Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Your Foxy Pinup Photographer's Baby is Almost Here! | Kansas City Pinup & Boudoir Photographer

For those of you that don't know, I am having a baby at the end of June/beginning of July! 

I am so excited and I cannot wait to be a mom! I wanted to post this information to let you know and keep you posted on Foxy Pinup Sessions and photo orders. At this point in my pregnancy, I can have baby at anytime. My official Maternity leave begins June 24th and continues through August 5th (unless I have the baby earlier than June 24th). We will begin scheduling sessions again the week of August 13th.

What does this mean for people who haven't had their session appointments yet? 

If you are a scheduled Groupon appointment (you booked your Groupon before the expiration date) and I go into labor early or if I'm having any complications during these next few weeks, we will reschedule your session into August so you don't miss out on your Groupon. If this is the case and we do reschedule you, I apologize ahead of time for any inconveniences.  

What does this mean for Photo and Product Orders?

Photos are placed in our cue according to the date they are ordered and when payment on that order is made.  We are currently running on this turnaround time chart for those of you that have already placed your orders. It is my goal to get out all current orders before taking my maternity leave on the 24th. I will not be editing any photos or placing orders to my photo company during that time. If you currently don't have an order placed and you would like your photos before August, we recommend getting your order in as soon as possible as June 2nd is our cutoff date for orders to be ready pre-maternity leave. Otherwise, I will be able to get them to you after I come back from maternity leave in the order that I received them. You are more than welcome to place your orders during my maternity leave-I just wont be starting on them until after the 5th of August. 

I hope this helped to clarify your questions!

If you do have any questions on your photo order, on your session, on your Groupon, or even just about baby Bloomquist, please contact me! I love talking to my Foxy Pinup Girls! 

Your Foxy Pinup Photographer,

Hilary Hope Bloomquist

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Davis/Shepard Family, Leawood, KS | Kansas City Area Lifestyle & Pinup Photographer

Mom Kylie, Dad LC and baby DaKhari (Khari) arrived at Ironwoods Park for their Creative Lifestyle Family Session with me on Saturday of last week (and it was HOT on Saturday). Khari did so great through the whole session, and so did his mommy and daddy despite the heat. Khari is really one of the most adorable kiddos I've ever photographed. He is all smiles, almost all of the time. Even when he didn't smile, he was still melting my heart with his sad face, which he made when we put his feet in the grass. He didn't like that very much, but he loved being on our picnic blanket and that was enough for me! 

Kylie, LC, Khari and I started off by the lovely red lodge inside of Ironwoods. We tried to stay in the shade, which helped with the heat of that afternoon. The photos by the red lodge were darling-especially when Khari would smile at his daddy! He just loved looking up at him with those big brown eyes when he would say, "hey sonny boy!" in a sweet soft voice. Mom was another great eye catcher for Khari because he just giggled all day long for her while we were shooting photos of daddy and Khari together, and then he would reach out to her and laugh some more. You can tell how much Khari loves his mommy and daddy and how much mommy and daddy love him just by the way they look at each other. :) It is pretty amazing-and it makes me excited to be a mommy soon!

We moved over to the church building on the hill and took some family photos in front of it and behind it in the shade of the trees. I have to say, the ones that we took behind the church are some of my favorite family photos I've taken! This family is so photogenic and sweet, it just shine through their photographs.

Feel free to listen to the song below as you browse through the Davis/Shepard Family Photos!

Click on a photo to activate the photo slideshow!

with love,

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sweet Darlin' May, It's Time for Our Giveaway! | Kansas City Lifestyle & Pinup Photographer

Feel Free to listen to She & Him while reading our May Giveaway Blog! :)

I'm so excited for this month's giveaway! :) I LOVE to wear hair bows, flowers, clips, barrets, anything that could help add some style to my super curly hair. Hair accessories have always held a special place on my "feelin' pretty" scale. I could be having the worst day, feeling super cranky and tired, but when I slip that bow into my hair, I immediately feel better and my mood changes. (Yes, that means occasionally you'll spot me wearing jogging pants and a t-shirt with a big old bow on my head ;).

Our Foxy Pinup Girls also love to wear hair accessories! Check out the link to see our Foxy Pinup Girl's adorned with their hair flowers, like Brie in the photo below.

So I got to thinking, for this month's Darlin' May Giveaway, what could I give you guys that says "Happy Spring!" and would also be a pick me up for someone to feel pretty? I immediately went to my head and felt my hair bow! I talked to my friend Brittany Crotsley over at MoveOverCinderella (one of our hair accessory suppliers) and asked her if she could make something to give away to my beautiful Facebook, Twitter, and Blog followers. She got back to me with the following gorgeous items-ALL handmade by Brittany, a super momma, and crafter extrodinaire! Check them out below:

She even made a Bow Holder to keep all your gorgeous prizes on!

The Hair Bow Holder measures at 5 x 7" and the ribbon is long enough to hold all of your hair accessories! I'm so excited because Brittany is making us one to hold all of our Foxy Pinup hair stuff! I am not crafty at all, nor creative in the way of textiles, so I never would have thought of something this awesome. 

(Leopard print is my favorite! :D )

How do you enter this giveaway? It's a little bit different entry process than in the past. You can enter to win 5 different ways for a total of 8 entries into our drawing! The first two steps are required and equal 3 entries into our drawing. 

1. REQUIRED: You must like our Facebook Page. (this equals 1 entry into our drawing)
2. REQUIRED: Share this status on your Facebook page. Make sure it actually tags our page when you type it in! (this equals 2 entries into our drawing)
  • @Hilary Hope Photography is giving away something sweet this spring! Check it out here for your chance to win:
Optional for Extra Entries:

3. Follow this Blog by scrolling down to the very bottom of the blog page, click on "join this site" and follow the prompts. Or follow us using this link on (this equals 2 entries into our drawing) 
4. Follow us on Twitter, @hilaryhope (this equals 1 entry into our drawing)
5. Share this status on your twitter page (this equals 2 entries into our drawing)
  • Look here! @hilaryhope is giving away something sweet this spring! Check this out for your chance to win:
Comment on this blog post to let us know which steps you completed for your entries to count! 

There are 5 ways to enter, and you can do as many steps as you'd like after the first two. If you do all five things, that's a total of 8 times your name will be entered into our drawing for you chance to win all of these awesome handmade bows and the sweetest bow holder from MoveOverCinderella and Hilary Hope Photography! 

Fine Print:
  • You may tweet and share as many times as you like, but it will be only be counted as an initial entry once.
  • You do NOT need to live in the Kansas City Area to qualify-this is open to any person living in the United States as we will be mailing you your prize!
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email or facebook message 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send me an email:

Love you all & let me know if you have questions! I can't wait to see photos of you adorned in these beautiful hair accessories!

Happy Spring,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Masters Family, St. Joseph MO | Kansas City Area Lifestyle + Pinup Photographer

Kara is one of the sweetest gals I've ever had the pleasure of photographing! I was so excited when I saw that she was the winner our February Giveaway. That means she won this whole session, for free! (Follow us on Facebook for your chance to win free sessions!) Kara chose to have a Creative Lifestyle Session and brought the whole wonderful Masters Crew with to her session, including Addilyn, her GORGEOUS niece. I fell in love with her at first sight!

The Masters Family is just as sweet as Kara (that must be where she got it from). They include wonderful mom Mindy, dad Dick, brothers Guy & Jesse, Kara and her charming boyfriend Ray, and Guy's beautiful fiancee, Beth & gorgeous Addilyn! I was greeted with their warm smiles at the beautiful Krug Park in St. Joseph, MO. Everyone was so kind and welcoming. The family held some of my bags and even helped me walk across some rocky terrain. This was definitely reassuring as an 8-months-pregnant photographer. It was very easy to photograph this laid back group of sweethearts! I especially loved the photos we took by the castle and I can't get enough of Addilyn's beautiful smile.

Feel free to take a listen to this song as you view the Masters' Family Photos. 
Click on a photo to activate the slideshow option!