Molly McDonald Peterson. Raised in rural Illinois, Molly found her way to Virginia in 2008. Now, at age 32, she 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 widely published.
Molly and her husband, Mike, are sustainable farmers in Rappahannock County, Virginia raising grassfed and grass-finished beef, lamb and pastured pork. They own a farm store in Sperryville, Virginia offering their farm products as well as small-batch and artisanal goods. Visit the farm at www.heritagehollowfarms.net
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 five cookbooks including a collaboration with NY Times Bestselling Author Forrest Pritchard. Custom prints are available for all "Farm Life" series images. Her images have been featured in and clients include: The Inn at Little Washington, The Ashby Inn, Glen Gordon Manor, Oprah Magazine, Arrive (Amtrak), The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, HuffingtonPost, GRIT Magazine, EdibleDC, The Washington Post, Willowsford, Willowsford's Inspired Living Magazine, Essence Magazine, Frontier Airlines, Occasions Caterers, Capitol File Magazine, Kid Pan Alley, Walk In Sync/Alecia Evans, Crossroads Community Food Network, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Open City/Tryst, The Piedmont Virginian, The Rappahannock News, NPR, National Geographic's The Plate, The Castleton Festival, The National Farm to School Network/USDA, and several professional headshots.
Member of Businesses of Rappahannock, Management Team & Member of The Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP), Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC), Rappahannock County Farm Tour Committee (2016 Farm Tour Chair) and Board of Directors for Foothills Forum.