I am absolutely head over heals in love with my career! What is that old adage? “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”? Well, that pretty much sums it up!
I have been so fortunate to work with some amazingly talented people including other photographers, artists, art gallery owners and academy award winners. In association with a colleague, I have been able to photograph quite a large range of people/professions including: radio talk show hosts (both in the local Chicago market, as well as national market), a comedian from Saturday Night Live, bands, reality television winners, state senators and congressman, celebrity models and television and film actresses. I have produced commercials for national companies, as well as providing commercial photography. I have also shot as a still photographer for commercials. I also continue to be a part of many charitable events, giving time to worthy causes not just offering photography, but working side by side with organizations that are close to my heart.
I have been shooting boudoir and women's portraiture for about 9 years. I have trained with the best in the business and have been rewarded with being asked to work on commercials, shoot fashion models, lingerie models and celebrities. All celebrity clients are confidential and their privacy is strongly upheld.
I find it an honor to photograph women and to capture their beauty with my lens to empower them and let them see themselves in a whole new way.
I am constantly honing my craft, studying with the best of the best in wedding and boudoir photography. I am a member of Chicago Photographic Society and AIBP (Association for International Boudoir Photographers) and have been asked to speak to other photographers on subjects relating to photography and about building a successful photography business with children. I have also been asked to speak to pin up models on how to pose and how to pose when the photographer they are working with doesn't pose them or know how to pose them.
In my free time, I love hanging with my family, making chocolate chip cookies with my kids (I have 4 kids and we’ve made homemade chocolate chip cookies every week for forever), reading a good James Patterson book, hosting murder mysteries for my friends and playing with my adorable shih tzu puppies, Joey and Bear. I love life and make the most of every moment~
A little excerpt from another website that I have done work for:
Harper is a nationally renowned photographer, filmmaker and speaker. As a past parent educator, Harper speaks to colleagues on how to raise a family while building a successful photography business. Photography wise, Harper specializing in boudoir and pin up art, as well as wedding photography. Harper is inspired by nature, romance, beauty and "the relationships"....In her work, you'll find story, closeness, with a little bit of playfulness, and intimacy.