The Beauty of Flowers and Succulents

Lately I have been photographing a lot of macro images, especially flowers. Flowers are coming one of my favorite things to photograph. People don’t normally see that parts of a flower that are deep in the middle or between a couple of petals. Macro photograph allows me to show everyone the unseen of a flower. Here are a few images from my macro shoots these past few months!

Clothing, what is popular in contemporary portraiture!

Some of you are probably wondering what you are supposed to wear/bring/rent to a contemporary portrait session. Well I'm here to tell you! 

My contemporary portraiture is all about elegance and beauty. For your session, you will want to bring with you a gorgeous gown, make a nice top and skirt with some statement jewelry, or a sleek cocktail dress. We want you to feel your most beautiful, get all dolled up like you are going to a big event for the evening! 

I am currently beginning my in studio wardrobe so it is best to maybe rent a piece you love or if you find something you can't live without, purchase it. 
Your images capture all the beauty of you and your new outfit. 

My favorite dresses to style women in are currently dressing with flare, tulle, sparkles, and anything shiny! Think the roaring 20s and the glamour of their fancy wardrobe. 
Below are a couple amazon links I've found for some of my favorite contemporary looks. 
Comment and tell me what your favorite styles are, or maybe find a photo of a dress you love! 

 


A dress for glamour: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3TWV18/?coliid=I1CZZKIQ5DBU8T&colid=ZCJ01PVNCIK8&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1 

A dress for a boho chic look (another favorite), simple and sweet: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019JCXFGA/?coliid=I2XIVBVMXI39OU&colid=ZCJ01PVNCIK8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

 

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Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.
— Zoe Kravitz

Catching up!

It's been almost two months since I've posted! I have lots to update you on. 
First, I've been busy working two other jobs so my photography had taken a pause for a while. I got a few photo shoots in though! 

Here are a few images from recent shoots! 


"Granger House Gala" 
Models: Adrianna Allender, Jane Dillon, Brenna Young, Kimberly Pierce, Jessilyn Chow, Mac Brown, Rion Joy
HMUAs: multiple models (they did each others makeup) 


Sara in the flowers
Model: Sara Elizabeth
Lighting assistant: Nicholas Stark


Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf
Models: Sara Elizabeth & Michael Behrensmeyer
MUA: Rebekah Tate
Photographer 1: Nicholas Stark

 

And now for the BIG NEWS!!! Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits now has a physical location for a home. Yes, that's right, I have a studio now! It became official yesterday, I should be getting the keys soon and then I will start moving my equipment and materials to the space! Once the studio is ready, I will host an open house! There will be headshot mini sessions for a discounted price, wine, snacks, free product vouchers, and contests! I hope you can join us when it's time. If not, you can always book an appointment for your own personalized styled photo shoot! 
Here are a couple photos of the space, it may be small but it is mighty and we will create great things in this space! 

A Few Crazy Days!

These past couple of weeks have been so busy for me! There were a couple group shoots with other area photographers. One was at an abandoned high school and one was at an old abandoned highway with a couple bridges near a river! It can't get more all over the place than that. 

Shoot #1: APOLLO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL -- BURLINGTON, IOWA (abandoned location) 

Models: Brenna Young, Erica Ly, Jesse Hagerman, Nikki Buns, Nikki Londene, Stephanie Mellecker

 

Shoot #2: ABANDONED HIGHWAY OFF THE IOWA RIVER 

Models: Deonna Troxel, Nikki Buns 

Sunshine

It was a little bit sunny out some today but still a little cold. Tomorrow there is even snow in the forecast, then it'll start to get warmer. In the mean time, I took some macro shots of flowers we have in the house. I haven't taken macro flower photos in so long, it was nice shooting them again!