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

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Will and Madi won a giveaway I was hosting with A Touch of Southern Events and Simply Oak Boutique. The won a free engagement session from me so we started emailing right away about a session date and location. When chatting about location options (you can read more about how to choose a location for […]

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Elizabeth and Keith booked me for their wedding at the Fathom Gallery in Washington DC in 2021. Right after booking we immediately scheduled their engagement session during one of my trips up North. In addition to getting photos around their old neighborhood in DC, they also wanted to take advantage of the monuments that Washington […]

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I first met the Coleman family when Andrea was pregnant over the summer. They invited me into their home (that they had recently moved into) to photograph their maternity session. It was so fun taking photos all over their house! Andrea has an amazing sense of style. I loved the mid century modern vibe. It […]

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This Barn at Reynolda Village Wedding inspiration really showcases how light and bright this venue is. There are very few white barns in North Carolina and rarely do you see a barn that is both white on the outside as well as the inside! For this wedding inspiration, The Prettiest Pieces put together a black […]

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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.