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

I never really thought of myself as the “headshots” photographer. Most headshots that I had experienced were from my school days, with a huge light setup, funny colored backdrop, and stiff poses. I just got it in my head that that’s how headshots were suppose to be. At least until I was asked by a […]

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When I was living in Pennsylvania, one of my very favorite locations to take photos was Longwood Gardens. I just love giant gardens venues in general. They always look so amazing year round because the staff is constantly planting new things that are seasonal and stunning. That’s why I also love Duke Gardens and Reynolda […]

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I first came across Mckenna Bleu when I was touring the venue Board and Batten Events in Lexington North Carolina. She was there making preparations for her wedding and I was there planning a styled shoot. I started following Mckenna on instagram that day and a year later she reached out to me asking photograph […]

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This Reynolda Garden Engagement Session was so much fun with Olivia and Charley! We met up on a sunny day just a couple hours before sunset (my favorite time to photograph sessions). Reynolda Gardens in nestled in Reynolda Village which is right next to Wake Forest University. In the village we started photos at the […]

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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.