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meet laura

As a full time, typical mid-30 year old, I balance life with the best of them.  A wife, mom, and office manager by day,  a professional photographer by night, I consider myself the ultimate Girl Boss.  The foodie in me loves my position as the executive assistant for some of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC.  On Sundays, you will most likely find me capturing a sunrise session followed by attending my home church, New Covenant Mt. Pleasant. 
Of course, brunch is always involved. 

Gillen Photography is based in one of the most beautiful cities in the southeast. Originally, a Georgian who transplanted to these Charleston beaches, I quickly succumbed to my creative nature that began as a youngster. Although my creativity never really diminished, my skills are ever evolving. Knowledge is a magnificent gift, and I strive to learn and grow everyday. 
I am so glad you are here! Also, I'm overflowing with gratitude to share all of my knowledge, my experiences, favorite locations, and lastly my passion with you. Looking forward to getting to know you and finding out how I can make all your photography dreams come true. 

Hey Y'all! 
Welcome to my little piece of heaven.   

But my real passion lies in photography.

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My passion and philosophy are simple. I want to create beautiful photos that you'll cherish forever. The ones that you'll frame and place on display in your home. Art that will be passed down from generation to generation.


Birth Documentary, Seniors, and Boudoir
From $295

All Portrait collections are one hour sessions.  This includes an on location session, an beautifully edited gallery to share with family and friends via email, link or social media and 20 digital images to download.  You can customize and order prints, canvases and more directly from your gallery, heart your favorites and so much more!  Please use the contact form for more information.

Birth documentary photography, High School or College Seniors and Boudoir packages are all very different, but my ultimate favorites! Please use the contact form for more information.

All Portrait Collections  from $275






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Family and portrait photographer 

Charleston South Carolina

ph. 843-800-0584


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Offer Ends 11.26.18