Colorado Wedding Photographer
Fort Collins, CO

Hillary Shedd Photography

True to color, timeless photos for love that lasts.

My name is Hillary, and I am a Colorado Wedding and Engagement Photographer, book lover, and hopeless romantic. 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!

Love Notes

“Working with Hillary on our wedding day was a dream. I’m not a huge fan of having my picture taken (but knew this was a day I’d want to be photographed!) and Hillary made me feel so comfortable all day long. When it came to photos at our wedding I was probably a lot less prepared than most, but Hillary went with the flow the whole time and then captured every single detail I could have possibly wanted but had forgotten to specify. I love going back through our photos and am just so thankful that Hillary was there to capture everything from the big moments to the smallest details. If your goal is beautiful photos and working with someone who will feel more like a friend than a vendor, I cannot recommend Hillary Shedd Photography enough.”

– Marie + Xander

“I honestly don’t know where to start. Hillary has been an absolute dream to work with. From our intro call to seeing our engagement photos, she has gone far above and beyond in providing high-quality work and she is an absolute blast to work with. I’m honestly bummed we don’t get to see her more often! She and her husband put on our engagement shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail, CO with their 3 week old daughter and it truly felt like we were hanging out with our buddies we’ve known for years. We truly could not be happier with our photos and cannot wait for our wedding to hang out with her and her husband again! Another really wonderful thing about working with Hillary is she really knows how to capture a couple in their “element.” My fiancé and I consider ourselves introverted extroverts and Hillary created a space where we felt comfortable being ourselves without being over posed. Our photos truly represent who we are as a couple and that in itself is special to us. Her editing is so natural. She made me feel absolutely stunning which was just the cherry on top. I can’t wait to continue working with Hillary and her wonderful family.”

– Nicole + Jason

“Hillary was so easy and fun to work with that after our engagement session with her, we didn’t hesitate to book her for our fall 2021 wedding! She was warm and kind and even though we’re not the most comfortable in front of the camera, my fiance and I felt like we were just hanging out with a friend instead of posing for photos. Our photos were returned promptly (even though Hillary had a newborn at home!) and we were so impressed by how many photos we got from our two hour session with her. Our photos far surpassed our expectations; Hillary did a wonderful job of capturing our genuine joy, love, and friendship, while also perfectly capturing the beauty of our state, which was really important to my fiance and I. Most importantly, our dog loved her, and Hillary was able to capture some truly adorable photos with her, too. We can’t recommend her enough, and we are so excited to have her be a part of our wedding day!”

– Elizabeth + Bryan

Fun facts

What do you consider your style to be?

I consider my style to be documentary and candid. I want my couples to feel all their emotions on their wedding day! For example, when it's time to walk through your sparkler exit, I'll ask you to stop halfway through the tunnel, hold each other close, and take a moment to breathe in all the love and excitement your guests are surrounding you with. You will naturally be overjoyed as you see all your favorite people. Kisses, smiles, and feelings in that moment will all be real and genuine reactions. Your special wedding moments are what I work to document and help you live presently through them.

What are your favorite kinds of couples to work with?

It is truly important that I work with the right couples, and because of this, I do not take every wedding that I am approached about. I take on a limited number of weddings because you deserve the absolute best! My favorite kind of couples to work with are couples who value relationships. Whether it be the partnership you're in, the relationship with your family, or your ride-or-die tribe of bridesmaids, couples who value people will always be my favorite to work with. Weddings are all about love!

How did you get started in the wedding industry?

My photography career actually began in conservation photograph. I've worked with big companies like the National Audubon Society, NOAA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the John G. Shedd Aquarium to create educational photo stories and videos. The environment will always have an important place in my heart, but to have more control of my schedule and family life, I switched to documenting weddings and love stories full time, while working in conservation on the side. The switch was easy for me because I LOVE weddings. I'm honored to have been a bridesmaid eight times and a maid of honor twice. 27 dresses is one of my favorite movies, and I channel Katherine Heigl's wedding Wonderwoman energy all the time.

What is your favorite part about a wedding?

Weddings truly make me giddy! How can I pick a favorite part?! I love how weddings are a celebration of love with all your favorite people--the people who helped you become the person you are today. If I have to pick, my favorite wedding moment is when I steal couples away for sunset photos. By this time in the night, couples have relaxed, eaten, and are enjoying themselves. Taking a few moments away from the wedding gives couples a chance to reflect on all of the beautiful love surrounding them. That feeling of being surrounded by love is what I want my couples to remember for years to come.

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