Monday, July 18, 2011

Meet Our Pinup Hairstylist, Amanda! | Dutch Hill + Longfellow Photographer

"Hello Amanda!!!" 

I've been wanting to write a blog post about Amanda for a while now, but we didn't have photos to use on the website or the blog! But now we do! :D Yay!

I had a little bit of time before our pinup session today and so did Amanda, so we thought it was the perfect time to get in her photographs. I absolutely LOVED every minute of it! Amanda looked great in her new pink dress and red accents! (Seriously-you're super photogenic!) I wasn't sure of where to take them at, so we just decided the alley behind my apartment building would work really well. I never realized all the different colors and backdrops that the alleyway had to offer before this shoot. I think I will definitely be using it as a future location.

For those of you that don't know, Amanda is our wonderful hairstylist for Foxy Pinups. I can't say enough nice things about Amanda. Not only is she completely talented at vintage hairstyles (everything hair and beauty related, actually), but she is also one of the cheeriest, sweetest people that I have ever met! Seriously-you'll fall in love with her right when you meet her. I did! Here is a little bit about Amanda in her own words (as taken from our website):
I was born in southern California and moved to a small Kansas town when I was 10 years old. After I graduated I moved to Lawrence, KS where I studied photography, writing and business. I finally ended up at Z Hair Academy where I found my niche and passion of doing hair. I moved to Kansas City in 2009 and started working at a salon in Shawnee which has now moved to Merriam Town Center called Stem Hair and Body Salon
I have always been in love with the period styles of the early to mid 1900's. I love the way the hair has a sculptural essence to it and is very artistic. 
In my free time I love to read cheesy mystery novels, watch a good horror movie, and spend time with my dog, Stuart. If I wasn't a cosmetologist I would be a writer or photographer. 

Amanda is such a sweetheart! I am honored to introduce you to her. 
Listen to these breezy tunes and view some of Amanda's beautiful photos from today!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Casting Call + Model Search | Kansas City + Greater Kansas City Area Photographer

My friend Stephanie of Stephanie Pana Photography is just great! She is a fabulous photographer out in the Chicagoland area. I messaged her on Formspring yesterday to brainstorm some ideas for Hilary Hope Photography in the KC area. This was the brainchild of that message-and what a beautiful brainchild it is.

This is the first time I've done a Model Search in the Kansas City Area. When we did this in Iowa, spots filled up really fast. Remember that this is not a first come, first serve deal-but if we have 3 applicants that we believe are a good fit, and they are the first three that applied, they will be the ones selected. Applicants are considered on all details submitted. 

Details on the Model Search:
  • Your photo shoot is completely free. You are also more than welcome to purchase prints! Digital files will be made available exclusively for this type of session and you may purchase those digital files for $200 on DVD. 
  • Styling is your responsibility. Don't worry, we will discuss outfits for the shoot in more detail as the time gets closer. You wont be all alone for ideas on what to wear!
  • Hair & Make Up is also your responsibility. We have an amazing hair stylist for Foxy Pinups named Amanda Adams. She also works at Stem Hair and Body Salon, and we highly recommend her for Everything! She is VERY Good.

  • Must be a Kansas City Area Resident
  • Must be age 15-25. Anyone under age 18 must have parental consent!
  • Style worn must current (bohemian, hipster, rockabilly, indie styles) We are looking for someone artistic that expresses themselves well through their clothing
  • Outgoing & Sweet Personality
  • Be available in the evenings in the month of September

Like the Picture Says, we are ONLY taking inquiries via email!
  • Include name, height, age, town or neighborhood of residence, & a current photograph.
  • Describe who you are & how your style represents you
  • Must be outgoing, fun & willing to try different poses & locations! 

You 3 Lucky Ladies will be the Kansas City Face for Hilary Hope Photography

Lots of Love! (& Excitement!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Foxy Pinup Sessions | Chicagoland Pinup + Boudoir Photographer

I am so excited to announce that Hilary Hope Photography will be in the Chicagoland area from August 1st through August 7th! AND I am taking Foxy Pinup Appointments! :D

My pinup appointment times are very limited. I'm not kidding. I'm already booked for other sessions that week, but I know so many people in the Chicagoland area that want to do pinups, I thought we could squeeze in a few! I don't know when the next time will be that I will be in Chicago, so if you've been waiting for me to come in to do your pinup session, this is your moment! Call me or email me as soon as possible to book your date and time slot. As always, you can reach me at or (708) 498-HOPE.

I'm so excited I can hardly wait! Check out the flyer for more details and I will see you later, beautiful!

Lots of Love,

h i l a r y  h o p e