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

My Favorite Equipment Bags for a Wedding Photographer Today, I’m sharing my 3 favorite equipment bags for a wedding photographer! These are bags that I use for both travel and everyday shooting as a wedding photographer. I love reviewing gear with you because it’s something I struggled with when I started out. I never knew […]

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How to Organize and Color Code your Client Wedding Images on Your Hard Drive As a wedding photographer, being organized is a must-have skill! There’s so many things to stay on top of: contracts, questionnaires, RAW files, final images, the list goes on and on… That’s why having a system to upload and backup your […]

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My Client Album Purchase Guide: How I Use Honeybook to Sell Albums One of my favorite products to create as a wedding photographer is my heirloom albums. I love giving my couples something tangible that they’ll enjoy and pass down for generations. I’ve recently shared all about my albums and my design process so you […]

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How I’m Filling Out My 2023 Calendar One of my favorite things about the new year is laying out my new calendar! I love seeing my whole year on one poster calendar with all my weddings and personal plans. Laying out my entire year, both personally and professionally, helps me plan everything. Knowing when I […]

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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.