I have had the privilege of working with Hilary from both sides of the camera. As someone who has been shot by her, I can attest to her professionalism as a photographer. She poses without it feeling posy, she directs and assists without it seeming so, effortlessly creating beautiful images of her subjects. As someone who has worked alongside her through the view finder, I have come to admire her dedication to the task. If she is going to do something, she is not just going to do it well, she will do it better than anyone else; and that what you can expect from her.
Reflecting on our photo shoot, I appreciate not only Hilary’s eye and talent, but her calming energy. She didn’t speak loud or make crazy noises and flail her arms all over the place to get a reaction from the kids. She spoke softly, got down on their level, asked questions and got them involved in the art direction! Genius! If they were doing something naturally, she went with the grain. If an adjustment needed to be made, she did it so subtly that they never felt they were being corrected or doing anything wrong. She made the focus of the shoot about the children and allowed their individual personalities to show through. The pictures were beautiful and she made it extremely challenging to narrow down our options to the six AMAZING photographs that are now matted, framed and proudly displayed in our home!
Hilary was extremely professional during our photo shoot. We have two young boys. Her ability to work with them and allow them to be themselves was remarkable. She captured the essence of their personalities.
Hilary photographed our son when he was 2 weeks old. She was very flexible in coming out to our home for the shoot and made it feel so natural and easy. When I look at the beautiful photographs, I forget that they were taken right in our living room! She was very patient with the little snags that come along with photographing a newborn. She was able to capture memorable images and they were available for preview in a short amount of time. Ordering was easy, not only for us but for the grandparents. It was nice that each person who ordered could get the prints that they liked. We will definitely have Hilary take photographs of our son and family in the future.
A special thank you to our friend and favorite shutterbug Hilary Grant Dixon who took amazing photos for our holiday shoot! If you need a professional photographer for special events, milestone birthdays, or just moments you want to capture – she’s your woman! She truly captures the essence of her subjects! Thank you, Hilary!!!