Crop Tops | What to Wear Wednesday | Atlanta Portrait Photographer

Hello everyone! It’s Leah again to help you overcome your fear of crop tops!

Crop tops. You either love them or are completely petrified by them (I am the latter). Either way, you have to admit they are a pretty hot trend that seems to have lasted through the fad stage! I have pulled together a few looks to show you that crop tops don’t have to be so nerve racking!

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Layered Sweater

This look makes it clear that it is never too cold for fashion! This cropped sweater looks so casually cool over a crisp white shift dress. Wear neutral accessories with this outfit to keep you looking effortlessly put together! An added plus is that you don’t have to worry about any skin showing!


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Sleek Leather

There isn’t much cooler than all black, except all black leather! This look enables you to try out crop tops while showing only a tiny sliver of skin. Try pairing this outfit with cute sneakers for a more casual approach!


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Matching Separates

I. Love. This. Outfit. Seriously, this outfit is so on trend by incorporating matching separates, a crop top, and a high waist! This outfit could easily be dressed up by adding a pair of summery wedges. I cannot wait to wear outfits similar to this one all summer long!


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Midi Skirt

Worried about your stomach showing while wearing a crop top? Learn to disguise your problem areas! My trickiest area is my lower stomach, so I have been very thankful for high waist skirts. The high waist hits at the smallest point, and then the crop top is long enough that it will only have a peek-a-boo effect!


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I hope this helps calm your crop top anxiety! Let us know if you have tried this trend or if you have any other suggestions in the comments below!

Game Night | Behind the Scenes | Atlanta Senior Portrait Photographer

Each year we spend a night of fun with the young ladies that represent our company!  These ladies have been the face of realm seniors for their senior year.   As their time comes to an end I must say i have enjoyed each and every one of them tremendously.   Thanks so much ladies for an AWESOME year!!!  Take a look behind the scenes with the Class of 2015 and the amazing time we had a couple of weeks ago at our realm seniors “rep” game night!!!  Also see these ladies next month at our 2nd annual realm seniors “rock the runway”.  Click here to purchase tickets!!!

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Gingham | What to Wear Wednesday | Atlanta Portrait Photographer

Hello everyone! It’s Leah again for your weekly What to Wear Wednesdays!

Gingham is one of the biggest trends for spring 2015! This pattern can be seen trending on all of the hottest S/S 2015 runways from designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg. I’m not sure about you, but I love this preppy pattern! Here are just a few ways you can wear this pattern now for the duration of the winter and later into spring and summer!

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If you are too excited to wait to try out this trend until it gets a little warmer out, try pairing a gingham button-up with a classic trench and black skinnies for a casual/cool approach. This outfit is oh-so Parisienne with a preppy American twist! You could wear this look to class, to brunch, or out shopping with the girls!


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Be flirty and fun by pairing a sweet gingham patterned dress with an edgy leather jacket. This outfit would be great with boots or flats for daytime; wear tights for extra warmth! Add pumps and statement earrings for a nighttime look!



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Trying to find new ways to wear your blanket scarf? Throw it over your shoulders for a bohemian look! I love the large gingham print on this over sized scarf! This look is so easy and cool that I would even wear this exact outfit in the spring with shorts!


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This bright gingham smock dress has me ready for spring! I love how this fashion blogger wore sneakers with the dress for a more casual approach. To dress this up a bit, wear this bold dress with cute gold wedges! This dress could also serve as an adorable beach coverup!


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If you ask me, there isn’t much cuter than a swing skirt, especially in a fun color and pattern! Choose bold color combos, like red and yellow, to take your outfit to the next level of style! If you are lucky enough to travel around Europe any time over the summer, this outfit would be perfect for wandering around cobblestone streets! If you are staying stateside, this outfit is great for wandering around good ole American soil too!Untitled15

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Nothing says spring is in the air like light blue gingham paired with a brightly colored, floral swing skirt! This sweet outfit is right on trend by including a high-waist, knee length skirt with gingham! Since this outfit is full of color, keep your shoes neutral like this pair of nude heels!


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I am thrilled that gingham is having such a great fashion moment right now! I hope you all are just as excited as I am to find new ways to incorporate this trend for the rest of winter and throughout the spring and summer months!  Are you loving Gingham?  Let us know in the comments below!!!

Fab Friday | New Website | Atlanta Senior Portrait Photographer

It’s Friday and we are SUPER EXCITED!!!  We have a new look for our realm seniors website just in time for Class of 2015!!!  Our awesome realm seniors of 2015 will be walking across the stage to graduate in a few short months, but even sooner our realm senior reps will be “rocking the runway” in our upcoming fashion show on Thursday, March 26 @ 8pm!!!  Come watch our girls (and guys this year) strut their stuff!  Click here to purchase tickets we have a new student ticket price!!!  Click the image below to check our our new website www.realmseniors.comLet us know what you think in the comments below!!!  Happy Friday!

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What to wear Wednesday | Polka Dots | Atlanta Portrait Photographer

Hello everyone! This is Leah with your weekly What to Wear Wednesdays, polka dot edition!

But first we have a HUGE announcement!!! Tickets for our 2nd Annual realm seniors rock the runway are on sale with an early bird special price of $17!!!  This year’s show will be held at the BEAUTIFUL Sonesta Hotel ballroom!!!  Bigger and better than last year so don’t miss it!!!  Click here to order your tickets Early Bird ends Sat, Jan 31st @ midnight!!!



Now back to our regularly scheduled program…

Polka dots have consistently remained a fashion staple in the closets of many fashionistas. They can instantly add quirkiness, style, and femininity to any look! I personally am a full force polka dot magpie, maybe even a little bit of a hoarder! I would even venture to say that your wardrobe is not complete without at least one polka dot item in it, so here are several ways you can incorporate polka dots into your style!



Polka dots paired with a pleated, a-line skirt scream ultra feminine! I love this combination of ivory with a polka dot blouse. The caramel colored tote bag makes this outfit more daytime appropriate. Stash your clutch in your tote to seamlessly transition from day to night! The polka dots in this outfit make this look so fresh and feminine; the bouquet of flowers helps too! ;)


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When you are looking for something to wear that is flirty and fun, polka dots are the best way to complete the look! A flirty polka dot dress with a classic leather jacket thrown over your shoulders will instantly upgrade your style. Polka dots are obviously super girly, so add a touch of leather, like the jacket, to toughen up your outfit!


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This look is so hipster, but oh so very cool! Midi skirts and crop tops have been so in lately. This polka dot midi skirt is so versatile; it can be worn with a chambray top for a completely different look! This crop top is definitely more my speed because it only shows a tiny sliver of skin. If you are looking to try out the crop top trend, this look would be a good place to start!


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Yellow and polka dots, need I say more?? There has never been a more perfect match than this fun color and pattern! This bright outfit is so stylish and absolutely adorable! If you want to wear this outfit now, wear a darker color maxi skirt and a leather jacket for warmth!


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This winter, fuzzy sweaters have been all the rage! Why not add a little quirkiness to the outfit by wearing the trend with polka dot skinnies and classic oxfords! This outfit looks so incredibly cozy while remaining stylish for a day of shopping, school, or work. If I had the option, I would wear this look all the time!


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There are so many ways to include polka dots into your style! Let us know how you sport your polka dots in the comments!

Pantone Color of the Year | What to Wear Wednesday | Atlanta Photographer

Hey everybody! It’s Leah here with your next What to Wear Wednesday!


Are you looking for a new color to incorporate into your routine to make yourself even more stylish? Try the hot color of the year! Every year, Pantone chooses a color that represents what will be trending in the new year. This year Pantone has chosen marsala, a rich red with hints of brown, to be the fashionablecolor for 2015! In this post I will show you easy ways to enhance your style by incorporating marsala into your daily routine!



I love how makeup gives me the ability to change my look entirely! Whether it’s a lipstick that plumps your pout, a blush that accentuates the apples of your cheeks, or an eye shadow that makes your eyes sparkle, makeup is a great way to use color.


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Nail Polish

With nail art being insanely trendy today, try including marsalashades in with your every day nail polish to be extra stylish! This is one of my favorite shades of nail polish, particularly in the winter!


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Shoes!!! Everyone LOVES getting new shoes, so let the marsalacolor trend be an excuse to buy new shoes! Sneakers are such a guilty pleasure of mine to buy in every color, so why should this Pantone color be any different?? As you saw in our last post, Rainy Days, rain boots are a great way to make gloomy days happy! If heels are more your speed, these Nine West beauties are sure to excite. Some of my favorite shoes are booties! You can wear them with jeans, skirts, dresses, shorts, or almost anything. I love how you can wear booties through every season by wearing them with tights or jeans in the winter and shorts or skirts in the summer!




It is easy to get bored with your wardrobe, so try giving your outfits life again by including a dash of marsala! This color pairs absolutely perfectly with cheetah print with geometric accessories. Wear marsala jeans with a creamy top and blush trench for an easy look. Try pairing this color with your spring shades to upgrade your outfit from boring to instantly on trend! If you still love color blocking, wear a marsala sweater with other shades of deep red and burgundy! There are so many ways to make your outfits fresh again by wearing the Pantone color of the year!




Accessories are the absolute easiest way to incorporate a trend without diving head first into a sea of marsala. If you are a handbag girl like me, grab yourself a beautiful clutch or crossbody bag! Floppy hats always take a simple outfit and transform it into instant chic! Scarves are a winter staple that I keep in my closet in a vast array of colors. While scarves add warmth, they also keep you looking fabulous! Jewelry is the absolute easiest way to enhance your style. Upgrading your jewelry is an inexpensive way to bring your outfits back to life each season! I LOVE BOWS. I love wearing bows in my clothes, on my shoes, and in my hair! Bows give your outfit that certain je ne sais quoi that every girly girl is looking for!



I love finding new ways to incorporate color into my style! What are some ways you would wear this trend? Let me know in the comments!




Rainy Days | What to Wear Wednesday | Atlanta Portrait Photographer

Hey it’s Leah Happy Wednesday!!!

Rain, rain, what a hoot; now I get to wear my cute rain boots! That’s the little tune I sing when it is a gloomy, rainy day around here. If there is one thing you can count on during January in the South, it’s that it is going to rain. Even though it is easy for me since I have a love for the rain, I always try to make the rainy days fun and exciting through my outfits! Here are my tips for embracing the rainy, winter months the stylish way!



Make your own sun shining day by wearing bright, summery colors! I love how the simple, striped shift dress was given new light by adding vividly colorful accent pieces. This outfit is perfect for a day of shopping, hanging out with friends, or going to brunch!


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Making a Statement

Cheetah print is such a great fashion statement! Jenna Lyons said, “as far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” The fashion guru, hit the nail on the head with that quote because cheetah and leopard print can be so easily incorporated into any of your outfits! I love the mix of citron and maroon with this basic white cheetah print coat! The fun umbrella helps too…;)


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Commuting to Work/School

This basic outfit is incredibly stylish and classic for your commute to work or school. It is so simple to wear your rain boots while commuting and whip out your more professional shoes (stored in your bag, of course) once you arrive! This outfit works for the daytime because the scarf and boots dress it down. If you want to take this outfit out at night, put on rain-friendly (aka no suede, missy!) dressy boots or flats, remove the scarf, and opt for a sparkly statement necklace!


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Curling up at Home

On a rainy day there is nothing I want to do more than curl up and sleep all day long! If you are still wearing your Juicy bottom sweats with your gross old t-shirts, you are in serious need of a chic loungewear upgrade! It is so simple to look absolutely adorable while enjoying your lazy day. Grab an oversized sweater and wear it with leggings, fuzzy socks, or (the always glamorous) thigh high socks to keep your feet and legs warm!


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Playing in the Rain

Go play in the rain!! Don’t let a little drizzle, or downpour, get you down! Slip on your rain boots with any outfit, and go jump, dance, and play in the rain! This outfit would be great to go play in the rain with your friends or significant other because the silhouette of the skirt is flirty and fun. Wear tights, a cute sweatshirt, and winter accessories to make this outfit cold weather appropriate. No matter what you wear, first things first, have fun!


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How do you cope with the Southern winter rain? Let us know your tips in the comments below!

Welcome Leah!!! | NYE Fashion | Atlanta Photographer

Still not quite sure what to wear tonight?  Let us help.  Join me in welcoming our new fashion intern Leah!  I asked her to put together some quick last minute looks for tonight so whether you are hanging out with friends or spending time at home here are few ideas!!!  Welcome aboard Leah!!!

What to Wear on NYE

It’s that glamorous time of year again New Year’s Eve!!! Take tonight to show off your sparkly outfits! Since sequined everything is HOT right now, why not style your sparkles to perfection?! Here are a few looks to help you pick your style for New Year’s Eve perfection!

Glamour Girl

Style your glitter pants with feminine pieces to emulate a total glamour girl! This look can be dressed up by wearing high heels, jeweled earrings, and a clutch. You could also dress this look down by slipping on your favorite flats and tossing your hair into a high pony! I love how this outfit is ultra feminine and ultra glam!

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Cozy Sparkles

Spending a cozy night in while watching the festivities? No problem! Pair your glitter pants with a cozy tee for a relaxed night! If you feel like going out, throw on your favorite heels and toss your hair in a bun for a relaxed yet stylish approach. But, if you are like me, wear those sequins and be a couch potato ‘til that clock strikes midnight!

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Boho Glam

Love winter whites? Love the BoHo look? Try pairing your winter whites with your sequined jacket for an easy, breezy look! I love how this outfit could be taken from day to night by simply adding the sequined jacket and changing the booties for sleek heels!

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Look put together and adorable by pairing your sequined mini skirt with your black blazer and accessories! Wearing all black is my favorite way to look sleek, refined, and instantly super stylish. An easy way to dress this outfit down would be to wear your favorite flat booties and exchange your blazer for a blue jean jacket. Throw your crossbody bag over your shoulder and leave glitter everywhere you go!


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Pleating for Parties

If sequins aren’t your style, opt for a glamorous gold pleated maxi skirt! I love how this outfit sends 70’s vibes but still seems modern. To add more flare to this outfit, add a gold plated belt or slightly large gold necklace. I would dress this skirt down for daytime by adding a blue jean jacket with the sleeves rolled up!


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