About Hilary

Ten years ago if you had told me I’d be spending my free time taking countless photos of… well, everything around me*; that I’d get excited by sitting at my computer with a cup of hot chocolate uploading pictures in anticipation of getting them into Photoshop for editing; that I’d be starting an actual honest-to-goodness business with my photography… well, I’d have thought you were nuts. Then again, if you’d told me I’d have three kids with plans for a fourth, I’d be a stay-at-home Mom, or that I’d be severely-profoundly deaf, those would have surprised me too. But that’s the fun in life. It rarely takes you where you expected but surprises you with interests you didn’t know you had, places you didn’t know you’d be, and love you didn’t know you could feel.

I’m Hilary Beaumont, an on-location portrait photographer serving the Durham region and Prince Edward County- my new home and my home town. Portrait sessions with me are laid back. I want you and yours to look your best but natural and not like you’ve been holding the same ‘cheese’ face so long your cheeks hurt. I know getting in front of the camera can be a little intimidating which is why I happily offer session pre-consults where we can discuss wardrobe options, location ideas, and generally get to know each other. As a Mom to three often not-so-cooperative models, I’m used to having to work for my shot and love the challenge of both super shy kids and the rambunctious ones that just won’t sit still. But my job doesn’t end when I put my camera away- that’s where the geek in me really shines. I have a love of rich beautiful colours and bright clean skin tones and love hand editing images in Photoshop to make each one really shine. But hands down the best is presenting you with your finished gallery and helping you choose your image options. Seeing that gorgeous image of your family printed on a canvas on your mantle piece or the birth announcements showcasing your newest arrival really brings it full circle for me.

If you’re interested in a portrait session, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, keep up with my latest on my blog. Thanks so much for your consideration!

*check out my 365(+1) project here

Photo credit: Slice of Life Photography