Women of Color: A Fashion Editorial

A few months back, we worked on another project with model, Kimmie Grimes.  Afterwards, she approached us with an editorial concept, focused on the lack of diversity in runway, print, and other forms of fashion media.  When we met to discuss the idea, Sheena and I proposed a short documentary to get first person points of view, from the women who would be modeling.

Toshira Isley, Sree Sarkar, Jade Cueva, Kimmie Grimes, and Renee Sherwood, represented their individual looks and cultures, to show that diversity isn’t binary.  There’s a need for more plus-sized models, ethnicities, cultures, skin tones, etc.

Media and fashion should represent all women, as they are, and not prescribe to an antiquated idea of what or who they “should be”.  Taking a positive approach to the issue, these five women wanted to start (and continue) a discussion,  about bringing change to an industry dominated by a fairly singular look, for far too long.

Women of Color: A Fashion Editorial from Kurt Hilton on Vimeo.

We would like the thank The Dillon Raleigh in Raleigh, NC, for allowing us to shoot at their location.  Special thanks also goes to hair and makeup professional Jessica Vargas, who prepped all five models on a very aggressive timeline.



Here’s What We’ve Been Doing Lately

The past week and a half, has been a whirlwind of activity for Kurt Hilton Photography.  We’ve been shooting real estate, a wedding, an engagement session, headshots, and our little boy’s birthday party.

401 Fairview Rd, Apex NC 27502-MLS #2178778-Virtual Tour



This beauty, in Apex NC, is listed by Carol Feeley, at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston.  The owners have done a great job preparing the home for its next owner.

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Nice, updated kitchen.  Awesome shower and tub, in the master bath.  Built-ins, and heavy moulding.  Screened-in back porch.  Deck.  Fenced-in back yard.  Hardwood floors.

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Click to see the virtual tour and the rest of the photos!

14005 Knox Overlook in Wake Forest

We shot 14005 Knox Overlook Ct., in Wake Forest, NC, for our client Leslie Douglas, of The Douglas Realty Group.  What a beautiful home…

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You can get more info on this listing, by contacting Leslie Douglas, at (919)377-8423, or email leslie@drgtriangle.com.

Lucha Tigre and PJ’s-Engagement Session

I love to get creative, do things a little different, and have fun.  Fortunately, we were asked to do an engagement shoot with Kevin and Carolyn…where we started at their favorite taco spot in Chapel Hill, and ended with a close up, of their pet turtle.

Mix in a shot at the postcard mural.  Follow that up with Superman pj’s and scrubs, and you’ve got a recipe for a fun Saturday afternoon photo session.


Man and Woman of the Year- 2017 LLS Gala

I had the pleasure of covering the NC Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man and Woman of the Year Gala, at the Raleigh Convention Center this past weekend.  The event was hosted by Gerald Owens, of WRAL.

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This was my first time covering an event like this, and boy, what an experience it was, to hear about lots of remarkable people, doing remarkable work.  Individual candidates for Man and Woman of the Year, built fundraising teams over the past few months, which did more than simply solicit donations.  They held bake sales, silent auctions, and many other events that were able to inspire people to get involved, and inform the community about the amazing work being done in cancer research.

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Saturday’s event was the culmination of their hard work, and everyone came out to the black tie event, gussied up and ready to have a good time!  The event started with a silent auction, followed by dinner, and a live auction.

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When it was all said and done, and the totals were calculated, the announcement came that the candidates were able to raise just over……..$1,000,000!!!  While only two individuals were able to claim “victory” in the fundraising campaign, I felt a sense of camaraderie among everyone there, having contributed to such a worthy cause.

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I’ve shared  some of the images here, but you can see many more by visiting the Pixieset album.  You’ll need to enter a valid email address to view the images.  Send a message to sheena@kurthilton.com, if you wish to download the set, and/or order prints.