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    Thank you for visiting our space here online! As creators of images and lovers of marriage, we get excited about documenting the stories of awesome people in love. We are digital and film photographers based out of Gainesville, Florida but love to travel to be storytellers. Taking a candid approach to photography, we focus on photographing raw, organic moments to tell stories as the day naturally unfolds. We aim to capture love stories as well as build genuine relationships with our incredible couples. So, take a look around and feel free to reach out! We would love to share a cup of coffee with you. Our hope is that you’d allow us to photograph your day or moment and reflect the beauty of the story…

    the work of His hands.

Happy 4th Birthday, Ethan!

Happy birthday, my love!

I just left your bedroom after falling asleep in your toddler bed with you! I went in to check on you, but decided to stay awhile. The bed hardly fits you and all of your stuffed animals, I know, but I just can’t give up your snuggles. You’re looking more and more grown and it’s causing me to be mindful of how quickly time is passing without even noticing. So, I will cram into your bed with you to delight in the little moments just a bit longer. Besides, you’ve started this thing where you reach out for my hand AND CUDDLE as you fall asleep. I want to keep these moments forever!

This past year, we have spent more time as a family than ever before! You got promoted to big brother when Selah was born, so Daddy and I were able to stay home with you guys for three glorious (and sleep-deprived) months. You meeting Selah for the first time has been my favorite memory from the past year. It is the most precious thing to watch you adore someone so much and even take pride and ownership in your role as big brother. It is my joy to witness you love her. 

Kindness and gentleness is still an ongoing conversation as we navigate through new emotions and situations. Emotions are big in our home (mine included), so we continue to learn together. You even correct us at times. I love that we are a safe place for you to feel the freedom to express yourself. When something wasn’t met with gentleness, you are open to sharing your feelings. Ethan, you’re an advocate for what’s right (there’s nothing like a toddler correcting your tone)! I pray that turns into a heart for justice and that you take that same passionate approach to advocate for those around you. 

Something we are so proud of you for is how you’ve learned to quickly apologize and take accountability of wrongdoings. That shows that you are starting to understand the importance of reconciliation and honoring one another. We are seeing fruit from those countless conversations in hard moments (praise!). You’ve proved that it’s never too early to begin to introduce the why behind  choices and actually talk it out. 

Another thing we are proud of is your heart of generosity, which comes from your dad. You told me the other day that you want to work and make money, because you want to give it to other people. Last weekend you told me you wanted to be a doctor when you grow up, because you want to help people feel better. You’re even generous in the little things, like a favorite snack or treat (although you don’t get this from your Daddy). You actually get excited about asking everyone if they want a piece. I’m excited to see that generosity build in other forms, because your excitement for others to have something you have is a gift! This is the exact reason we lead you in gentleness and grace, because His love abounds so much for us that we can’t help but gift the overflow. 

My love, you’re so precious to me! Your abundant joy is an answered prayer. When you turn the corner, you fill the room with giggles and energy that is full of LIFE. You wear your joy in your squinty-eyed smile. You ask me a lot what my favorite thing about you is. I tell you your gentleness, your dance moves and your silliness. Those around you can’t help but laugh with you.

So here I am, ready to crawl back into your toddler bed with you to have just one more snuggle. I’m in a place where I’m not really looking ahead for the new season or new milestones. I am loving this right here, right now and I want to be here for a long time.

Love you always,

Mommy

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Song Family | Gainesville Family Photographer

Photos by Kim Moller

Jinah + Daniel are parents of two of the cutest children I have met (outside of my own and my nieces and nephews). We first met over a year ago when they signed up for our fall mini sessions. This past February, I was so excited when I receive an email from them requesting scheduling another session with me. You guys, it is truly a sweet joy when past clients reach out to request additional photo time with us. What a privilege to document the growth of children, watch couple settles into new rhythms in their relationship, and reconnect in person. I LOVE IT ALL!

I met up with the Song family at Possum Creek Park here in Gainesville. February’s in Florida are normally p e r f e c t for outdoor photos. It was cool enough where the sun provided just the right amount of warm fuzziness, as we wandered around the park shooting and chatting about what the last 6 months looked like for each of us. The two kids were such troopers. And as you will see, they were so sweet together… can you even with the way big brother is holding his little sister?  So adorable.  This makes my momma heart beat just a little bit quicker and it makes me think of how I see my own children interact together. I hope that these two (and my own children) will be sweet friends and love each other deeply as they grow up.

Song family, y’all are the cutest ever.  I hope you enjoy these photos for years to come!

 

What has been the best part of becoming parents? There are so many things…for me, carrying them and feeling them grow inside me was just extraordinary and magical. It still leaves me in awe of how God decided to create His children. For both of us, while there are so many to name, the best part is to see each other take on a new role, a new name: mommy and daddy. Before becoming parents, we were husband, wife, best friends, colleagues, and so on. But to be given these new roles as parents is definitely transformational. I saw things in Daniel (and in me) that were never seen before, never felt before. We, without trying, became more selfless than we’ve ever been before for our babies. I love that and cherish that so much. And then I well up with tears realizing that’s what our Heavenly Father does for us, but infinitely more.

What is something you have learned about yourself or your husband in this new parenting journey? One is people say all the time but it’s true – parenting allows us just a tiny glimpse of God’s love for us. I often remind myself to stop and think about how He parents us before I think about how I want to implement discipline or approach a challenge. I realize that God is almost always gentle, kind, soft, warm, loving, patient (SO patient), and quiet (not that He’s not engaged, but He is slow to anger). I don’t do it well – at all – but I come back to that place and start again where I see God as my Father, and how He handles my tantrums, difficult situations or challenges with me.

What is the best thing you’ve learned since becoming parents? Jinah -That we need the Lord daily, hourly, moment by moment (signing “every hour I need you!”). I think we learn SO much by becoming parents, and we also get to see ourselves well by being parents. I realize I fall short often, but because these babies were gifts specifically chosen by God for us, I know we can keep going. Thankfully, we have the BEST source in us.  Daniel – Honestly, I learned how much we DON’T know… it’s humbling. It also shows a lot of grace because our son forgives us all the time, and quick to apologize. It gives me a chance to grow and reflect on God’s grace for us.

What is the most honest thing you can say about being a parent?   The days are long, but the years are short. But the kind of joy you experience by loving on and being loved on by your children is extraordinary. Our hearts ooze of more love than ever before.

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