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She was amazing to work with! So attentive to what we wanted, and paid very close attention to detail to capture some beautiful shots! We had a very muddy day, and Molly trudged through mud and water for us to get the shot! And when that became too much of a mess, she knew some great places that were also outdoors to finish taking pictures! Would highly recommend!

Stephanie Mercer

Peoria, IL

We hired Molly Dolores Photography for both our engagement and wedding photos. The finished products were absolutely stunning, Molly has an amazing eye and gave us some unique shots that we felt fit our personalities. In addition to her products, Molly is such a sweetheart! She made us and our wedding party and family feel so comfortable and was such a help when it came to planning out a schedule for our photos. We would highly recommend Molly and will definitely keep her in mind for future use!

Hannah Brooks

Peoria, IL

From the day I saw Molly's portfolio, I could not think of hiring anyone else as my wedding photographer because her pictures are so breathtaking! She photographed my full blown Indian wedding so beautifully despite not knowing what to expect in terms of all the intricacies of different Indian weddings, the traditions, etc. Molly is extremely creative and excellent at improvising on the spot and coming up with poses, using the location, lighting etc. to create magic.

What also surprised me was how great she was with her communication skills leading up to the wedding. She was extremely organized with setting up calls on her own to understand the timelines, locations, details ahead of time. With her more so than any other vendor, I never had to think of anything because she would reach out consistently and stay on top of it.

We loved every single photo after she did our edits not long after our wedding and are so glad we went with her. We would definitely hire her again in a heartbeat. With her professionalism and exceptional photography skills, I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Molly for capturing our moments so beautifully! <3

Niharika Narain

Chicago, IL

Molly does such an amazing job. She has done my engagement photos as well as my wedding photos now. I have yet to be disappointed. I am in love with every single picture she shares with me. She truly knows how to capture the love between my husband and I as well as our spunk. If you pick her you will not be disappointed.

Kelsey Stutzman

Metamora, IL

Molly made my daughter’s senior pictures a very sweet, unforgettable experience. She was sincere, fun, energetic and genuinely invested in the session. She took the time to make Katie feel special. And to top it off, her photography is exquisite. Molly is a gifted artist and we are thrilled with the photos!!

Maribeth Georges

Bartonville, IL

Molly is amazing! Her personality and spunk makes you feel so comfortable. Not only does she make your special day perfect for whatever photos she is taking but she also produces great quality work! We couldn’t be happier to have chosen her to be our photographer for engagement photos and our upcoming wedding next year! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who wants great quality memorable photos! She gets rated 10+ ⭐️

Samantha Carroll

Peoria, IL

Words cannot even begin to explain why you should book Molly Dolores for your wedding and engagement photos. A quick glance at her portfolio should suffice, but in the name of gratitude, I'm here to hype her up. Molly was an absolute treasure of a professional, of a photographer, and of a human being. Her portfolio drew me to beg my then fiance to spend more than he wanted to on a photographer, but as soon as we met her, we knew we made the right choice. Throughout our interactions with Molly she made us feel comfortable, made sure our concerns and needs were addressed, and was simply a joy to be around. At the wedding, she did everything she could to make sure I got the shots I wanted. She was great at instructing our poses so she could capture everyone at their best, and I loved watching inspiration grab her at moments when you could see the creative vision forming in her mind. Between those two things, I inexplicably trusted that our photos were going to be worth every penny. And they were. She even got us all of our edited shots within 8 days! Among all the stressful things to worry about fitting into your budget, a married friend of mine said that if you were going to splurge on anything, make it the photographer because those memories will last your whole life. Molly is worth the price.

Tara Valentine

Bloomington, IL

The most beautiful human that takes the most beautiful photos!!!! Super easygoing and wonderful at getting everything just right! Plus Molly makes it SO fun! Can’t wait to do another shoot!

Joel Shoemaker

Peoria, IL

Molly did a maternity session for my husband and I, and it was absolutely great! We had to reschedule several times due to weather, and Molly was extremely accommodating and helpful in finding different times. She was easy to get a hold of, and extremely easy to communicate with. When we finally had our session, it was a blast, and much of it was spent laughing. I had not taken/had anyone take any pictures of me since getting pregnant and I'm so happy that we let Molly do them. She got the pictures to us extremely fast and they're all gorgeous. Molly is very reasonably priced and well worth the money! I will definitely go to her first for any future photography needs

Brianne Lowder

Brimfield, IL

I cannot say enough about Molly! She took my daughter’s Senior pictures and did an absolutely amazing job. She was very willing to reschedule on short notice due to bad weather and then she worked hard to get the pictures to us in just a few short days! She made my daughter feel completely comfortable, bringing a fun and positive energy. We brought our dog to the shoot and she came up with priceless images that we will cherish. I love her sweet nature and her eye for unique poses and locations. Molly has a talent that is unmatched by many photographers. I can’t wait to have more sessions with her for the rest of our family.

Kathy McSorley

Peoria, IL

Molly photographed our wedding. Working with Molly was such a great experience. One main reason we chose Molly was because of how affordable she was but also the great quality of the pictures. We were able to make payments as we wanted and it didn't have to be paid in one lump sum which is helpful when you're paying for everything else that goes into a wedding. She was quick to respond to any questions we had. She showed up at the wedding so excited and ready to begin taking photos. Everyone in the bridal party mentioned how fun she made the pictures and how easy she was to work with. She had great suggestions and knew exactly the best order and time to get all the pictures we wanted. I am so beyond pleased with all of our pictures. I think they describe our relationship perfectly. She also had our photos ready less than two weeks after the wedding and we received a large amount of photos. Molly truly was a pleasure and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer.

Chelsea Ashley

Lincoln, IL

Molly is an absolute magician with a camera. She always manages to capture the sweetest moments with my crazy kids. I cannot say enough how much I love having her take our family pictures. She is very prompt and responds to messages almost instantly. She is wonderful!

Rachel Holmberg

Peoria, IL

Molly is amazing! I came in from out of town for some family pictures and wasn’t disappointed. She did a great job of getting a big family together, but also all individual pictures. She was sweet, kind and patient (had lots of little kids). I would highly recommend her!!! Thank you Molly for taking pics of our big and tall (haha) family!

Allie Harnett

North Carolina

Molly took some much needed updated family pictures for us and she did an incredible job! She captured amazing shots for us and it was so fun to work with her! Love her!

Amy Reynolds

Peoria, IL

She’s awesome . She’s very energetic, outgoing and free . It was my first professional shoot , but she was able to make feel like I done this a millions times. She’s perfect ! BOOK HER

O'Shaa Nicolee

Peoria, IL

Molly did our engagement photos, a boudoir photo shoot for the Groom's gift, as well as our capturing our big day. I could not have asked for more out of a photographer. She captured all my "must haves" and came with her own ideas as well. She does is not afraid to take charge and get the pictures she thinks are necessary. She was so flexible and worked very well with the second shooter and the videographer to make sure we had all the perfect shots! I would recommended her to anyone that has any photography needs!

Samantha Nicole

Normal, IL

Molly took pictures of our little family and they are gorgeous! She was so fun and professional, and even though it was chilly outside during our session.. she made it very enjoyable! Thanks Molly! We will definitely be using you again!

Sarah Havron

Trivoli, IL

Molly is so full of energy and just a great photographer! We had such a blast even though it was FREEZING out! She was quick so we didn't freeze too long! Definitely recommend her!

Hayley Vahle

Princeville, IL

Molly is incredible! We took our engagement pictures Sunday and within two days we have them back, edited and all! We weren’t the easiest to work with either, she kept up with us and was super flexible and caring! She made both of us so comfortable and we laughed our entire session! CHECK HER OUT!

Sarah Marie Smith

Rock Island, IL

Molly did our family photos and was absolutely amazing! She was interactive with my two year old daughters making them comfortable in front of the camera, which was super helpful! Highly recommend Molly!!

Taylor Burlingame

Bloomington, IL

Molly did our engagement photos and did a fantastic job! She made us so at ease in front of the camera and captured us being our silly selves. She asked for feedback and if there were any shots we wanted, and was all around very sweet. Not to mention she got us our pictures the same day! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent photographer with loads of creativity and a good eye for detail!

Carley Grace Twedwell

Brimfield, IL

Molly did an awesome job on our engagement shoot! She was fun, easy to work with, and made us smile. We had our photos taken on Saturday afternoon. She promised them by Wednesday that week and surprised us by having them to us the next day. Would recommend to anyone.

Micca Lopez

Peoria, IL

As another photographer in the area I have to say helping eachother is so important and Molly is not only now a GREAT friend but a great photographer. She is so talented and loving and she is so passionate! Thank you thank you for capturing Alex and I!

Taylor Katina Reed

Bartonville, IL

If you have not booked a session with molly yet you must book one right away.... she is so nice and helpful and fun to work with! She gave our family such a beautiful fun and playful family session! I would definitely recommend her for any and all you photo needs!

Marie Homan

Peoria, IL

Molly was a pleasure to work with! She made the session easy, simple, and most of all FUN for my boyfriend and I. Molly posed us and prevented any awkward situations. Molly is speedy and punctual; choosing her as a photographer will not let you down!

Samantha Nelson

Peoria, IL

Excellent does not even begin to describe Molly Dolores Photography!! Molly was AMAZING to work with! I first fell in love with her work when I was searching for a photographer for our wedding and when I saw her beautiful gallery of photos--not to mention photos with dogs--I was sold! From the moment I first contacted Molly to gather information she was sweet, helpful and very prompt in responding to messages. I planned our wedding from out of town and Molly travelled to our location so I never met her until the day of the wedding. If you did not know that, you would have guested we were already friends! She was so helpful throughout the whole process. She would call and text to make sure that everything that my husband and I wanted was taken care of and just to share her excitement to be a part of our big day! She has such charisma, positive energy, and creative-eye which makes her the perfect photographer!

Molly made our day run extremely smooth and captured the most beautiful photographs! She is very hardworking and knowledgeable of her craft. Additionally, she sent us our photos in only 9 days after our wedding! I would highly recommend Molly Dolores Photography to anyone who is looking for a photographer for any event! She will exceed your expectations!!!

Danielle Butts

Decatur, IL

Molly was SO sweet and professional. We loved working with her and our pictures are PERFECT!! I can't wait to work with her again!

Sam Hobbick

Peoria, IL

Molly is exceptional!! She is so friendly and great at what she does!! She was so helpful, from location to wardrobe suggestions. And we had all our photos by the next day!! It was so fun working with someone who obviously loves what they’re doing! I would recommend Molly to anyone!

Hannah Drake

Peoria, IL

Molly is so professional and talented!!! She made our family feel so comfortable and gave us great direction so we could have beautiful pictures!!! We are so grateful and would highly recommend her for anyone!!

Amanda Maddalozzo

Bloomington, IL

Molly is seriously amazing! She took my husband and I's 8 year anniversary photos and I am so in love with them! She made us feel so comfortable and we laughed the entire time which made for amazing photos. You can truly see the love my husband and I have for each other in the photos!! Thank you Molly!

Katie Hamilton

Bloomington, IL

Molly was wonderful to work with! She was very relaxing during the setting, and then got the pictures back to us in amazingly quick time! And, they are all great! Absolutely would work with her, again!

Jana Stevens

Peoria, IL

Molly is an amazing person and photographer. She was very helpful from the initial meeting all the way up to the end of the wedding. She provided us with love and support throughout our entire time together and was so excited to be doing what she loved. She was quick and efficient and I am absolutely in love with all of the photos she provided. Not only was she amazing throughout the entire wedding day, but she also got us all of our photos within a WEEK! Talk about speedy! I would recommend Molly to anyone and everyone needing photos done for any event. She is just simply amazing.

Hannah Stear

Peoria, IL

Molly was amazing ! She was so accommodating with us . She brought such positive energy to our special day and we were so blessed to have her capture it. Her passion for photography shows through her work and anyone who is lucky enough to book her will not be disappointed ! Thank you soooo much Molly!

Jennifer Denning

Pekin, IL

Molly was AMAZING! We didn't get engagement pictures done with her but, I seriously wish we had. First let me just say she is the sweetest and she is very fast. Tomorrow we will have been married 2 weeks and we already have all 700+ pictures! She drove to meet me at our church and the park where we were planning on taking our wedding photos so we could scout out good locations together. Throughout the day of the wedding, she made sure the tell me it wasn't a big deal when we got behind on the timeline we had planned for pictures. She promised we would still have beautiful pictures and not to worry. She never once made either of us feel rushed or stressed. She did a great job getting the kids in the wedding to pay attention. Molly went above and beyond. She fixed my train and my veil, wiped mud off my shoes, she even helped me take them off and put them back on while everyone was trying to bustle my dress. I plan on working with Molly again in the future!

Mackenzie Case Harris

Mason City, IL

Molly was seriously a dream to work with. We had worked with her prior to our wedding and she was even amazing then and it was only a 10-15 min session! She goes out of her way to make sure you're comfortable and asks for your opinion or what shots you would love to see the most. She worked around every obstacle that came up that day. She sent us "sneak peeks" of our pictures just a few days after the wedding and we had all of our wedding pictures (all 700+) in 6 days! I am so shocked how fast she worked and how amazing these pictures turned out. Everyone who has seen the pictures are raving about them too. Seriously seriously seriously, would recommend her to anyone looking for a reasonable price for FANTASTIC pictures.

Kayla Drake

Peoria, IL

My husband and I are so thankful that we found Molly! She is such a nice, genuine person. She made sure we got amazing engagement photos and breathtaking wedding photos! She was definitely there for us, not only as a photographer but as a friend during the wedding day by offering advice and telling us about her wedding day. She truly calmed us both down and helped us remember what the day was really about! I definitely recommend Molly for any photography needs, she’s a great person and has a true talent for photography.

Martina Miller

Peoria, IL

Molly was the absolute best!! I couldn't be happier with how my photos turned out. Also she is more then a photographer! She is there with you through everything! She made my special day flow with ease. I hadn't a clue what I was suppose to do from cutting the cake to throwing the bouquet, and she was there talking me through everything! If there was a 20+ star button I'd definitely click it!

Nicole Durnam

Washington, IL

Molly did our family photos and my daughters Senior pictures, she did an absolutely amazing job. Very sweet and easy to work with also! Thanks so much!

Deanna Gaston

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Molly was amazing!! She was so sweet and really listened to what we wanted and came up with great ideas for our engagement session. The editing process was less than a day long and we had our pics in no time! We felt so comfortable with her and will absolutely book her again in the future! Highly recommend her!

Kayla Jones

Normal, IL

"Words simply cannot express how invaluable Molly is as a photographer and as a person by one's side for any event or occasion, whether it is large or small- she gives 100%. My fiancé and I hired Molly when we got engaged. It became very evident that she has a genuine infectious passion for her work. When we went over the ideas we had in mind for our engagement photos, Molly went above and beyond to research locations that were pertinent to what we envisioned; Our photos turned out to be simply more breathtaking and effortlessly whimsical than we could have ever imagined. No matter what obstacles seemed to surface throughout our time with Molly, she had a quick fix (even if it were a challenge that would be way outside the scope of her role as our photographer (thank you!). She was endlessly patient with every aspect of our engagement and wedding planning. She allowed both of us to be at complete ease every step of the way. Her experience and expertise makes her a very imaginative and innovative photographer. As a photographer and one who is there for the big day, Molly's genuine, caring, and humorous personality is everything we could have hoped for (& more) along the way."

Cyndy Rebholz

Peru, IL

Molly was everything my girlfriend and I hoped for and more. She was very professional, easy going, and very fun to work with. She made the environment very calm and helped us get lost in the moment of our pictures. Our pictures turned out great and she works fast and got us our photos in less than 12 hours! I am very happy with choosing her to take our photos and can't wait to use her again in the future. Highly recommend her if you want great photos, great bedside manner, and reasonable pricing. I wish I could give her a 10 star. Thanks Molly for all your great work.

Christian Harr

Peoria, IL

Molly is a delightful person to be around and was very creative with the pictures. My fiancé and I absolutely loved taking engagement pictures with her and can't wait to see how our wedding photos turn out in less than a year.

Lyndsay Chapman

Peoria, IL.

Seriously can't say enough about how amazing our pictures turned out thanks to Molly! She was super patient with our little ones, captured their personalities (and ours!) perfectly, and the pictures turned out absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't stop looking through them! Molly is so much fun to work with and does a truly incredible job! THANK YOU!! <3

Amber Hackbart

Tremont, IL

Fantastic photographer my wife and I could not have had a better person take photos at our wedding. We are so grateful and the picture turned out amazing! I would highly recommend Molly for any event in need of a photographer!

AJ Ellison

Peoria, IL

Me and my wife had contacted Molly Dolores Photography 3 or 4 weeks before our wedding because our previous photographer cancelled. Molly was very quick in her response, she offered very affordable pricing, and great packages. The day of the wedding she was AMAZING! Shr helped so much with getting my bride ready. she was able to capture the greatest moments and help take the stress off of gathering 2 families together for photos in a very professional manner. 5 out of 5

Jeremy Perez

La Salle, IL

My son is almost 5 and we do photos every year. And every year I dread it. Until this year when Molly took our family photos. It was the most relaxed photo session I have ever done where she just caught the perfect real moments between myself and my son. We had so much fun, Molly will definitely be doing our photos in the future (if she is willing of course!) And she will be asked to do our entire family pictures within the next few months. You definitely will not be disappointed with Molly's quality of work, professionalism and passion for taking the perfect pics!

Duanna Duffy

Princeton, IL

I contacted Molly with a couple of weeks to go until I was planning on proposing to my girlfriend. She was very accommodating and willing to meet with me on her own time to talk about what I wanted, explore the area I was planning on proposing, and even help me iron out some of my proposal details! She is truly a kind person who is all about having fun with her clients (while also, of course, providing wonderfully high quality photography).

I was overjoyed when she sent me the photos (3-4 hours after the proposal). She captured the moment perfectly and my, now, fiance was so excited to see them.

If I could give 6/5 stars I would, because Molly doesn't just focus on her photography (which excels in quality) she also focuses on loving her clients and those around her. I had a relatively large group of friends celebrating with my fiance and I after the proposal and Molly just felt like another friend in the group, who just so happened to be taking professional grade photos! My fiance and I will certainly be working with her again!

Jason Lesch

Peoria, IL

I found Molly on Facebook and immediately knew I wanted pictures done by her! She was super fun and we clicked instantly! She made the entire shoot feel fun and not awkward at all! She listened to our wants and also threw in her ideas. She had out pictures done in a day and I can't believe how perfect they are. Extremely happy with her. She has a heart of gold and we will for sure use her got every picture session in our future!

Macie Blain

Normal, IL

Molly is such a kind soul! She did a fantastic job doing our family pictures! They turned out stunning. Such a great, kind person!

April Macklin

Pekin, IL

Molly took my son's senior pictures this weekend and was absolutely amazing. She was great to work with and surprisingly my son enjoyed it. She is very responsive and had the pictures ready the next day. We'll definitely be seeing her in the future for family pics.

Veronica Smith

Bloomington, IL

I 10000% recommend Molly if you're looking for someone to take professional pictures. Not only is her work beautiful, creative, and unique, Molly makes sure her clients are comfortable from the start. From the minute I arrived at our photo shoot location, we were joking and laughing and talking like we already knew each other. She was very accommodating to my hectic graduation day schedule and even encouraged me to be late to the shoot in order to go pick up a prop I wanted to use. Also, Molly was able to take the pictures, edit, and send them to me within 6 hours! Definitely will be hiring Molly in the future when I need a photographer. Thank you, Molly!

Sarah Antonacci

Peoria, IL

Molly was extremely patient with my three girls and had so much fun with them! She comforted me during it and was excellent at communicating with me. I am highly impressed by her. She also was super quick with getting pictures back as well. I am really happy with her quality of work as well as her personality! I will definitely be using her again in the future!

Andy-Victoria Schick

Peoria, IL

Molly was awesome to work with! She was so sweet and made me feel very comfortable while we were shooting! I had an absolute blast working with her and would recommend her to anyone! (=

Cassidy Becker

Hardin, IL

Our experience working with Molly has been amazing. She is a very imaginative and innovative photographer; our engagement session is officially underway, all with the general information we discussed at our consultation. She went above and beyond to research and offer names of locations that would coincide with our interests and personify what our love looks like. 
 She has a genuine infectious passion for her work. We have had a worry-free, fun time with our planning as we get closer to our forever story. Thank you, Molly!!

Cyndy Blomquist

St. Louis, MO

It was SO great to work with Molly. She is so upbeat & made my shoot a blast. Her photography & editing skills are absolutely amazing. Loved working with her & am looking forward to future shoots!!

Anna Taggart

Peoria, IL

Molly was amazing to work with! She is so laid back and easy going making the shoot so much fun. Molly shot my engagement photos with my dogs and she did an amazing job capturing their expressions and personalities. I could not have asked for a better experience and the pictures were beyond what I expected!! Molly went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and comfortable. I cannot wait for Molly to photograph my wedding in June!!!! (:

Cacey Maciejewski

Peoria, IL

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