Hey! I’m Hilary.


I started Shay & Olive four years ago and it has been an absolute dream to watch it grow over the years.
I believe in photographs that are real, raw, and authentic, and I’m passionate about telling stories through
pictures. I’m an eternal optimist with a thousand creative outlets! I’m married to Xavier and we live in a little
green house with our dogs, Seamus & Goose. When I’m not out shooting you can find me exploring Dallas
neighborhoods, wandering the latest art exhibition, or planning my next travel destination.

This is Xavier.


Xavier was born and raised in East Dallas and his emotional state is often dictated by the outcome of the
latest Cowboys game. Xavier is a listener and he’s been known to make you feel like you’re the only one in the
room. Keep a look out and you may see him roaming the city of Dallas on his bike in searchof the perfect photo.

This is Erica.


It was while living in Spain and traveling around Europe that Erica discovered her fierce desire to make
photography more than a hobby. She adores her Old English Sheepdog, Olive. She craves hot tea & craft beer,
and suffers from a wicked case of wanderlust. She believes in committing random acts of kindness, saving the
whales, telling cheesy jokes, and finding millions of reasons to have a heart full of gratitude.

Meet Shay & Olive.

Olive is Erica’s sweet Old English Sheepdog and Shay (short for Seamus) is one of Xavier and Hilary’s two precious pups.


We’re all crazy dog people. We bake them birthday cakes, brush their teeth, and talk way too much about them. To say we’re passionate is an understatement. We know we’re not alone in our love for animals (right?!), so we donate a portion of every wedding package to Operation Kindness.