My name is Hillary, and I am a Colorado Wedding and Engagement Photographer. I also love adventuring with my hunky husband, and I am a new mom who lives in Fort Collins. I believe our time with loved ones is the most valuable thing we have, and this belief fuels me to photograph your most important moments!
When I’m not photographing your most important moments, I’m hiking in the morning light with my family, creating videos for conservation-based non-profits, reading the latest book in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, and eating Oreos–cookies are my weakness!
Like most photographers, I picked up a camera as a child and fell in love with the craft. What sets me apart, however, is that I followed that curiosity through school and earned my degree from the International Center of Photography in New York City. I am trained in the style of photojournalism. In addition to weddings and portraits, I have also worked for the National Audubon Society, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and other conservation-based organizations. Check out my conservation work here.
When it comes down to it, my favorite stories to tell are always LOVE stories. My photography style focuses on precious candid moments that naturally occur between people who are madly in love. Years from now, I want you to reach for your wedding album and have all of the memories come flooding back—the bliss, sentiment, light, and laughter from the day you began your greatest adventure yet. To me, the best part of photography is that photographs freeze time and allow you to travel back to special moments for years to come.
We won an engagement session through a giveaway on Hillary's Instagram shortly after getting engaged. She was super pregnant at the time so we decided to wait a few months for winter so we could capture some snowy photos. She was excellent to work with! She coordinated with us to make one of our favorite locations work with her new baby's schedule and our photos turned out amazing. We had decided to elope in the interim and had been married for 4 months by the time we met for our engagement photos, but she made the day feel so special for us and we can't thank her enough. She was thoughtful and fun, and up for a really cold and early walk trudging through the snow to get a gorgeous snowy mountain backdrop. We had so much fun and felt like we could really be ourselves. We're so happy we met her and definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a quality human behind the camera who also produces insane quality photos. We had our full album in a little less than 2 weeks and are SO happy that she captured us and our personalities perfectly. Thanks, Hillary!
Hillary was so easy and fun to work with that after our engagement session with her, we didn't hesitate to book her for our fall 2021 wedding! She was warm and kind and even though we're not the most comfortable in front of the camera, my fiance and I felt like we were just hanging out with a friend instead of posing for photos. Our photos were returned promptly (even though Hillary had a newborn at home!), and we were so impressed by how many photos we got from our two hour session with her. Our photos far surpassed our expectations; Hillary did a wonderful job of capturing our genuine joy, love, and friendship, while also perfectly capturing the beauty of our state, which was really important to my fiance and I. Most importantly, our dog loved her, and Hillary was able to capture some truly adorable photos with her, too. We can't recommend her enough, and we are so excited to have her be a part of our wedding day!
Hillary was wonderful to work with! My fiance and I found Hillary via Facebook and booked an engagement photoshoot for July of 2020. Our experience with Hillary was comfortable, positive, and relaxed. We are so in love with our engagement photos, and literally cannot stop looking at them. We are very grateful we found Hillary and cannot wait to work with her for our Wedding day this year.
I was apprehensive about taking engagement photos because I felt they could potentially be corny or awkward, but Hillary is such a professional and makes you feel so comfortable. Her guidance throughout the engagement session and her reassuring energy allowed my fiance and I to relax and have fun with the shoot ultimately leading to the best photos.
Looking forward to having Hillary be a part of our big day!
I honestly don't know where to start. Hillary has been an absolute dream to work with. From our intro call to seeing our engagement photos today she has gone far above and beyond in providing high quality work and she is an absolute blast to work with. I'm honestly bummed we don't get to see her more often! She and her husband put on our engagement shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail, CO with their 3 week old daughter and it truly felt like we were hanging out with our buddies we've known for years. We truly could not be happier with our photos and cannot wait for our wedding to hang out with her and her husband again! Another really wonderful thing about working with Hillary is she really knows how to capture a couple in their "element". My fiancé and I consider ourselves introverted extroverts and Hillary created a space where we felt comfortable being ourselves without being over posed. Our photos truly represent who we are as a couple and that in itself is special to us. Her editing is so natural. She made me feel absolutely stunning which was just the cherry on top. We can't wait to continue working with Hillary and her wonderful family.
Where to start with this WONDERFUL photographer! From the get-go, she was prompt in response times, inviting from the initial interaction, and extremely helpful with making suggestions for Fort Collins locations for our engagement shoot. My fiancé and I had no idea what to expect, and were blown away when we met her and throughout the entire photoshoot. We did two different locations, in Old Town Fort Collins, and at Horsetooth and both spots turned out incredible in so many photos! We felt so comfortable and the entire time she gave a perfect balance of direction, but letting us do our 'thing' in what felt natural to us. We received all our photos less than 2 weeks after, which talk about a quick turnaround! Both my fiancé and I felt like we've known Hillary for years and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a Colorado wedding photographer! You won't be disappointed!