It's my first blog post on the Hilary Hope Photography blog and I couldn't be more happy to share it with you. In honor of our amazing blog launch, I'm doing something special! An amazing 30% off coupon code which you can use on either a session or photo order. Here is a little bit more about that deal:
I'm so excited about having a photography blog! I know-that sounds really nerdy-but I am totally stoked! I can't wait to upload sneak peaks of all my photo sessions here. It's going to be fantastic. Well, aside from my excitement, and because this is my first blog post, I think I will tell you a little bit about me!
My full name is Hilary Hope Bloomquist. I'm 23 and am deeply in love with my husband, Alan and my amazing floppy-eared basset hound, Harley! I'm the oldest of four kids and am extremely passionate in absolutely everything I do. I love being with people and butter pecan ice cream, and playing my guitar on Sunday afternoons.
Alan, Harley and I moved to Kansas City about 2 months ago, and we are loving it! We set up shop here in Dutch Hill/Longfellow-a fantastic neighborhood in downtown Kansas City next to the Crown Center. I love waking up to the sounds of the city. I think that might have to do with me being a Chicago native. (Go Hawks!-I'm a huge hockey fan).
I love dresses and am a huge endorser of vintage styles. You may have gathered that from the HHP pinup gallery, but incase you didn't, I would have loved to have been around in the 40's & 50's. Something about it seems so cinematic to me. I am so pleased to bring a little slice of that glamour to my pinup clients-who also happen to be the most beautiful girls in the world!
I don't think it's possible for me to love photography any more than I do, but every day I find myself falling more in love with the amazingness of recording life in photographs. My favorite thing to shoot (besides weddings, pinups and all the wonderful life moments of my fantastic clients) is my little sister, Madalyn. She was my first model at age 0, and I just love her to pieces! She also does a magnificent "blue steel"...haha.
A lot of people tell me when they first meet me that they feel like they've known me forever. I'm not sure why that is, but I thought it might be worth mentioning. My mom tells me all the time how I have "an old soul." That's a pretty great compliment from my mom I think-but it also would probably explain why everyone has thought I've been 25 for the past ten years, haha.
That's a good chunk about myself. I'm not really used to writing exclusively about me, but since this is the first post and you might not know me yet, I figure this is a good start! I can't wait to get to know you better.
Lots of Love,
h i l a r y h o p e