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843-446-9233
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photo of a dog in park in costume by myrtle beach family photographer gillian claire

Samantha and Scott – Reserve Harbor Yacht Club Wedding

Dear future brides:

Picking the right photographer might be one of the most important decisions during the planning process.  I can honestly say: I can't stop watching our video or viewing our pictures that Gillian produced. My entire family is in complete awe over her incredible work. I get chills when I look at the pictures (good chills) Gillian was everywhere capturing every candid moment ... which is exactly what I wanted her to do. Nothing looked posey and we had such a great time working with her. I never thought I looked good on camera until Gillian got behind that camera. Don't even waste your time looking ... she is fun, smart and passionate about her job!

I can't wait to have babies so she can be a part of it all!

~Samantha & Scott October 1st, 2011
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photo of a dog in park in costume by myrtle beach family photographer gillian claire
Dear future brides: Picking the right photographer might be one of the most important decisions during the planning process.  I can honestly say: I can't stop watching our video or viewing our pictures that Gillian produced. My entire family is in complete awe over her incredible work. I get chills when I look at the pictures (good chills) Gillian was everywhere capturing every candid moment ... which is exactly what I wanted her to do. Nothing looked posey and we had such a great time working with her. I never thought I looked good on camera until Gillian got behind that camera. Don't even waste your time looking ... she is fun, smart and passionate about her job! I can't wait to have babies so she can be a part of it all! ~Samantha & Scott October 1st, 2011
photo of a bride and groom at brookgreen gardens with the veil blowing in the wind by myrtle beach photographer gillian claire

Andrea and Chris – Brookgreen Gardens Wedding


Gillian did an amazing job not only with our wedding photos but with the engagement photos and bridal portraits too. I absolutely love all of the photos she took. Gillian is extremely talented and I know I will cherish the photographs she took forever. On a day when things are so busy it is easy to forget exactly how it happened it seems that Gillian was able to capture everything from the tiniest of details to the big event and beyond. Now I never have to worry about forgetting because it is documented for me perfectly. Additionally, I loved how Gillian stayed in touch with us the entire time. She always called prior to any shoot to see if there was anything special we wanted and she called again once we received the pictures to make sure that we liked them. Gillian is very passionate about what she does and it comes through in her work. Furthermore, Gillian is such a sweet, kind, and outgoing person that she made everything very fun. I loved working with Gillian and would absolutely choose her again if I had to do everything all over again. I have already recommended her to everyone I know who needs a photographer and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.


~Andrea & Chris April 13th, 2013


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photo of a bride and groom at brookgreen gardens with the veil blowing in the wind by myrtle beach photographer gillian claire
Gillian did an amazing job not only with our wedding photos but with the engagement photos and bridal portraits too. I absolutely love all of the photos she took. Gillian is extremely talented and I know I will cherish the photographs she took forever. On a day when things are so busy it is easy to forget exactly how it happened it seems that Gillian was able to capture everything from the tiniest of details to the big event and beyond. Now I never have to worry about forgetting because it is documented for me perfectly. Additionally, I loved how Gillian stayed in touch with us the entire time. She always called prior to any shoot to see if there was anything special we wanted and she called again once we received the pictures to make sure that we liked them. Gillian is very passionate about what she does and it comes through in her work. Furthermore, Gillian is such a sweet, kind, and outgoing person that she made everything very fun. I loved working with Gillian and would absolutely choose her again if I had to do everything all over again. I have already recommended her to everyone I know who needs a photographer and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future. ~Andrea & Chris April 13th, 2013

Lindsay & Chris – Governor Thomas Bennett House Wedding

"I was talking to Chris a few days ago about how fast our wedding went by and how I almost feel like I wasn't there and can barely remember any of it  . . . I mean, I know I got married, but I can barely remember the day because of all the stress and commotion . . . and I've been really bummed about it... like, something was missing... that I haven't been able to feel "complete" and there's nothing I can do about it until today. . . Just now we finally had a moment to flip through a few pictures by our AMAZING photographer Gillian Claire from our wedding . . . flooded with butterflies and warm tearful memories of our day just over a month ago, can’t even begin to explain how I feel!  Every moment, every candid moment has been captured and treasured in a way that is beyond words!  Tonight, Chris and I were able to rewind time and relive the happiest day of our lives shared with those who we love the most. More to come, but for now, here are a few of our favorite shots of our day that we have flipped through so far . . ."

~Lindsay & Christopher, August 1st, 2015

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"I was talking to Chris a few days ago about how fast our wedding went by and how I almost feel like I wasn't there and can barely remember any of it  . . . I mean, I know I got married, but I can barely remember the day because of all the stress and commotion . . . and I've been really bummed about it... like, something was missing... that I haven't been able to feel "complete" and there's nothing I can do about it until today. . . Just now we finally had a moment to flip through a few pictures by our AMAZING photographer Gillian Claire from our wedding . . . flooded with butterflies and warm tearful memories of our day just over a month ago, can’t even begin to explain how I feel!  Every moment, every candid moment has been captured and treasured in a way that is beyond words!  Tonight, Chris and I were able to rewind time and relive the happiest day of our lives shared with those who we love the most. More to come, but for now, here are a few of our favorite shots of our day that we have flipped through so far . . ." ~Lindsay & Christopher, August 1st, 2015

Aaron & Greg – Pawleys Island Wedding

I was looking for someone that could capture our wedding that wouldn't make us stand around and tilt our heads and drape our hands over each other, etc. I wanted editorial, I wanted someone to capture the true emotions of the day - I found that with Gillian Claire.

Aaron & Greg

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Aaron & Greg

I was looking for someone that could capture our wedding that wouldn't make us stand around and tilt our heads and drape our hands over each other, etc. I wanted editorial, I wanted someone to capture the true emotions of the day - I found that with Gillian Claire.

Caitlin W.

Gillian has photographed our engagement, wedding, and both of our children's newborn/family sessions. She is so great to work with , we love her. The hardest part will be picking out your favorite photos to publish and hang throughout your home!

Caitlin W.

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Caitlin W.

Gillian has photographed our engagement, wedding, and both of our children's newborn/family sessions. She is so great to work with , we love her. The hardest part will be picking out your favorite photos to publish and hang throughout your home!

Keri & Alec

Take an out of the blue thunderstorm and rain, followed by crazy humidity—mixed with the fabulous Gillian Claire—and you get unbelievable engagement photos and the best memories!


 

Keri & Alec

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Keri & Alec

Take an out of the blue thunderstorm and rain, followed by crazy humidity—mixed with the fabulous Gillian Claire—and you get unbelievable engagement photos and the best memories!  
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Myrtle Beach Photographer Gillian Claire

Myrtle Beach wedding photographer Gillian Claire has been professionally photographing weddings for more than 12 years. She photographs weddings in the local Myrtle Beach area, North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, Surfside Beach,and Charleston as well as all across South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Georgia & New York. She is a member of the prestigious ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) and is an award winning photographer through the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association). She has also been published in A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine, Grand Strand Bride Magazine, Carolina Bride, The Wedding Row, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Borrowed and Blue, and many more.

Gillian Claire is known for her proficient knowledge of photographic styles from Photojournalistic to traditional portraiture. Her years of education from some of the top photographers of today have helped her successfully photograph more than 250 weddings over her career. She approaches each unique wedding day with attention to detail and creates honest images for each and every client.

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