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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

1,200.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement Shoot
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Prints

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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    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!!
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    Tiffanie Married on 04/01/2017
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    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!
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    Raye is absolutely amazing. From the first time we met her at our engagement session throughout the whole planning process, everything went as smoothly as possible. She's responsive and even calms anxious brides' nerves. The pictures that she captures throughout the night are beyond gorgeous and something that my husband and I will cherish for years to come. I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!!
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    Kris Married on 04/30/2016
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    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. :)
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    Sarah Married on 01/30/2016
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    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!!!
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    Adrianne Married on 10/16/2014
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    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.
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    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.
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    Kristen Married on 08/31/2014
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    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!
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    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.
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    Melissa Married on 06/05/2014
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    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.
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    Kerry Married on 05/04/2014
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    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)
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    M Married on 10/26/2013
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    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.
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    Rachel Married on 10/26/2013
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    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!
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    Sarah Married on 10/12/2013
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    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!
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    Laura Married on 09/14/2013
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    Kristie and Laura were absolutely wonderful to work with. Kristie met us for our engagement photos at the last minute because we had random warm day in January and she knew I wanted to take pictures outside. She has a wonderful bubbly personality but really knows what she is doing. She made my husband and I feel comfortable and laugh and take some really beautiful pictures during the e-session and the wedding day. Both ladies were great the day of the wedding. I was not feeling very well and they took it easy on me but still managed to take all the photos we asked for. They even got my husband to take some really great pictures - which is a big deal because he NEVER takes serious photos. It was a wonderful day! Thanks Kristie and Laura.

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Encore Events by Angie Gillis Encore Events by Angie Gillis Wedding Florists

Working with Gillette Portrait is nothing less than working with an artist. She is so very unique and gives 100 percent to her clients. She will create a magical canvas of photos for you to treasure for many years to come. Great choice for your special day no doubt.. Angie of Encore Events by Angie Gillis

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Raye's creative style in photography is awesome! I love her work so much I had her do my son's senior portraits and was not disappointed. I recommend her to all my brides and friends, she has a great personality and gets to know each of her clients. Always professional and friendly, you will love her work!!!!!

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100 south washington street Snow Hill, 21863
4106324855
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gillette portrait arts frequently asked questions

gillette portrait arts includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Engagement Shoot
  • One Event / Day
  • Slideshow
  • Prints
gillette portrait arts includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
gillette portrait arts offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism
gillette portrait arts offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
gillette portrait arts offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
gillette portrait arts is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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