denver, estes park, vail, Fort Collins
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hillary shedd



Colorado Wedding Photographer

Say hello to Hillary Shedd

As your photographer, I'm beside you nearly every moment of one of the most incredible days of your life.
I think that calls for a bit of "getting to know yous" right?

I'll go first.

Marrying the concepts of 

Preservation & Change

Your wedding images are so much more than a handful of snapshots. They preserve the authentic emotions and candid moments while also becoming a time capsule to recall the beauty of change.

That is one of the surprising ways my documentary wedding photography mirrors my work as a conservation photojournalist — both capture the essence of right now and preserve it for the future.

Documentarian | Conservationist | Hopeful Romantic

I studied photojournalism at the International Center for Photography in NYC and in 2016 began capturing images for a range of conservation-minded organizations, such as the National Audubon Society, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As my husband and I expanded our family, I realized a deep need to be close to my own family — which brought us right here to Colorado.

Since then, I’ve blended my love of love with my documentary style photography to tell wedding stories across Colorado.

Your photos matter today, but think of how much more they’ll matter tomorrow. 

Exploring Colorado

I've made my home in Fort Collins, CO after a lifetime of hearing about the beauty of Colorado from my dad. I'd love to share with you some of my favorite spots.

Nurturing the environment

My background in conservation is precious to me and still informs how I raise my family and live my life. Every year, I give back a portion of my earnings to support causes that matter to me. 

Prioritizing my family

I am purposeful about how many couples I work with. That ensures that each couple receives my undivided attention and talent, but it also means I'm able to prioritize being present with my family
(those beauties up there). 

Find me...

Celebrating with my forever wedding date

My husband, Taylor, is almost always my second photographer at weddings. Which means I get to celebrate your forever kind of love with my favorite guy at my side. He's my wedding day, sounding board, pilot, baby daddy, and right-hand man.

“I booked Hillary and Taylor as my engagement and wedding photographers 
and I am so happy I did!
For the engagement photos we got stuck in the rain 
and we still had a great time and the images turned out great. They even provided 
some hot chocolate for after, the small details.
Then on the wedding day Hillary and Taylor did their thing and I didn't need to worry about a thing, just enjoy the day.
The end result was better than we could of imagined.” 

Makayla & Luis

This is my own version of "27 dresses"

I’ve been a bridesmaid eight times, maid of honor twice, 

and every wedding I have the honor of celebrating makes me fall for love just a little bit more.

Weddings hold such possibility. They are the foundation, the 
celebration, that marks a new story being told. 

I would be honored to tell your story
All that's left to do is get in touch


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