My name is Hillary Berg Harmonay, and I am a portrait and boudoir photographer based out of Livingston, MT. I received my BFA in Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I spent a semester at the MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART, AND COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP WITH NEW YORK'S PROMINENT CREATIVE AGENCY, ART DEPARTMENT. SINCE GRADUATING, I HAVE BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF THE MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD'S ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT, PARTICIPATED IN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF EXHIBITIONS, WORKED AS A PRODUCTION MANAGER FOR A FINE ART PRINTING STUDIO, AND ASSISTED SOME INCREDIBLE ARTISTS. Needless to Say, i pursue photography as a fine art, and base the quality and integrity of my work as such.
IN 2017, I FELT THE PULL OF MONTANA AFTER A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN PARADISE VALLEY DREW ME FROM THE MIDWESTERN PLAINS, AND I SOON CALLED THE MOUNTAINS HOME. MY LIFETIME LOVE FOR HORSES PROVED RELENTLESS, AND I EVENTUALLY BOUGHT A LANKY MESS OF A TWO YEAR OLD MARE ON A HANDSHAKE AND A FEW MONTHS OF TIPS FROM SERVING TABLES AT A SALOON.
I FOUND A CAREER FIGHTING WILDLAND FIRE, and MY WORK AS A HOTSHOT BEGAN AS A WAY TO MAKE A LIVING, AND ENDED UP FULFILLING A PASSION TO GIVE BACK TO WESTERN LANDSCAPE THAT I LOVED SO MUCH.
I eventually SET ASIDE THE SUMMERS OF CHAINSAWS AND CHARRED BOOTS FOR a renewed love for my CAMERA, AND STARTED BLUE ROAN PHOTO—A NAME THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO A HORSE THAT HAS GROWN WITH ME FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS WESTERN ADVENTURE. I married a great man with an equally great mustache, and we found a little place in a mountain meadow to call our own.
PHOTOGRAPHY ENABLES ME TO HELP CLIENTS CELEBRATE THEIR LIVES—THE MONUMENTAL DAYS OF WEDDINGS, NEWBORNS, ENGAGEMENTS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. I UNWAVERINGLY BELIEVE THAT WE LIVE IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD, AND I CONSIDER IT A PRIVILEGE TO DOCUMENT THE LIVES THAT ARE LIVED HERE.