Friday, November 11, 2011

Our Christmas Gift to You: December Makeover Giveaway | Kansas City Pinup and Boudoir Photographer

What our Facebook Page has been saying is true-we are giving away Foxy Pinup Sessions to two lucky ladies!

The Deets:

This contest is a very special contest to me and to Amanda. We want to give back to you ladies this Holiday season and we want to do it in a big way. This is the first time ever that we are giving away a Foxy Pinup Session, and we're doubling it to two!

Who wins?:

The winner of this contest is someone who shows love to everyone she meets even in times of trouble in her own life. We are looking for a strong, confident woman that needs a little pampering, especially if the past year has been hard on her. We want to give this to someone that really deserves it and needs a little loving in their life at this moment. 

How do we decide?:

We pick the "who" above based upon what is written in the nomination by a friend. You cannot nominate yourself. The nomination of the "who" describes the situation the nominee has had, the character of the nominee, and any other fun things you'd like to put in about your nominee
The nominee + the nominator BOTH win a Foxy Pinup Session together!

To Submit:

+Make sure both you and your nominee "like" the Hilary Hope Photography Facebook Page
+Share This Blog Post Link on Your Facebook Page saying something along the lines of "You and Your Bestie Can Win a Free Foxy Pinup Session From Hilary Hope Photography!" 
Then send the following information by email to
+Include your name, age, and telephone number
+Your friend that you are nominating's name, age, telephone number and email address
+Reasons outlining why your friend deserves the Foxy Pinup Session, especially if there are events that pertain to their past year's current situation

Fine Print:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to participate and all the above actions must be completed for your entry into our contest to be valid. 
  • Entries start today, November 11th, 2011, and will be accepted until December 1st, 2011 11pm.  
  • The winners of the contest both win a Foxy Pinup Session together, which includes hair styling, vintage makeup application, a pinup outfit, a boudoir outfit, an hour in studio, photos together and single shots, an 8 x 10 for each participant and an online webshow gallery to share with all their special someones. 
  • Session must be executed in the month of December, 2011 or prize is forfeited. 
  • Winners must be Kansas City Area residents, or be able to make it into the Kansas City Area with their own transportation on the day of their session. 
  • Their is no purchase necessary and purchase will not help your chance of winning.
  • Amanda and I will choose the winners and announce the winners on December 5th.

Lots of Love and Happy Giveaways!

Happy Veteran's Day!!! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FEATURED BLOG: Kara Masters | St. Joseph's, Missouri Photographer

Kara is beautiful. There is no denying how gorgeous her smile is, how sweet her eyes are, and how amazing her loving personality radiates throughout her being. I love her! And I've only known her for a very short time.

Kara came into our studio for Foxy Pinup Photos and heard about our Kansas City Model Search. She applied, and I knew as soon as I received her application that she was just what I was looking for. (It helped too, that she was completely model ready during her Foxy Pinup Session. Her Kitten face was to die for!). I knew she'd be a perfect model for our Kansas City Search.

A few weeks ago on a lovely September evening, we went to Krug Park in St. Joseph's, MO to shoot our Bohemian themed session. The result of our creative time together is as follows. We went from columnar castle, to duck pond, to Japanese garden with shutter click after shutter click. We even discovered the brown recluse. I still chuckle when I say that to myself, Kara!

I am so proud, and honored to have these photos that Kara and I took together. She is quite the model and I am so happy to have been a part of this session with her.

Thank you for being so Amazing, Kara!

Feel free to give this a listen while looking through the photos of the sweetheart known as Kara Masters.
Click to enlarge the photos in our slideshow for less pixelation! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Foxy Pinup Christmas Blitz: Limited Edition Session, Awesome Holiday Cheer | Kansas City Pinup & Boudoir Photographer

Christmas is coming!!! I know, you're excited too! I wanted to tell you all about our fabulous Limited Edition Christmas Blitz, which we will be booking in the month of November. 

Every year around Christmas time, we do an amazing Limited Edition Foxy Pinup Christmas themed session. Photos include you completely draped in garland-and what appears to be nothing else ;)-very cheeky photos of you holding candy canes, under mistletoe with santa hats, the whole deal!

 Every Christmas Blitz session includes the following:

  • 30 minute photo session with Hilary in her studio

  • Hair and makeup styling to create that 100% vintage feel

  • Your choice of a Christmas Boudoir outfit or Christmas Pinup Outfit

  • Access to all Christmas-themed Pinup Props

  • Pinup and pose coaching throughout the entire shoot

  • All prints airbrushed to perfection

  • All of your images displayed on your own online webshow gallery

  • 1 fantastic Facebook image of you, photographer's choice

  • 1 complementary 5 x 7 to give as a gift to your Holiday Sweetheart

All of this is included for our special Christmas Blitz Price of just $175!!!

I know, I'm really excited! This is such a great deal-I can't wait to see all you Kittens completely Christmased out for Foxy Pinups! This is a limited edition session, which means we are limited in the number of appointments we are able to book-and this is only for the month of November! If you have questions on what our Limited Edition Policies are, check them out at the end of this blog post.

To book your Foxy Pinup Christmas Blitz Limited Edition session, contact me! You can reach me by email at or by phone at 708.498.HOPE. Post on our Facebook wall or comment on this post!

I can't wait for your session!

Lots of Love,

Limited Edition Policies

In order to be able to offer these Limited Edition Sessions at such a fantastic price, we have implemented the following Policies:

Our Limited Christmas Edition Sessions are non-refundable and must be paid for in full when booked.  If you are not able to attend your appointment, please make arrangements with a friend to take your place.  There are no transfers to another Limited Edition Session if you are unable to make it. Not valid with any other offers including 15% off referrals, or business cards.

Your studio session will be 30 minutes long with approximately one hour of prep time. Your hairstyle will be a simple, beautifully vintage style. Arrive to your session 15 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork. Your online webshow gallery will be available to view for 30 days. You may renew your webshow gallery anytime after 30 days for $25. Rush orders can be accommodated, but will be charged an additional fee. Please let us know prior to your session if your order needs to be rushed. Rush orders arrive in under 2 weeks from your order date.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brian + Brie Holst: Facebook Giveaway Winners! | Kansas City Lifestyle Photographer in Westport

Brie and Brian are the winners from our 1,000 Likes Facebook Contest Giveaway! In case you didn't see what we gave away and how we did it, feel free to give this youtube video a look:

This was Brie's entry in to the contest:

Because my husband and I will be married for two years in September. We had a immediate family only ceremony in our dining room. We have never had any pictures taken and even put off our honeymoon until I graduate next summer. This would be an awesome anniversary celebration.

I am so happy it was these two that won the contest. What a FUN couple! I mean really-they are super fun! They brought mustaches with to their session and chest bumped in a couple of frames. They even clicked heels for the camera! I smiled through their whole session right along with them :)

We started off in Westport walking down Pennsylvania, making sure to stop inside the photo booth next to the Dark Horse bar. As we rounded the corner of Westport Road, I couldn't help but stop inside of all the beautiful alleyways and doorways for a quick snap of the shutter. Westport is so historic, colorful, and lively! It matched Brie and Brian's personalities perfectly.

I absolutely LOVED the time of day we choose for the session. The sunsetting is so gorgeous! I feel like all our backlighting photos turned out great. The sun coming through trees in the alleyway is one of my all time favorite pictures! I also love the photos I deemed "the notebook" worthy. Those are the ones where Brian is holding up Brie at the waist and the sun is just shining so brightly behind them. The mustache pictures also made it onto my list of all time favorites! So much personality these two have. I am honored to have captured a little of who they are!

Feel free to listen to this while enjoying a little bit of Brie and Brian's Session. You guys are absolutely beautiful together!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Help the Puppies! | Kansas City Pinup Photographer + Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland

Help the Puppies!

You might wonder where this is all leading... and don't worry, it's exciting and I am getting to the point! 

Many of you know that I am completely obsessed with our dog, Harley.  
This is Harley in our family photos care of Kim Anne Photography:

And this is Harley straight chillin':

Harley is an adopted basset hound, and he has only brought more love into our family. He actually came to us through Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland, an organization that takes care of lonely little basett hounds, beagles, and various other types of dogs that are looking to find a forever home. They took care of Harley, fostered him with love, and then gave us the opportunity to love him forever! I've been wanting to do something special with them and for them. Then I got to thinkin'.... 

What about Pet Pinup Pictures? 

I know you gals out there love your little fuzzy buddy as much as I love mine! Why not don some vintage attire, bring in your furry friend, and make some adorable photos count towards helping the greater good? With that, I'm introducing....

 Foxy Pinups Dog Days of Summer!!!

For every session you book with us, over 50% of the session total is donated to 

Coverage includes:

  • Vintage hair & makeup styling
  • One pinup outfit
  • Half hour session with your fuzzy buddy, you, and me in my studio
  • All prints airbrushed to perfection!
  • Your own shareable online proofing gallery 
  • 1 complimentary 8 x 10 (8 x 12) of you and your fuzzy friend to keep forever!
  • Helping another loving animal in the process of finding a home 

It's a Limited Edition Session, which means that for this year, it will be the ONLY time available to do pet pinup photos. It's throughout the month of September. We also only have 7 spots!

I know this is going to book up really quickly, so if you want to take advantage of the low price, help another pup, and look adorable while doing it, contact me as soon as possible!

 Lots of Puppy Love,