Testimonials

"Molly is as deft and easy with a camera as she is with people. Every portrait seems to express the distinct beauty of each person. I'm not sure how she manages to be both passionate about the work and so easy in its execution, but I'm delighted and grateful to work with her."

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"Whether you already know Molly or are just meeting her for the first time on a shoot, her ability to become familiar and create an atmosphere of ease is extraordinary. Her gift with people equates her ability to capture a moment. She is considerate, talented, and puts her heart into her work every time."

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"Maybe the most distinct, unfakeable element of Molly Haley's photography is her level of access. She's a committed, respectful traveler with a knack for building trust and comfort in her subjects. Simply put, it's easy to look natural around Haley, maybe even to glow a little. An incredible listener, and a Telling Room facilitator for many years, Haley's work documenting New Mainers for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, or the students in Portland Adult Education has helped bring focus, visibility, and grace to Maine's changing demographics."

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"If you're reading this, you've already seen how Molly's genuine curiosity and openness comes through in her photographs. When she photographed my partner and I last summer, I was shy in front of the camera, but within seconds she put us both completely at ease. Molly asks insightful questions ahead of time, provides clear direction while shooting, and edits her unique images right away." 

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"Working with Molly was excellent. She was so easy to work with and her relaxed and fun attitude helped make our wedding day that much more special. We picked her as our photographer because we did not like how many wedding photos appeared over-posed and stiff and loved how she was able to capture the special more candid moments. The pictures she took tell the story of our wedding day perfectly and she was able to show the personalities and emotions of us and our guests through her pictures. We love all of our photos!"

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"Molly has the incredible ability to tell your story through her photography. That is one of the biggest reasons why we wanted to work with her. She captured the most precious and important moments of our wedding day; and you can see the pure happiness shine through in her photos.

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Molly was an absolute joy to be around and work with. She made the entire process easy and was always quick to respond to any questions we had. Molly was very professional, kind, flexible, and patient with my family, my friends, and myself. My husband and I are so pleased with our wedding photos! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, and all your hard work!"

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"I've noticed a specific trend evolving with wedding photography where the bride and groom are posing, appearing very contrived. Those photos are great but not for me and my husband. Molly photographed our wedding and she captured the essence of who we are as a couple without us even noticing she was snapping away. My entire family loves her as a photographer and a person. She really gets to know you and creates a very relaxing environment while photographing. Other family and friends were asking for her card to photograph their upcoming events DURING the wedding. They had not even seen the finished product yet. That speaks volumes of her character and professionalism."

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"Molly was the most professional and responsive vendor we worked with for our wedding celebration. She made time months in advance to meet with us and hear our hopes for the day. She asked helpful questions and really sought to understand the type of celebration we wanted to create, so that she was sure to capture images that reflected our vision. During our photo sessions, she was warm and flexible, with great ideas for photo locations while still maintaining a fun and natural feel. She was gracious with our family and guests' requests for impromptu shots. The resulting images from her work are a wonderful compilation of portraits, details, and candids that convey the fun and joy of the day. It is clear in looking through our photographs that Molly has a talent for listening and for telling a story through photography."

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"Working with Molly is like a day at sea...expansive, refreshing and inspiring!  Her sense of humor and patience creates the perfect backdrop for natural beauty to express it's brilliance and her creative ability to capture color infuses her work with a rich and unique reflection of your intention. Molly is a multimedia maven of magic that we look forward to working with for years to come!"

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"We chose Molly to photograph our wedding because of her fascinating compass for storytelling.  She is gifted with the ability to keep a keen eye on the details which unfold and magically hold time still. Even beyond her exceeding artistic abilities, Molly has a calm, patient and accessible energy which was especially grounding during moments where family dynamics were at play. We are so blessed because whenever we look at our wedding photos we are transported back to our day to re-live a time when our hearts and those of our intimate community were enormous and overflowing.  We couldn’t ask for anything more than that."

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"Working with her was relaxed and fun from our first meeting. She made us feel comfortable and also excited just talking about the event and what kind of images we would want to preserve. The day of the wedding, Molly was so skillful at getting our family shots without making people feel they were being staged. She really listened to us and encouraged my husband and I to take the time we needed for our photos together. When we saw the photos afterwards, we were really touched. Molly's technical skills and eye for unique frames and angles are striking, but it's her intuitive understanding of all the little stories within the story of the wedding day that really impressed us. She was able to capture moments that have become so precious to us. Molly's style is fresh, but warm and so approachable. We would recommend her as a photographer to anyone, but especially to those looking for something more lively than traditional wedding photos."

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"I hired Molly to take author portraits for me.  I've never been more relaxed on camera. Molly has a great eye for color and what will make for a great photo. What's even better than that, however, is her love of connecting with people and their stories. Her ability to listen and connect helps her to take the kind of photos that are more than just beautiful images."

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"My husband and I hired Molly to take engagement and wedding photos. She was responsive, easy going, and a ton of fun to work with (we laughed pretty much the whole time our photos were being taken, which made for some great candids!) The result were two great sets of photos. I've received so many compliments on our photographs and feel like they capture the mood and memories from our wedding day and perfectly reflect our relationship."

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"Molly took portraits of my husband, 10-year old daughter, and dog and we were pleased beyond measure with our experience. Molly helped us identify a stunning outdoor location and timed our shoot to take advantage of that gorgeous "golden hour" light that comes before the sunset. Molly made us all so comfortable and at ease, it really allowed for natural and editorial pictures (no stiff or awkward poses!). Most importantly, she also captured those quirky individual moments that truly show who we are. Molly's professionalism and incredible talent are a powerful combination, and we look forward to our next family shoot with her!"

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"Over the summer my partner and I hired Molly to take a portrait of us. The afternoon we spent with her was magical and resulted in flawless images. She was positive, fun and completely professional, gave great gentle direction and was in obvious control of her vision. Molly edited and got our photos back to us much faster than we were expecting, and we couldn't be more impressed with the radiance, color and emotion that distinguish her photographs. It was very exciting to be part of Molly's creative process and I would reccommend her to anyone looking for talented and intuitive photographer."

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"I hired Molly to take some photos of my son and husband for my husband's birthday. It was a wonderful experience. She came out to my house and photographed them in a variety of imaginative situations. I didn't want a canned smiley portrait, but a genuine art photograph that would be like nothing else, and that's exactly what I got. I can't recommend Molly more highly."

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