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Photos by Natalie Schutt
I'm Molly, and I go by Mol to whoever wants to call me that - but never "Mols." Ha! I first picked up a camera in high school where I learned to shoot and develop 35mm film. My first photos were of the things that immediately surrounded me; my mom's windmill in her garden, my late black lab Bucky, and friends from class. I love those first portraits - they're terrible but they're playful. I love to play with my photography.
I approach wedding photography the same way that I approach a blind wine tasting. I get a sense of the smell - the ambience, the flavor - the people, the complexity - the relationship, and the finish - the love.
I put the camera down to pursue my degree in hospitality and wine at the University of South Carolina. It was through an internship with the event venue The Fig House that I was first exposed to wedding photography, in my mind I thought that I might like to be a wedding photographer, but that was a secret dream I would keep to myself until much later.
After my summer at The Fig House, I moved to Italy for a year to further pursue my wine, event, and hospitality studies. I started doing more photography when my Uncle kindly recognized that I had an eye and upgraded me from my 8 year old Nikon D40 to his Sony A7 - what a difference. After that, I was hooked. I took photos of friends, of the scenery around me, of anything I could compose and grab before it disappeared. My heart leapt with every new exposure.
I graduated college as a sommelier and went almost immediately into shooting weddings. I approach wedding photography the same way that I approach a blind wine tasting. I get a sense of the smell - the ambience, the flavor - the people, the complexity - the relationship, and the finish - the love. In that process I ascertain the way I will shoot the wedding, whether it will be observatory and journalistic or involved and directive. Each couple, each wedding, and each process is different but I use all my senses to patiently and lovingly shoot each wedding.