We are a father + daughter boutique photography studio located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina and available for travel worldwide. We bring the documentary photojournalistic style of three-time pulitzer nominated photographer Richard Ellis blended with the youthful flair, elegance, and creativity of Gillian Ellis to each and every event we photograph – from an intimate wedding to a grand affair.

Our goal is to tell your story in an unobtrusive style by capturing the emotions and beauty of your event in photographs that you will treasure and that your children can cherish forever. 



Richard Ellis Biography

Richard Ellis is a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominated photojournalist who, for the past 32 years, has covered news & events around the world including six years covering the White House during the presidency of Bill Clinton. Richard has been published in most major global magazines and newspapers including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, Paris Match, Stern, New York Times, and many more. He also teaches photography workshops and is an associate professor at the Art Institute of Charleston. In his free time you can find Richard flying his small airplane around the coast. 

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Gillian Ellis Biography

Gillian Ellis grew up around photography. Born in India during her father's assignment for Reuters News Agency, she spent her life traveling and observing, developing an eye for beautiful moments. Following her 2009 graduation from the College of Charleston she joined her father to launch their photo studio. Gillian specializes in wedding photography and portraits of children and families. In addition to her work with Ellis Photo Studio, Gillian runs the wedding blog A  Coastal Bride. 

Coastal Bride. Gillian is also an accomplished kite boarder and can often be found zipping past the beaches of Charleston.  


Call or email Richard or Gillian now at 843-814-6001 or to discuss your plans and how his expertise as a renowned international photojournalist can capture your wedding dreams in pictures!