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    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!

Ashley & Matt – Comstock Bridge Engagement Session – East Hampton, CT

I have been itching to blog this session since we took the pictures a few weeks ago! I met Ashley and Matt over at the Comstock Bridge in East Hampton for their wonderful engagement session! It was my first time shooting in this location and I absolutely loved it. The bridge was beautiful and very rustic and the doors on the outside added the perfect touch of elegance. Ashley and Matt are a perfect representation of true love and it definitely showed during their engagement session. I am really looking forward to shooting their wedding this fall in Wethersfield at the Webb Barn!


Comstock Bride

T & F – Branford House Wedding – Groton, CT

Last weekend I second shot at a wedding at the Branford House with one of my great photographer friends, Jessica! I had never been to the Branford House at the University of Connecticut's Groton campus previous to this, so I wasn't sure what to expect! I was so blown away by the beauty of this location! The walls and ceilings were so intricately designed. The beautiful dark wood in each of the rooms added to the elegance and classic feel. Add a wonderful ceremony in the foyer and a great group of friends and family and you have yourself one perfect wedding! The bride and groom are also HUGE baseball fans (you'll see the fun pictures below!) and their cake was pretty awesome. Overall, it was absolute blast! I'm looking forward to the next wedding of the season!

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Stefani & Jordan’s Wedding – Long Island Wedding Photographer

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Long Island, NY to work as a Long Island Wedding Photographer for Stefani & Jordan's wedding day! It was such a wonderful opportunity and I'm already biting at the bit to get back over there! It's funny, I had originally envisioned Long Island to be a very small strip of nothing but beaches. When I started doing some research about the locations we would be visiting, I was SHOCKED! After my second shooter, Jessica, and I arrived from our wonderful ferry ride across Long Island Sound, I was greeted with miles of beautiful vineyards, world class horse farms and adorable little road stands selling local, home made items. It felt like home to me! Shortly after we got to Long Island we headed off to the church where Stefani & Jordan had the most beautiful ceremony. After the ceremony we took a trip over to Macari Vineyards and met with the wonderful event coordinator, Barbara, who took us around the vineyard. We took all of Stefani & Jordan's formal bridal pictures there before moving off to Hotel Indigo to get the party started! Everything was done to absolute perfection and it was incredible to be there, capturing all of the tender, intimate moments of Stefani & Jordan's wedding. I'm already looking forward to the next time I have the opportunity to go back to Long Island!

Lindsay & Jake – Couples Session – Bluff Point


I have to start off by saying I was so excited for this couples session at Bluff Point in Groton, Connecticut! It was the first day in weeks that the temperature finally felt like Spring and even though the park was full of mud, we managed to find quite a few wonderful spots to take pictures at! Lindsay & Jake were truly a wonderful couple that were so much fun to work with! They even gave me a little dance at the end of their session as the sun set behind them against the ocean. With the magnificent colors the sunset brought out,  it was definitely a picture perfect session at Bluff Point Park in Groton, Connecticut!

The Chapman Family – Baby Announcement

I am so excited to finally be blogging these pictures! Brittany and Bryan are wonderful friends of mine who just found out they were expecting and wanted to have a fun mini session to share with everyone to announce their wonderful news! This is their very first baby so please help me by saying congratulations to this awesome couple!


Connecticut Maternity Photographer
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