Hello! I'm Molly, and here's my story:

I graduated from the University of Connecticut in May of 2020, with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, along with a minor in Cognitive Science. My plan was to go on to earn a master's degree and pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist... however... as much as I think that would be an enjoyable option, there is nothing I love more than photography and videography. So rather than going to graduate school, I have decided to just go for it- to shoot for my dreams- and become a full time photographer & videographer! You only live once, right? So why not re-direct my life towards a more fulfilling path of doing what makes me happiest?! So yeah- that's what I'm doing- and I am LOVING it. Thanks to you all for supporting my art and my business! 

 

So... a little more about me:  I'm 22, I live in Willimantic, CT in a converted firehouse with my boyfriend Tylor & our dog Maple, and I love a lot of things haha. When I'm not behind the camera, I am swing dancing, painting, playing piano, cooking, hiking with Tylor and Maple, or editing your photos & videos! Ok, well to be honest I spend MOST of my time building this business behind the scenes (website design, marketing, listening to educators and taking online photo + video courses, maintaining a social media presence, networking, emailing, etc.!) But I enjoy all of this, especially since I can do it from home in my pajamas by my wood stove and with my puppy by my side :)

Regarding Weddings:

The day I photographed my first wedding in 2017, I knew I was made for this job. I have a good sense for when to stay on the sidelines to not interfere with a special moment, yet I also know how to direct a crowd for family photos, and when to make my way into the middle of the action- like on the dance floor to capture some really fun shots! I love to smile and incite natural happiness in others. I also love to capture the true essence of people in their candidness. My approach is a photojournalist one for most of the day, to document the key events as well as all those authentic in-between moments; but I will also pose, direct, and prompt my couples for the portrait session. 

I'm very excited to be filling with weddings for 2021, 2022, and even 2023! So if you are interested, please inquire sooner the better. But I often have last-minute openings and availability so even if your wedding is very soon- reach out and see if I am free! I require a deposit and a signed contract to secure the date. It's an easy, simple process! I'm a fan of simple! 

BTW- I love to travel. Send me a message if you are thinking of a potential wedding beyond good ole Connecticut. Whether that's Maine or Mexico, on a mountaintop or a beach, I'm up for the adventure! Also, I love untraditional weddings.. so if you are eloping, or just breaking conventions in any way, I'm all for it.

These are a few of my favorite things:

My girl Maple!

One of the best things about working for myself is getting to be with Miss Maple all week. She's always by my side, as I'm editing, emailing, and working on my business while I drink my coffee and listen to podcasts or music. Man do I love my job.

My boyfriend Tylor and I rescued her just before Covid hit, and it was the best decision we have made together :)

Sometimes, depending on the location, I'll even bring her to my photoshoots- since she loves people and running around outdoors!

Molly Mia Photography + Film

 

MollyMiaPhotography@gmail.com

 

(860) 287-5107

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Based in Willimantic, Connecticut

Available worldwide for weddings