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  • Psalm 19:1 // The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

    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.

Rosella & Sean | Vizcaya Wedding Photographer

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Rosella & Sean were the winners of our engagement session giveaway in 2019.  Since our 2020 giveaway is currently happening, we thought that it was v appropriate to share this session with you. These two live in so they flew down to Florida for this Vizcaya Museum and Gardens engagement session. Being that Vizcaya is a modern interpretation of an 18th-century Italian villa, it was the perfect backdrop for their engagement session since Rossella is Italian! These two are getting married in Italy this summer! I couldn’t think of a better location to capture their love.

At the beginning of our session, they both mentioned how “awkward” they are in front of the camera…as you look through these images you will see that this couldn’t be FURTHER from the truth. My job was incredibly easy as Sean kept her giggling throughout the entire session.  We walked around to all the different shooting locations (if you’ve been to Vizcaya then you know there are TOO MANY yummy places to shoot at). There was a moment where I almost lost it. I walked around a corner and right in the middle of the walkway was a large, vibrant lizard. (this is a normal sight to see at Vizcaya) Anyone who knows me knows that I am incredibly afraid of lizards. I had to practice so much self-control as I attempted not to let my fear get the best of me!

These two met in fifth grade! Rossella told us “He was the cute little red-head that was by far the most athletic in our 5th grade-class and he would always aim for me during dodgeball. Fast forward 8 years – we went to separate high schools but soon became close friends in college after finding out my long lost St. Joan of Arc classmate was roommates with my boyfriend at the time. When things didn’t work out between my then-boyfriend and me, the spark between Sean and I grew and the rest is history.”

Isn’t that the sweetest!?!  Well, enough about their story, as these photos communicate the love and joy that is shared between these two.

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2019 – End of the Year Review!

Creating this post made me really emotional. Looking back on the year left me overwhelmed with gratefulness for all of the things! I cried, you guys. I cried thinking about all of the beautiful moments the Lord allowed me to witness and capture. It also made me emotional thinking about all of the people that have done this alongside me. Being a wedding photographer, like any job, has its high moments and its low moments. This year was not without challenges or tears. In between all of these photographs are a lot of behind the scenes doubt, fear, and sleepless nights. But it has been SO life-giving. I have been witness to so many moments that have left me worshipping my Creator. I GET TO do this. Praise the Lord, I love my job.

Here are a few highlights from the past year:

  • Kim ran our mini sessions for the first time! She directed and photographed 14 back to back sessions. This meant a lot to me, as I have been photographing some of these families for several years, from engagements to children! It was really reassuring to see her attentive care for these families and even hear many families mention they were returning in 6 months bc it was that fun! So grateful!
  • Traveled to San Francisco twice for shoots… while pregnant! I got to work alongside Emily again and assist her in some of my favorite styled shoots to date.
  • Molliner Photography got published 14 times! Ashley worked hard to keep us on schedule, get couple/vendor information and find the best matches for our couple’s weddings/engagement stories.
  • I hustled hard and took maternity leave as the team ran the MP office. We did a lot of work beforehand to manage expectations, prepare clients and vendors and FINISH ALL OF MY EDITING QUEUE. This was so great for me mentally and physically after having baby number two! Knowing I had a team that was effectively running the company without pause was such a blessing.
  • Kim’s first associate wedding under Molliner Photography took place! It couldn’t have been a more sweet and welcoming couple. They allowed her the freedom to make the hard calls and trusted her guidance as she served them.
  • I was stretched in leadership, as I navigated a full year with a team of 5. Managing a team has given me more awareness of my responsibility towards discipleship in the way that I manage. This has opened up my heart towards the way Jesus served.
  • I got to shoot at my bucket list venue TWICE – Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was one of my dream venues to shoot at.
  • I  learned how to better capture joyful emotion in film. Film has allowed me to be more intentional in each photograph, as I have to slow down. Because of this slowing down for the shot, I felt like it wasn’t possible to capture reactions like laughter or movement. My friend Emily and I challenged ourselves and found ways to create authentic reactions, joy, and movement all while shooting in film. I felt like I achieved that in a lot of my work this year. Look at all of this JOY! Yes, yes, yesss!
  • My favorite moment I saw God working, was my first wedding back from maternity leave. It was a crazy double wedding weekend in separate cities. When Wayne transitioned out of his second shooter position, I grieved letting go of being understood by my second shooter (I give a lot of nonverbal cues). As my husband, Wayne can read a situation and know exactly what I need or feel before I can voice it or even know it myself. I never expected to feel that way again with another shooter, until the Lord, in His kindness, gave me that feeling with Kim that first wedding back. I felt that was the Lord supplying abundantly more than what I asked for or expected.

I am so grateful for every couple that invited our team into your stories and lives this year! What a year!

Great things He has done!

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