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Years ago, I was a determined 23 year old who was getting ready to move across the country and build a photography business from the ground up. I didn’t know a single soul, I didn’t have any clients, and I sure as heck didn’t even dream that I’d be able to financially support my medical student husband on just shooting weddings. So fast forward through all the hustle! I’ve been running a full-time business for 5 years, photographing dreamy weddings and gorgeous families, all while raising slobbery Boris and loving on my 6’7” husband in our first home. 

So you know what I think about while sitting in my office? Helping you create the most beautifully authentic experience. I'm the photographer who captures romantic portraits that still feel natural in every way. I send planning guides to my couples so they know how to best arrange their wedding day to get the BEST photos! But I'm also all about those CANDIDS! Every laugh, happy tear, and crazy dance move. MOST IMPORTANTLY, this wedding is about you two and what you both want for your one wedding day. And every member of your vendor team should make that happen for you!

I’m a wedding film photographer based in North Carolina. Storyteller, sucker for romance, and lover of educating other photography businesses. Most days you can find me with my puppy Boris, cooking new recipes, renovating our home, or watching the latest Marvel series with my husband. 

My work has recently been featured in The Knot Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, Ruffled, and more!

Hi, I'm Hillary Muelleck!


MY STORY

I was born in the desert of Apple Valley, California. Land of the Joshua trees and tumbleweeds, no joke! People always assume that since I grew up in California I must know how to surf. Not true... The beach was about 2 hours away and we only went a handful of times a year. I became a pretty awesome boogie boarder though!

1991

I’ve always loved the water. I learned to jump off the edge of a pool and swim to the side all by myself at only 1.5 years old. 

1993

Got my first job when I was 15 at the local pool as a lifeguard. I loved sitting in the hot sun but not getting those unattractive tan lines from my guard suit.

2006

1993

Moved to Logan, Utah to attend Utah State University and major in Speech and Language Pathology. 

2009

My first introduction to photography. I met a young entrepreneur who owned her own photography/videography business and I had no idea young people could do that! It opened my eyes to possibilities within my own future.

2010

Got my first DSLR for my 20th birthday. I saved up my money from the restaurant I was working at and helped pay for half of it. That was probably the most expensive thing I owned and I was excited but also a little overwhelmed because I knew there was a ton to learn.

2011

Married my husband that July. Choosing my wedding photographer was the single most important thing to me. I loved how she really captured the true essence of our relationship and that’s ultimately what made me fall in love with photography. Those raw and honest moments are so precious.

2011

Took my camera backpacking in Havasupai. It was a 20 mile round trip hike while carrying that giant camera but I loved documenting our adventures.

2012

Shot my first wedding solo, and it was in San Diego! After about a year of second shooting and mentoring, I finally felt ready. I remember jumping up and down and yelling to the rooftops when I booked it. I couldn't believe it.

2013

Graduated USU with my Bachelors in Speech and 
Language Pathology. 

2014

Moved to Pennsylvania. I was sad to leave my newly bloomed business in Utah but I was also excited for the opportunities I was going to find on the east coast. I booked a wedding that fall in D.C. and remember loving how green everything was compared to the west.

2014

After 1.5 years of working at the Hershey School District and rebuilding my business, my hard work had paid off and I finally went full-time in photography.

2016

Got our Dogue de Bordeaux puppy Boris!

2016

Moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina! My husband started an Anesthesia residency program at Wake Forest. 

2018

Now that you know my story, let me tell yours...

Loving every minute with my little family here on the east coast!

Today!