Welcome


congratulations on your engagement!

Planning the wedding of your dreams can be both exciting and a little overwhelming. My goal as your wedding photographer is to make photography a joyful, calm, and fun part of your wedding day. I want most of all to witness your day as you live it, really letting your story tell itself, so your wedding photos can be an authentic reflection that you will love to share with your family as it grows over the years.

Jamie & Josh

I had looked at her work and I fell in love with how she uses contrasts in her style because the pictures just look so rich. She was amazing on the day of! She was always in the right moment at the right time to catch beautiful, candid moments. I'm loving all the photos. I can't recommend Mollie and Paper Sun Photography enough!!

Mollie is truly a gem to work with

Heather & Steve

There are SO many photographers to choose from when you start looking for the one to capture the most important day of your life. I saw Mollie's portfolio and knew I had to meet her. She is friendly and unassuming, humble but confident, and she just loves the emotion and joy that come with getting married. It felt like your friends were taking your picture all day. When the photos came in I just cried all over again! 

Stop and hire Mollie now!

Heather & Steve

There are SO many photographers to choose from when you start looking for the one to capture the most important day of your life. I saw Mollie's portfolio and knew I had to meet her. She is friendly and unassuming, humble but confident, and she just loves the emotion and joy that come with getting married.  It felt like your friends were taking your picture all day. When the photos came in I just cried all over again! 

Stop and hire
Mollie now!

Jaime & Andy

Working with her was fantastic - from the posed portrait shots to the intimate candid moments, she knows how to capture it all. She has such a beautifully artistic understanding of the framing and lighting to make every shot remarkable. With all the chaos of the wedding day, she was a steady hand, we will cherish the photos and the experience for a lifetime. We cannot recommend her enough!

Mollie is a true artist at her craft

Jaime & Andy

Working with her was fantastic - from the posed portrait shots to the intimate candid moments, she knows how to capture it all. She has such a beautifully artistic understanding of the framing and lighting to make every shot remarkable. With all the chaos of the wedding day, she was a steady hand, we will cherish the photos and the experience for a lifetime. We cannot recommend her enough!

Mollie is a true artist at her craft

What to expect when we work together

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, and can also be very busy and sometimes overwhelming.  There's a lot that goes into making sure your pictures come out perfect, so to give you a sense of what to expect from me here’s an outline of what the photography process includes.

step one. let's chat!

01.

Send me an inquiry by email or through my contact form and we'll get a video chat or phone call on the calendar so we can get to know each other! To make sure we're the right fit I'll answer any of your questions and tell you about myself as well.  

step two. booking

02.

I'll send you a booking proposal so you can take a look over the contract and fine print details.
If everything suits your fancy then you're officially booked with a 25% deposit & signed contract. Now you can sit back and relax, the hard work of picking a photographer is done!

step two. 
booking

02.

I'll send you a booking proposal so you can take a look over the contract and fine print details.  If everything suits your fancy then you're officially booked with a 25% deposit & signed contract. Now you can sit back and relax, the hard work of picking a photographer is done!

step three. resources &
wedding advice

03.

To help you start envisioning and planning, I'll send you my timeline advice, photography checklists, and even tips for engagement outfits.  Ask me any of your questions or send me pinterest boards!  I've photographed more than 150 weddings and I'm happy to share my experiences and advice on how things might fit together.  

step three. 
resources & advice

03.

To help you start envision plan, I'll send my timeline advice, photo checklists, and even tips for engagement outfits. Ask me any of your questions or send me pinterest boards! I've photographed more than 150 weddings and I'm happy to share my experiences and advice on how things might fit together.  

step four.
engagement session

04.

This is (maybe) your first chance to do official couple photos together!  Engagement sessions are great for breaking the ice and getting rid of any pre-wedding nerves about having photos taken.  Our approach is like a fun photo adventure capturing you and your sweetie and making gorgeous images, which you can use for your invites, save the dates, prints, or just because.

step four. 
engagement session

04.

This is (maybe) your first chance to do official couple photos together! Engagement sessions are great for breaking the ice and getting rid of any pre-wedding nerves about having photos taken. Our approach is like a fun photo adventure ending in gorgeous images for  prints, or just because.

step five. planning

05.

Good timeline organization is the key to getting all the photos you envision with no stress, and if it's well thought-out ahead of time you can cruise through your wedding day without a worry. I'll be in touch about 8 weeks ahead of the wedding day with questionnaires to hone in on details like your shot lists, family photo lists, traditions, surprises and any other priorities. Then we'll have a full itinerary planning session (joined by your coordinator if you have one) detailing out your day to the minute. 

step five. planning

05.

I'll be in touch ahead of the wedding day with questionnaires to hone in on details like your shot lists, family photos, traditions, and any other priorities. Then we'll have a full itinerary planning session detailing out your day to the minute. 

step six. wedding day

06.

We've got it all planned out, and now you just get to enjoy one of the sweetest days life has to offer. I'll be there with you capturing all the moments, big and small. I'll be making sure to get all the classic shots as well as the little moments in between. So that when the day whizzes by and you look back at the photos, you'll be living it all over again. 

step six. wedding day

06.

Now it's time to enjoy one of the sweetest days life has to offer. I'll be there with you capturing all the moments, big and small. I'll be making sure to get all the classic shots as well as the little moments in between. So that when the day whizzes by and you look back at the photos, you'll be living it all over again. 

step seven. sneak peek

07.

The day has flown by and it was everything you imagined and more!  Now you can't wait to see just a couple little photos to relive the memories and maybe do a little recap post or thank you note.  Lucky for you I'll be hard at work during the first few days organizing and doing a pre-edit on your images, and I'll send you a sneak peek of the highlights to your private online gallery within one week.

step seven. sneak peek

07.

The big day was everything you imagined and more! Now you can't wait to see just a couple little photos to relive the memories and maybe do a little recap post or thank you note. Lucky for you I'll organizing and doing a pre-edit on your images, and I'll send you a sneak peek of the highlights within one week.

step eight.
image delivery

08.

Four to six weeks after your wedding you'll receive your glorious images in a private online gallery with full download and sharing options.  When your gallery is ready I suggest popping some champagne and viewing as a slideshow with your honey to enjoy your wedding day memories to the fullest. 

step eight. image delivery

08.

4-6 weeks after your wedding you'll receive your glorious images in a private online gallery with full download and sharing options. When your gallery is ready I suggest popping some champagne and viewing as a slideshow with your honey to enjoy your wedding day memories to the fullest. 

step nine.
album & prints

09.

Depending on your wedding package you may have a print credit or a Wedding Album.  You can order gorgeous museum quality prints directly from your gallery with your credit, and if you have an album I'll be in touch right after your gallery reveal with the next steps in customizing your album design.  After the design process is complete your heirloom wedding album will be printed and delivered within 4-6 weeks. 

step nine. Album & prints

09.

With your package you may have a print credit or a Wedding Album. You can order prints directly from your gallery, and if you have an album I'll be in touch with next steps in customizing your album design. After the design your wedding album will be printed and delivered within 4-6 weeks. 

Wedding Photography Pricing for 2024-2025

Wedding Photography Pricing for 2024-2025

COLLECTIONS

COLLECTION ONE

COLLECTION ONE

COLLECTION two

COLLECTION three

COLLECTION TWO

COLLECTION THREE

$2200

6 hrs of wedding day coverage with one photographer

Timeline Planning

500+ final wedding images

Full resolution digital files
with print license

Private online gallery for downloading and sharing

$100 Paper Sun print credit

8 hrs of wedding day coverage with two photographers

Engagement Session
with 40 included images

Timeline Planning

700+ final wedding images

Full resolution digital files
with print license

Private online gallery for downloading and sharing

$150 Paper Sun print credit

10 hrs of wedding day coverage with two photographers

Engagement Session
with 40 included images

Timeline Planning

800+ final wedding images

Full resolution digital files
with print license

Private online gallery for downloading and sharing

10x10" Wedding Album 
+ Two mini parent albums

$3300

$4400

EXTRAS

Additional wedding coverage
$350 per hr

Second Photographer (add to Collection 1)
5hr min. $100 per hr

Engagement Session

Your engagement session is included in Collections 2 & 3, and it's a great opportunity to break the ice and get comfortable with having your photos taken professionally.  You may want to use the images for announcements, invites, save-the-dates, a wedding guest book, or just to have nice photos to celebrate this season of your relationship!  My goal is to show you and your honey in your element and in a spontaneous, lighthearted, and authentic way. 

We’ll share ideas and tailor the right location and feel for your session, which can range from traditional and romantic to adventurous, colorful and quirky.After our shoot, you'll proof your favorites online and send them to me for editing.  After 2 weeks you'll get your final full resolution photo gallery from which you can download all your high-res images.

INCLUDES

One Hour Engagement Session
One walkable location

150+ Images for proofing
Online proofing gallery

40 high-resolution digital JPGs
with print license

Custom editing

Private online gallery
For downloading, viewing, & sharing

Wedding Albums

A custom designed wedding album and two mini albums are included in Collection 3.  These books are heirlooms designed and made to last a lifetime and they look absolutely gorgeous on the coffee table or bookshelf. Each book is custom designed and then refined with your input and revisions, and printed with museum quality on thick, layflat board pages. 

Find out more about Paper Sun Wedding Albums here

FEATURES

Hand Crafted in the USA
10x10" with 20 pages (40 sides)
Custom Designed 
Flush Mounted Photographic Paper
Archival luster or semi-matte finish
Lay-flat binding with board pages
Cover options in leather, suede, and linen

WEDDING ALBUMS

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Frequently Asked Questions

When wILL MY PHOTOS BE READY after the wedding, AND HOW ARE THEY DELIVERED?

Within one week I'll share a sneak peek of about 50 images.  Then your final fully edited gallery will be ready 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. You’ll receive an invite to your private online gallery where you can slideshow your photos, download your high res jpegs, share to social media, organize into favorites, order prints, and share the gallery link with friends and family.

Can I make prints with you?  How does the print credit work?

Yes, easily. Your gallery is an online print shop where you can order different types of prints and have them directly shipped to you within a week.  I offer higher-end archival printing with Fine Art Prints, as well as a selection of metallic and matted prints. Depending on your package you may have a credit that you can use to buy any prints or collections from your gallery, by entering your promo code at checkout.

How can I use and share my photos?  can I print my own photos at my print lab?

You will have your full-res jpegs and the rights to print, share, and distribute the photos however you choose for your own
personal use (this includes family) and there are no restrictions on making your own prints. As the photographer I own the
copyright, and I grant a perpetual license to you for your personal use and reproduction. This means that the only restriction
under the copyright agreement is commercial use or resale of the images.

we want a wedding album.  Do you offer them?

Si senora. It’s the best way to arrange your images into a storyline of your day and highlight the very best memories and portraits.
Paper Sun wedding albums are archival and built to last as heirlooms, with several cover options and customized details. Check out
all the info and see how to order on the Album Page.
Also, wedding albums make a great wedding gift that your guests might appreciate contributing to.  You can set up a contribution link and add it to your Gift Registry so friends and family can contribute, ask me for details!

CAN WE GO TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON THE WEDDING DAY?

Sure! As we talk through your day we’ll determine how much time can be allotted for photos, and multiple locations are always an option.

do you travel and how much do you charge?

Yes, absolutely I love to travel for weddings!  For anything 60 miles outside of my Kansas City home base travel fees will apply, which may entail either a mileage fee or airfare/hotel.  Determined on a custom basis so please ask for more details.

WHAT'S YOUR PAYMENT STRUCTURE AND WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED? IS TAX EXTRA?

I accept payment via your online invoice by credit card, Venmo, or Paypal, or also by check or bank transfer.  A 25% deposit (retainer fee) is due upon booking, another 25% of your total balance is due four months before your date, and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks before your big day.

do you work off shot lists? can I send you specific image requests and a pinterest board?

I love to see your aesthetic, and sometimes that can be best communicated through imagery. So I welcome you to send any inspiration shots. I don’t replicate any other photographer’s work but I do like to have a guiding sense of your inspirations, either from my own portfolios or ideas you find online. During our itinerary call we
will go over a general shot list and also detailed family photo lists so we’re on the same page about what’s most important to you.

WILL YOU STAY EXTRA TIME ON THE WEDDING DAY IF NEED BE?

Yes, if time runs over and you need to extend coverage on the day-of, I’m happy to stay later for my hourly rate.  I never have another event booked on a wedding day, so if time runs over you don't need to worry about extending.

do you take any breaks or have dinner on the wedding day?

It’s go-time for me all day long, except during a small amount of time at dinner. Vendor tables or a separate room are fine, I just need to be in earshot of your reception. Normally we will sit down for about 15 minutes with other vendors like your coordinator, while you and all your guests are eating. It's best for me to take this break towards the beginning of dinner so I’m finished by the time the reception moves on.

how do you edit & retouch the photos?

First I cull through the many hundreds of photos to choose the best ones and take out any duplicates or bad shots.  Then I use Lightroom and Photoshop to individually edit each photo. I do an overall treatment to bring out the sharpness and colors, then for portraiture I do a natural retouching treatment. The look I go for is clean, true-to-life, timeless and classic, avoiding any trendy/dated looks.

can I consult with you about timeline & planning questions?

Yes please! We’ll have an itinerary planning call, and I’ve found it really helps to build a timeline of the day with you and your coordinator if you are working with one.  From my experience I have a good idea of how much time is needed for the different photography needs on
the wedding day and I'll send you my guidance and resources early on so you can have a sense of how to start thinking through your timeline.

i'm ready to book!  how do we make it official?

Let me know after we’ve had our consultation! I’ll send your online contract and invoice via a booking proposal. Once your contract is signed and the deposit is paid, we are good to go!

what kind of equipment do you use?  do you have backup equipment and memory cards?

I use Canon professional equipment. My current camera is a Canon R6 mirrorless and a Canon 5D Mark III backup body, and my lenses are Canon L series & RF lenses ranging from wide angle to prime to telephoto. I also use off-camera and on-camera flash systems for interior and night-time environments.  My cameras are always shooting to two cards so there's an instant backup being recorded for each shot. 

how do you backup and keep the images safe after the wedding?

I shoot to two card slots, so every photo automatically has a backup. After the wedding I back up cards to a hard drive while syncing to cloud. After editing I upload high res photos to your online gallery, where you can download, and they will stay in your gallery for 12 months. I keep backups on my drives forever in case some day down the line you lose your data.

Can you help with posing or positioning us for photos
so we don’t feel awkward?

Definitely. My goal is to for you to feel comfortable in front of the camera so your true personalities and togetherness can shine! There are lots of things I do to put you at ease. And I provide positioning assistance and guidance, without getting too ‘posey'.

how many photos will i get from my wedding day?

It’s flexible because the content of every wedding is different, but a
general approximation is about 80 final edited photos per hour. A 2nd
photographer will add to that amount. I don’t have a cap on the amount of photos, but I also don’t want to inundate you with twenty photos of the same pose. So I select based on the quality of each shot, aiming for a good variety and storytelling flow, with ample portrait
options that will give you good personal choices.

do you do formal portraiture as well as candid?

Yes, for most weddings my couples have chosen to have formal family portraiture done. This is normally best either in the ceremony space or outdoors, and I’m comfortable planning and arranging groups and lighting for formal portraiture.

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