We all know that feeling of taking a bad selfie, and then you’re like ugh. Yes, the feeling is mutual. To combat the disapointment of bad photos, we’ve invited one of Miami’s top photographer Deena Danielle to the Bali hut, and here she shares 5 tricks to mastering the art of photography:
Use a reflector – A reflector can be key for creating good shots in natural light. If your model is being photographed in strong outdoor light it can be used to reflect the light back up to the face to fill shadows under the eye. If you’re shooting on the beach, and have a 5 way reflector, it can be used as a scrim (a filter for the light to pass through so it’s not so harsh). A reflector is a number 1 tool for outdoor natural light photography.
Use window light/reflections – When shooting indoors using natural light photograph near a window or a mirror. The light will pour in and the mirror can reflect it to fill the room. If you’re shooting indoors with natural light you will most likely need to pop up the ISO.
Shoot in the shade – When the sun is at high noon, very bright, and hot don’t underestimate the power of getting shots in the shade. This will allow you to have softer light. Additionally, despite popular belief, overcast days are perfect for shooting outdoors. Clouds covering the sun act as a natural filter.
Golden Hour – Photograph at golden hour before sunsets and you will capture the golden/yellow/orange hues that are so the envy of many portraits.
Model: Zsofia Tarjanya Photographer: Deena Danielle Location: Island Tribe Miami – The Bali Hut
We absolutely love it when the cool boho babes hang out with us at our Miami Showroom aka “The Bali Hut”.
Blogger Babe & Girl Boss Yashodhara Suri, of the Hip Nip came through, and styled some of our designs including our boho jewelry, kimonos and of course our boho gowns! Okay, I’ll shut up, read the recap from her lips.
…Hi my dreamy hippie nippies! I’m feeling super magical boho vibes because of this post. I got to style at the Island Tribe showroom and felt super at home with all the boho clothing, embroidery and even the interior (which you’ll see below). Listen to Sunset Lover by Petit Biscuit and get vibey with me!
So, first things first… THIS DECOR! UGH.
The best part about the interior is the color palette and this throne ❤ I love the minimal but bohemian vibe and the super white and neutral color palette. It made for a perfect backdrop for our outfits so we didn’t have to go scouting for a location.
For this look, I grabbed this super long and beautifully embroidered white dress and fell in LOVE. It’s so comfortable and accentuates all the right curves. I went really crazy and also grabbed this tiara and threw my ass on this throne 🙂 I love the delicate lace on the dress and the pearls of the tiara.
I wore my own shorts for this look and used everything else from the showroom to dress it up. I threw on a simple white bikini top but the real winners of the outfit are the necklace, belt and AMAZING kimono! The embroidery was so intricate and well done (embroidered in India, the motherland actually) and it’s something I would wear with every single outfit I own, honestly. The necklace and belt went really well with the shiny embroidery and were extra as hell so you know I was happy with that.
I hope you guys loved these bohemian-styled outfits as much as I did! Do yourself a favor and get some chunky jewelry and embroidered kimonos for summer ❤
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A wonderful summer it was! All through this summer we collaborated with The Nomadic People as they embarked on their adventurous tours. Kim and Nash can be found wandering around the US in their vintage VW bus or exploring distant magical lands. Luckily for us, our girls were able to travel with them to the distant lands of Turkey and Morocco. Let’s start with Turkey. Continue reading TALES FROM TURKEY
The spot light is on Beautiful Bride Emilia Scholler, hailing all the way from Vienna, Austria. With only 2 months to plan her summer wedding, Emilia, effortlessly, pulled together an intimate summer wedding at the enchanting Stadtflucht Bergmühle. Wearing Osprey Gown, this effortless gown matched her boho style.
Totally loving the world map backdrop, true wanderlust vibes, a homage to Emilia’s gypset life…
Last summer we had the splendid opportunity to meet Laolu Senbanjo, a Nigerian born-Brooklyn based Musician, Visual Artist, and Human Rights Lawyer. After spending the morning conversing over coffee, we left feeling inspired, enlightened and appreciative of his passions, art, music and overall vision. We also had the opportunity to collaborate on his Sacred Art of the Ori project at the famed Brooklyn Museum of Art. We invite you to get “lost” in the art of the enchanting and multi talented LaoluContinue reading Sacred Art of the Ori
Live by the sun, and Love by the moon… and so it is in the Nevada Desert. The endless landscape under the sun, takes a great toil, but as evening draws,the temperatures drop, and romance comes into full bloom. The dreamy white gowns against the stark Red Rocks creates a wild, yet romantic blend. The Desert is a true bohemian glory.
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The ambiance is tranquil and peaceful. The burning incense ignites a soulful fragrance in the air. Hanging on the wall are beautiful words of inspiration. “ Love is My Energy, Light is My Energy, Truth Is my Energy”. In essence; this styled shoot is all about Love. Continue reading LOVE, LIGHT & ENERGY
Two lovers sat on the fine white sand gazing into the horizon.They watched as the tidal waves splashed unto the shore. The ocean breeze sends soft chills through her body, she snuggles him for warmth. He whispers in her ear: “the most Beautiful tide, is the beat of your heart against mine.”
For all the beach and ocean lovers dreaming of a seaside wedding, there are several guides on how to do a beach wedding right. In this article, you will discover some insights on how to archive a unique and yet chic beach wedding. The secret is to be yourself, implement your lifestyle and those little things that you adore into your special day. Here’s our guide: Continue reading SOUTH BEACH DREAMING…How to Plan A Beach Wedding.
The Pantone color for 2016 is finally out. It’s a dreamy blend of Rose Quartz & Serenity – romantic pinks and soft blues. For the creative and trend conscience bride, there are many ways to implement this year’s color into your special day.
Our top 3 recommendations on how to incorporate this year’s Pantone colors into you’re wedding style are: Continue reading PANTONE 2016 COLOR INSPIRATION
We are so delighted to celebrate our third year anniversary today. This anniversary comes at a special moment since we just launched our fourth collection this past week. We have been fortunate and blessed with some of the beast team members through the years. The IB family has grown through time with members from all over the world. Through love and support our fan base has equally expanded into a greater IB Tribe with a global presence. Lastly our brides “IBmermaids” have brought us the most joy. Every moment with a bride in our gowns never fails to bring emotions of joy. We love our brides and always pray that they have the most blessed lives. Continue reading WE’RE 3 ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
It’s a new season, new collection, a whole new vibe.
Speaking of a new season; the new Island Bridal 2016 collection is almost here and will be released mid November. We are making fine adjustments to ensure we deliver the best of our designs. This season you will discover a palette of soft nudes, whites and ivories exuding a sheer illusion, that ignites a soft feminine sensuality. It’s a stylish blend of whimsical lace and intricate beading, introducing a new feel to our line and yet still staying true to our free-spirited ocean vibe. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come:
When you picture a beach wedding, chances are you’re dreaming of the soft sand, cool ocean breeze and gorgeous sunset in the distance. Well, here’s some great tips to choosing the right gown, wind proofing your decor, and having a worry-free beach wedding. Dress Accordingly
Skip the big dress. Let’s face it: A ballgown belongs in, well, a ballroom. You may be able to get down the aisle in a full dress and long train but walking on the beach and taking photos won’t be easy. Ditch the heels
Sand and high heels just don’t mix. Wear flat-sole sandals, espadrilles or wedges – shoes that won’t sink into the sand. Have your gown hemmed with or without shoes, depending on which option you choose. Remember, sand can get pretty hot. Have an aisle runner made of fabric or thick flower petals to help keep your tootsies cool. Consider an updo
Think of the elements when deciding on a hairstyle. A tried and true updo will keep you looking polished all night. I definitely suggest doing a trial run at your location. If wearing your hair down is the only option, invest in the services of a stylist, who can do touch-ups throughout the day. Nix the veil
When marrying outside, think twice about a long veil. If it’s windy, it will be a nightmare for you and the photographer. Instead, accessorize your ‘do with fresh flowers or a headpiece. Let your guys go informal
While many brides envision their groom in a tux, black wool is a no-no in warm climates.Skip the ‘penguin suits’ and opt for lightweight cotton pants. Beach weddings speak to cotton, linen and sheer silk fabrics, and open collars with either pastels or a bold color like apricot or turquoise, contrasted with a deep ivory. Stay natural
A gorgeous ocean backdrop doesn’t need to be too dressed up. Instead, highlight the natural beauty of the setting. A beach wedding can be about shells and starfish, but it can also take inspiration from the harmonious color palette of sand, dune grasses, stones and water. Decor should be simple; avoid going over the top with fussy flowers.
Photography|One Perfect Event
Gown| Vienna Gown
Model | Bride Hannah Witt
Model | Groom Sam Starbuck
Hair| Spoiled Rotten Salon and Spa
Make Up | Michelle Leila
Location | Worth Avenue
Florist: Greenacres Florist
? Take me away, A secret place, A sweet escape, Take me away, To better days, A hiding place ? …
The song lyrics from a “pocketful of sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield easily summarizes this romantic island wedding.
Bula (Hello)! Savisi Island was the perfect choice for this exquisite destination wedding. Tucked away on a secluded island, with picturesque ocean views,and gardens lined with coconut pathways, this intimate wedding fulfilled every fantasy for an ocean lover.
Meticulous details were deployed to create a magical and memorable wedding. The floral arrangements, and bespoken floral archway were hand crafted by Ma and her Savasi team using local flowers and bamboos amongst others. But the most unique aspect is the Fijian Warrior escorts, with their Lali drum and Davui (conch shell).
As a bride at Savasi Island all you need is your love, and your wedding dress of course. The lovely bride wore our Mykonos gown. Mykonos with it effortless allure was perfect for the relaxed luxe vibe at Savasi Island .
Once again, this songs comes to mind… ? Take me away, A secret place, A sweet escape..?
Location: Savası Island
Photography: Cait Myers
Bride & Groom: Oceans Desire
Gown: Island Bridal
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