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gillette portrait arts

Snow Hill , MD
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LOCATION

100 south washington street
Snow Hill, MD 21863 US (map)

PHONE

410-632-4855

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ABOUT US

gillette portrait arts is the collective creative vision of owner raye gillette-whaley and associate kristie cooper that began in 2004. in february of 2009 - we opened our storefront... Read more
gillette portrait arts is the collective creative vision of owner raye gillette-whaley and associate kristie cooper that began in 2004. in february of 2009 - we opened our storefront studio in historic downtown snow hill, maryland. our style is a perfect blend of artistry, creativity and spontaneity. at gillette portrait arts, it’s the relationships that we form with our clients that is the icing on the cake of an already amazing job - we have the privilege of documenting once in a lifetime experiences, and we treat each session with the importance and respect that such a responsibility demands - but we also have a great time! what’s more fun than chasing a toddler around the dunes at the beach? more intimate than observing the exchanging of vows between husband and wife? more exciting than catching the joy of a teenager in their last year of high school? more filled with joy and anticipation than a woman soon to become a mother? these are huge moments and we are so honored and excited to be a part of it! Read less
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Adrianne
Wedding:
10/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I met Raye when I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, and she was the talented, easy going photographer shooting my friend's wedding. When we were planning our destination wedding, this same friend inquired Raye's connections in Charleston, not expecting Raye to jump at the opportunity to travel and photograph our wedding10 hours away! We were so flattered she remembered us and was interested in being a part of our big day. Our engagement session was just a taste of what an amazing and talented photographer we had partnered with. And daring, as she wouldn't let a climbing challenge get in the way of a good photo op. The results of our engagement session were breathtaking, I'm sure I will shed tears when I see our wedding photos.
I met Raye when I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, and she was the talented, easy going photographer shooting my Read more...
I met Raye when I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, and she was the talented, easy going photographer shooting my friend's wedding. When we were planning our destination wedding, this same friend inquired Raye's connections in Charleston, not expecting Raye to jump at the opportunity to travel and photograph our wedding10 hours away! We were so flattered she remembered us and was interested in being a part of our big day. Our engagement session was just a taste of what an amazing and talented photographer we had partnered with. And daring, as she wouldn't let a climbing challenge get in the way of a good photo op. The results of our engagement session were breathtaking, I'm sure I will shed tears when I see our wedding photos. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We don't even actually have our pictures back yet since our wedding was just this past weekend, but Raye & the assistant Kristie, were both amazing. They were super easy to work with, everything felt relatively natural, and they were actually very supportive. It felt more like buddies helping us out with the pictures than a professional pair of photographers and I KNOW that lightened our moods and probably improved the quality of the pictures all around. They have both posted a few sneak peak images that we have loved as well.
We don't even actually have our pictures back yet since our wedding was just this past weekend, but Raye & the assistant Read more...
We don't even actually have our pictures back yet since our wedding was just this past weekend, but Raye & the assistant Kristie, were both amazing. They were super easy to work with, everything felt relatively natural, and they were actually very supportive. It felt more like buddies helping us out with the pictures than a professional pair of photographers and I KNOW that lightened our moods and probably improved the quality of the pictures all around. They have both posted a few sneak peak images that we have loved as well. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Raye was so fantastic for our wedding, and our pictures are gorgeous! She was incredibly flexible and even was available to meet me at my DC job. We had Raye for the whole day, starting with bride & bridesmaid pictures, while Jillian was with the groomsmen doing a photo shoot by their hotel (which they had so much fun with goofing around, we have some hilarious photos!). Both were at the church for the ceremony, and for the pictures afterward. They were unobtrusive and did not distract from the ceremony, and after the ceremony did a fantastic job of wrangling large groups of our families for pictures. We had a great time with them at the Baltimore Zoo as well -- we took some serious and funny bridal party pictures, which turned out so fantastic and fun. My husband and I went with Raye to a few spots around the Zoo's property, and she was so excited about it! We have amazing, artistic, and classic photos from the lion cages, lion statues, an ancient tree, and other overgrown areas that are no longer in use. She even climbed up the bars of the lion cage on top of the concrete box to get some overhead shots which are some of our favorites! She was additionally so excited about taking pictures with the penguin, and we had such a great time. Our digital pictures were delivered within a few weeks of our wedding, and we have had such a great time looking through them and reliving it!
Raye was so fantastic for our wedding, and our pictures are gorgeous! She was incredibly flexible and even was available Read more...
Raye was so fantastic for our wedding, and our pictures are gorgeous! She was incredibly flexible and even was available to meet me at my DC job. We had Raye for the whole day, starting with bride & bridesmaid pictures, while Jillian was with the groomsmen doing a photo shoot by their hotel (which they had so much fun with goofing around, we have some hilarious photos!). Both were at the church for the ceremony, and for the pictures afterward. They were unobtrusive and did not distract from the ceremony, and after the ceremony did a fantastic job of wrangling large groups of our families for pictures. We had a great time with them at the Baltimore Zoo as well -- we took some serious and funny bridal party pictures, which turned out so fantastic and fun. My husband and I went with Raye to a few spots around the Zoo's property, and she was so excited about it! We have amazing, artistic, and classic photos from the lion cages, lion statues, an ancient tree, and other overgrown areas that are no longer in use. She even climbed up the bars of the lion cage on top of the concrete box to get some overhead shots which are some of our favorites! She was additionally so excited about taking pictures with the penguin, and we had such a great time. Our digital pictures were delivered within a few weeks of our wedding, and we have had such a great time looking through them and reliving it! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.7/5.0
We worked with Laura of gillette portrait arts. Laura was wonderful, warm, caring, and really wanted to ensure our day was special, what we wanted, and every moment captured. I couldn't recommend Laura more highly.
We worked with Laura of gillette portrait arts. Laura was wonderful, warm, caring, and really wanted to ensure our day was Read more...
We worked with Laura of gillette portrait arts. Laura was wonderful, warm, caring, and really wanted to ensure our day was special, what we wanted, and every moment captured. I couldn't recommend Laura more highly. Read less
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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kristie from gillette portrait arts was our wedding photographer and I am beyond happy. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. She made sure to get all of the shots we wanted and the photos turned out beautifully!

To keep costs lower we decided to have one photographer and just order the CD of photos with rights. I've been making albums and ordering prints from online retailers and it's worked out great.
Kristie from gillette portrait arts was our wedding photographer and I am beyond happy. She was a pleasure to work with Read more...
Kristie from gillette portrait arts was our wedding photographer and I am beyond happy. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. She made sure to get all of the shots we wanted and the photos turned out beautifully!

To keep costs lower we decided to have one photographer and just order the CD of photos with rights. I've been making albums and ordering prints from online retailers and it's worked out great. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
THE best. We don't even have our pictures back and we are already convinced this is the best pick out there. Kristie Cooper is BADASS! She's fun, creative and she literally RAN from photo op to photo op up and down hills to get the best moments on film.
THE best. We don't even have our pictures back and we are already convinced this is the best pick out there. Kristie Read more...
THE best. We don't even have our pictures back and we are already convinced this is the best pick out there. Kristie Cooper is BADASS! She's fun, creative and she literally RAN from photo op to photo op up and down hills to get the best moments on film. Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Raye (and her assistant) were beyond wonderful. We made some last minute changes, including adding a second photographer a few days before the wedding, and Raye just made it work. She was a joy to work with, somehow managed to get the 8 loud, crazy guys to take picture after picture, and kept me calm when things got a little crazy. Raye was not only a great photographer; she was like having a friend there by my side the entire day. I would absolutely recommend Gillette Portrait Arts for any photo needs, especially weddings. (**side note- their prices are significantly lower than most in the area. I searched for weeks before finding Gillette and am so thankful I did)
Raye (and her assistant) were beyond wonderful. We made some last minute changes, including adding a second photographer a Read more...
Raye (and her assistant) were beyond wonderful. We made some last minute changes, including adding a second photographer a few days before the wedding, and Raye just made it work. She was a joy to work with, somehow managed to get the 8 loud, crazy guys to take picture after picture, and kept me calm when things got a little crazy. Raye was not only a great photographer; she was like having a friend there by my side the entire day. I would absolutely recommend Gillette Portrait Arts for any photo needs, especially weddings. (**side note- their prices are significantly lower than most in the area. I searched for weeks before finding Gillette and am so thankful I did) Read less
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M
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Raye and her team at Gillette Portrait Arts are amazing. Raye is efficient, has a detailed and eye, a calm and professional demeanor, and she has a great sense of humor. She is clearly experienced and skilled, yet approaches each client with a fresh eye and an open heart. She captures the magic of the person and the moment in her photos. She provides enough guidance to get great pictures but not so much that they are overly staged. She gets light, and composition, and art and uses them to construct beautiful images that showcase people and events rather than showcasing her skills. I highly recommend Gillette Portrait Arts for all of your photography needs! They are real pros and really fun to boot.
Raye and her team at Gillette Portrait Arts are amazing. Raye is efficient, has a detailed and eye, a calm and Read more...
Raye and her team at Gillette Portrait Arts are amazing. Raye is efficient, has a detailed and eye, a calm and professional demeanor, and she has a great sense of humor. She is clearly experienced and skilled, yet approaches each client with a fresh eye and an open heart. She captures the magic of the person and the moment in her photos. She provides enough guidance to get great pictures but not so much that they are overly staged. She gets light, and composition, and art and uses them to construct beautiful images that showcase people and events rather than showcasing her skills. I highly recommend Gillette Portrait Arts for all of your photography needs! They are real pros and really fun to boot. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Kristie for our wedding and have to say our pictures are the most amazing wedding photos we have ever seen. Now, of course we are biased, but Kristie and the team from Gillette captured every detail that was important, and did a fantastic job at using the natural elements of our venue to frame our photos. Kristie was so creative in the shots- our photos literally look like they are out of a wedding magazine photo shoot. I also love all the photos where my husband and I didn't know we were being photographed- the "in the moment" shots were just amazing. Our engagement photos were the same- bright colors, use of the elements. Krisitie and her team are also very organized and were able to control our wedding with FOUR different families and numerous shots to capture. We are excited to have Gillette in our life for all future photo needs!
My husband and I worked with Kristie for our wedding and have to say our pictures are the most amazing wedding photos we Read more...
My husband and I worked with Kristie for our wedding and have to say our pictures are the most amazing wedding photos we have ever seen. Now, of course we are biased, but Kristie and the team from Gillette captured every detail that was important, and did a fantastic job at using the natural elements of our venue to frame our photos. Kristie was so creative in the shots- our photos literally look like they are out of a wedding magazine photo shoot. I also love all the photos where my husband and I didn't know we were being photographed- the "in the moment" shots were just amazing. Our engagement photos were the same- bright colors, use of the elements. Krisitie and her team are also very organized and were able to control our wedding with FOUR different families and numerous shots to capture. We are excited to have Gillette in our life for all future photo needs! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Where to begin? Kristie is amazing to work with. She worked our wedding on October 12, 2013 and we could not be happier with her service. They worked with our budget and designed a plan that worked for us from the beginning.

She made us comfortable from the engagement session on, and maintained professionalism while having fun through the entire process. I've only seen our preview photos at this point, but have been notified the photos are ready and will be seeing the rest very soon. I have no doubt I will love all of them! We fully intend to use Kristie and Gillette in the future for family shots, etc. and would recommend them to everyone in need of photography. Overall, we were absolutely thrilled with our choice to use Gillette Portrait Arts!
Where to begin? Kristie is amazing to work with. She worked our wedding on October 12, 2013 and we could not be happier Read more...
Where to begin? Kristie is amazing to work with. She worked our wedding on October 12, 2013 and we could not be happier with her service. They worked with our budget and designed a plan that worked for us from the beginning.

She made us comfortable from the engagement session on, and maintained professionalism while having fun through the entire process. I've only seen our preview photos at this point, but have been notified the photos are ready and will be seeing the rest very soon. I have no doubt I will love all of them! We fully intend to use Kristie and Gillette in the future for family shots, etc. and would recommend them to everyone in need of photography. Overall, we were absolutely thrilled with our choice to use Gillette Portrait Arts! Read less
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