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hi, i'm molly!

Lover of giddy couples who like to laugh and have fun. Wife to Spencer and momma to two little girls with a little guy on the way! A clean house is the key to my sanity, but when that's not happening I love me some dark chocolate and Diet Coke. I hope you can get to know me and my style through these blog posts!

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Sam and Taylor | Wedding at Silver Oaks Chateau

If I had to put one adjective to Sam and Taylor’s wedding, I would say FUN. These two love board games, and so creatively incorporated them into their wedding day with a themed seating chart as well as game tables set out in the balcony during the reception! My husband and I have most of […]

Weddings

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SPRING 2019 MINI SESSIONS | ST. LOUIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

SPRING MINI’S 2019 $175  | 25 Minutes | 10 edited digital images | option to purchase additional images |Mini Style Guide   MINI SESSION AVAILABILITY Sunday, April 28th – Oak Knoll Park Saturday, May 4th – Queeny Park Saturday, May 11th – Creve Couer Park 5:30 | 6:00 | 7:00 | 7:30 Mini sessions are […]

Family

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Family Photos 101 | St. Louis Family Photographer

You know that it is time for updated family photos, but you feel a little bit of dread (except you’d never admit that to your spouse, since you practically begged them to agree to do a session). I’m a professional photographer – I take photos of people for a living – I should be a […]

Family

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Alex & Sarah | Engagement Session at Forest Park

Everything about Alex and Sarah’s engagement session was a dream, taken at the gorgeous Jewel Box and the Muny. The forecast was for storms, but it miraculously held off until the very end, when they ran across the street and kissed in the rain while I took photos. I mean, pinch me! Getting to know […]

Engagement/Proposal

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DANIEL | ST. LOUIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

It was such a treat to photograph the Daniel Family. Chris and Ashleigh have three kids under 2. Yep, you read that right. When Ashleigh wrote and asked if they could bring bubbles, I knew it was going to be a fun session. They were so laid-back with the kids, and I just love how […]

Family

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WACKT | Central Illinois Family Photographer

I’ve known the Wackt family for several years now, and they really just keep getting more photogenic! I watched the leaves fall from the trees that week and was hopeful that we would still get the perfect fall colors. My day was made when I got to the site and there was a vibrant yellow […]

Family

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JEWEL TONES STYLED SHOOT | St. Louis Wedding Photographer at Sunflower Hill Farms

Jewel tones, dreamy venue, and a real-life First Look. I couldn’t have dreamed it up even if I’d tried. This styled shoot was perfect. We had an amazing team of vendors who worked hard to think through and execute all of the details you’ll see in these photos. But what couldn’t be planned by any […]

Weddings

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MARY | Newborn Photographer in Saint Louis

New moms always ask what to expect for their newborn session, and I wish I could promise them that their baby would be as happy as Mary was! She slept for the entire thing until the very end, when we got a couple of photos with her eyes open. It was perfect. She was so […]

Newborn

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THORNHILL | Extended Family Session at City Centre Park

It can be challenging to get adult kids together for a session, but the results are SO worth it. It never hurts to bribe them with a nice meal out afterwards 🙂 I’ve known the Thornhills for awhile now, and it was so special to have them in front of the camera again! Thanks, friends, […]

Senior

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DAY | Family Session at Forest Park

College roommates, in each other’s weddings, pregnant with our firstborn daughters at the same time, we’re both photographers, and most importantly – we are still such good friends, which I am incredibly grateful for. Gretchen and Josh have been such a gift to Spencer and I over the years. I am so thankful for Gretchen’s […]

Family

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HARPER | Newborn Photographer in Saint Louis, MO

Harper was just the sweetest snuggle bug. She didn’t like to sleep and didn’t like to be swaddled, but she seemed to like her newborn portrait session! We got some sweet posed ones of her, but my very favorite are some lifestyle ones of momma and Harper during her snack break. 🙂 Molly Thomas Photography […]

Newborn

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SAM & TAYLOR | Engagement Session at Missouri Botanical Gardens

Sam and Taylor asked to have their session here at the gardens, and it was like having a personal tour guide! They knew their way around and had several favorite spots that they wanted to go to. I am so excited for their wedding this spring – it’s going to be gorgeous! Molly Thomas Photography […]

Engagement/Proposal

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ROSEN | Family Session at Oak Knoll Park

There was laughter, snuggles, running, swinging, and chasing during the Rosen’s session! This was the third year that I’ve gotten to capture this family’s photos. I just love watching families grow up! Molly Thomas Photography specializes in engagement, wedding, family, and senior photography in St. Louis, MO and central IL. Love what you see? Contact me for […]

Family

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KEITH & SABRINA | Wedding in Washington, MO

Keith and Sabrina’s wedding was marked by a multitude of personal touches, starting out with Sabrina wearing her mom’s earrings, and her mom braiding her hair for the wedding. There wasn’t a dry eye during the sweetest Father-Daughter first look that I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph. The family and the wedding party just […]

Weddings

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Hayter | Family Portrait Session at Shaw Nature Reserve

I got together with the Hayter family for a portrait session just a couple of weeks before Keith and Sabrina’s wedding! They had already gotten engagement photos done due to time constraints, but I really like to work with my couple before the big day, so we decided to include the whole family! There were […]

Family

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