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Northern Colorado Wedding Photographer

Hello & Welcome!

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! 

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It’s Black History Month

This month, and for the rest of my life, I want to pump racism out of me. I want to see, learn, feel stories from Black voices. Please join me this month by honoring Black stories written by Black authors. Here are the books I’ll be reading this month, and I’d love for you to read along with me:

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Brainard Lake Engagement Photos | Beth & Bryan

Have you seen the chick-flick where the maid of honor falls in love with one of the groomsmen? That storyline isn’t just a chick-flick, it’s the beginning of Beth and Bryan’s love story!

In 2018, Beth was the maid-of-honor of at a good friend’s wedding in Nebraska and Bryan was a groomsman. After a weekend of wedding bliss, the groom handed Beth two phone numbers and said, “Well, two of my groomsmen want to move to Oregon for you.” Luckily for Bryan, he was the only groomsman she was interested in.

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Favorite Engagement Photos of 2020

Every December I like to take the time to reflect on the previous year. Although the 2020 wedding season didn’t go as planned, I’ve been lucky to be a part of multiple stunning engagement sessions and micro weddings this year in Colorado! I moved to Fort Collins 1 year ago, and I am absolutely blown away by Colorado’s natural beauty! I’ve learned that this state is full of beautiful scenery and beautiful people–inside and out. You all are amazing!!

As a celebration of surviving 2020, please help me pick out your favorite engagement photos.

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Vail Engagement Photos | Nicole & Jason

First meeting in 2011, Nicole and Jason started out as friends. After losing touch for seven years, Jason slid into Nicole’s DMs! Who says Instagram is only for scrolling? This Vail Engagement session will show you what happens when good people come together!

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My Editing Style | Before & Afters

One thing that sets me apart from other photographers is that I’ve worked as a professional photo editor for years.
My background in photo editing can help transform your image from bland to magical using more than just a simple preset. Here are a few examples:

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Black and white photo of desert plant taken by Hillary Shedd Photography, Colorado wedding photographer

Managing Overwhelming Feelings

A little while ago, I asked my Instagram followers what you wanted to read about in this blog. In addition to “amazing Colorado weddings” and “beautiful couples in the mountains,” I received some requests that surprised me: “How do you do it all!?” “Help this girl with all the wedding stress” and “Balance: working, life, wedding planning, and pandemic.” While I’m no life coach, I can share a handful of things that have helped me manage overwhelming feelings. Here are 5 ways that I make that anxiety ball in my chest melt into the feeling of accomplishment.

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Should We Get Engagement Photos Taken?

Hillary Shedd Photography   Colorado Wedding & Engagement Photographer Engagement photos aren’t for everyone. They may seem unnecessary or a waste of time, but I am a huge fan on engagement photos and believe every couple

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Snowy mountain engagement shoot in Breckenridge, Colorado with Hillary Shedd Photography, Colorado Wedding Photographer.

Winter Breckenridge Engagement | Jane & Jeff

Jane & Jeff are the dream Colorado couple. They met while being skiing and snowboarding instructors in Winter Park. During their first interaction, Jeff worked up the courage to talk to Jane by their staff lockers. Jane, however, brushed right by him without saying anything! Was he so nervous that he only said hello in his head? Maybe, because that night Jane and her friends visited the brewery Jeff worked at in the evenings in hopes to see him. After their first conversation, they were hooked!

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