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

 

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! 

 

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.