We will create a Life & Legacy Photobook to preserve and share your photos, memories, and stories.
Your photobook will be an heirloom to treasure and a wonderful gift to your family.
Your memories and stories will be beautifully written and elegantly presented.
Your photographs will be restored, enhanced and archived.
Your Legacy photobook will be handled by professionals and delivered right to your door.
I am the most sentimental person you will ever meet.
I lost my mother when I was 6, so my first photobook was about her life before she had us kids. Then I was “elected” unanimously to be our family’s archivist when my dad passed away.
I wanted to protect and organize my dad’s ancestry research and photos that he had collected dating back to 1842. And, naturally, I made a photobook to share our family legacy. Then another, and another, until it became clear that this was my new vocation—to be of service to others using the skills I have built over the thirty years I have been in business.
I have been a professional photographer my whole career and am so grateful for the wide variety of experiences I have had shooting weddings, portraits, commercial and fine art photography.
Kevin Bushell is a published poet, college English teacher, blogger, and my soulmate. He is in love with language and writing, which is complimentary to my visual focus. I am so grateful to have an “in house” writer, editor and fellow book lover. Many of Kevin’s poems are historical, so he is used to taking information and shaping it into a narrative. He can take your written memories or transcripts and turn them into powerful stories that will enhance your photobook.
Portrait photography that is natural, candid, warm and fun.
Life and Legacy Photobooks
Share your legacy to inspire others!
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!"