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

3 Tips to Booking Weddings in a New Area as a Wedding Photographer I’ve built my business in a new area 3 different times over the last few years. Each time, I’ve realized that there are two things I MUST do each time to make it successful. Whether you are moving your business, or just […]

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Tips for Second Shooting a Wedding Being a second shooter at a wedding is awesome! It’s a chance to photograph a wedding without having to be responsible for every aspect of the day. Second shooting is also a great chance to build a portfolio, learn the behind the scenes of a wedding day, and make […]

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How to Use the Honeybook Scheduling Feature As a wedding photographer, part of my inquiry and booking process includes speaking with potential couples. I need to be able to schedule consults and phone calls on a regular basis with my couples, all while protecting my personal boundaries. Not only that, but I have sessions to […]

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What I Bring to Wedding Days: Extras and What’s In My Emergency Kit In addition to my camera gear, I love bringing some extra items to help me feel even more prepared for anything on a wedding day as a wedding photographer! I’m opening up my camera bag and showing you exactly what’s in my […]

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my pre-wedding questionnarie

This guide is for photographers! You’ll find every single question I ask my couples when prepping for their wedding day. Without that planning, no matter how good of a photographer you are, the wedding day is going to be a chaotic mess. Let's not let that happen!

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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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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.