"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. 

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.


 

 

Editorials

Welcome to Spring, or is it? It sure doesn't feel like Spring outside yet or quite look like Spring either. 
 

Today this post is going to be about my other work. Along with glamour photography, I also photograph editorials for small Indie magazines with up and coming models in my area. Every once in a while I will post a past or recent shoot. Here are a couple images from one on my favorite shoots from the end of this past summer/early fall. 

Title: Goddess
Model/MUA: Megan Hawk (www.facebook.com/meggomade & www.instagram.com/meggomade)

 

Set has been published in Beautivation Magazine