Molly McDonald Peterson. Raised in rural Illinois, Molly found her way to Virginia in 2008. Now, at age 30, Molly M. Peterson has embraced her gifts and talents to document life behind the lens. She has been a professional photographer for over a decade; her work is genuine, award-winning, and published.

She and her husband are sustainable farmers in Rappahannock County, Virginia raising grassfed and grass-finished beef and pastured pork. They own a farm store in Sperryville, Virginia offering their farm products as well as small-batch and artisanal goods. 

Molly firmly believes in the honesty, integrity, authenticity, and beauty in the essence of the natural world. She carries such throughout all of her work and personal life. She is an active participant in her local community as well as a number of charitable organizations.

Available for worldwide editorial commissions, she accepts limited births and weddings each year as well as documenting other life moments and milestones. She is the contributor to three cookbooks - two due on the shelves in early 2014 and one in 2015. Custom prints available for all "Farm Life" series images.

Upcoming Events:

Current Projects:

Currently traveling | May-July 2014 The Face of Our Farms (tentatively named) - Editorial & Cookbook: Photography Contributor with author Forrest Pritchard of Gaining Ground to be published by Lyons Press due Spring 2015. 

Farm to School Farm Heroes Trading Cards: distributed throughout 3 county schools.

804ork Cookbook: Contributor. Now available for Sale here:

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture's WIC Cookbook: Now available:

On-Going Documenting Life Project: Monthly from age day 5 through age 5+ years documenting the lives of three siblings.

Marketing Consultation and Web/Social Media Support: various Virginia-grown businesses.

2014 Weddings & Birth Sessions: inquire for more information.

Documenting Life Sessions & Professional Headshot Sessions: currently booking through December 2014.