Teens + Vintage Clothing = Stylish Fun! – – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – – Czech Village Photo Shoot

Do you remember the 70’s? How about the 80’s?

I guarantee these teens don’t!

They weren’t even around in the 90’s!

But that didn’t prevent them from having a thoroughly wonderful time donning some cool vintage (and new!) clothing from Found+Formed in the Czech Village.

What a wonderful little boutique with incredibly special finds! You need to check it out – and soon! They’ve been closed up for the last few weeks but will be open again this Wednesday and there will be lots of fun clothing, hats, jewelry, and much more for you to choose from!

Check out Rylee and her incredible furry coat and beret! Adorable!

C’mon! She is simply gorgeous!



Did you see those awesome striped slacks Rylee is wearing in her image? Love these from Found+Formed. Rylee is going to have fun wearing those to all kinds of different occasions!



If you’ve ever seen me out and about you’ve probably wondered about my style. Or actually lack of style. I wore a hooded sweatshirt to this photo shoot! But don’t be deceived! Even though my personal style is basically “t-shirt/sweatshirt/jeans/leggings-casual” doesn’t mean I can’t style you!

Trust me – I will! And I’m actually great at it! And boutique owners love to help too!

Just ask Kylie. When I showed her this mustard yellow dress I didn’t know if she would be on board but she squealed “yes” and nodded vigorously! She just rocked this outfit and I’m sure she’ll wear that dress a lot!

These teens had so much fun posing like models!

What a beauty!



They were the best!


Thank you Rylee and Kylie for being so fantastic for your modeling session!

And here are a few images from our shopping trip at Found+Formed!

You need to get in there this week!

Now booking Class of 2020 Seniors and also building the TruYou Teen Team (for class of 2020 AND class of 2019). If you love the idea of extra special treatment and getting to participate in some wonderfully fun photo shoots in the next year (with the first one next month!), please fill out the contact form!

Be sure to check out TruYou on the website, facebook and instagram!

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Join the TruYou Teen Team!

If you’re a class of 2020 or 2021 teen and interested in being on the model team for TruYou now is your chance!

There will be four photo-shoot opportunities in 2019 for you to participate in — fill out the form below to get started and to find out all of the details!

Deadline to sign up is Feb. 28, 2019.

You will have an amazing time!

Please note: Joining the model team requires a small financial commitment (it will be applied to your senior session) and a commitment to use TruYou exclusively as your high school senior photographer.




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TruYou Newborns – Marion, IA

I love photographing newborns and I love it even more when it’s a family member. This little sweetie is my great-niece.

So thankful when family trusts me with their precious babies!

Meet sweet little Allana.




Her mommy crocheted this beautiful peach and blue blanket for her!


And look at big sister. She is such a little sweetheart and clearly she loves her baby sister!


And so does someone else! The family dog managed to get in an image.

Such a little sweetheart with a big sister who is a sweetheart too!

What a gorgeous little one!

Newborns are so very special and I am so grateful and feel really blessed when someone trusts me to take these oh-so-important photos.

Thanks so much!

If you are expecting a little one soon – – make sure you visit the TruYou Photography & Design newborn gallery page to see what I can offer.

Your baby’s comfort and happiness is the most important thing. Together we will create amazing soft and beautiful images of your precious bundle. And there will be plenty of time for cuddling!

If you are interested in more information about newborn photography by TruYou Photography & Design – – please visit the information page.

You can also check out TruYou on the website, facebook and instagram!

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TruBeauty Fine Art Portraiture – Glamour Photography, Marion, Cedar Rapids, IA

You are beautiful.

You are amazing.

You are one-of-a-kind.

With everything you do for everyone else, when was the last time you did something for yourself?

TruBeauty sessions were created just for that. A chance to “Celebrate You”. A chance to experience some pampering for a day. A chance to create some amazing images for your loved ones — images of you — that they can cherish for a lifetime!

You need to exist in photographs. You need to leave a legacy. You need to celebrate your relationships. You need heirloom quality artwork of you and your family.

What are you waiting for?





I’m Mariellen and I’d love to talk to you about how important these images are!

319.377.7261 or email at info@truyouphoto.com

To see more TruBeauty images – visit the website here!

For a once-a-year special rate visit the TruYou facebook page for more info!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!