Heroine by Hana Haley

Monday, April 21, 2014

I'm not exaggerating when I say being able to work with Hana Haley is an absolute dream come true! She will be cracking jokes and telling cute antidotes before suddenly falling silent as she starts visualizing a shot, considering the location and weighing how the sun will fall on a face while looking through her film camera's viewfinder. She has a strong vision and a very talented, trained eye but is still willing to listen to my silly suggestions.

Shot with failing light and my collection of frothy vintage (or retro inspired, in the case of the milkshake one!) dresses in a Foresty theme park, I am in love with how these turned out. Hana's photography always look like film stills that immediately bring to mind story lines about nostalgia and candy colored adventures.

My friend Bertha's description of what these remind her of is my favorite:

"They (look like stills from a movie about a) lost ghost princess who’s been cursed out of her kingdom and is left wandering the earth, searching for another doorway in, another way back."

You can see more pictures from this shoot on Hana's Facebook and Portfolio

32 comments:

  1. Goodness me, they are just so whimsically-wonderfully, dreamy and magically awe-inspiring (so many hyphens!). I love love LOVE them, Kailey - Hana did an absolutely amazing job and you look (as always) so beautiful. You guys are a match made in heaven, that's for sure!! xx

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  2. These are so pretty! I love the way she's used the sunlight, very fairytale.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this atmosphere, and it suits you so well... Love it!

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  4. Oh my gosh these photos are absolutely dreamy! No wonder this was a dream come true - it literally looks like a dream. Beautiful
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  5. I adore these photographs, you two are such a dream team. <3
    Tori

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    1. The only thing missing was you! <3

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  6. your friend bertha's description is on point! love these.

    --Leeds
    at this volume

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  7. Ahhh, I love these so much! The last one is probably my favorite. But I also adore the one of you with the castle. These are so magical!

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  8. love the photos - your dress is amazing! xx

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  9. I love Hana's work so much. You've made some beautiful photos together.

    www.atrickleofmeaning.com

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  10. You look absolutely stunning. I know you don't post very often but when you do it's so worth the wait! You're so stunning ^^

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  11. love these photos! and the pink frilly dress reminds me of Comme des Garcons

    x

    http://sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. These photos are beautiful! I love the one where you are facing the castle :D

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  13. Gorgeous! You look lovely and I will have to check out more of Hana's photography. Is this the Enchanted Forest outside of Salem? I've been meaning to visit for ages.

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  14. omg dream babe collaboration taking perfect photos together- literally my favorite thing <3

    http://secret-hipster.blogspot.com.au/

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  15. These must have been really fun to take. They turned out so lovely :)

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  16. God so beautiful! Great job both of you!

    Rachel

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  17. these are so lovely, the two of you must have had the best day! you look gorgeous as always, and where did you even find that pastel castle?! it's amazing! i'd love to see more collaborations from the two of you in the future! x

    little henry lee

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  18. I love that image of you and the castle! Somethign about it is very striking =D

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  19. Amazing setting. I've been a fan of you both for a while now and i hope you have a lot more collaborations in the future!

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  20. She is amazing photographer, great artist. You are lucky one you could work with her. Actually, you are perfect model for her :) You should work ofter together! The photos are pure magic <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow you are looking beautiful here!!

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  22. i love that first photo so, so much! it's like magic.

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  23. These photos are so beautiful! I've been meaning to play around with my photography styles for a while. Would love to create something like this!

    Katie <3

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  24. These are quite amazing!
    Makes me want to make that 'ghost princess' film...

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  25. so fun! so dressuppy! I want to visit this park so bad!

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  26. ugh these are so pretty and dreamy! i want to take photos at my local mini golf course now. im so inspired. Hana is an incredible photographer but you're such a beautiful subject!

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