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

Ever wonder what the client booking process is like for other wedding photographers? Today I’m breaking down my exact client booking process for all my wedding clients including what client management system I use, how I send contracts, and how I break down retainers and payments. I’m also going to be talking about how I’m […]

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You wouldn’t guess looking at these photos that it was pouring rain during a good portion of the day. That’s why it’s so important to hire a photographer that knows the timeline inside and out and can plan around rain. That’s how we were able to capture so many outdoor portraits during this Charleston Wedding […]

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Who says that winter engagement photos can’t be just as beautiful and breathtaking as engagement photos taken in the warm months? This Romare Bearden Park engagement session was so fun to photograph and we had the most amazing golden hour. Charlotte will always amaze me with all the super cool parks located within a ten […]

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How freakin adorable is this cute little couple with their dog Dennis?!? Most of my couples sessions consist of majority of the photos being of the couple and a good handful including their cute pets. Not this session! Dennis totally stole the show and I’m not mad about it. This Reynolda Village dog photos session […]

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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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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.