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 #1 Tip for Photographing Portraits on Overcast Days to Avoid Muddy Skin Tones All photographers know that overcast days are the easiest type of light to work with when photographing a session or wedding. We reduce the chance of harsh shadows and direct sunlight. However when those days are really dark and gloomy, you […]


3 Posing Mistakes You’re Making as a Photographer (And How to Fix Them!) Do you feel like your clients aren’t comfortable when you are posing them during a session? In this video I’m sharing 3 mistakes that you might be making when posing your clients. Authentic and genuine images come from your clients feeling confident […]


3 Poses for Couples with Dogs for Engagement Sessions Posing a couple with their dog is my favorite! I absolutely love when my couples bring their fur babies along for photos. Seriously, I think they should always be included! But, when I was first starting out as a wedding photographer, an extra body – furry […]


How to use Honeybook's Smartfiles to send proposals to your clients in one easy click! Tips from a wedding photographer to use Honeybook

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How to Use Honeybook’s Smartfiles This week, I’m sharing the last of my series on Honeybook’s features! This week, we’re talking about Honeybook’s Smartfiles. Look, I’m all about making my client’s experience easy and stress-free. Smartfiles are the best way to do just that when it comes to my booking process! The Smartfiles proposal groups […]


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.