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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.

Cristine & Jesse | Gainesville Wedding Photographer

 Being a photographer has many perks, like somehow getting an all-access pass to the biggest moments of my friend’s lives! I was introduced to Cristine & Jesse through my Greenhouse microchurch. Cristine and I quickly bonded over our mutual love for the Lord. While we spent Tuesday nights studying the Bible together, Bachelor/Bachelorette Monday nights became a thing (I know, I know!)!

We shot their dreamy Engagement Session and it made the anticipation even greater for the wedding day! All the heart eye for that field and yummy light! I loved getting to play a part in their Clark Plantation wedding day.

One of my favorite moments from this wedding was meeting the ring bearer. You guys, this boy is REAL cute (and he knows it)! During the wedding processional, he carried a precious sign that read “cleared for take off.” As soon as he arrived at the altar, Jesse handed him a large bag of gummy bears as his reward. Do NOT miss the image of his excitement as he walked away with his bag of goodies! He had the whole crowd laughing. He completely stole the show and no-one was mad about it. 

As a photographer, I always appreciate the first look, not just for the extra pictures, but because it allows a couple to have a more relaxed and unrushed timeline, while also having a private moment to interact after they see each other. A lot of people are under the impression that having a first look will take away from that moment during the ceremony when the bride walks down the aisle. This is just NOT TRUE! Jesse is proof of this. He was completely undone as Cristine approached him at the altar. My heart!

Congrats Cristine & Jesse! Love you guys!

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These two exchanged love letters during their wedding day. Jesse works as a pilot, so he chose to surprise his bride by delivering a love letter to her by drone.

It was unique and so sweet! Le Sigh!

 What was your favorite moment of your wedding day? We both agree on this, hands down our FIRST LOOK! It was just so sweet and after that it was like nothing else mattered. It could rain, thunder, you name it and everything would still be ok in our world. We were just filled with so much joy and peace after the first look. Another fun moment was towards the end of the reception when I (Cristine) decided it would be a fun idea to grab the mic during the final song of our night. As “Don’t stop believing” by Journey came through the speakers,  all the guests gathered in a circle around Jesse and I as we performed this song for all of our friends and family! We will remember that moment forever!

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So excited for those gummy bears!

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What advice would you give to couples planning their day? Build your vendors INTENTIONALLY! Meet with them, make sure you both have the same vision and goals for the day and build a relationship with them! Also, just remember that it’s all details. Everything will come together. The more you decide to stress, the less fun you’ll have. Go with the flow because something will go wrong, and you won’t have control over anything but keeping a positive outlook and choose to enjoy every moment of the day! Every hour of our wedding day, I intentional paused to take a mental polaroid shot in my head and look for the beauty of that moment!

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The fabulous vendors who put this wedding together:

Catering | Cilantro Taco

Cake | Publix

Dress Shop | Calvet Couture Orlando 

Dress Designer | Miss Hayley Paige

Donuts | Daylight Donuts

DJ + Entertainment | Genius Entertainment

Flowers | Joy Noll

Hair | Sarah Vierra [matron of honor]

Make-up | Eunice Jin, Makeup Artist

Planner / Coordinator | Joy Noll

Suit designer / Suit shop | Jos A Bank 

Shoes | Kate Spade 

Venue: Clark Plantation 

Video | Eli Meyer Studio 

June 28, 2018 - 10:07 am

Moore - You and your amazing skills,it was awesome!

We Are Hiring!

I  am thrilled to announce that we are hiring a new Molliner Photography team member! I cannot even begin to express what a joy it has been to grow this team. Today, I’m excited to announce that after much thought and prayer we are hiring an Associate Photographer!

A big part of what makes up Molliner Photography is our desire to foster intentional community with each other. We really believe that we are better together.  At the core of all we do, is the desire to come alongside one other, in each of our various jobs and tasks, with the purpose of elevating the brand and serving our couples to the best of our ability. We believe that loving our clients well is the overflow of the intentionality from within our team. These values aren’t something that we have taught, instead, they are the woven into the DNA of each of us, the driving force in the ways we work together as a team, but also the way we live our lives.

Servants Heart

Teachable & Approachable

Loyal & Trustworthy

Team Player

If you are interested in this position, or if you have a friend that would be interested, please thoroughly read the guidelines below. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of this blog post.


What we are looking for:

– Someone who has a natural eye, gift, and passion for photography

– Someone who is organized

– A great work ethic is super important to us, as well as someone who loves to learn, can work and problem solve independently, and is very responsible

– Someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and contribute to our team

– A working knowledge of a camera

– Someone who values communication, feedback, and growth (personally and professionally)

**It is a bonus if you already have experience shooting weddings, but it is not necessary to apply for this position


Things you can expect from us if you end up joining our team:

– How to contribute to and interact with a small (and wonderful!) team

– What it takes to make weddings and sessions successful

– Constant feedback and encouragement

– How to manage the various situations on a wedding day or during a session

– An open door into our personal lives – Coffee dates at Patticakes, random lunch breaks on the lawn and spontaneous dance parties. We want to do life with you!


Important info:

– This will be a position that is compatible with another part-time or full-time job.

– This position does not include in-studio / office work, but it will require that you be available on weekends (for weddings) and in the evenings (for sessions), at team events and meetings.

– This position is local, we will not be accepting applicants outside of a 50-mile radius of Gainesville.

– This candidate will be working exclusively under the Molliner Photography brand.

– You do not need to own your own photography equipment, but if you already do, that is a big bonus.

– We are not in a rush to hire, and we won’t if we don’t find the right fit for our team.

– We will be training you to have the “MP look,” while drawing out your personal style as a photographer. 

– If you love taking photos but hate the business side of photography, you could be the perfect fit!

If you have carefully read all of the above and would still like to apply, you may do so here!

All Applications are due no later than July 9, 2018.

Excited to meet you!

June 15, 2018 - 12:38 am

Patrick Schaefer - Hello!

My name is Patrick Schaefer. I am local to Gainesville and currently hold a full time job working as a nurse for Shands ER at Kanapaha.

I have been taking photos now for a few years, mostly landscapes and cityscapes. I really would like to expand my range and think weddings and portrait sessions would be a fantastic challenge. I have shot some portraits and have done a graduation shoot as well. Currently have my own camera set up

Working as part of a team is something I throughly enjoy. Having others to lean on for support or advice and bouncing ideas off is fantastic and personally, a great source of personal growth can be found in those connections.

Thank you for taking the time to read my rambles. I look forward to hearing back. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions or references.