I'm a wedding photographer based in Colorado.

But I'm here to do so much more than just take your picture.

I started photography at the age of 17 as a hobby, following in the footsteps of my hobbyist Ahpa (dad in Korean, though he was my stepdad). His dad, my grandpa, was an avid photographer and to this day I still have his film camera I learned on. Both Ahpa and Grandpa have since passed away, and the first thing I did when I found out was look for portraits of me and Ahpa. Unfortunately, we have very few that truly showcase the love we shared. So, I have dedicated my time on this Earth to ensure that I can give others the moments that would otherwise be left to the faulty intepretation of memory, while honoring their legacy the best way I know how: with my camera and my heart. With a heart for traveling and an eye for the moments that often escape us, I can't wait to take a photo that doesn't just look like you, but FEELS like you, too.

When I’m not behind the camera, I’m chasing the desert light, soaking in the mountain air with my handsome other half, Johnny or snuggling on the couch with my cattle dog, Benelli! I love listening to podcasts, binging Netflix shows, chatting with my twin sister, BreeAnna or one of my THREE brothers (yes, THREE! - so no doubt I can handle some rowdy groomsmen!) I also love drinking some some wine at home (or a whiskey sour when I go out), going to concerts with my guy, or reading business books. Let’s have some wine and talk! I’d love to hear more about YOU!

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I started photography at the age of 17 as a hobby, following in the footsteps of my hobbyist Ahpa (dad in Korean, though he was my stepdad). His dad, my grandpa, was an avid photographer and to this day I still have his film camera I learned on. Both Ahpa and Grandpa have since passed away, and the first thing I did when I found out was look for portraits of me and Ahpa. Unfortunately, we have very few that truly showcase the love we shared. So, I have dedicated my time on this Earth to ensure that I can give others the moments that would otherwise be left to the faulty intepretation of memory, while honoring their legacy the best way I know how: with my camera and my heart. With a heart for traveling and an eye for the moments that often escape us, I can't wait to take a photo that doesn't just look like you, but FEELS like you, too.

When I’m not behind the camera, I’m chasing the desert light, soaking in the mountain air with my handsome other half, Johnny or snuggling on the couch with my cattle dog, Benelli! I love listening to podcasts, binging Netflix shows, chatting with my twin sister, BreeAnna or one of my THREE brothers (yes, THREE! - so no doubt I can handle some rowdy groomsmen!) I also love drinking some some wine at home (or a whiskey sour when I go out), going to concerts with my guy, or reading business books. Let’s have some wine and talk! I’d love to hear more about YOU!

My other half. The man who keeps me sane and has shown me so many new places in the five years I've been lucky enough to call him mine. We've seen cascading waterfalls in Ouray, the famous Crystal Mills, explored caves in Moab and camped out under the stars in California. He's my favorite adventure partner, along with our pup!

Johnny
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ph: 303.653.3849
email: breellehilsphoto@gmail.com

My other half johnny

Johnny was my best friend's older brother growing up, and I always had a small crush on him. He is five years older than me, though, so when I was younger, we never thought about dating. One year, we got together for the annual Christmas Party her family always invited me to, and Johnny and I started talking, and the rest is history. He's become the man I share everything with and is a huge reason I started photographing weddings - I love him so deeply, that I understand that feeling and it fuels me to capture it. Sometimes you'll get to see him at weddings or sessions helping me out behind the scenes! It doesn't always happen though, so I have dubbed him "Bigfoot" to my couples... If you spot him, you're lucky!

My dog nelli

By now, you know I have a bit of a gypsy soul and love all things western and bohemian. This includes my cattledog, Nelli! She's six years old and the best companion a girl could ever ask for! She's alarmingly smart and an insanely good cuddler. Although, when she's not running around, hiking with me and Johnny or being the best road trip pup around, she's probably getting into something she shouldn't be.... Good thing she's so cute!

Travelling

Growing up, my family would travel all across the country in a trailer and spend time camping in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes I'd be lucky enough to go with just my twin sister and grandparents, where they'd teach me all about the land and trails and sing older songs that they sang as children. Other times, I'd get to go with my parents, brother and sister and spend a week lost in the woods. I always loved visiting new places, and the older I've gotten, the same is true. Just now I can cross oceans or hop in my own car, grab my man and dog and go wherever our hearts desire. I'm so grateful for the ability to see and learn from new places.

wildflowers + Cactus

There's nothing quite like wildflower season, to me. In Colorado, it means going up so high that these beautiful flowers can bloom. The pops of color soothe my soul and fill me with gratitude for this amazing and delicate world we live on. These Indian's paintbrush flowers are amongst my favorite. I always smile when I see them, as they remind me of my youth when we would camp high up in the meadows and stumble upon them. 
Similarly, being in the desert and stumbling upon blooming cacti while the sun illuminates it from behind is otherworldly. 

sunrises + sunsets

 I’m not always a morning person, but if there’s a chance for a nice sunrise and I’m near a cool location I will wake up at 3am, drive across Colorado to get to Leadville by 5am, and take your portraits with a thermos full of coffee for us all to share (this really did happen!) I'll camp out in Moab the night before and wake up to get to Dead Horse Point for some magic.

There's something magical about the world when it's waking up and just before it goes to sleep. It's warm and beautiful and everything is calm and aside from gorgeous photos, it just makes me feel like everything is okay. 

whiskey sour

It's no secret that I love wine when I'm home, but my choice of drink when I'm out at a concert with Johnny or hanging out at a wedding, is a whiskey sour. Just looking at this picture of it gets me excited because I literally only drink this drink when I'm having fun - so I guess it's become a symbol for me. 

I can't decide if it's really lame or really cool that a drink is symbolic to me, but I'm sticking to it! 

turquoise + old-pawn jewelry

My love for all things old and new to someone else came from my grandmother. She loved thrifting, specifically for old turquoise. Before she passed, she gifted me one of her amazing turquoise bracelets, and a small Sleeping Beauty necklace/earring set. They are my most worn piece of jewelry.
Not only does turquoise photograph beautifully, but it's got that old western charm and that's something I love. It looks like this sacred land of the amazing southwest, but in a form you can wear and that pops. It's tradition, but then sold to someone new. There's something so enchanting about that.

campfires by the lake

I love the smell of fire in the summer. I have so many memories as a child, young adult and even recently of sitting around a campfire. From the weddings I've shot in the mountains, to elopements in Moab, fires take me back to so many amazing memories. 
Add the sound of an acoustic guitar, some s'mores and the people you love, and it's unparalleled joy. It's usually the ending of a fun and adventurous day, and I always feel my bones at peace when I'm laughing and drinking around the fire with the people I love. 

Stuff I like

A bit more about the

YES! While I don't include them in the price of my packages (I like to keep things STUPID simple, and only charge for time), I do sell them and they are beyond beautiful! You can pick the type of album, the color, and even what you want engraved on the front! I also sell canvases, metal prints, and fine art prints! Definitely not a requirement to purchase, but nobody who has them has been disappointed!

do you sell albums?

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Fill out the contact form! Even if you aren't sure yet (I don't blame you, hiring a photographer is a BIG deal,) send the form! I want to do a video chat with you. From there, if you choose to book, you'll sign a contract, pay a retainer, and BOOM. That easy!

how Do i book?

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I only take on a very select and few portrait sessions a year so that I can be fully invested in your session and my weddings! I'll send you style guides and get you super comfortable by the end of your session, and it will be totally unique! I even have dresses you can borrow!

Do you shoot Portrait sessions?

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In terms of editing, timeless, with a bit of a moody edge. I call it "light + moody." As far as shooting style, a healthy mixture of posed, editorial photos, and candid ones where I "prompt" you into a genuine, candid expression. I also love catching all the unexpected candids throughout the day, documentary style!

What is your style?

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You want to have F U N. I'm here not only to give you kickass photos, but also to give you a kickass experience. From helping you create the wedding timeline, to a bridal guide with tips and tricks, I'm here for YOU! If you're not afraid to get a nice "dirt ombre" on your dress during your elopement, drive to an epic location for your portrait session, or get caught on camera mid-snort from laughing so hard at your wedding, I'm your girl! If you promise to be vulnerable and honest with me, I promise to be the same with you. It's in these moments where I can create my best work, simply put: IF YOU JUST BE YOURSELF. I would never ask you to do something I wouldn't, I'll never judge you, and I'll always respect your day! I can't wait to get to know more about you! Click that button below to fill out my contact form and let's do the damn thing!

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