Shruti & Albert
Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, Rye, NH
Hilary is incredible and a treat to work with. We got to know her during our engagement session and knew early on we made the right choice. She truly knows and is good at her craft and her vision is beautiful. The wedding day was chaotic and she managed to keep things moving and getting key shots done quickly and efficiently. We had so much fun during our weekend wedding and can’t wait to go through all the photos to select which ones make the albums. 🙂 Hilary and team – you were great and we look forward to staying in touch! THANK YOU!
Lauren & Chet
Mansion at Turner Hill, Ipswich, MA
Hilary is all I could have hoped for in a photographer. We absolutely loved her. I saw her work soon after getting engaged, and after finding a venue and a date, I contacted her immediately. She did our engagement photos and made us feel so at ease. The day of the wedding, she and her second photographer (shout out to Sarah) were wonderful. Something especially meaningful to me was Hilary’s ability to work with and understand my family. My brother is autistic and wasn’t able to stay very long. Not only did she understand and work around his availability and patience, she got a family photo that’s priceless to us. The photos of my husband and I (we’ve only seen the sneak peek photos so far), have been amazing so far and I feel confident that all of the rest of the photos will be just as stunning as the ones we’ve seen. Hilary is really amazing and I truly recommend her to other couples as I never once had to worry about this aspect of the wedding.
Lily & Andrew
Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
Hilary was downright amazing to work with. My husband and I have never had professional pictures taken before and Hilary made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She guided us on how to pose and gave great directions without anything feeling to “posed” or forced in any way. She was fun to work with and her photography is amazing. Throughout the entire process, I appreciated Hilary’s strong communication skills. She sent out helpful emails and provided a survey to help with organization on our wedding day. She is extremely professional and organized. On the day of our wedding, Hilary graciously guided us along and was a total trooper taking pictures in the rain. We were so impressed when Hilary had umbrellas to make our beautiful first look pictures happen outside, despite the weather. Our day wouldn’t have gone as smoothly as it did without Hilary’s experience and expertise. I would recommend Hilary in a heartbeat!
Kristen & Tony
The Publick House, Sturbridge, MA
WOW!!! Words can not describe how amazing and talented Hilary is!!!! She is so creative, and artistic, and I seriously love her perspective on weddings and how she captures what is unique about every couple she works with. Having Hilary as your photographer means you get SO much more then just then capturing the most beautiful photos possible, she is absolutely incredible at her job and making the entire wedding day run smoothly!!! All of my family members and bridal party and friends raved about how well she delegated what shots were next, keeping time, and most importantly, she made EVERYONE feel so comfortable and happy. (My bridesmaids have all been married or in weddings and they all said Hilary was the best photographer they have worked with- seriously!) Her second shooter, Sarah was also so sweet and really was so encouraging when I was a nervous bride. The second best part of working with Hilary was her suggestion to hire Oxford Media Films for our wedding video. They have a package deal that combines the photo and video and it was SO WORTH IT!!!! The reason the two have paired up is because they work so well together, and after my wedding day I totally get it!!! They already had their groove down so they knew what to expect from each other. Who needed what shot, the photographer did not get in the way of the videographer because they have worked together so many time it was harmony! I felt at ease being around them on my wedding day because there was no tension and all positive vibes from them. If I had to do it all over again I would hire them both in a heart beat!!! So in a nutshell, Hilary is seriously THE BEST wedding photographer I could have ever imagined. Not only is her work SO BEAUTIFUL but she is just the sweetest person who will make your wedding day even better than you expected. Thank you for capturing the most special day of my life, Hilary!!!!
Megan & Kelsey
Thompson Inn & Cyderhouse, Durham, NH
One look at Hilary’s website over a year ago, I knew I wanted to work with her. Her charisma and love for life shown through all of her exchanges and interactions. From the start, with our engagement shoot, she was easy to work with and got us both comfortable and natural in front of the camera. For our wedding day, she was able to listen to what we wanted – as well as combine her own knowledge and tips to pull off of a great day – and the photos were a true testament to that. We can’t stop looking at them! Our family and friends loved her as well – We cannot thank and recommend Hilary enough. We truly will miss working with her!
Kimberly & Tyler
Camp Cody, Freedom, NH
Hilary is great to work with and we were so happy with our decision! We got to know Hilary at our engagement session and love her eye to capture the right moment. She was great at our wedding as well, keeping things moving and on time, while also making sure she captured all the moments we wanted. We also had Hilary do a day after trash the dress session which was a blast! We got lots of comments from our family and friends on her professionalism and the way she works! She is also great with communication and responds fairly quick to any questions you may have. My favorite part of working with Hilary is that she shows you photos as she is shooting! I can’t wait to see all of our pictures!! If you are an adventure seeking person and just want to have a good time while taking pictures hire Hilary!
Sydney & Michael
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH
Hilary did a wonderful job working with us for our wedding @ The Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods NH. My husband is an event planner by trade and has several photographer contacts we could have selected but Hilary convinced us to try something new! We are so happy with the way she navigated our quirky personalities and dealt with our family members. The day of our wedding Hilary was extremely professional and her images came out fantastic. We are so happy with the quality and will undoubtedly enjoy her work for the rest of our lives! Thanks Hilary!
Shannon & Jim
The Inn at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH
Hilary truly enriched our incredible wedding experience! Not only are our photos absolutely stunning, but her ease and efficiency and fun personality were such a positive element in our wedding. We 100% recommend Hilary’s photography services to any bride/groom/family that wants absolutely beautiful images (and I mean seriously, at SUCH a reasonable price!) that capture your family laughing with one another. We even were “that” couple and had to switch our date that we had initially booked with Hilary (our venue could no longer provide our original date due to events in the area) and her flexibility, professionalism, and upbeat nature eased some worry during that transition. Thank you so much, Hilary!!!
Liz & Trevor
Dexter’s Inn, Sunapee, NH
Ladies and gents, stop your photographer search here! Hilary was a dream come true to work with. If I had it to do over, I would choose her every time. The process of choosing any vendor is stressful, but for me the photographer was the most important, because those pics will last a lifetime. I started my search looking through photographers in my price range with high ratings (which Hilary has in spades!), and I browsed through their work to make sure their style suited mine. The first thing I noticed about Hilary’s work was how versatile her style was – and her photos were equally amazing regardless of style! I had no idea what the going rate for photographers was when I started the process, but after my own exhaustive search and getting recommendations from friends, I learned that Hilary’s pricing is very reasonable (definitely on the low end of the spectrum) for her quality of work. There may be cheaper photographers out there, but odds are they won’t provide nearly the same personal investment in your day as Hilary will. From the start of our experience with Hilary, she was so much fun and put my husband at ease during our engagement shoot. Neither of us felt very comfortable showing affection in front of a camera, but at the end of the shoot we were giggling and kissing like it was totally natural for us! She has an amazing eye for capturing impromptu masterpieces – even though she was familiar with the location of our engagement shoot, she was still finding gorgeous new scenery to photograph. During the wedding she was an absolute lifesaver. She kept me from having a stress-induced meltdown, and she was so experienced with the flow of weddings that she was able to answer tons of the “wedding coordinator” type questions we had. She was so much fun at the wedding that she truly felt like one of our guests – and we were so sad when she had to leave at the end of the night!! The photos from our wedding were absolutely stunning, and friends and family cannot stop talking about how fabulous she was. Go ahead and check the photographer off your to do list, because you’ve just found the best around!!!
Sarah & Wesley
LaBelle Winery, Amherst, NH
My husband and I recently got married and we are beyond happy that we went with Hilary Colleen Photography to capture our special day. Hilary is absolutely amazing!! We had an amazing engagement session with her last October and we both couldn’t believe how comfortable she made us feel! As a result, we were in LOVE with our engagement pictures and had such a hard time choosing which ones to use for our save the dates! She made that session so fun for us and really made us feel comfortable about our wedding day. Hilary was very responsive with any questions that I had and was very organized throughout our entire planning process. For the big day she and our second photographer came to our hotel and were both so comforting to a nervous bride! I loved how she listened to exactly what we wanted for our wedding day, but also provided everyone in our wedding party with direction and kept everything flowing so well! We were actually ahead of schedule with everything! Hilary and Melissa felt like family that just happened to be taking pictures of us! We just recently got our wedding pictures back and my husband and I are in love! I have shared them with friends and relatives and I have gotten so many compliments already! I would highly recommend Hilary Colleen Photography to anyone getting married in the future!
Stephanie & Michael
Birch Wood Vineyards, Derry, NH
Hilary is absolutely amazing! My husband and I are so happy we chose her for our special day. Our engagement and wedding photos are all beautiful, she really captured our perfect day and all the laughs we shared! I have recommended her to all my friends!
Ashley & David
Lifepoint Church, Palm Bay, FL
Hilary is amazing! She makes you feel special and like a friend she has known all her life. You are comfortable with her almost instantly which is so perfect for natural looking pictures! She has photographed so many important milestones in my life at this point, most recently my wedding which blended our big beautiful family. Thanks to Hilary, we have pictures we will cherish for the rest of our lives!
Catie & Stephen
Brookstone Park, Londonderry, NH
Hilary was professional and personal, making the day feel less daunting and more fulfilling overall. She captured not just photos, but emotions through those photos. (Thankfully she didn’t capture all my stress!) Hilary also has a very streamlined, easy email system that makes it easy to pay invoices, check balances, sign contracts, etc. Everything about Hilary was just exceptional. I am so happy that I hired her!
Laura & James
St. Catherine of Siena, Manchester, NH
Hilary was amazing! I have followed her photography over the years and was beyond excited when we booked with her. She was easy to communicate with and answered all of my pre-wedding questions. Hilary made sure that everything ran smoothly with our wedding party and family. And she kept us laughing the entire time!
Liz & Clayton
Private Property, Marlborough, NH
Hilary was such an integral part in our perfect day. She created the exact experience we wanted, and captured each and every moment perfectly – all in the freezing cold and rain! She’s got an incredible eye for detail, and creates magic with her shots. She really captured who we are in the pictures, and melded or vision for our day with her out-of-this-world artistic skills. I’m so thrilled that Hilary was our photographer!!
Marcy & Jason
Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch, NH
What an absolutely incredible experience with Hilary and Sarah at our wedding. If you’re looking for the complete package….this is it, people. Now I understand the photo-world term ‘investment’; participating with professionals in their creative element, experiencing their commitment to their craft…it’s a beautiful thing. We knew that we wanted a photographer with a creative flair (finding the beauty in the moment, rather than posing portraits with forced smiles). As explorers, we sought out someone adventurous and easy-going. As an artist, I sought out someone whom could capture the details of our day (a memory captured on film). As realistic adults, we were also seeking someone whom would work with our limited budget (she has a variety of photo packages and worked with us to find the best option for our event). We found these things (and so much more) in Hilary. Both she and her fabulous second shooter (Sarah) went out of their way for ‘the shot’; from hiking a mountain peek, literally getting all up in a tree, then all down in the tall grass, even holding my parasol while I got strapped into a zipline (…o yes)….now THAT is dedication. Their sense of humor and appreciation for all things quirky and nerdy made *everyone* feel comfortable while flooded with emotions (I’m usually extremely self-conscious, but these ladies made me feel so at ease and comfortable in my own skin….and a corset). Collected, organized, imaginative, thoughtful, resourceful, experienced, ingenious, punctual, and certainly flexible. Our album preview made me gasp, absolutely brilliant compositions (framing, lighting, angling… AHH! I love it!). We’re so thankful to have been able to work with this skilled professional.