My name is Hillary Berg Harmonay, and I am a fine art 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. 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. I am an athlete and coach at Crossfit Livingston, and I am also a volunteer at the Park County Rural Fire Department, where I am currently working on advancing my fire certifications. Contributing to our community is just as important as owning a business within it, and I feel fortunate to have found such a hardworking and compelling town to call home.
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.
Whatever the occasion is, it's worth capturing.
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