For modern families who want to embrace the imperfect through bright, emotion-filled photos. 



Want sweet, intimate moments captured with your loved ones
Value the candids more then the traditional “smile at the camera” portraits
Love natural lighting 
Enjoy embracing the tender and imperfect
Want photos that tell a story

You are a perfect fit for HMP if you...

Let’s take family photos up a notch and worry less about smiling at the camera and more about enjoying the genuine connection that you have with the ones you love most. Life goes by too quickly and if I’ve learned anything from being a photographer, it’s that you never know what the future holds. Stop waiting for life to slow down, for your kids to be less chaotic, or for those pre-pregnancy clothes to fit. You are wonderful as you are and you deserve that chance to look back at these photos 10 years from now and bask in how amazing and crazy and wonderful life was in this moment in time.

photos with a bright flash

These aren't your early 2000's mall studio

This guide will help you prep outfits, provide tips for keeping your kids happy, and anything else you need to know in order to feel your best for your session.

Portrait Session Planning Guide 

I’m not really into editing trends, which is why all your photos are edited in a timeless editing style so that they never go out of style.

Timeless Editing Style

When natural lighting allows, I shoot with one film camera and one digital camera. I love the timeless look of film, the rich colors, the softer focus, and how artistic it can look. I also love digital for those quick candid moments. 

Film and Digital photography

From the booking process to the photo delivery, my client experience is easy, seamless, and streamlined.

Streamlined client experience

Some photographers have an "all business" vibe. I'm the photographer who is going to give you a big hug, work efficiently throughout the session, and is flexible when kids need a moment.

Down to Earth Personality

Traditional portraits are nice, and yes I’ll get a few during our session, but I also value candid moments that really capture the relationships of your and your loved ones. I don’t fake or stage these. I look for the real and genuine. 

Values Candids as much as Portraits

All the edited photos are delivered in an online gallery where you can download, share with friends and family, and even order prints to show off in your home. 

Easy Photo Downloads

from other portrait photographers


makes me


steps 4 through 5

As soon as you officially book your session with me and secure a date, I’ll send over my Portrait Session Planning Guide. The guide is jam-packed with everything you need to know about a photography session with me including how to pick your session location, outfit suggestions, and so much more.

Portrait Session Guide


After selecting your package, I’ll send you a link to your own personal online portal where you’ll review and submit your photography proposal. To officially book your session, all that’s needed is a signed proposal and paid retainer.



After you fill out my contact form, I’ll send you all my photography and package information. I’ll also send a couple links to full galleries so that you can see exactly what my client’s receive from me.



steps 1 through 3

You’ll receive all your edited photos 3-4 weeks after your session date in a beautiful online gallery. In this gallery you’ll be able to download your images, share them with friends and family, and order your favorites straight from the print shop.

Full Gallery


It’s your session date! I’ll be there to capture this special time in your life so that you can relive it for years to come.

Session Date




- sydney briggs

She made our photo experience so easy and the results are better than we could have ever expected. We are so in love with our photos! Do yourself a favor and hire this lady! You will not regret it.

 working with a friend."

"Working with Hillary was as easy as

- traci drye

"There just aren’t enough words to describe how amazing each and every photo is that Hillary snaps. She has a magical way of finding the perfect angle, lighting and of course expressions."

"She has a magical way of finding the perfect angle, lighting and of course expressions."

- Leah Mayl

"She helped us pose and move from spot to spot efficiently. The time of day for our photoshoot was absolutely perfect and the lighting was beautiful! Her photos were expertly edited, very pretty and natural."

" I was very impressed with her creative eye. I am very pleased with Hillary’s work!"

- Ashley Love

"Hillary did our newborn photos in our home. She’s an expert at using natural light. I couldn’t have been happier with the experience and how she captured us! I love how unique our photos came out!"

"She was so warm and patient with us and our baby - it was an enjoyable day for us all."

- Jessica Sudweeks

"Hillary is so talented! Our newborn pictures are beautiful and her style is timeless. She is also so easy to work with because she is kind, responsive, and flexible. I’m so grateful that Hillary took our pictures!!"

"Hillary is so talented!
I’m so grateful that she took our pictures!!

- Mollie Sapp

"We loved working with Hillary! She has great people skills and is super friendly which is great for anyone who is more on the shy side when it comes to getting photographed. Highly recommend!"

"You can tell she is passionate about her job and delivers photos for you to cherish."

depending on length of session time, number of locations, and outfit changes.


collections range from

All portrait session collections include your photo session and online gallery where you can download and share all your high resolution images.

You’re so close to getting your next photography session booked! Fill out my contact form and I’ll send you my pricing guide and a few sample galleries to look through.

learn more?

Ready to

Hillary Muelleck Copyright 2023   |   Brand and Website Design by With Grace and Gold

Hillary Muelleck is a photographer and online educator serving the Carolinas + Beyond. Based in Spartanburg, SC.