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Myrtle Beach wedding and elopement photography by Gillian Reinhardt of South Carolina
3000+ (USD)

Gillian Reinhardt

Gillian Claire Photography

People are like snowflakes - each and every person has their own unique qualities that make them who they are! I'm an observer by nature so I've always been fascinated by how we interact with each other. Some of my favorite photographers Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Henri-Cartier Bresson, & Vivian Maier were observers of the world around them and used their gift to record the human stories that they saw. I approach weddings the same way by observing the human stories that unfold throughout the day. Instead of arriving at a wedding with preset poses and a prewritten storyline, I watch and wait for most of the moments to organically happen. This way each story has its own unique twists and turns and each is as special as the people they are about!

For more than 15 years I have had the honor and privilege of being invited to some of the most pivotal moments in people's lives. My clients choose me to document and preserve true, honest memories of their connections. They trust me to truly see these connections and document them with professionalism and artistic ability so that they come away with images that are treasured for the rest of their lives.

1 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

1 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

6 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Gillian Reinhardt.

Wachesaw Plantation, Murrells Inlet, SC BW wedding image of the bride and groom dancing together

Married: 1 year ago

Sarah & Jerry

THANK YOU! There aren't enough words to adequately tell you how amazing you were! Right from the moment you arrived you brought such a fun energetic energy that was contagious. You made us feel comfortable the entire day. The pictures you have shared in our sneak peek are out of this world! Thank you so much for everything!

Governor Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, SC wedding image of bride and groom leaving outdoor garden ceremony

Married: 6 years ago

Lindsay & Chris

Our wedding went by & I almost feel like I wasn't there, I can barely remember any of it! I haven't been able to feel "complete" & there's nothing I can do about it. Just now we finally had a moment to flip through our pictures by our AMAZING photographer & were flooded with butterflies & warm tearful memories of our day, I can't even begin to explain how I feel! Every moment, every candid moment has been captured & treasured in a way that is beyond words. Tonight, we were able to rewind time and relive the happiest day of our lives shared with those who we love the most!

Married: 10 years ago

Scott & Samantha

Words can't describe how thankful we are to have your work take such a special role in our wedding day! You did an outstanding job with everything. We seriously want to do it all over again :) We will be sure to spread the word all over town. May 2012 bring health, happiness & prosperity! With Love.

Married: 11 years ago

Kaci & Nigel

Where the heck do I begin!? You, Genius, Fabulous! Nigel and I have had the best time going through our proof books!! You are so talented!! Thank you so much for working with us, having a blast/making it even more fun, and “leaving” us with hundreds of images to savor forever. If you ever, ever need anything in the future please don’t hesitate one second to call us! In the meantime, I’ll be spreading the gospel about you , your fabulousness, your photography =) Thank you for everything, Gillian, from the bottom of our hearts. Nigel & Kaci ,

Married: 11 years ago

Kelly & Justin

THANK YOU! So now that we are back from the beautiful St. Lucia and slowly coming back to reality I just wanted to thank you for another incredible job! I don't even need to see the photos to know that they are amazing and it was so nice to have you and Michele with me that made it so much better knowing you two and feeling like it was 2 more friends in the crowd. And everyone loved the pregnant belly and your ability to still move around so easily to get good shots:) Hope you had as much fun as we did at the wedding and I really appreciate you working so long...I never really counted the hours until we were on our honeymoon and I don't know how you do it!

Married: 13 years ago

Chris & Morgan

Chris and I would just like to say thank you so very, very much for all you have done for us. You have just been a true blessing to the both of us. When living out of state and having to choose a photography-via-internet. You take a huge risk, and you have truly made all of our memories of our wedding day come true. Thank you for helping make our day so special & memorable.