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The Refined Woman | Rebekah

It's always sunny in Palm Beach Florida. Depending on where you are right now, you may be in the throws of a snow flurry, bitter wet rain, or just plain cold.  December is upon us, and we are right in the thick of it.  BUT, then there is Palm Beach Florida where Rebekah of Kallima Photography is based.

Rebekah, I mean come on, you're adorbs.  Yes I just abbrev'ed adorable, because that's how cute she is.

You may remember Rebekah's royal blue pleated dress that I D-I-E-D over, and I am just as in love with this outfit.  The mix of colors and textures makes this outfit a winner in my book.  I think the skinny belt with the orange skirt is the perfect touch, and the patterned scarf adds that extra pop of fun!  What do y'all think?

Photographed by:  Kallima Photography

  • Why did you choose this outfit? I am constantly on the hunt for skirts with a little length on them. A piece with color and flow, that moves with me and lets me breathe in this tropical climate. Even though the skirt is polyester its so cool and comfy. Knowing I'd be outside for half the day in the Islamorada sun and sand, I knew a tank would work well for the laid back feel of the wedding as well as keep me cool. I always wear a scarf if I'm sporting a tank, to dress me up and keep me looking professional. I also knew the color of this skirt would work year round for where I live, keeping me from being drab in the winter, and making me relevant and colorful for the summers.
  • Was it a success or failure?  Why?  I'd venture to say this is my favorite shooting outfit thus far in my 7 years of doing this. The skirt is long enough to keep me a lady even when I have to crouch and crawl and climb. (because its all about the shot people.) A cotton tank with the little cami underneath kept me cool, and my scarf doubles as a professional accessory as well as sweat rag for the groom should he need it. (and he will need it. I'll sacrifice my clothing any day for clients). I love wearing a belt with this skirt because it keeps me feeling confident and put together. These gold heeled sandals are comfortable and bend with my foot and I can make it until almost the end of the reception without busting out my gold toms. I find that the more and more I dress up, keep modern,  and stay hip for weddings, the more the parents love me and respect me and TRUST me to capture their kid's special day. Not only can I show my individuality and stay true to my style, but I can inspire confidence in guests and family that I really am legit!
  • Can you list the brands of all the major/key pieces from the look?  Top: Target; Skirt: Modcloth (Similar); Infinity Scarf: Anthropologie; Sandals: Lucky; Belt: Ann Taylor Loft; Watch: Michael Kors

 

 

The Refined Woman | The Ladies

I'm so excited to introduce to you the rad ladies that are participating in The Refined Woman. Without further ado...here are The Ladies of The Refined Woman.

Dara Kent-Cobb: NYC Wedding Photographer of Trent Bailey Photography, founder/creative director of Preston&Olivia.

Photographed by:  Trent Bailey

  • If you could describe your style in 5 words what would it be? That would depend on the day. I feel like my style is all over the place because I wake up each day and decide who I want to be. But if I were to look at my wardrobe, I would say my pieces as a whole are: Classic, tailored, fashionable, downtown, girl-meets-boy (the hyphens make it one word :) )
  • If you had no budget what 3 places would you shop at. My three B's: Barney's, Bergdorfs, Billy Reid
  • Let's be real, wer'e all on a budget...where do you really shop at?  Zara, J. Crew, ASOS
  • What draws you into the art of photography?  I love history and photography allows you to document history by capturing a moment in time and keeping it forever.  I love wedding photography because it enables me to document a very special day in the life of couples so in love, that they've decided to commit their lives to one another, and I don't think there's anything more beautiful to capture than love.

Sarah Shreves:  LA Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer and Stylist

Photographed by:  Heidi Burkey

  • If you could describe your style in 5 words what would it be? Subtlety masculine, contemporary, clean, and modern boheme.
  • If you had no budget what 3 places would you shop at.  Anaise, Philip Lim, Lauren Moffatts.
  • Let's be real, wer'e all on a budget...where do you really shop at?  The clearance rack at zara, sales at nordstroms rack, tjmaxx contemporary section, my favorite amvets thrift store in san diego + estate sales.
  • What draws you into the art of photography?  The relationships and spaces i can create; it’s a powerful thing to photograph someone, to create a space in which they feel empowered to just "do them", to be free and own who they are in front of my camera. When they do, the creative process moves from a one sided ‘ im photographing them’ to, they are being photographed and creating art with me.

Rebekah Hood:  West Palm Beach FL. Wedding Photographer, Kallima Photography

Photographed by:  Kat Harris

  • If you could describe your style in 5 words what would it be? Classic, relaxed, comfortable, colorful, feminine
  • If you had no budget what 3 places would you shop at?  Anthropologie, JCrew, Madewell.
  • Let's be real, wer'e all on a budget...where do you really shop at?  Target, JCrew Factory, H&M
  • What draws you into the art of photography?  Being a creative is a hard thing to categorize and compartmentalize.  I love art because I love color, movement, and things that are full of life.  Photography gives me the opportunity to harness my art and translate that color and life and movement into something that is forever.

Kat Harris: LA/OC Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

Photographed by:  Angi Welsch

  • If you could describe your style in 5 words what would it be?  Classy, prep with a hint of bohemian, tailored, diverse (before I buy an item I go through in my head how many different ways/outfits I could wear it with).
  • If you had no budget what 3 places would you shop at?  Club Monaco, Marc Jacobs, JCrew.
  • Let's be real, wer'e all on a budget...where do you really shop at?  Zara, JCrew and Anthropologie sales racks.
  • What draws you into the art of photography?  Ever since I was little images moved me.  There’s something so powerful about capturing a real moment.  What keeps me falling deeper and deeper in love with photography is the art of capturing real life moments between people, whether it be a quiet moment in between actions, a burst of laughter, or the movement of a tendril of hair when a slight breeze passes by...I love everything about it.

Emily Scott:  San Francisco Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Photographed by:  Sarah Shreves

  • If you could describe your style in 5 words what would it be?  Simple. Classic. Colorful. Bold. Polished.
  • If you had no budget what 3 places would you shop at?  Marc Jacobs.  Celine.  Chloe.
  • Let's be real, wer'e all on a budget...where do you really shop at?  JCrew, Nordstrom, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, and Thrift Stores.
  • What draws you into the art of photography?  I love being able to capture beauty in the everyday and ordinary moments. I am drawn to emotions and colors and being able to hold onto the good things to savor later.

Karlin Perez, North Carolina Wedding + Lifestyle Photographer

Photographed by:  Katie Holley

  • If you could describe your style in 5 words what would it be?  Minimal and classic but a touch unrefined, with a little bit of androgyny...I don't have a fifth, remember, I'm a minimalists :)
  • If you had no budget what 3 places would you shop at?   I have to only pick THREE?! Alright...Ralph Lauren for the classics (I miss my discount), Alexander McQueen for the edge and Valentino, well, because every girl needs one Valentino...
  • Let's be real, wer'e all on a budget...where do you really shop at?  I will always stand by the argument for "quality vs. quantity". It doesn't mean it has to be designer...just made well! So I save up and invest in classic pieces that will last a lifetime. The kind you can pass to your kids. But in between the investment pieces....Allsaints, Gap for the basics, My husband's closet.
  • What draws you into the art of photography?  Simple...the lives that are behind the pictures that we make.