I am a mom, a dog lover, a woodworker, and an editorial wedding photographer based in Pinehurst, North Carolina serving Raleigh / Durham, Greensboro, Sanford, Fayetteville, Pinehurst and Southern Pines..
I love weddings (and it's not just about the cake, I swear!) Below you will find samples of my work, a little more about me, and an idea of what it is like to work with me for your wedding including my process, what's included, and the typical investment.
If you have any questions during the process please don't hesitate to reach out!
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The fast paced world we live in today is both a blessing and a curse. When it comes to choosing a photographer to capture your wedding, the options can seem endless - and more than a little overwhelming.
Getting married is a new adventure for most of us. It’s hard to be able to know which things will really be important tomorrow, next year, or a decade from now.
I was married in the Summer of 2004. At the time my husband and I were young and about to be relocated by the Army. I did the (now) unthinkable and did not hire a photographer for our wedding. Back then it didn’t seem like a big deal - we always planned on having a “real” wedding later on. Life, however, had other ideas and now more than a decade later I do not have a single photo from our wedding day that I can print larger than 4x6.
Our families, and our spouses in particular, are the biggest source of love and support that we have in this life.
I want your marriage to be “A light for you in dark places, when all others go out.”
Everyone deserves to have a visible reminder of the strength, support, and joy that their marriage provides.
There is really no way around it, unless you are a model having your photograph taken is weird. As an only child to parents who loved photography I am the subject of thousands of photos so I understand what it feels like to be in front of the lens as well as behind it!
It doesn't have to be that way. At your engagement session we will walk around a gorgeous location bathed in dreamy light while we chat and get to know each other. I will tell you silly stories, guide you into poses (including what to do with your hands) and make you laugh - at me or with me, who's to say?
You will walk away with a gallery full of beautiful images that are full of love, joy, and laughter before you even remember that this was supposed to feel awkward. You might even have fun.
Then, when it comes to your wedding day, you will be able to be completely relaxed because we've done all this before. You can spend the day feeling calm and radiant and enjoy spending time with your friends and family without having to give photography a second thought.
After you contact me I will send you a welcome magazine with information about my wedding day coverage via email. Once you have looked over the information, most clients choose to set up a consultation either in person or over the phone depending on your location to build your collection and view album options. Most clients invest between $2500 and $3500.
Once we finalize your wedding collection a signed contract and a retainer are required to hold your wedding date. I only shoot one wedding per day and popular dates often book a year in advance.
After your date is secured we will set up a time and location for your engagement session. This is the fun part!
About six weeks before your wedding I will send you a questionnaire to fill out. This will cover your shot list, vendors, wedding day schedule, and important details. I make sure this is very thorough so that we ensure everything important to you gets captured. This is also a great time to go over any questions or concerns that you might have for the day of the wedding so we will have plenty of time to iron them out.
You put a lot of time and effort into choosing every detail of your wedding day. Lucky for you, I absolutely adore photographing details! I start the wedding day styling and photographing the bridal details while you sip champagne and get ready.
Once we get you in your dress you will be whisked away to your first look session and a short portrait session with your spouse to be. You will take photos with your bridal party and family and then they will surround you as you walk down the aisle.
The rest of the night will pass in a blur of speeches, food, dancing and cake. You will dance in your beloved's arms and there will be no one in the world but the two of you. Before you know it you will be making your grand exit amid kisses and cheers.
You will laugh and you will wave and everyone you love will wish you good fortune as you begin your new adventures together.
A few weeks after you return from your honeymoon you will get an email invitation from me to come to the studio and view your images. I love when my couples bring their parents along to the viewing so don't be shy!
We will sit down and watch a slideshow of the highlights from your wedding day, get a little teary watching the father daughter dance, and laugh about those epic dance moves one of your friends busted out after a few too many cocktails.
After your slideshow we will go over your gallery and how to download your images. The app that I use stores your photos online for 10 years and it is super easy to use. You're going to love it.
Finally, we will go over your album design and make any changes that you might desire. I design every album like I would if it were my own wedding. Nothing can compare to an album for the way it is able to really tell the story of your wedding and make the viewer feel like they are right there back on that day.
Your finished album should arrive 4-6 weeks after you finalize your order. Most of my clients have their albums in hand less than three months after their wedding!
I have been a professional photographer since 2009
Life is either an adventure or an ordeal, it all depends on your outlook.
Photographing the details is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day!
3 crazy dogs
(I don't trust people who don't like dogs. They probably don't have souls.)
I am a brand ambassador for R.Riveter, a company that hires military spouses to create leather and canvas handbags. Use code RRMOLLIET to take 15% off!
Outside of photography I practice calligraphy, yoga, I trail run, and I build wood furniture and cutting boards.
I have been photographing weddings and families for over a decade. What I've come to see is that people are wary of photographers and just want something SIMPLE.
I do things a little differently than other photographers. Instead of choosing packages full of things you don't necessarily want, I charge one flat fee for the time that I am at your wedding based on the number of hours that you would like. That fee also includes all of your fully-edited, un-watermarked digital images - yours to download and keep - and a basic album so that you can have the best of both worlds. You get the digital files you want, plus something tangible from your wedding day.
No bait and switch. No purchase minimums. No high pressure sales after the fact.
Just your gorgeous photos - stress free.
I understand that we are living in a digital world. Rather than fight it, I include access to view and download all of your digital files with my collections.
After photographing countless weddings, I also understand that an album tells the story of your wedding day in a way that nothing else can. That's why I also include a basic wedding album in all of my collections.
Press Printed Finish
Choose from several fabric covers
Included in all collections
Available in 8x8 or 12x12
Matte watercolor fine art pages
Choose from dark or honey leather
Upgrades begin at $165
When i got engaged I knew I wanted Mollie to take our wedding photographs. She captured everything on the day of the wedding so beautifully. When we received our photographs from Mollie it was just like living the wonderful day all over again! Mollie's personality is infectious and you can tell she loves being part of her client's big day. When you're working with someone like that - someone with a passion for what she does - you just know the finished product is going to be amazing. I couldn't have asked for more than she gave us that day.
Mollie was very professional and has an unbelievable eye for detail. We could not have found a better photographer for our wedding.
The wedding photography was an area of high importance to me. We wanted to find someone who not only took good pictures, but seemed like someone we would get along with. We felt that liking the person on the other side of the camera would make the whole process easier and much more enjoyable. Mollie fit the bill. I liked that her pictures weren't over-processed, she made good editorial decisions, and she's obviously talented with natural lighting! Equally important, she was fun to hang out with, easy to talk to, and acted like an experienced professional. I was really impressed with how efficient and decisive she was after walking onto a 40-acre horse farm and meeting us for the first time. She knew exactly where she wanted to go and what to do. She made the whole process clean and simple and fun. Plus, she's a dog person!
Our favorite part about the whole thing is that you let us just be ourselves and captured the candid moments. You made us feel like the session was all about us and kept us feeling relaxed the whole time.
We are so pleased with all of our photos and are so thankful that you were able to capture such great moments that we shared. You made us feel so comfortable the whole time and had awesome ideas throughout the whole session to make the pictures turn out amazing!
Don't get me wrong - I love a plan. But! the real magic happens in the spaces between where we let curiosity take over and whisper "what if..." The space where we surrender to the moment and are present TOGETHER because like love, the best adventures are shared.
We will be in touch soon.