Hi, I'm Harper!
I'm a 27 year old wife, mom of 2, and full-time photographer/owner of Harper Blankenship Photography. I mostly work in the greater Austin area, but I live in New Braunfels and am available anywhere that I can drive to! (I am deathly afraid of flying)
How I Got Started
I launched my business in late 2014, when I traded in my car for one that was half the price, and used the money I got back to buy my camera. I started small, with families and kids, and in October 2015 I shot my first wedding.
Since 2015 I've photographed over 100 weddings, and well over 300 families, couples, high school seniors, babies, kids, and sometimes pets.
How I Work
I love the friendships I make with this business, and I value friendliness and doing my best to keep a laidback vibe and low-stress atmosphere with my clients. There are no awkward silences with me! We're going to be friends, and you're going to like it. (haha)
I move quickly, I love being on schedule, and I love to make people laugh. Laughter makes the best photos!
You can read more about my approach/what to expect here.
I play the ukulele
I love floral prints on EVERYTHING. I don't care if I look like an old lady couch, I will wear floral prints from head to toe if I can.
Galveston Island is my favorite place in the whole world, and we vacation there for a week every summer. Brown water be damned.
Christmas (and all of December) is my favorite time of the year, and I can't get enough of it.
I've watched every episode of The Office at-least 10 times now. We just call it "tv" at this point. I know we're not alone.
I've never tried a single recreational drug. However, vodka is really fun. Playing ukulele with vodka is extra fun.
I was born in Austin, and raised in Cedar Park, Texas.
My daughter is from a previous marriage, and my husband is an amazing stepdad.
When I was pregnant with my son, I developed a condition that almost made me go blind! Luckily, the condition was fairly easily managed with medication. Otherwise that would've made my job pretty difficult.
I do not know roman numerals, and I'm looking at a chart that I googled right now to number this list.
What's in My Bag
1 Nikon D810
1 Nikon D750 (back-up camera)
1 Sigma 50mm Art lens
1 Sigma 35mm Art Lens
1 Nikon 105mm Macro Lens
4 camera batteries
12 SD 32-128 Sandisk Pro memory cards
4 CF 16-120 Sandisk Pro memory cards
2 battery chargers
Styling kit (silk ribbons, styling boards, stamps, resin blocks, etc.)
Think We'd Get Along?