Jess, Matt, Madison + Hailey | Family


Can I just say something? I LOVE photographing families, and I don’t do it nearly enough. Sometimes I worry that people think of me only as a wedding photographer. And don’t get me wrong, I adore that, too, but there is something so charming and challenging and satisfying about family photography—especially working with multiple little ones who NEVER look in the same direction at the same time. Whenever I’m photographing a family, I do my best to show them as they truly are—happy, laughing, playing. Honest photos. And my head is always thirty, forty, fifty years down the road, thinking about what these images will mean to these kids when they’re older, when they need to reminisce about the beauty of childhood and marvel at how young and vital their parents were and see how much they were cherished. There are a handful from this session that are EXACTLY why I do this job, and I’m excited to share them with you. But first…

The last time I photographed this family, little Hailey was still in utero and sweet, spunky Madison still had her cubby baby cheeks. My, how time changes things! We got together a couple of weeks ago for a really quick session to grab these four an awesome Christmas card photo. And frankly, I think we went above and beyond. Let’s jump right in with my favorite, which I shall entitle: Perfection. :D

Goodness! Can you even handle this? Also, they call Hailey, “Hey-hey,” and I totally fell in love with it.

I’d love this huge over a fireplace. So wonderful.

Jess, you are such a beautiful woman. P.S. Check out Madison in the photo on the right (I LOVED doing that to my parents when I was little). :D

Imagine 40-year-old Madison looking at this photo and TRY not to get sentimental about it. Just try. You couldn’t, could you? ;)

Love, love, love, love, love. Favorite #2.

You already know what I’m going to say about the photo on the right, don’t you? I would adore an image like that of my mom and I.

And ending with another favorite (and another Christmas card contender, if you don’t mind my saying):

Jess, Matt, Madison + Hailey, you are an outstanding team. Jess + Matt, you are raising such beautiful, independent and kind children, and you should be proud of those babies because they are wonderful. I adore watching them grow, seeing how they take after each of you and how their personalities are blossoming. Thank you for giving me the honor of creating these memories for you; I hope you love them (because I totally do). xo, M


November 20, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Destinee These are perfection! I love the expressions, and the love, and the happy! Wonderful job capturing this family!!

November 20, 2013 - 7:18 pm

Chrissy I love everything about this session!!!!!! Seriously, I can’t even pick a favorite! Fantastic images!!

November 21, 2013 - 8:07 am

JennyBZ i got a little teary with those daddy/daughter images.. what i wouldn’t give for photos like that of me and my dad.. but i LOVE that black and white of them standing near the lake and the one of them all laying down. beautiful family!

November 21, 2013 - 8:30 am

stephanie sigh…Molly…I just love it all! love your work lady!!

November 21, 2013 - 10:46 am

Megan D MOLLY!! Gurl, you are a fabulous photographer. I’m always amazed and in-love with your images. I’m dying over these! Love love all of them, but my three faves are the first one and the first paired verticals. GORGEOUS family!!

November 21, 2013 - 2:55 pm

maike rinaye BEAUTIFUL!… love these :).

November 21, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Nicki This family session is just perfect!!! I love every single one of these. The laying down one is my favorite. The black and white ones are amazing too! Beautiful, beautiful photos of an adorable family! You rocked this session!!!

November 21, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Micah Yet again, you knock these images out of the park!! Excellent work Molly!!

November 22, 2013 - 9:19 am

Britt Oooh, those black and whites!! So in love!! And it’s so obvious that you’re looking down the road for this family – what a gift to them and all of your clients!! Wonderful work on these, Molly – wow.

November 22, 2013 - 10:16 am

Bobbi Loving these!!!! Great smiles, ridiculously good looking people, awesome color, perfect backdrop… what more do you need?! High fives friend!

November 22, 2013 - 11:25 am

Melissa Oh how fun! What adorable sisters! Love the blanket image, and that last image too…amazing light!

November 22, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Sally Look at those sweet sisters! Such a beautiful family, I especially love the laying down shot where everyone is looking at Mom. Really nice!

November 23, 2013 - 5:01 am

Jen Saner I can’t find a favorite – I love them all!! Great work here, Molly!

November 23, 2013 - 5:25 pm

linda wright Fantastic photos of a fantasic family!

November 24, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Megan These are so adorable. These all perfection, I can’t pick a fav because I love them all. Great work.

November 25, 2013 - 8:22 am

Lindsay Strode Loving the first black and white, and your favorite #2! What a sweet family!!

February 24, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Giselle WOW I love them all. I love your work!! That daddy-daughter one….she will cherish for ever i’m sure!

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