Hi, I'm Molly! I'm More than just a photographer.
I'm your guide, your trusted advisor, and your experience curator.
Let's get to know each other.
I'm driven to document your love, while keeping it fun and lighthearted. Seriously, it makes me SO HAPPY! My heart is pretty big and I love LOVE in all of it's forms. If only you could see me smiling like a loon while editing your photo gallery! I could use the excuse that I'm an INFJ and just feel in a big way, but it is so much more than that.
And yes, I am a proud LGBTQ+ friendly photographer! Not only that, I'm a queer-gendered, bi+ human who will celebrate you, your family, and your friends.
A few years ago, I settled in Upstate NY. Before that, I lived and worked all over the northeast as a theatre manager and producer. I came back to photography in a very roundabout way. When I was younger, I would join my scientist parents at work, where they often developed film for slides. I saw the fun in documenting what was real and approaching photography from truth. Later, I began to realize that a camera allowed me to create art while documenting truth. Working as a sports photographer and landscape photographer alongside my theatre career, prepared me for adventurous elopements in the best way because I am an expert at planning experiences, can shoot in all different conditions, and capture your surroundings beautifully.
I now hike the Adirondacks, Catskills, and White Mountains every chance I get. There is nothing better than getting outside, rain or shine, to drink in the fresh air, smell the trees, and get some more dirt on my boots. And when I'm not pouring over guidebooks and trails maps, I can often be found with my head in a book or rereading Mary Oliver's poetry (gosh, I love her!).
I also eloped at the Albany Courthouse in 2019, and followed it up with an intimate family wedding ceremony in the heart of the Alps. I wouldn't change a single thing about how I got married, except for maybe that my dress did not fit for the intimate wedding with our families.
It's important to me to give YOU you the space and freedom to be yourselves and in love. And with that freedom comes pure joy (and silliness usually!) And that joy radiates in each and every photo.
I simply love photographing the new adventures in your life, whether they are "adventurous" or not. Working with me, you don't have to hike to the tallest peak and endure a suffer-fest getting there, though we can totally do that if you want! But you do have to promise me that you are committed to making your experience one worth remembering and planning it in a way that suits you, not just those around you.
I like to use Merriam Webster's second definition of 'Adventure':
Ad·ven·ture (noun): An exciting or remarkable experience.
That's it. Whether it's getting married or giving birth, your adventure is worth documenting!
Three non-photography facts about me:
I grew up in the Austrian Alps and hiking has been in my blood. I also spent my summers on a dairy farm in Germany, but that's besides the point (other than maybe carrying heavy things helped me train up for backpacking later on? But let's be honest, I was mostly in the barn playing with the cats or riding cows.)
I managed and produced theatre and live events for nearly two decades before moving to Upstate NY. If you want to talk about crazy schedules, let's talk about touring across America with Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America
I wasn't sure whether to study physics or theater. I ended up with theatre, but physics would have been way cool too. Especially because my reason for studying physics was to study how elephants communicate (they generate ground vibrations that travel for miles through their too-low-for-humans-to-hear grumbles- how cool is that!) So...when you are out hiking with me, I'll probably point out all the nerdy nature things
Are you interested in seeing what I photograph when I'm not working with couples and families? Check out some of my personal projects! My current interests are documenting life on Upstate New York farms and landscapes.