Hillary Joy

Adventure Elopement Photographer based in Minnesota & Arizona. Traveling all over the US!

Photography is more than an art form to me. It’s my introverted heart’s love language. My fondest memories as a child involve sifting through piles of polaroids, and fuzzy film photos, listening to my “Grandma Flash”, the OG photographer in my family, tell stories about each and every one. She was never a professional, but she was passionate and proud of every story she froze in time. This is what sparked my passion for capturing real connection and joy so that it may be passed on through the years. Getting to photograph in amazing locations is an added bonus! Nature is my happy place; it sparks my best creativity. Elopements and their simplicity are also easier on the planet than big events, which is something I am quite passionate about as an official Leave No Trace aware photographer! I currently live in my travel trailer with my pup and typically spend my summers in Minnesota, Winters in Arizona, and travel around to other places in between!

Let's Connect

A few things

about me

I actually have a degree

Current Residence

My Travel Trailer

In Fine arts

My Best Friend

My Top Bucket List Destination


My Dog Vinnie

I've Been a Photographer



Since 2010


I spend my free time

Hiking/Jeeping ✌🏻

4w5 / INFP-T

Kind Words

“Hillary was very professional, patient, flexible, and incredibly creative in taking photos that embraced the uniqueness of our wedding.”

“She captured shots that showed real emotions of the day, so much so that every time I look back at them I am brought right back to the moments I was part of and even those that I missed. Until seeing Hillary’s finished products I never knew pictures could tell the story of a day so well but Hillary did that and more!”

-Tiffany & Rob

Check out my Print Shop!

A collection of photos from my travels that can be purchased as artwork for the home or office!

Print Shop