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 Edit and Export Photos from Lightroom for Wedding Sneak Peek Delivery Last week, we talked about how I cull wedding day sneak peeks using Photo Mechanic. From there, I have to edit and export images to send to my couples so they can relive their wedding day. That’s what I’m showing you today! […]


Tips to Cull Wedding Sneak Peeks with Photo Mechanic After a wedding day, I like to deliver sneak peek images to my couple before their full gallery is done. I usually do this within the first few days after their wedding and it’s a great chance to get them images while they’re still super excited […]


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Mackenzie and Nick’s Founders Hall wedding in Charlotte was shot on a beautiful November day. The afternoon started in the hotel with Mackenzie and Nick getting ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. I loved all of the matching pajama sets that the girls wore! This bride and groom decided to do a first look on […]


How to Shoot Reception Details in a Time Crunch Have you ever only had a few minutes to photograph all the reception details as a wedding photographer before guests start sitting down? Or, have you ever rushed through capturing all of the couples’ special details because the staff was ready to let everyone in? It […]


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.