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.

It is so fulfilling for me to see the faces of my clients light up when they relive their memories in their finished book.

I have an Applied Arts degree in Photography from Ryerson University and have over 20 years of work experience. I bring my artistic sensibilities and Photoshop skills to my work to create stunning photobooks.

Let me help you take that shoebox of photos, and together, with the stories of your life, turn it into a family heirloom.

 

 

What People Say

Jenni S.

My Life and Legacy Photobook was the most perfect gift – it had artistic flair and emotional impact. Marilyn helped me piece together photographs and other imagery to tell a story that celebrates my husband’s life. She inspired me to write some prose and gather memories from family members. The project became a centerpiece for discussions for the entire family.

Dina B.

“When my father passed away I was left with crumbling paper albums from the 1950’s. Marilyn disassembled them and scanned each page. She was able to correct faded photos and bring the album back to life. My mother and I really appreciated that she took the time to pick the most precious photo of my parents dancing together and retouched it as a gift for us to display at the memorial service. We reprinted the album as an archival hardcover photobook that I can now pass on to my kids to remember their grandparents by.”

Jenni S.

“My Life and Legacy Photobook was the most perfect gift – it had artistic flair and emotional impact. Marilyn helped me piece together photographs and other imagery to tell a story that celebrates my husband’s life. She inspired me to write some prose and gather memories form family members. The project became a centerpiece for discussions for the entire family.”

Susan S.

“Marilyn has been photographing our son since he was three months old. We had three sessions the first year and one every year since then. The photographs that we have collected over the past eight years are a true family treasure and bind our family story together.”