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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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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Best photographers ever! I worked with Kristie and she is so great. She works so hard to capture all parts of your wedding day. She made it so comfortable to be in front of the camera. Would recommend to anyone!!
Best photographers ever! I worked with Kristie and she is so great. She works so hard to capture all parts of your wedding Read more...
Best photographers ever! I worked with Kristie and she is so great. She works so hard to capture all parts of your wedding day. She made it so comfortable to be in front of the camera. Would recommend to anyone!! Read less
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Tiffanie&Jason
Wedding:
4/1/2017
5.0/5.0
Raye rocks! All my nerves were in an uproar.. what to wear... make up questions, posed vs natural... she made us feel like old friends and the rest came naturally after that! We had so much fun at our e-session! Can't wait to hang out again at our big day!
Raye rocks! All my nerves were in an uproar.. what to wear... make up questions, posed vs natural... she made us feel like Read more...
Raye rocks! All my nerves were in an uproar.. what to wear... make up questions, posed vs natural... she made us feel like old friends and the rest came naturally after that! We had so much fun at our e-session! Can't wait to hang out again at our big day! Read less
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Kris
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew up front we were going to have a large wedding due to the size of our large families. A high quality photographer was at the top of our list in terms of budgeting, but we didn't have oodles of money to spend. Raye worked with us to give us the beautiful photography we wanted while staying in our budget. Both she and Kristie were lots of fun to work with, getting even my somber brother-in-law to crack some genuine smiles! They were completely on board with what we wanted while also giving us their immeasurable expertise to pull together some wonderful shots. We haven't seen the full final set of pictures yet, but based on our engagement session and the initial pictures posted to their blog, I know we will have wonderful mementos to treasure for years to come. :)
My husband and I knew up front we were going to have a large wedding due to the size of our large families. A high quality Read more...
My husband and I knew up front we were going to have a large wedding due to the size of our large families. A high quality photographer was at the top of our list in terms of budgeting, but we didn't have oodles of money to spend. Raye worked with us to give us the beautiful photography we wanted while staying in our budget. Both she and Kristie were lots of fun to work with, getting even my somber brother-in-law to crack some genuine smiles! They were completely on board with what we wanted while also giving us their immeasurable expertise to pull together some wonderful shots. We haven't seen the full final set of pictures yet, but based on our engagement session and the initial pictures posted to their blog, I know we will have wonderful mementos to treasure for years to come. :) Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Gillette Portrait Arts represents both quality and value, two characteristics that were important to me when selecting a photographer for my wedding. Raye and Christie bring an immense amount of experience, which was clearly evident in the photos they took. Moreover, they clearly were well versed in working together, which made everything flow seamlessly. On top of it all, Raye and Christie have great personalities and were so pleasant to work with, particularly during what can be a very stressful and long day. Looking forward to working with them again!!!
Gillette Portrait Arts represents both quality and value, two characteristics that were important to me when selecting a Read more...
Gillette Portrait Arts represents both quality and value, two characteristics that were important to me when selecting a photographer for my wedding. Raye and Christie bring an immense amount of experience, which was clearly evident in the photos they took. Moreover, they clearly were well versed in working together, which made everything flow seamlessly. On top of it all, Raye and Christie have great personalities and were so pleasant to work with, particularly during what can be a very stressful and long day. Looking forward to working with them again!!! 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:
2+ years ago
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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Kristen617
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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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