Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Manassas, Virginia 20112
Based in Manassas, VA, Mollie Tobias serves the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area. Available for travel worldwide (travel fees may apply).
Mollie Tobias Photography produces creative, candid wedding photography that captures the unique story and emotions of your wedding day. Mollie states, “My mission is to capture the details and moments that make you special in a way that is both modern and timeless.” Her brides tell us Mollie is incredibly warm and welcoming, which makes it easy for her to build trusting relationships and create a comfortable and FUN photography experience!
Contact Mollie for a one-on-one consultation. Collections begin at $2400. All collections include up to 8 hours of coverage, an engagement session at a location of your choice, and an online viewing gallery to share your photos with family and friends.
Fun, irreverently romantic.
Working with me is fun and laid back. There is never any judgment from me and I encourage my couples to be themselves, relax and have fun which is how I get such great natural expressions of joy in my images. My top priority is making sure that you have an amazing experience (And I have the pictures to prove it!)
I feel like because digital cameras are so accessible these days (in our phones, iPads, etc.) people feel like if they don't take the photo themselves that they will "miss out" somehow. In reality, I am there to ensure that all of the guests can view images of the wedding while also being able to be in the moment and enjoying themselves instead of being hidden behind their devices and caught up in technology.
I have always liked photography because I am by nature an observer. I can be in charge when I need to be but I am just as comfortable sitting back and observing those around me which is what photography allows me to do. I get to capture the things that others miss in the moment and save them to be rediscovered later.
I am very inspired by songs. Certain lyrics paint pictures in my mind that I want to create and capture on film. I love taking the story in a song and bringing it to life.
I have the best couples so it is hard to choose! One couple had Elvis parachute into their wedding—that was a first! On the other end of the spectrum, I had a bride whose father was dying and it was so special to capture moments of them together at the wedding knowing that they would probably be some of the last images that they would have together.
When everyone is having a great time and truly enjoying the celebration of two families coming together. It is so great to see so much joy at the start of a couple's new journey together.
Weddings have taught me to be in the moment. Share your joy, be flexible, always bring a snack, and wear comfortable shoes :)
I might be biased, but years from now the only thing you will be left with is the memories—and photography is the best way to preserve them forever. Find someone whose images you feel in your heart and make sure that you mesh well with their personality. You will be spending all day with them so you need to get along!
The ability to freeze time—it all goes by so fast!
Flexible, fun, upbeat.
I just love books in general—real books from a library. I am a sucker for young adult literature and historical fiction. For movies I love Empire Records, Love Actually, and Lord of the Rings.
Everything's okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
Learn to communicate with each other. My husband and I developed a system where we take turns saying what we are upset about and then repeat back to the other what we heard. It is amazing how things can get lost in translation between what you said and what your partner heard!
Rock climbing, CrossFit, cooking, reading, collecting far too much tea.
I went to school for interior design and architecture.
A hot bath and a glass of wine or cuddling on the couch with my dogs.
I have two rescued pitbulls who are bursting with personality. We thought they would mellow out in their old age. We were wrong.
I love Taco Bell even though I know it is horrible. 606 West in Savannah, GA was my favorite until it shut down. The best meal I ever ate was on a small Greek island that we visited just to eat the food.
Curiosity, orange Rock Star, naps, and cake.
- Chesapeake Bay
- Northern Virginia
- Shenandoah Valley
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“Her photos capture moments and emotions in a way I have never seen in any kind of photography.”
“She had captured every moment of our wedding just the way we had envisioned it and we are so incredibly happy with the results.”
“Planning a wedding can be difficult, and Mollie had answers to questions we didn’t even realize we needed to ask! She anticipates the bride and groom’s needs and plans for everything.”
“We gave Mollie an idea of how we wanted the photos to look (candid, natural) and she ran with it and made it happen!”
“She blended right in with our guests and we rarely even noticed her taking photos.”
“We felt she understood our vision for our wedding, and her patience and dedication were evident immediately.”
“Mollie was patient, professional, available to answer our many questions, and took a huge weight off our shoulders on our wedding day.”
“She was there from start to finish, and captured all the details really beautifully. She got every moment I’d hoped for.”
“If I could go back, there is only one thing I would change about our experience. I would have hired Mollie to shoot our rehearsal dinner as well!”