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Meet Our Family

Asher (12), Madison (6), Tristen (14)

We met in middle school and soon became high school sweethearts.  Now we have an amazing family with 3 healthy children.  We are living our lives doing exactly what we love.  God is good!
We are all lovers of animals.  You could say our home is a "Farm In The City" with our dog
Sadie, 2 cats (Violet & Lily), a bearded dragon,
a chameleon and 9 egg-laying chickens.  They keep us busy and always laughing. 

Michelle nudged – okay, practically shoved – me into the world of photography.  She saw something in me that I didn’t see.  She had bought me my first camera around 1997, a dinky Canon Rebel. (I’ve since come to my senses and now shoot Nikon.) I went to the school of hard knocks. I can remember many a day sitting in the bookstore reading everything I could find, then taking what I learned from the books and applying it. The learning curve was huge and slow because I didn’t have anyone to answer my questions or mentor me.

So I didn’t grow up thinking I’d become a photographer; I certainly never expected to make a living doing it. But sometimes latent talents spring out of situations that seem impossible. And here we are, and I’m so thankful to have found what fits us…and thankful for Michee’s persistence. I still love shooting and getting exactly what I was shooting for!

The rest of the story: first and foremost, I love God and my family. I also love motorcycles, music, dancing, watching my kids be kids, outdoorsy stuff, spicy food (especially Korean), and being a pain in the bum to Michee.

MEET

LOVER OF photography, creating
new things, Crossfit, my garden,
 my chickens and my family 

 James

quick facts about James

the crazy details to his creative side

If i'm not at crossfit,
more than likely
I am thinking about it.

"DAYS OF THUNDER"
IS ONE  OF MY
FAVORITE MOVIES.

Snow skiing is one of
my absolute favorite
outdoor activities.

I'm a thrill
seeking ADRENALINE
junkie!

OCD, ADD, a few
diagnoses I'm
proud to be!

I'm not stranger in the kitchen. I can throw down on Korean
meals. My spaghetti sauce is a crowd pleaser.

I'm obsessed with tv shows about forensic investigations, like blue bloods, criminal minds & luther.

My most recent
obsession is
fishing!

Getting James to be serious is quite the task!

I'm a sucker for teenage movies.
Pitch perfect is my favorite!!

Perfect vacation:
On a beach SOMEWHERE.

I love one year portrait
sessions because i love
the icing on the smash cake!

#1 on my bucket list:
riding a horse on the beach.

born on july 5th,
my birthday is always
spent on vacation!

I fell in love with my soul mate
in the 10th grade, then i married him.

I admit, it was because he
had amazing abs!!

Anyone that knows me
knows that I am an absolute
"daddy's girl"!

the details to her soft side

quick facts about michelle

LOVER OF my family, Jesus
and sweet tea, the baby whisperer during newborn sessions

In all my years of modeling, I was always amazed by the work other side of the camera…directing, designing, working with people to create an environment where everyone & everything was simply beautiful. These days, I’m living a dream where I work behind the camera, collaborating with my best friend and the love of my life – James and I met in eighth grade! – with a goal of creating that same sense of wonder and beauty in every photograph.
 
I began modeling in high school when my cousin entered me in a contest for TEEN Magazine. I won the contest, and my career took off. I began traveling to Japan, Miami, New York, and Dallas. James traveled with me to several cities and we finally made a home in Los Angeles, CA, where I began my acting career. I’m so grateful for the career I’ve had – working for fantastic clients like L’Oreal, Gillette, Motorola, Miller Light, Georgia Power, Gold Bond Lotion, Brighton, and many more, and even working on film and television roles. Through it all, I soaked up everything I could learn from anyone on a set about working both in front of and behind the camera.
 
James and I enjoyed and treasure the memories of our time in LA. There we were engaged, found God and were baptized, then married, and in 2004 we were blessed with baby #1, Tristen James Hill. James had always loved photography. His preference was landscape, not people. When Tristen was born, his focus switched to those little toes. His view of photography changed and he began photographing people. (We have more pictures of Tristen than anyone in our family!) 
 
As our young photography business began to grow, so did our family. In 2006, Asher William Hill (our second child) was born. After he spent a brief time in the NICU, we decided living away from my family was just too much, so we packed up and moved back to Atlanta, where we have been blessed to continue to see our business expand and develop. And our family has continued to grow as well, with our baby girl, Madison Faith Hill. I love my boys, Tristen and Asher. However, God knew the desire of my heart was to have a girl. My life would not have been complete without that sweet ray of sunshine. Psalm 37:4
 
Looking back, I can see so clearly how God had a plan for me. I am raising my family in my hometown and have been able to put all my experience and knowledge into creating the perfect photography boutique. This creative release has allowed me to do these things to help others…to make others look and feel beautiful. I love working with James to help create the look you have always dreamed of!

 Michelle

Meet

Michelle

Our Kids

MEET

Madison - 6 years old

Asher - 12 years old

Tristen - 14 years old

lover of all things, everything makes this girl smile, she's the light of mommy & daddy's days,
daddy's nickname for her
is "Kimchi pop"

loves to take care of others, very compassionate heart, can't live without his cats and his ipad

loves to cook for the family, play violin and have conversations, nickname, "King Talk a lot"
- We are lucky to have such a wonderful teenager

MY APPROACH

heartfelt, once-in-a-lifetime photography you'll cherish

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MY EXPERIENCE

a bachelor of arts in photography and 5 years of experience

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We saw some amazing newborn photos hung on the walls at the Emory Midtown Hospital doctors office. We knew right then that's who we wanted photographing our maternity pictures and photos of our little one. James and Michelle were extremely professional, friendly, helpful, and of course took beautiful photographs. My husband and I are shy in front of the camera, but James made us feel extremely comfortable from the first moment. He has an amazing eye for detail and captured each moment to perfection. Michelle helped us with picking locations, wardrobe, was very flexible with our schedule, and positioned our little one perfectly for each photo. They also have a very fast turnaround time with final photos were available for us to view within a week! We can't wait to pick up our canvas, wood prints, and frames today! We highly highly highly recommend using this duo for your maternity, newborn, or even family photos!

- Minal S.

We saw some amazing newborn photos hung on the walls at the Emory Midtown Hospital doctors office. We knew right then that's who we wanted photographing our maternity pictures and photos of our little one. James and Michelle were extremely professional, friendly, helpful, and of course took beautiful photographs. My husband and I are shy in front of the camera, but James made us feel extremely comfortable from the first moment. He has an amazing eye for detail and captured each moment to perfection. Michelle helped us with picking locations, wardrobe, was very flexible with our schedule, and positioned our little one perfectly for each photo. They also have a very fast turnaround time with final photos were available for us to view within a week!  We can't wait to pick up our canvas, wood prints, and frames today! We highly highly highly recommend using this duo for your maternity, newborn, or even family photos!

CLIENT PRAISE

Both James and Michelle make a great team. They were very inviting to their home studio and kept the entire visit professional. James has a great eye for photography and with their work, our maternity pictures went viral! My husband and I felt very comfortable during our photo session. Usually my husband HATES taking pictures, but this time he felt very comfortable and confident with James behind the camera. We highly recommend James Hill Photography and would definitely use them again in the future! See our amazing pics below!

- RaQuita W.

CLIENT PRAISE

We hired James Hill Photography to do our maternity and newborn sessions, and needless to say we were impressed by the professionalism exuded and quality of their work. They were very involved and seemed to sincerely take pride in their brand. They were extremely patient with our newborn and made all of us feel comfortable. I recommend without reservations James Hill Photography for your next photography session! They have a great studio right in their decatur home and make the perfect creative duo!

Tiffany A.

CLIENT PRAISE

ATLANTA'S PREGNANCY, NEWBORN, AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING ATLANTA, GA

James Hill Photography
is a home based studio located in Decatur, Ga.

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