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About hillarah

my dad gave me my first camera in high school, a sturdy black minolta. i found my gift, my voice, my way to be with the world. after journalism school, i swashbuckled as a photojournalist for over a decade. moved home to norcal to be near family and started a boutique stock photography agency, see jane run. life had other plans. my camera lived mostly in the closet for nine years. last summer working on a film in france and spain, my camera became my friend again. and now, it's like rekindling a long-lost love. now with more wisdom, more freedom. pure joy.

fall: out with the old, in with the new … website that is!

fall is here, change is in the air. can you feel it? the lazy daze of summer seems long gone. i love summer. love the languidness, the looseness, the sense that these days will go on forever … fall brings … Continue reading

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gardening gadget (hill)

does anyone else feel like lara croft with a leaf blower in hand, or is it just me?

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gal pals (hill)

my gal pals … what can i say? being with them is like being home in sweatpants, lying on the rug in front of the fireplace listening to jazz. oh yeah, maybe because we do that! but you know … … Continue reading

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northern cali and southward home (hill)

road trip days 13-16: norcal coast – home (mill valley) we finally slowed down the pace. instead of doing 6-8 hours of driving, we did 2 or 3 or 4. got to spend more time walking, shooting and on our … Continue reading

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portland people (hill)

road trip day 11: salt lake city – portland i used to live in portland. went to college there. made lots of friends. fell in love. you know … life. and i love love love to go back and visit. … Continue reading

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the horny toad and the eggs (hill)

road trip day 8: boulder – salt lake city got to visit my brother and family in their new home just south of salt lake city. a too short but very sweet visit. they are so happy in their new … Continue reading

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national parks, here we come! (hill)

road trip day 4: zion np – moab/arches np the hot utah desert inspired us to get up early (at “sparrow’s fart” in aussie speak) to beat the heat and hike around zion. after just a few days, we realized … Continue reading

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