Photography is one of my longest standing passions. I got my first point-and-shoot film camera in elementary school, and spent my 12-year-old days taking endless artsy shots of front-yard flower pots, interior lamps, and the patterned brickwork on my family’s driveway. From that moment on, I was hooked.

I take photos of people in their natural settings, the places where they’re most comfortable. Whether it’s in a neuroscientist’s organized mess of an office, in front of a mechanics garage that has been a family business for three generations, or in a dusty front room in rural Nepal, I think a person’s environment can speak just as loudly as the subject of the photo. I create colourful and well composed images, be it through unconventional framing or using shadows to create geometric shapes. I don’t have too many rules – if it catches my eye, it’s worth a photo.

I'm available for portrait sessions, photojournalism work, and wedding photography. I also do promotional photography for organizations and businesses.


Portraits

Mwalima-Bagamoyo
Wendy Bird.jpg
Gatlang, Nepal
Hilary does a lovely job of capturing the essence of the person in her photographs, be it a formal portrait or a quick head shot. While she worked with us at the CBC in Sudbury we tasked her with a variety of assignments that involved photographing people, be it employees or story subjects. The results are engaging and full of personality, like the people themselves. Hilary brings much creativity and enthusiasm to her work, and it shows.
— Fiona Christensen, Executive Producer at CBC Sudbury

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Travel

 The makings of a mid-afternoon storm as seen from the summit of Little Meru // Arusha National Park, Tanzania

The makings of a mid-afternoon storm as seen from the summit of Little Meru // Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Biking in Bhaktapur, Nepal

A floaty rendezvous on the Yangtze River in Yibin, China

 A young fisherman repairs his jeans while waiting for the tide to return in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

A young fisherman repairs his jeans while waiting for the tide to return in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

 Seagulls hover for a morning bite to eat in Essaouira, Morocco

Seagulls hover for a morning bite to eat in Essaouira, Morocco


Wedding

Hilary is the epitome of warmth and professionalism. She photographed our wedding in July 2014, and from the moment she accepted the job, Hilary did her homework. She carefully considered the unique conditions of our venue (it was non-traditional, to say the least) and found the best photography gear available to her. She made our family and friends feel comfortable and very much at ease, even during our most intimate moments. We feel that the pictures we received from Hilary were indicative of who are as a couple: they were candid, often funny, and always warm. She gave us beautiful windows into the best moments of our wedding, and gave us pause to reflect on the very best of that day.
— Jessica Pope and Kate Bowman

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