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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 Groton, Connecticut, I will travel just about anywhere!

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

Alicia & Anthony’s Wedding – Bailey’s Ravine

A few weeks ago Alicia & Anthony had their wedding ceremony at Bailey's Ravine at Ayers Gap in North Franklin, Connecticut! It was the first time I've ever been to this quaint little location and I loved it! The area was on the smaller side, but a perfect fit for all of Alicia and Anthony's guests to comfortably stand and watch their ceremony. The waterfall behind them wasn't roaring, but instead gently moving and creating a soft and romantic ambiance. Everything was perfect at Bailey's Ravine except for one minor thing - it would not stop raining! Good thing for this wonderful couple, though! Old tales state if it rains on your wedding day you are bound to have a long and happy marriage! Between that and the love these two share together, I don't doubt that. We never once let the rain hinder their special day and instead used it to our advantage! Thanks for having me share your special day at Bailey's Ravine! Everything was just perfect!

 

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Jinny & Ryan’s E-Session – Harkness Memorial State Park

A few weeks ago I met Jinny & Ryan at Harkness Memorial State Park for their engagement session! The day could not have gone any better! We had an absolute blast getting to know each other and exploring the beautiful park. Flowers everywhere were just bursting with color! At one point it started to sprinkle, but that didn't stop us. I can't wait for their wedding this fall at the Mystic Seaport - it's going to be just perfect! For now, enjoy the pictures we took at Harkness Memorial State Park!

Tori & Brian’s e-session – Connecticut Engagement Photographer

I met Tori through a good friend of mine a few weeks ago and am SO happy she was referred to me! Tori & Brian are planning their upcoming wedding and decided to book an engagement session as well which I just love doing! Their totally awesome dog Remi came along and joined in on their session and stole the show in quite a few shots. Working with animals is definitely not an easy task, but what I love so much is how animated they are and how their personalities just shine through! They bring another element to pictures that is really just fantastic. I really love being a Connecticut Engagement Photographer because seeing the love shared by two people planning the best day ever gives me so much joy. I can't wait for their wedding day!

 

Chantel & Joseph – Norwich Memorial Rose Garden Wedding

A few weeks ago I worked with Chantel & Joseph on their wedding day in Norwich, Connecticut at Norwich Memorial Rose Garden! The Norwich Memorial Rose Garden is a beautiful and quaint location perfect for a small and intimate wedding like the one they had. Chantel and Joseph had a wonderful ceremony provided by Joseph's father and the groom and groomsman all had traditional Hawaiian garlands made of green maile leaves. I'm so happy I was able to be apart of this wonderful, romantic and beautiful wedding and wish Chantel and Joseph all the best in their new life together!

 

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Brittany & Alex – Newport Engagement Session

II met Brittany and Alex in Newport, Rhode island for their Newport Engagement Session a little over a month ago and I'm so excited to finally share their pictures! We initially met at Forty Steps, a really awesome spot near the Newport Cliff Walk that has a ton of history! Way back when, the 40 Steps use to be one of the most popular recreation spots for servants who worked at the Newport Mansions during the late 19th century. The steps led down to massive rocks that you could potentially climb on if you were feeling that daring! After that, we found a quaint lighthouse on the bay and watched the sun set while we finished up the session. I loved every minute of working with Brittany & Alex! They were so completely natural in front of the camera and had a great time with little guidance from me. The love they have for each other speaks volumes! Their wedding is exactly 2 weeks away from today at Half Moon Beach & The Elks at Bass Rocks in Massachusetts and I really can't wait!

 

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