The ceremony was under two rows of towering crape myrtles at the entrance, and the cocktail hour and reception were held around the barn while the guests played yard games and enjoyed a candlelit dinner.

intimate mountain wedding

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at Hawkesdene in North Carolina

The wedding day is easy. You have a beautiful wedding gown and a nice tux all planned out. But engagement photos have so many options for outfits and you might not know what’s going to look good on camera.

What to wear

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for your engagement session

This North Carolina Modern Barn Wedding at Board and Batten was inspired by the venue itself! It highlights herringbone walls, a huge double-sided stone fireplace, and a stunning bridal suite that would make any bride feel gorgeous! 

modern barn wedding

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at Board & Batten Events

Why Professional Hair and Makeup can Elevate your Photos

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One thing I always recommend, is that my brides get their hair and makeup professionally done before all their photography sessions. Whether it’s an engagement session, bridal session, or your wedding day, having a professional do your hair and makeup can elevate the results of your photos. They know what products are going to help […]

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Let me start by saying that if you pick the right photographer who knows everything about outdoor light, you can take photos at any time of the year, during any season, at almost any location, at any time of the day, and you’re going to get beautiful photos. But because you love natural light photography […]

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Looking for a barn wedding venue in Raleigh, North Carolina? Look no further! Walnut Hill has both a bridal suite and a groom’s suite, which is a dream for any wedding photographer. The grounds are stunning and the white barn is a dream for wedding photos. This wedding day began when my bride put on […]

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coffee table (similar) | gallery wall black frames | bench (similar) | mirror (similar) | rug | throw pillows | throw blanket | black candlesticks  We’ve been living in this house for about 18 months now, and have been slowly working on the living room since the beginning. For those of you that are interested […]

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GRAB YOUR GUIDE

Wondering how much photography coverage you need on your wedding day? Whether you are having a first look or a traditional aisle reveal, a ceremony at your venue or a nearby church, I’ve got a timeline! Look through 4 different options to give you the most optimal photography coverage on your wedding, while still allowing you to enjoy your day with friends and family.

Ideal Photography Timelines for your Wedding Day

hillary muelleck

I’m a film and digital photographer who’s going to tell your wedding story with a mix of artistry and real life. You’ll receive photographs that resemble timeless paintings you’ll want to hang in your home forever, but also capture the real feeling of the day! With me as your photographer, you’ll truly be able to be present at your wedding, and have comfort knowing that through your photos, you’ll be able to RELIVE every moment again and again for the rest of your lives!

When I’m not photographing dreamy weddings, you can usually find me refinishing antique furniture, taking spontaneous road trips with my husband, reading fantasy fiction novels (currently in the middle of the Outlander series), or working at my home office with a seasonal candle burning in the corner. 

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Grab Your Guide

A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and I know it can be overwhelming! Grab my free guide to plan the perfect timeline for your day.