Hilly Dobner
Photographer & Owner

I am a professionally trained photojournalist who specializes in weddings, engagement, senior, family, maternity and children (ages 6 months and up) portraiture. 

I was lucky enough to marry my best friend, Andrew. Life without him would be incredibly boring! I’m a fulltime mommy of the two sweetest, craziest daughters in the whole wide world. We live on a family farm in Frankfort, Ky. with our three kitties.

I’m a Buckeye who transplanted to the Bluegrass to attend the University of Kentucky.

In 2009, while working as a photojournalist at The State Journal, I started Hilly Photography when I was only 24 years old.  I ran my business on the side until it became too big to do as a side gig. Since going out on my own, I’ve photographed 100+ weddings, countless number of family photos, seniors and the cutest kiddos Franklin County has to offer!

My business goal is to document your special moments and stages of life while proving to my daughters that you can be anything you want to be. In my case, that’s finding something you love doing and make a living doing it (photography + business + mommyhood= my happiness). As I’m reminded, “Strong women—may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”

I love Jesus and ALL people (because He said so). Meaning, I’m LBTQ (and any other letters in between) friendly. My job is to celebrate your love through photos therefore I photograph all people-all religions, races, sizes, ages, etc.—all means all!

In my very unlikely spare time, you can find me by a bonfire with my family, chasing my daughters everywhere, strolling Target, sipping on coffee (always!), re-decorating our house, cheering for my UK Cats or OSU Buckeyes, daydreaming of my next beach vacation, tinkering in our landscaping, creating DIY projects for my husband or having a much needed cocktail with my girlfriends.

That’s me. Now it’s your turn, let’s chat! The best way to reach me is through email: [email protected]