An interest in photography, led Molly to attend Savannah College of Art and Design where she got her BFA in photography and a minor in Art History. Upon moving to New York, Magnuson worked at the 40x80 Polaroid Studio and Ashes and Snow. There worked with artists like Chuck Close, Gregory Colbert and Andre Serrano. 

Molly's love for children and life photography addressed itself after having a child of her own in 2010. She is now happily photographing out of Brooklyn with her husband Ben and son Levi.