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

Tips for More Authentic Poses for Couples Being a wedding photographer means that I’m working with couples every day – photographing their engagement session or wedding portraits. The one thing I never want is for my couples to feel uncomfortable with posing. Because, when they’re uncomfortable, it shows in the portraits. Instead, I want to […]

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A Look Into My Styling Kit: Must Haves for Photographing Wedding Day Details Styling wedding details on a wedding day use to be really hard. I’d walk into a hotel room with ugly carpet or junk all over the white bedspread and spend half my styling time looking for a good clean space. But that’s […]

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How to Keep Up with Business Taxes All Year Long Tax season is almost here, AGAIN! Can you believe the end of the year is so close? In today’s video I’m sharing how I keep up with taxes all year long so that I have ZERO stress and anxiety at the end of the year. […]

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Why I Switched from a DSLR to a Mirrorless Nikon Z62 Camera As a wedding photographer, the gear I choose is important. I want to choose gear that works with my style and how I photograph a wedding day. About a year ago, I ditched my DSLR camera and officially switched over to my Nikon […]

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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.