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

Today I’m going to give you a sneak peek into one of my biggest tips for posing my couples. Whether it’s a couples’ session, engagement session, or wedding day, I use these tips to get more photos from ONE pose. This really allows me to maximize our time in a session together. No one wants […]


Watch me Edit a Session in Lightroom as a film photographer, walkthrough shared by NC wedding photographer Hillary Muelleck Photography

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I’m so excited to be sharing one of my top requested videos with you today! I’ll be taking you behind the scenes as I edit a couples’ anniversary session in Lightroom after receiving my scans back from the print lab. I’m literally walking you through the entire editing process for these anniversary photos. We’ll be […]


I’m often asked how to book more weddings as a photographer and I truly believe it starts with your inquiry process! That’s why I’m sharing four ways that you can streamline your booking process, right now. They’re super simple tips but they make a huge difference when it comes to how clients perceive your business […]


In today’s video, I’m talking about how to be more consistent with your clients by creating a client workflow! This is a question I get a lot from my students: how do you show up consistently for each client? The answer? Workflows! I’m going to walk you through how to create a client workflow as […]


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. 


Grab Your Guide

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.