Strawberry Fields

This shoot happened all because of a video of a baby in a sink with strawberries. When you see that, what would you think? "oh, what a cute baby!" Not us, we think, "let's recreate that in an adult version!" 
For this shoot I recruited a friend, Megan Hawk. 

The original idea was to use a bathtub as a milk bath, then we thought, hmm maybe we can do this outside. In comes the pool idea, after Megan's idea of using a wheel borrow since that didn't work out, turns out small child inflatable pools are hard to find. We ended up just using the small pool I have for my dogs. 

After we had the location figured out, we took some outfit ideas, props, and of course our strawberries outside to brain storm ideas.

Here is what we came up with: 

Model: Megan Hawk
Photographer: Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits
Including a macro strawberry photo

 

"Once A Queen" Publication

A few weeks ago I teamed up with another photographer, a new hair and makeup artist, a new wardrobe stylist, another fellow photographer that made a beautiful tulle skirt, and a model I'd previously worked with before. Together, we came up with an idea to create a look that resembled Marie Antoinette and the time period. 

Rebekah fluffed up Sydney's hair, powdered her face and we were ready for the wardrobe. Our first look was a gown with floral design (brought to the shoot by Rebekah), our second look was a corset and a more straight styled skirt with some fluff in the back. Our third look, we took away the skirt and added a more full tulle look to go with the corset. 

We all had so much fun shooting, eating pizza, and just hanging out with one another gossiping. This is one of the best teams I've worked with so far in my editorial journey. Sydney makes photographing so simple, Rebekah had fabulous idea that went with the time period, Preston brought two beautiful backdrops that he let me photograph on as well, and Angie, Sydney's mother, she is the heart and soul of the shoot. She plans, finds wardrobe, and contributes ideas. We deemed her mother to us all during the shoot! 
Thank you all for a fantastic day. 

We also were published in a small independent magazine, Gilded Magazine, in their June issue. The theme they had for the month was 'Pink'. 

Here are the finished images and our magazine tear sheets!

Photographer: Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits
Model: Sydney Olson-Midwest Models
HMUA: Rebekah Tate
Wardrobe (corset and skirt): Casey July of The July Studio
Tulle skirt: Andie Borden
Floral and green tone backdrops: Preston Mangnum
Our shooting mother: Angie Olson <3


Images

 


Publication Tear Sheets


Behind the Scenes

Rebekah and I styling the tulle skirt around Sydney for our finished above shot.&nbsp;

Rebekah and I styling the tulle skirt around Sydney for our finished above shot. 

Old Fashioned

This past weekend I worked a little more on my folio for the website with a friend, Eva Von Rose. We always have fun when we shoot! You might recognize her from her vibrant pink hair and our Sugar Rush photo shoot. These new images are all in black and white, so no bright pink in this set! We were wanting to channel her inner beauty of the past and old Hollywood. It's a perfect fit for what I'm going for and it's wonderful for my portfolio! We have also submitted our images to a small independent magazine. Wish us luck! 

 

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