I love photographs.
I love stories.
Maybe it’s because my mom died when I was six and the strongest connection I have with her is through the stories and photos passed down to me. In the carefully preserved photos, her love shines through.
My name is Marilyn Gillespie and I photograph families, weddings and milestone events. As well, I work with families and businesses to collect their favourite photographs and memories to craft one-of-a-kind Life and Legacy Photobooks.
What People Say
“Marilyn Gillespie’s Photo Books are works of art. The life stories she presents are so very carefully presented. Her delicate touch weaves together photos, memories and the uniqueness of every story. With deft attention to detail she illustrates events in a manner that leads the audience along paths of understanding. Marilyn captures the historical realities of the time along with the particular lives that are the focus of attention. Lives are presented through the memories of others giving her work a multi-vocal quality that a simple photo album could never capture.
“Before I was introduced to Marilyn’s new custom service, I didn’t know how I was going to get all of my family’s history safely archived. We have scanned photos, scrapbooks, letters, and wills. We are working on several book volumes, focusing on the various branches of the family. It takes time - we couldn’t have done it without her experience and skills. I am so relieved that this important project that has been on the back burner for years is finally getting done!”
"The custom photo book we made for my Aunt is just stunning. You are very talented. You made the process easy and stress-free. My Aunt absolutely loves it and it is sparking her memory – she has a story for every photo!"