Behind the Lens

My journey in photography really picked up in 2012 when I started taking photos of Mount Rainier. From there, I took pictures of the Space Needle in Seattle, Mount St. Helens, and traveled to small towns such as Wilkeson to discover and record their charm. Photography, for me, gives an opportunity to see things, visit places, and meet people you may never have otherwise.

I’m from Southeast Missouri, where photos I took were mainly of the mighty Mississippi River, typically with a lone barge sailing north or south. Eventually I got married and started a new life, which took me away from my hometown. Though I didn’t have a DSLR for the longest time, I usually had a camera when we went anywhere. My hobby in photography followed me from Missouri to Michigan, to New York, to Arizona, from Washington to Maryland, where I currently reside. Photography followed us as we vacationed at Disney World in Orlando, Niagara Falls, and on a cruise to Alaska. Then, five years ago, I received a DSLR as a Christmas present, and then my passion for photography really took hold. There were so many possibilities and opportunities available for me to capture some of the beauty in Washington State. Today, while still chasing landscapes, I also photograph my children and pets often.

After a cross country move, I am now located in the beautiful and historic Frederick, Maryland. I do and will miss the Pacific Northwest terribly, but I am also looking forward to this opportunity for a new adventure!

Today, I still have the strong love for photography that I have always had, but I also have the time, patience, and effort to learn about my camera, about my skill, and about my own creative talent, and I’m very humbled to show my work and my passion for photography to all willing to see. Thank you so much for visiting my website and taking the time to get to know me and see my work. If you have any questions, you are absolutely more than welcome to get in touch!

What you will find here on the site…..

This is my little online home where I share my passion and work and occasionally post some tips and tricks for budding photographers. I also have some themed posts on the blog:

Adventure – Once a month (typically at the beginning of each month) I head out in search of a new town or event in the area and bring the camera with me.

Challenge – Every week, I try to do a themed challenge.

Past Adventures – Once a month, I will detail a past photography adventure that I’ve had before creating this website.

Local Beauty – I visit specific areas, such as gardens, or parks, a more specific adventure that details local beauty in the area.

What I work with….

Canon T6i – 50mm f1.8 lens

Canon T3 Rebel – secondary body

Unless noted otherwise, all images found on this website are my own. You are more than welcome to pin them or share them, but I do ask that you give credit when doing so, and to also link to the page you found it. If you would like to republish any of my images or content to your own blog, please credit Molly Stark with a link back to this specific website or the page/post where you found it. You may also contact me for permission. You may not alter my work in any way, shape, or form without explicit, written permission.

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