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  • WELCOME!

    First and foremost, I want to thank you for visiting my website!

    Photography has always been a huge passion of mine. Being able to capture moments and freeze them in time to create ever lasting memories is completely priceless to me. I am currently specializing in wedding photography, engagement photography and family photography. While I am based in Toledo, Ohio I will travel just about anywhere!

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by sending an email to hello@hillarystraterphotography.com, by giving me a call at 440-667-7743 or by clicking the 'contact' tab above!

Kristin & Jared – Mystic Seaport Wedding

The Mystic Seaport has been one of my favorite locations to visit for many reasons. Not only is there so much wonderful history there about our past, but it's an absolutely beautiful location. I was living in Connecticut for several years before I had any idea the Mystic Seaport hosted weddings there and when I booked my first one I was absolutely over the moon! Prior to Kristin & Jared's wedding at the Mystic Seaport, I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting with them. As soon as I stepped inside the adorable little Mystic cottage Kristin was getting ready in, you never would have guessed we'd never met! This couple was absolute dream to work with and the love they shared that day, their amazingly fun personalities and the spirit inside them made this a remarkable day for everyone involved.

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MacKenzie & Ray – Preston Ridge Vineyard Engagement

I met with MacKenzie and Ray late last year for their Preston Ridge Vineyard Engagement session and it couldn't have been any more perfect! We walked the vineyard, talked about all of their juicy upcoming wedding details and got some truly fabulous shots. There were so many laughs and memories shared it was easy to see the love between the two of them. Their wedding was on September 8th in Connecticut and I absolutely cannot wait to share the images taken at their special day!

 

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Peter - Absolutely amazing photography.

Emilie & Allen – Lake Of Isles Wedding

Emilie and Allen's Lake Of Isles Wedding was a wedding I could barely stand to wait for. About a year and a half before I shot their gorgeous wedding at the Foxwood Resorts exquisite golf course, I had Allen contact me through my website looking for someone to capture a proposal. I was delighted! One thing I have noticed is that not a lot of people book photographers to capture surprise proposals, so whenever I get an inquiry I'm always absolutely thrilled! We ended up shooting the proposal on my birthday (best non-gift ever!) and you can see the images I blogged right here: Emilie & Allen's Proposal Shoot. Fast forwarding over a year later, I had the most amazing opportunity to shoot the Lake Of Isles Wedding and it was absolutely amazing. The ceremony started at a beautiful church in Norwich, Connecticut followed by the cocktail hour and reception at Lake Of Isles. All I have to say is this couple, combined with all of their amazing friends and family, really knew how to party! I had so much fun at this wedding and wish I could go back in time and re-live it!

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Allison & Kevin – St. Clements Castle Wedding

Allison and Kevin had an absolutely stunning St. Clements Castle wedding in late fall. While the weather was chilly, that didn't stop us from having an absolute blast taking pictures around the grounds of St. Clements. The ceremony took place at the Wesleyan University Chapel while the reception was in the grand ballroom at St. Clements. Everything about Allison & Kevin's wedding day was absolute perfection and that's including every detail they planned out with their Great Gatsby theme!

 

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Nicole & David – Branford House Wedding

I don't believe Nicole and David could have asked for a better day to celebrate their Branford House Wedding! They had a beautiful day for an outside ceremony with a perfect breeze blowing up behind them off of Long Island Sound. After their ceremony, we were blessed to have one of the most incredible sunsets I've ever had the pleasure to see and it made for a perfect backdrop as the couple shared their first dance together. After dinner their guests partied the night away to celebrate a truly breathtaking wedding day!

 

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