family, motherhood and love in Virginia and beyond

I believe with a passion that children should be photographed giggling, sliding down bannisters, running, getting into things, rolling in the sand/dirt, getting food on their faces, belly laughing, playing in the waves at the beach, laying on mamas lap in no particular way, messing with their siblings, and just being. 

I am a photographer who loves the real stuff, the documentary, the baby dimples, the rosy cheeks, the messy hair, the family pets, the dishes in the sink, the in-betweens, and all the little details we lose over time that make each day in this world so sweet. If you felt a little piece of you light up, keep reading.

I get inspiration from things you do in your everyday lives

I'll have you guys walk together, laugh together, and sit cozy & lazy like you might watching Netflix on a Saturday night. I won't be putting you in editorial poses and readjusting you from head to toe, but I'll get those images that are 1000% you because we created real memories instead.

Your session should feel calm and effortless, and there's a good chance your face will hurt from smiling once we're wrapped up! My #1 inspiration is literally you and what makes your love so special.  

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what we can create together


Starting at $350
for a mini session, no one should go without bump photos


or included with any wedding package


Add on album design & more


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in the end, photography for me is just an excuse to get to know the world...

- graciela iturbide

love note from clients,

- The Perrins

Molly was the best decision we could have ever made in hiring a photographer. She was so professional, fun and definitely made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. From our engagement photos down to our wedding day we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. She got all the photos my wife wanted & made her “photo dreams” come to life.

We cannot recommend hiring Molly more. She’s fantastic and you definitely will be extremely happy with the photos you receive.



- Lindsey Closson

We found Molly through a friend’s recommendation to shoot our daughter’s newborn photos. She had me fill out a questionnaire prior to the shoot to give her an idea of our vibes and style of photos we wanted. Molly gave us EXACTLY what we were looking for- a casual, mostly candid depiction of our life in our home with our new baby. She was so kind and patient with us, as we needed to stop multiple times to breastfeed. Her close-ups of our baby are so precious. We will cherish these photos forever. Thank you, Molly!



- Jacob & Sarina Quintero

We had an amazing experience working with Molly! We were drawn to Molly's photography style as soon as we found her instagram page and trusted she would be able capture what we were looking for (spoiler alert: she exceeded our expectations!!). We appreciated the amount of time she took prior to the wedding getting to know us as a couple and familiarizing herself with our venue at a site visit before the big day. She was personable, responsive, and professional throughout the entire experience and a joy for our other vendors to work with. We highly recommend choosing Molly if you're looking for a photographer that can capture warm and candid moments for you.



- Halie & Cole Stanton

We had an absolutely incredible experience with Photos by Molly for our wedding photos. Molly's vibrant energy made the whole process so enjoyable, and we had a blast during the photo sessions. The photos we received were truly amazing; Molly has an incredible talent for capturing the essence of each moment. We can't wait to work with her again in the future and are already planning our next milestones to have her document. Thank you Molly, for the wonderful energy, the fun we had, the amazing photos, and for being a part of our special day.



- The Crummetts

Working with Molly to photograph our wedding was effortless. She made us feel comfortable, gave us direction when we were nervous, and captured moments from our day that we will cherish forever. We LOVE the photographs from both the engagement shoot as well as the wedding itself. Molly was professional, timely, and so warm! For anyone who wants a skilled photographer, who helps the love of your family come through photos, Molly is your photographer!!



- Rena Xie

We had a wonderful experience working with Molly on my maternity photo shoot! She's super good with natural lighting. The pictures came out gorgeous and were exactly what I was going for. Molly is easy to communicate with and helped my camera-shy husband feel at ease during the process. We would definitely work with her again and will be recommending her to friends.



based on the east coast

wedding and lifestyle photographer


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