Melissa and Biggie

These two are just fabulous and adorable.

Book your portraits with your BFF.

January special $150/ for a 30 minute session includes secure digital delivery of the very best photos of you together ready for download and social sharing. $225 includes an archival 8×10 print!

Use contact page to set up your session. Bookings must be made by January 20. Grab yours before spots are all gone.

The Persistence of Vanishing Things (December edition)

It was so cold that one day my cable release just snapped in half but lord the beauty of this amazing landscape.

I could hear the breath of the lake as it headed against the shore, the crack of ice from far away.

We saw a mink, several eagles, and the foot prints of many tiny beings.
There was a deep silence that settled the mind… expanding consciousness.
Each visit to this the place is different.

I don’t feel I’m making landscape photographs per se, but rather portraits of the livings trees, the rocks all the beings which inhabit this magical place.

Print Sale

The Persistence of Vanishing Things

Lake Superior in winter

2018

This is available for purchase as a limited edition and artist proof. Your purchase directly supports my continued work up here.

I’m exploring climate change and the dramatic alterations I see to the shore of the lake but also something about our own connection to the land and water, our states of mind and how deeply we need beauty in all its many forms and conditions throughout the cycle of life. I see myself and all of us in this land, these trees.

Each month of work requires about $600 for a rental space, costs of travel by car, food and photo supplies.

Lovely small prints on 5×7 paper are $25 on archival paper

Also lovely, a little larger prints on 8×10 paper, are $100

Please use the contact page to arrange your purchase. Shipping is additional and varies with where you are. CC, Venmo, Zelle, check, PayPal all accepted.

So grateful for your appreciation the work, each hard won image.

Q1 Portraits and Headshot Specials!

Good morning everyone!

I’m offering Q1 specials for individuals and companies who book their professional portraits and headshots by January 15.

Two hour studio packages that include clothing changes for varied looks are normally $600 but if you book and pay by Jan. 15, the session is just $350!

Email me for arranging your free consult and booking.

CC, Zelle, PayPal, Venmo all accepted.

Together let’s put your best face forward for 2019 success!

Also remember, I donate equivalent services to those in need! Your purchase is a win-win!

B and W Boxed Set Sale

The Persistence of Vanishing Things

Box Set No. 1 of 4

Piezo prints

~5×7”

Fully archival if properly handled.

These sets juxtapose images from urban Chicago with work from my long term project documenting the constant change in the fragile north Wisconsin Lake Superior coastline. Literally the ground crumbles beneath my feet some days. Trees plunge into the icy depths and are rolled by the muscular water.

Curiously it’s also the place where I feel most whole and at peace. It’s sacred space for me.

Lake Superior is critical as a piece of our water supply for the whole country. We must bear witness and protect this body of fresh clear water.

Box set 1:4 $75 plus shipping

Your purchase helps support my ongoing work on Lake Superior. The goal is eventually have a traveling exhibition and a book that not only documents but is beautiful art as well.

Online Print Sale!

On-line print sale!

You can have this beautiful photograph of trees falling slowly into Lake Superior in the midst of an arctic fog, in which the temp difference between the air and water creates a magical mist. We were so fortunate to witness this beautiful phenomenon on the very first I started this project. I think it was a blessing from the lake.

This day was almost a year ago and I’m still working up there making not only documenting but making art that shows how the coastline of Lake Superior is changing so rapidly that in some places it’s vanishing completely. Many of the places I’ve photographed simply do not exist any more.

This long term project is titled, “The Persistence of Vanishing Things.” I plan to continue working on it for several years but right now I’m working on funding the next 8 months. Each purchase makes more of this important work of bearing witness possible.

This image is a Piezo print made by me. The image measures 4×6”. Fully archival and ready for framing.

This photo offers you or a dear one an image of a delicate and vanishing landscape to remind us how delicate, how precious our life, our planet is.

$50 plus shipping

Venmo, Quickpay, CC

Order quick for the holidays! There’s still time.

Thanks so much for your support.

Buy your print by sending me a message using the contact for

and we will set up details and payment and have your print on its way!

Thanks and blessings.

Hillary