Hilary Schwab, photographer
Hilary Schwab has been an editorial and event photographer in the DC area for more than 25 years. She started out as a staff photographer for American University in 1986, and launched her freelance business in 1992. In the last two decades, she has taken cover photos, portraits, and worked as a photojournalist for dozens of clients, including _Bethesda Magazine, Crystal City Magazine, Maryland Life Magazine. She also has continued to work with American University’s publications staff, and as well as many prominent PR firms, law firms, and real estate agencies throughout the Washington DC region.
Of Hilary’s work American University’s Assistant Director of Publications, Colleen Mahoney, says: “We always call on Hilary when we need a photographer because we can count on her to work within our deadlines and budget, and turn out fabulous photos that make our faculty and alumni look great.”
Capturing the essence of the people she is photographing is what Hilary enjoys most about her work. “When I’m on a photo shoot I observe the people and their environment, and watch as they move around and interact with others. Then I find the angle and moment where they are most relaxed and comfortable, and then I start shooting. Whether it’s a public event or a portrait, I do everything possible to bring out the best in their photos.” See her entire portfolio at www.hschwabphotography.com.