Molly McDonald Peterson. Raised in rural Illinois, Molly found her way to Virginia in 2008. Now, at age 31, 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 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

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 - two due on shelves in 2015. Custom prints 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, 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, The Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP), Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC), and Board of Directors for Foothills Forum.

Current Projects:

Final Editing Stage: Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes - Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat Photography Contributor with author Forrest Pritchard of Gaining Ground to be published by The Experiment Publishing due October 6, 2015. Pre order {HERE} Find more information here:

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

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

804ork Cookbook Volume II: Contributor: Available by December 2015

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

On-Going Documenting Life Project: Monthly from age day 5 through age 6+ years documenting the lives of three siblings.

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

2015 Weddings & Birth Sessions: inquire for more information.

Documenting Life Sessions & Professional Headshot Sessions: currently booking through September 2015.