I’m a film and digital wedding photographer who loves documenting cherished moments so that they can be relived time and time again. I grew up in sunny, southern California and married a Utah mountain man when I was 20 years old (yay for young love)! Today you can find me in North Carolina, constantly in the middle of a home renovation project, giving lots of cuddles to my Mastiff pup, Boris, and watching the latest Marvel series with my husband. On the weekends when I’m not photographing dream weddings, I’m hosting friends and family with a home cooked meal and a variety of board games to choose from. Any Settlers of Catan or Pandemic fans out there?
Becoming a wedding photographer wasn’t always on my radar. I wanted a career that allowed me to be detail-oriented, while also allowing me to serve people. It wasn’t until after my own wedding that I realized photography could provide me with both those things, while also fulfilling my artistic aspirations. Best job ever!
I don’t do this for the magazine publications or the opportunity to travel to new places (although I’m blessed to have had those experiences). I’m a wedding photographer because I love creating timeless portraiture and telling stories filled to the brim with details, movement, emotion, and color. Through my soft and timeless editing, your photos will never go out of style.
Channeling my inner Monica Geller. That’s how much I love organization! All of my couples get custom client portals when they book with me, which is where I send them vendor recommendations, detailed timelines, questionnaires, and so much more. Everything is accessible anytime information or feedback is needed. Organization at its best!!
My little sister often calls when she needs a little encouraging or positivity in her life. If we run into unforeseen chaos on your wedding day, you’ll find me with a smile on my face and a plan in action. I was once described as the human xanax (no prescription required).
I loved education and educating others. Planning a wedding can be so challenging. Believe me, I know (and I got married before the days of Pinterest, after all!). When you work with me, I certainly don’t expect you to have all the answers. I’ve created a very detailed wedding planning guide filled with tips on getting the best possible photos. My knowledge is yours for the taking!
Since most of mine resides on the west coast, I try and make the most of each visit. Weddings are the same way. I mean, you invited all your loved ones for a reason and I definitely want you to have that time to celebrate with them. This is why I create a family shot list months in advance, so that on the wedding day everyone can make the most of the day! I don’t want you to miss any candid moments with grandma, crazy dance moves with college friends, or heartfelt toasts from parents. Let’s start making those memories!
Hillary was a dream to work with! In choosing a photographer, I wanted to find someone who would take all of the beautiful shots to capture the day, but wouldn't keep my friends and family away from the fun the whole night. Hillary made this possible! I couldn't be happier with the pictures. Do yourself a favor and make sure Hillary is your photographer-you won't be disappointed!
Lauren & Daniel
Holly Hedge Estate WEDDING