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Local Photographer Spotlight

Happy Tuesday everyone,

Each Tuesday we are going to put up a post spotlighting amazing talent that rock the South Florida Wedding market. We are going to feature photographers, cinematographers, stationers, caterers dressers, musicians, bakers…basically anyone or anything fab that is wedding related. site not working . Our goal is to make the spotlight feature fun and quick to read.  We hope you find the info useful. Enjoy!

Our first spotlight is on Kallima Photography. This hip husband and wife duo has an amazing eye for detail and a great passion for their work. subdomains We put the spotlight on Ben and Rebekah and here is what they had to say.

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PI: What is the best thing about being your own boss?

Ben: Being home with our kids most every day is probably the best thing for me.  I’m a big fan of traveling around and shooting, but it’s always rad to get to hang out with my kids and have lunch.

Rebekah: I really enjoy getting my make our own rules for life and family. I feel like being home and having the freedom to work when and how we want gives us ultimate flexibility…with our kids school, our travel, when and how often we see family, and how much time we get to spend in relationship with others. Of course, there are many days where this is very stressful, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

 

PI: How would you describe your photography style?

Ben: my style is a mix of photojournalism and fashion photography.  I know that may sound odd to some people, but it really makes sense when you think about it.  A wedding photographer’s job is to document the day, and then to take amazing portraits.  My goal is always to photograph the events of the day in a way that tells the story, and then to take portraits that stand on their own.

Rebekah: I never really have a great answer for this question, its a hard one. One thing I can say, is that I always try to make people feel amazing about themselves. Whether I’m shooting boudoir, an engagement session, or a wedding day involving bridesmaids and moms and brides and grooms, I’m always looking to photograph people and moments in a way that makes my subjects feel incredible.

 

PI: When going to an event what is the one thing you never leave home without?

Ben: I always have collar stays, a pocket knife and a mini sewing kit in my photography bag. We’re there to support the bride and the groom on their wedding day, and if that means sewing a button on a shirt….well, you do that.

Rebekah: Mole Skin. It fixes the blisters brides and bridesmaids inevitably end up with, and then I am the hero of the day.

 

PI: How would you describe a Kallima client?

Ben: Our clients tend to be fashionable people who make waves in the world. They don’t want the typical wedding- they want something above and beyond, and they choose their vendors carefully to reflect that.

Rebekah: Our clients tend to be people who understand the difference between good and exceptional. They have class and taste, take great care with their wedding details, and love fashion and photography alike.

 

PI: If you were stuck on a dessert Island what three things would bring with you?

Ben: A pocketknife, a turkey sandwich and a helicopter. -Really, why wouldn’t you bring a way to get off of the island?

Rebekah: dry shampoo, a yacht, and cabernet sauvignon.

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Au Natural

While we’re on the topic of celebrity weddings, we are over the moon for Anne Hathaway, who got married this past weekend in Big Sur, California to her long-time beau Adam Schulman. All the details from her Valentino gown to vegan menu can be easily duplicated for your special day!anne-hathaway-wedding

Nature Inspiration – Barn weddings have been an extremely popular trend lately, with barn venues popping up across the country simply to cater to weddings and special events. Even if your wedding is indoors, finding an outdoor setting for special photos is a great idea to capture some of the best lighting and most beautiful, natural moments. We decided to take the barn, natural, rustic feel and show ways to glam it up and make it your own!

Go Vegan. – Healthy for you, healthy for the environment. Capoucompswerin . H cartier bresson That’s precisely why vegan weddings have doubled in the last two years. When The National Restaurant Association surveyed chefs around the country for their “What’s Hot in 2011” questionnaire, more than half of the chefs responded veganism. site not working . While not all of your guests may be feeling the meatless vibe, there are plenty of ways to incorporate a few vegan items onto your menu or create a full vegan menu that’s hard for anyone to resist. Try out this recipe at home for a spicy lentil wrap with tahini sauce stolen from California specialty supermarket, Trader Joe’s!

Bridal Style – While Anne kept everything else about her wedding day simple, she went all out in a custom-made Valentino gown and a headpiece that goes great with her pixie cut. Whether you have longer locks or a short ‘do, headpieces are a great way to make a statement.

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Southern Comfort

We are so inspired by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold’s recent September nuptials! The gorgeous duo wed earlier this month at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, just outside of Charleston in a white-tented reception. While official photos have not been released, we have taken ideas and created a look book of our own – a unique blend of charm and tradition with a modern twist!

Tent Weddings – We recently went to Los Angeles and got the opportunity to attend a pre-Emmy party fitted for the stars, using these to-die-for Raj Tents! Tents are a unique way to make an evening more intimate or offer some shade on a warm day.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other options for tenting styles – clear and lighted tents:

 

 

 

 

 

Mash-up Music – Blake & Ryan had a mix of live performances (from celebrity friends Florence + the Machine) and a DJ. Having a DJ mixed with live performances or classical musicians is a great way to surprise guests and liven up the night. Recently, we had a string quartet play traditional Indian music as the bride walked down the aisle, followed by a deejayed reception that had everyone dancing into the wee hours of the night!

 

 

 

 

 

The Ring!  – How can we not mention Blake’s Lorraine Schwartz stunner engagement ring? A trend to look out for – gold! We love the rose gold showcased here with an elegant oval cut diamond.

 

 

 

 

Continuing + ending with that theme, Gold is a color that never goes out of style and adds flare to any event. Here’s some small ways to incorporate this regal pop of color into your wedding.

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Happy Diwali!!!

For those of you that don’t know…Diwali is known as the “festival of lights” and is one of the most important festivals of the year for an Indian.  Diwali is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.

 

My fondest memories of Diwali are of when I lived in England. Each year my mom would give us a gigantic list of cleaning tasks. site not working We didn’t rest until the house was fit for a visit from the Queen. After all the dusting and polishing we would open the windows (no matter how cold) and place a little diya (votive candle) on the ledge in hopes to entice Lakshmi. Then all the fun stuff came, tons of delicious food, decadent Indian sweets, fireworks, family and friends coming together to celebrate.  Diwali brings out the best in everyone and it is customary to pull out all the stops with regards to food, clothing and decor.

 

Here are my favorite ideas for food, fashion and fun for modern Desis to celebrate Diwali 2011.  Who doesn’t love a good samosa? Go to Sailu’s Kitchen to get easy to follow step-by-step instructions www.sailusfood.com.  Splurge and buy a stunning suit by Payal Singhal from Exclusively In www.exclusively.in.  A suit by Payal will make a statement at any Diwali party. Instead of fireworks this year why not light a sky lantern?  Sky lanterns are a beautiful site, but can be dangerous so please follow the instructions carefully and don’t forget to make a wish. subdomains dns information . Adamova jaroslava H cartier bresson Capoucompswerin

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The Real Royal Wedding: Kate Moss & Jamie Hince

 

Check out this amazing blog I found through photographer Lauren Ross. I love the details of this wedding and the pictures are just fabulous! Everything looks so effortless and chic. site not working . Plus they rocked the champagne tower. I have wanted to bring that back forever! Enjoy.

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Whoopie-de-doo!

I am mad about whoopie pies and think this delicious little devilish dessert is a perfect compliment to any wedding menu. For those of you yet to try this sweet sensation here is a quickie description: A big, soft sandwich cookie made with two cupcake tops, sandwiched with a creamy filling – they’re like the best of both cupcake and cookie worlds. Yummy! For an Indian wedding I suggest serving chocolate coconut whoopie pies and mango whoopie pie s’mores. I found this great recipe at on a blog called Babble.com. Check it out http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/01/31/mango-whoopie-pie-smores/ domain list subdomains . site subdomains subdomains . dns information Adamova jaroslava . H cartier bresson . Capoucompswerin

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Chic Dulhan

So you’ve planned your perfect destination wedding at a gorgeous resort and now you have to plan your outfits for everyday! It is important to always look the part from the moment you arrive to the moment you check out of the hotel.Here are some great ideas for causal wear and evening wear to show that you are always a chic dulhan.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

The nice thing about hiring a planner to coordinate your wedding is that you have time to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends during your big event.Some brides like to be busy and surrounded by people, and some brides prefer to indulge in personal escapes such as a yoga class or massage. I recently attended the grand opening of the beautiful ELLE Spa at the Eden Roc in Miami, FL. It is the first ever ELLE spa and the moment I walked through the doors I was instantly in a Zen state of mind.If you’re a busy bride getting married at the Eden Roc you MUST fit in some well deserved pampering. website offline . site not working Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to check out the spa’s amazing store. It is petite, tres chic and is stocked with fabulous products.

My favorite find is Lollia Calm Body Powder. Seeing this perfect round box evoked feelings of nostalgia as it reminded me of sneaking into my grandmother’s room and exploring all the fun things she had laid out on her dressing table. This fantastic little gem is a wonderful treat for any bride looking for a soothing moment away from the camera’s, stylists and…ahem, sometimes overbearing family members. subdomains dns information Adamova jaroslava . H cartier bresson . Capoucompswerin .

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