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Friendship | Waterloo Portrait Photographer

Friends like Hilary are hard to find.  Loyal, kind, generous, caring, supportive and hilarious.  It is not hard to understand why she has so many friends, all of whom love her dearly.

We met only a few short months ago, but already I count her among my closest confidantes and dearest friends.  We just GET each other.   We crack each other up – a LOT.   We have nicknames for each other that make sense to only us.  We talk in crazy voices to each other.  We can sit in a room not talking for hours on end and never feel awkward.  I understand her half-spoken, Blackberry-distracted sentences.  She buys me sunflower seeds with salt (because unsalted are gross).  She puts up with me being super-picky about images and I put up with her forgetting to title client discs.  We work as a team to get s**t done!

Occasionally, I run into another photographer or friend who admires Hilary and her work, and inevitably I am asked, “Do you really KNOW her???”  I sure do, and I am proud to be her friend.  Even when she is not as glamourous as in these images.  Have you seen her hair on a humid day? *wink*




Michelle - July 27, 2012 - 2:59 pm

What a nice tribute to your friendship! You ladies make a great team. It’s always super awesome when you and a friend are able to get sh*t done right, and done well :)

Hil C - July 27, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Mandy – this is such a surprise and could not have come at a better time:) Words cannot express what you have taught me over the past few months. Opened my eyes up to so many things…and this I can never thank you enough for. True friends…yes…only come along once in awhile. Glad that once in awhile was you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart:) I am so blessed to have such an incredible group of friends around me. I am truly blessed a hundred times over in this lifetime.
ps- My forelock is HOT.

Michelle - July 27, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Beautiful images, and wonderful post!

Kelli Taylor - July 27, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Love these! Hilary you look beautiful as always!!

Wanda - July 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

stunning photos of someone just as beautiful inside! I am lucky to count her as a friend as well – and an inspiration!

Martina Wendland - July 27, 2012 - 10:53 pm

Mandy – gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous images. Beautiful job.
Hilary – ditto on the gorgeous. And I love the turquoise dress.
Both of you – I find it so refreshing that you both appreciate each other genuinely and have formed such a lovely friendship. So nice to see strong women made stronger by their friendship. Kudos to you both! xx

sandra medeiros - August 1, 2012 - 9:16 am

stunning Mandy!:) Hilary looks amazing in these. haha…had to laugh at the “hair on a humid day” comment – sounds like mine all summer long.

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