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

What is a Folio Box?

I'm going to start writing more about the photo shoot experience you'll receive by booking a shoot at my studio! 
 

To start, we are going to talk a little bit about one of the products I carry. It's my main product and is available in 3 different collections. The collections have different amount of matted prints included. 

Welcome, the Folio Box! 
The folio box is made of an eco leather, meaning it looks and feels like leather, but is not leather. So no animals were harmed in the making of your folio box! The folio boxes are all made and shipped from Italy, along with the mats and prints included in your folio collection! How awesome is that? To be able to tell someone you got professional portraits and your products are from Italy. They are made to be loved and cherished for years to come. Your ancestors deserve to have printed photos of you and you deserve to be pampered during your session. 
 

Other products available are reveal albums, nine framed images in one single mat, and wall products! All Folio collections also include a small book with your photos from your session. 

Remember, your photo session is all about YOU and what YOU want to showcase about yourself. 
It's about being pampered, being a star, and being YOURSELF so I can capture it on film for you and your family. 

ALL WOMEN DESERVE TO BE LOVE AND PAMPERED, so why not do it with a professional photoshoot!? 

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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 

Ashley

I'm slowly getting my new folio built for you all to see! Yesterday I had a wonderful shoot with a great friend, and it went fabulous! It is always great seeing her and I appreciate her help with my folio! 

Head on over to the page, 'design your shoot', so we can get you gorgeous portraits as well! Every women deserves to be pampered and to have photos of herself! 

 

Spring Equinox

I thought today was an appropriate day to post this set! Merry came to me with the idea to shoot a cute theme that had a spring and warm feel. She had made this adorable umbrella for the shoot and she wore rain boots with her outfit to finish the spring look. It was fantastic! A few days before our shoot, I looked at the weather forecast and turns out our spring shoot was being taken over by snow. It snowed a few inches that weekend but we decided to still try to get our spring look. It was a little cold and windy, but it went great and we had lots of fun talking and laughing with each other. We did accomplish what we were going for with our Spring theme, so take a look below, close your eyes, and imagine that there isn't snow on the ground in mid April here in Iowa right now. 

 

Sugar Rush

The first time I met Eva Von Rose, she had been looking for a photographer to shoot an idea she had, which was sprinkles. Sprinkles in a bath tub. I had done one milk bath shoot before so I was up for trying another shoot in the bath tub. 
During planning, we also gained ourselves a creative director, Nicholas Stark. We planned the look we wanted and how many sprinkles we might need. She purchased the sprinkles and a few days later, I met them both for the first time at my house. That's a great way to meet people right, in your bathroom with a huge soft box? Turned out, we all got along great! Eva and Nick had previously met before. To this day we are all great friends and have done a couple other shoots together, we definitely need to plan another one soon. 

Here are some photos from the day, behind the scenes, the final shots, and our tear sheets from both magazines.  

Title: Sugar Rush

Model and MUA: Eva Von Rose 

Creative Director: Nicholas Stark

Set published in Sarta Magazine and Elan Vital Magazine in Fall of 2017

 


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Behind the Scenes

Image by Nicholas Stark

Sprinkles by themselves taste bad
— Eva Von Rose
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Our Secret

Image by Nicholas Stark


It's Wednesday, Wednesday

Here is a little throwback to October for you Wednesday viewing. 

The theme we did for this shoot was Wednesday Addams and since today is Wednesday, I thought it was the perfect time to post this throwback, you know, instead of Thursday! 

Model: Eva Von Rose (www.facebook.com/evavonrosewww.instagram.com/evavonrosemodel & www.evavonrose.com)

MUA: Molly Noesen (www.facebook.com/mollynoesen & www.instagram.com/molly_noesen_makeup)

 

Welcome

Welcome to the website of Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits and the first blog post on the site! 
Here I will be posting blurbs from different sessions and events to keep you informed on what is going on in studio! 

I am currently in the process of re-branding my business, as you can see, there are not a lot of images yet. That doesn't mean I haven't been shooting long, it just means my previous pieces are not right for this site. 

I will post other work of course still on my Facebook, 500px and Instagram pages, which links can be found at the bottom of any page. 

Here is another image from my first Folio building session with Erica! 

 

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