next time, I will definitely make an effort to connect with more people and get everyone’s contact info – following up and keeping the connection is the most important part! 

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Photos by Katie from allGLAMMEDup

Check out #newportinstameet2016 on Instagram to find more photos from the meet and don’t forget to watch the video Brittany put together below!

Have you ever been to an Instameet before? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience. And if you’re in the So Cal area, I’d love to see you at the next one!

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18 Comments

  1. May 13, 2016 / 8:10 am

    These are great photos! Love that magic hour light!

  2. ruthieridley
    May 13, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Oh my gosh…. love this magic hour lighting. I am dying at these photos!! I always know that when I visit your blog it is always going to be a 10/10. Thank you for sharing this fun experience!! xo

    • WorldWideStylista
      May 13, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      It was most definitely magical! Aw thank you for your kind words Ruthie, that means a lot coming from you!! xoxo

  3. May 13, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Sounds amazing! And these photos are breathtaking!
    xo, Shell

    • WorldWideStylista
      May 13, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      It was a blast! Thanks Shell ? xo

  4. May 13, 2016 / 11:06 am

    This is the first time hearing abt this and it sounds incredibly cool!! What a great concept, pulling people together with the same interest and end goal. Gorgeous pics ?

    • WorldWideStylista
      May 13, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      I’d never heard of it before either but they’re starting to do them in a lot of places now! Totally agree, and thank you so much ❤️ xoxo

    • WorldWideStylista
      May 13, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      It was such a fun experience! Thanks Kait ? xoxo

  5. May 13, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Wow, this is amazing and it looks there was a good turnout. I’ve never heard of an instameetup but what a great concept. Love all the photos and you’re right California is beautiful. I hope to visit one day! Xoxo

  6. May 14, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Your photos are stunning and I can’t wait to visit the west coast!!
    xo Annie
    http://thelovelygirl.co

  7. songbirdechoes
    May 14, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Omg this is incredibly beautiful. So glad you had your first instameet – and such a positive experience, at that. I’m seriously inspired to host an instameet by the beach after seeing the photos. Hope you’re having a great weekend babe!

    Gunjan | http://www.songbirdechoes.com

  8. May 14, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Such a great post and absolutely beautiful pictures! I’ve never heard of an Instameet before either but it sounds like you had an amazing experience! Such a cool way to meet new people. I feel inspired to check out one in the future!

    XO
    StyleByPear

  9. May 15, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I’ve never been to an instameet, but would love to in the future. I love these photos. I’m glad you had a great time!

    xoxo Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

  10. May 15, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Seriously love this post! And that’s such a great video that totally captured the whole experience ? Can’t wait for the next one!

  11. May 16, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Die for these photos! This sounds SO AMAZING! I’d love to organize an instameet soon too! Such a great post, I loved the video :)

    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com