I'm a photographer who believes your
session is a
C E  L E B R A T I O N
of all that you are and all that you are becoming.

I'm Molly.

(I'm the one giving the toast) celebrating & acknowledging is like the air i breathe. And that is my grandmother's meadow tea!

Visual images were a food group I devoured as a teen trying to pave a way for myself - motivating myself for who I would be in the future. I found inspiration in moments I could picture myself in. I craved the freedom, the bliss, the style and the life that I dreamed of. I lived in a world where magazine clippings were all over the floor, and music was the soundtrack to my life. 

But I'll Be Real, I didn't feel comfortable in my skin.

I felt like I was going through the motions still searching for myself.

I had a pretty normal high school experience, thee best friends, roles in musicals, and a spot in show choir so it appeared I had lots of things going for me…  but had lots of emotions, was unsure of myself, and that affected so many things. I still remember to this day my best friend saying to me, “this is the best time of our lives” and I got that, but it was fun mostly because of her.

My story began my senior year of high school... so, right where you are.

Flipping through photos was a way I could touch and feel and hold in my hand and see what beauty was there. I had raw potential but I needed new perspective to see the possibilities I had all along. 

THere is something really powerful about seeing yourself in pictures. 

From there began a journey of embracing who I was becoming.

In my junior year of high school a photographer friend of my parents took me out and photographed me.

Though I was a photographer long before I met him and had them they are a BIG part of whaT I do.

Meet my family

After art school and a wedding photography career I've been progressing
(versus perfecting -see what I did there?) the experience for my seniors. AND I wholeheartedly treasure each senior and the families I get to meet.

I am just awestruck and amazed at the images we Can create together.

I can't wait to hear your story!

I feel deep in my soul that this is where I'm supposed to be, and I'm so thankful. My sessions are designed to be a seamless reflection of your style and the process allows you to be your own curator of how you share who you are with others and celebrate this fantastic time in your life.

It's a journey I continue everyday ...
Today, each time I pick up my camera I keep seeing how powerful this experience is for each senior.

So let's chat

ESPRESSO

can't live without

TED LASSO

favorite show

RENOVATION

CURRENT HOBBY

INSPIRATION

PASSIONATE ABOUT

LAVENDER

In my Bag

Everyday is worth looking
forward to.

wasting time by
comparing,
criticizing,
complaining.

Because who you
are matters.


I'M NOT ABOUT

Choosing to be content, empowering, & compassionate.

I'm ALL ABOUT

I feel this for you and me.

"Perhaps THIS is the moment for which you have been created"

Esther 4:14

Francesca

MY photoshoot companion and true believer in making your true Beauty come to life. Make up is her passion - enhances your natural features. She is the kind of makeup artist you love to talk to! They all are - but she like me, loves to connect especially, loves to hear what you're up to, and loves to talk trends. AND she like me, loves to learn from your amazing momma's because we know - you get a lot of your coolness from them. We learn a hot tip from a mom awhile back about taking her kids to all the museums - and so to the museums with our kids we did go!

Lead Hair & Makeup  artist

Angelica

Hair & Make up Artist

Francesca's main side kick and super fun blogger with such a talent for beauty. She loves to grow as a person, her tribe and her brand. She is cool as cucumber but comes to play when it comes to makeup and style and coordinating a whole look. You will love her!

Meet our team

Jen

She gets all excited about the flourishing - Like her eyes light up when she see's you so happy with your look - just like me. Her up for anything adventure is contagious and we can't wait to do a road trip shoot. Her sweet smile lights up a room and you will love her easy going manner - she is all about you. She is a mom of two little girls like me and is so creative and fun with them. Ask her about her Halloween costumes, and cute dates with her hubs.

Hair & Make Up Artist

Laura

My right hand girl who thinks through all the deets with me & encourage and celebrates each baby step of progress. She is in it with me - the biz part of my work and that makes me feel not so alone in all the decisions. Her creative sparkle shines and her fun ideas helps bring to life the big ideas I've always wanted to do for my seniors.

Language & LIngo
Expert 

Mimi

Stylist at MandEm's

Loved her since I saw the verse on her insta. Mimi is thee BEST, and she is our contact for her styling team at Meredith Jaye in Glen Ellyn.

The power
 to our process

We are excited to discover the uniqueness of who you are!

She is clothed with
Strength & dignity 

More

Photographing my friends my senior year of high school lead to an adventure at SCAD. ( i loved returning to my southern roots )

We welcomed happy baby girl Gwen. We planned her arrival for just after Wedding & Senior season. 

Launched a wedding photography company Vrai, with my friend and mentor, Kristina. This is us at the launch party. Vrai, meaning true in French.  focused on documenting, true moments, emotion and beauty.

AND opened up MGP
 for my seniors
In Naperville!


And once I was truly content, I met the one who truly felt like home.

2004

2010

2012

2008

Mg's Story:

From the Beginning

As a seasoned photographer now, it's interesting to see the road that leads to Now

More

Kept shooting weddings - it just kept getting better! Since having my first I promised myself a 5 year break from seniors so I could be home and shoot weddings on the weekend.

The rebrand was born!


We welcomed our second baby girl Charlotte!

We bought a farmhouse! We found a sweet little property with horse's in view. I felt inspired to return to senior portraits with a spot set in nature.

2013

2016

2018

2015

Mg's Story:

From the Beginning

As a seasoned photographer now, it's interesting to see the road that leads to Now

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For me it's not just a photo session, it's personal and intimate, amiright?
Connection is key. AND getting to know each other is EVERYTHING.

LET'S DREAM UP YOUR NEXT STEPS