People and photography have been a mainstay in my life since my own family began the process of documenting their lives, and sharing their photographic memories and pictures for future generations. I have the fondest of memories of sorting through my grandparents old photographs and carefully leather bound albums, from the black and white staged portraits of generations past, to the faded color snapshots and candids of my childhood.

My family has influenced me to explore the world, as they once did, teaching me an acceptance and sensitivity of cultural differences. Additionally, my grandfather, Dan Sanborn, a photographer and journalist, inspired me to learn the art and craft of photography.

I continued my interest as a photographer, graduating with honors, and a BFA in Photography, from SCAD, the Savannah College of Art & Design, in Savannah Ga.

Since then, I have been working professionally in New England as an analog film and digital photographer for almost 20 years, including establishing Hilary B. Photography in 2008. 

Finally, my family, my rock, surfer husband Beren, beloved Golden doodle Charlie and Bombay bossy cat Lana and my sweet daughter, Helena, she has given me further inspiration to see the world through the eyes of a child.

Currently in love with med format Fuji films, surprise proposals, jumpsuits, cold foam brew coffees, farm to table, craft cocktails cleansing, hot yoga, succulent plants, and all things tropical and under the sun. Tell us what are you in love with right now?

I seek what inspires me. I see to know. Hilary B.

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Hilary is not only an amazing photographer, but also a real pleasure to work with. She made us feel special throughout the entire process, from helping us choose where to shoot our engagement photos, to helping with our wedding day timeline, to post-wedding help selecting albums and favorite photos, etc. She goes out of her way to provide more than just a one-time service but rather to become a trusted friend and advisor in the often-intimidating wedding planning process. I’d recommend her 1,000%
— Allie + Frank, The Atlantic Inn
Hilary was extremely accommodating from day one. She took the time to call me and walk me through the entire process and explain what all of her services entailed. She became a friend over the 15 month wedding planning process and her talent is like nothing I’ve ever seen in a photographer. Our Engagement and Wedding Pictures came out amazing and I’m so happy our Wedding location led us to such a wonderful photographer.
— Emily + Matt, Wedding Mansion at Ocean Cliff
We used Hilary B Photography for our wedding and we were extremely satisfied with every aspect of Hilary’s services. She was a pleasure to work with and made both my husband and I feel very comfortable while being photographed on our very special day!! She captured spectacular moments that we are so lucky to now have for the rest of our lives! Hilary thank you for everything you did October 7th & 8th to make our wedding so special. Peter and I are so lucky to have been able to share that day with you.
— Lindsay + Peter, The Spring House Hotel
Hilary did such an amazing job on our engagement photos! When I was looking for a photographer I first looked at pricing, but once I saw some of Hilary’s other work I knew I had to have her do mine. For me it was such a good experience. The whole time I was planning the photos with Hilary, I was all the in Minnesota. Even though I never got to sit down and talk with get prior to the photo shoot, she still knew how to get all the best photos for my surprise engagement. Thank you so very much for capturing one of the most special moments in my life!
— Hunter + Niki, Cliff Walk
We love, love, love our family photo’s taken by Hilary! She chose a great venue that allowed us to capture some really incredible moments with our 10 month old son. His personality shines right through in the photos and you can tell he had a blast. Hilary was great to work with, incredibly flexible with scheduling around the baby. She spent a lot of time with us after helping us to choose the right pictures to print for us and for gifts. She is incredibly nice and we highly recommend her!
— Ryan Family, Farmers Daughter Farm
Hilary took my bridal portraits at the Glen Manor House. I knew that I wanted to have bridal portraits taken prior to the wedding, but I was a bit lost after that. Bridal portraits are far more prominent in Southern bridal culture, and as my husband is from South Carolina, I wanted to honor that tradition. Hilary was amazing. She led me through the entire process from pinpointing exactly what I wanted in a portrait to finding a space that would suit my aesthetic. She suggested my mother come and we had a great afternoon sipping champagne, taking pictures and laughing. My bridal portraits hang in my mother and my mother-in-laws houses. Hilary was wonderful- I highly recommend her services.
— Libby, Glen Manor House
My daughter chose Hilary to photograph her wedding. Hilary is an artist. Her work was detail oriented and well done. She was professional, on time, cares about her subjects, and enthusiastic. Hilary also knows how to work among crowds so as to not interrupt or cause any confusion. The pictures were terrific! Thank you, Hilary.
— Merilin + Sean, York Readying Room
Hilary was great to work with! We chose to elope and she was so helpful in the planning process. We are obsessed with our photos! It was such an amazing day, and captured beautifully!
— Amy + Dave, Francis Malbone House

Hilary of Hilary B. Photography is a passionate Fine Art Film Photographer with an obsession for natural light and analog film, destinations and momentous occasions. Specializing in Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement, Proposal, Family and Portrait Photography. Also offering Lifestyle and Branding session Photography. Hilary is an award winning featured photographer and hosts a boutique Photo Studio based in Newport, RI, and serving greater Boston, MA, Cape and Islands, MA, Mystic, CT,  Stonington, CT, Waterford, CT, Greater Providence, RI, Washington County, RI, South County, RI, Block Island, RI and Newport County, Rhode Island. Available for Travel in all of New England and Destinations Worldwide.