Happy New Year!

2019 is here! I hope you all had a great rest of your 2018 but now it is 2019 and I’m hoping great things will come to Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits.

Currently the studio has moved to my basement instead of the small space I had found. That space unfortunately wasn’t right for the space I needed for my equipment. I’m hoping to get things up and going well enough to get another space this year. Here are to 2019 goals!

I have been working my two retail jobs still as well as trying to find time for my photography. Photography has kind of gotten away from me but I’m hoping to photograph more in 2019 also.
One of my retail jobs is sadly coming to an end, our Lane Bryant store is closing here in CR. I’m trying to find a new place for me in the career world.

Leave a comment and tell me what your plans and goals are for 2019!?

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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! 

 


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. 

 

Above 60 Degrees

Today here in Eastern Iowa the temperature finally got about 60 degrees. It's been a slow, cold, and snowy April. It was nice to have a little time to be able to get outside to watch birds in my backyard. One of my passions is wildlife photography, mostly birds since I see more of them outside than anything else. Today I sat out on the deck and watched birds from Robins to Juncos fly in and onto the bird feeder. There is a squirrel that hangs around the house as well, I named him/her, Teddy. The squirrel hasn't made an appearance today however. I wanted to share with you all the photographs I got of the birds that are enjoying the weather just as much as the humans! No one tell them though that it's supposed to storm tomorrow and then get chilly again, they don't need to know.


 

 

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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