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

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. 

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! 

 

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