Duluth, MN Photographer

Documenting authentic stories in the beautiful North woods.

Your memories, Frozen in time

I’d love to help you illustrate your story so that it can be told with more than just words. Life is full of beautiful moments that deserve to be celebrated and remembered through generations.

Time is not guaranteed, and there is no better way to preserve the memories of your loved ones than to freeze them in time with stunning photographs.

Weddings & Elopements

I travel all over the country photographing small weddings and adventure elopements, but since I spend the summer in Minnesota with family, I am able to offer special pricing on local summer weddings in Minnesota & Wisconsin!


Engagements, Anniversaries, Proposals, or just because! Celebrate the love you share with tangible memories.

High School Seniors

Graduating high school is such an exciting time! Show the world your true personality in beautiful images.


Your family grows and changes so quickly! Be sure to document all those little stories so you have them to cherish forever.

meet Hillary Joy

Your Summer MN Portrait Photographer

Some of my best memories as a child involve sifting through piles of polaroids, and fuzzy film photos with my grandparents, listening to my Grandma tell stories about each and every one. She was never a professional photographer, but she was passionate and proud of every story she froze in time.

This is what sparked my passion for capturing amazing stories so they may be passed on through the years and allow you to sit down with your loves ones and reminisce. Time is fleeting, but your precious memories do not have to be!

I split my time between Arizona (in the winter) and Minnesota (in the summer) where I was born and raised. Being a Duluth native, I know all the awesome spots and would love to help you create and document some amazing stories.

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The Sharpe Family says…

“We’ve been lucky enough to have Hillary capture our growing family for over 8 years. The beautiful, high-quality photos are worth every penny!”

Portrait Packages




  • up to 2-hour session at multiple locations of your choice.
  • all edited high-resolution images in an online gallery
  • download with printing rights
  • online print shop to order prints
  • travel up to 50 mi. from 55803 included
  • unlimited outfits




  • up to 1 hour session in location of your choice.
  • 25 high-resolution images in an online gallery
  • download with printing rights
  • online print shop to order prints
  • travel up to 25 mi. from 55803 included
  • up to 3 outfits

Mini sessions for summer/fall 2024 to be announced

Join the Waitlist to stay informed

frequently asked questions

The contract says 4-6 weeks but depending on how many other photo shoots or obligations I have going on, it’s typically a lot quicker than that!

Yes! I make minor adjustments to fit my style, which is pretty true to color. As far as photoshopping people, I will remove temporary blemishes that are very apparent, but I am a big believer in loving who you are, so I do not edit or change a persons physical appearance. If you really really insist on editing your appearance, there is an additional fee per photo.

If the weather is too bad for us to shoot we can certainly reschedule for another time as close to the day as possible.

If something comes up and the day no longer works, you are able to go into the booking calendar and reschedule up to two days before your session. If it’s less than two days please contact me directly, it may be subject to a last-minute rescheduling fee.

No. I give you the printing rights when you download your images so you can get them printed anywhere you want! There is a print shop available in your Online gallery that offers high-quality archival prints from my professional lab that I trust. (WHCC is a Minnesota-based company!) I would definitely recommend ordering from here to get the best quality and true-to-color prints, but it is not required 🙂

How to Book

Book Online!

You can choose a date and time from my availability and book directly online by clicking any of the “Book Now” buttons above!

Don’t forget to sign!!

After booking, you will be sent a Contract via email, don’t forget to sign as your booking will not be confirmed until after that is signed!

Have more Questions?

Feel free to contact me with any questions by filling out the form below!

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