14 years!! |Terri Gillis Photography

14 years ago today I took a leap of faith and made my hobby my job.  I didn’t mean to do it on St. Patrick’s Day, that just happened to be the day I could get there.  I went to register my business and signed up to pay taxes and make it (as my teens would call it)…. “Legit”.  It was a snowy and blowy day & I had a 1 year-old along to wrestle with as I filled out paperwork.  Years before I had been to that same office to apply for a marriage license.  I also left with the same feeling…. excited, overwhelmed & hopeful.

I wear this necklace nearly every day.  I’m not a big one for a lot of jewelry and I actually bought this for myself.  I love the “g”.  Whenever I put it on I think of “g” words… Of course there’s “Gillis”…. that’s a “given” (Ha..Ha..)…. but when I put on my necklace I  want to be ….. gifted, generous, gentle, graceful, glamourous (why not?), gorgeous, good…. but I always end the thought with grateful.  For all that I have, all that I am, where I’ve been, where I’m going, the blessings and the lessons. As sappy as it sounds I really am beyond grateful.

To celebrate I’ll offer my once a year sale on Mini-sessions! $200 for a mini-session/disk special.  Here’s the 411 – Must take place in the Greater Grand Rapids area and must be completed before 12/31/14. Please call a minimum of 4 weeks in advance to schedule. Any questions feel free to call (616-550-8997) or email me at gillisphoto@mac.com

Here is a link to PURCHASE GIFT CERTIFICATE! Your gift certificate will be emailed to you!!


Julie scott - March 17, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Terri, Charlie and I and the girls will be in michigan at the end of June. I want to set up a mini session but I’m not sure of the date. I’ll be in touch, just wanted to give you a heads up!!!

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