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

How to Prepare a Wedding in Lightroom Before Editing After you’ve photographed a wedding and culled your images in Photo Mechanic, it’s time to start editing. But I know how easy it is to feel overwhelmed when you look at all of those wedding images in Lightroom. That’s why I’m sharing my hack today with […]

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How I Cull a Wedding Using Photo Mechanic After a wedding day is over, my work has just begun! Upon returning to my office, I begin to back up the images and once that’s done, the editing process can begin. My editing workflow as a wedding photographer includes multiple steps. The first one is culling […]

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What’s in My Camera Bag as a Film Wedding Photographer I’ve updated my “What’s in my camera bag” video to share with you! As I’ve become a film photographer, what’s in my camera bag has changed slightly. Today, I’m breaking down exactly what gear I carry to every wedding – and some non-gear items, too. […]

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Lens Line Up: Camera Gear for Wedding Days Photographing wedding days comes down to a lot of choices: what camera body to use, which lens to use and when, and how to use ambient light. It can feel like a lot when you first start out. Not only that, sometimes it can be difficult to […]

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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.