Hi there! Welcome to my world! My name is Hillary Schave and I am the owner and photographer of Azena Photography. I am a coffee chugging, magazine obsessed creative who spends most days behind the camera. This is my true and perfect place of zen. The minute I start taking your photo, I enter a whole new dimension. It is my true love and passion to create beautiful images of amazing people like you!
I specialize in couples, weddings, professional portraits and branding sessions as well as boudoir photography. In the past, I have photographed many newborns, families, seniors, commercial items such as architecture and jewelry!
I also regularly contribute to the local publication, BRAVA Magazine photographing many of their features and events. If you don't read this magazine, you should! Here is a link! You will see "Photographed by Hillary Schave" everywhere!
I always put my left shoe on first, my favorite band is the Cars, and you will notice that I hum the limbo rock when I am posing you. I also tend to sing Roxette's "She's got the Look" when I am excited about your photos!
I am also into reading trashy fiction, the TV show Supernatural and lots of super hero movies with my comic book nerd of a husband Mikey and wacky 8 year old son Wesley. Both of them are the light of my world and can make me laugh just with a look or funny noise (if you get my drift).
I have recently taken on my all time favorite shooting partner, Heidi Johnson as an associate! Because we have worked together for about 15 years (seriously!) and our styles match so seamlessly, I will offer her to you if I am not available on your wedding day. I will still edit your photos to the Azena Style and I will still be there for the meetings or any questions you may have. I love her and you will too!!!
If you would like to check out some of her work, Click HERE
A huge obsession with spicy food. There are probably 6 bottles of hot sauce in the fridge right now (because they all taste different and go with certain foods!). I've tried the Ghost Pepper Burger at every restaurant that carries it.
Always ready to go on an adventure. Any new and unique fun idea is open for discussion. I once traveled to Tobago (as in Trididad and Tobago) for a wedding but more importantly for the hot peppers!