About Me

hey friend!

Thanks for visiting my home on the web! I'm Gillian and I started Gillian McColl Photography in 2013. I grew up seeing the world through a lens and my passion has always been to capture life's little moments. Since becoming a wife and a mother, I've become increasingly interested in photographing those same milestones in others' lives. My specialty is working with families and newborns and capturing the love shared between a parent and a child. My goal is to capture mom's doing what they do best, running the show and to capture the everyday moments that you never think to capture but are what what makes every family unique and special even when you can't see it.

I live in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario, with my husband and two gorgeous daughters, both of whom have been my muses in photography. Above all, I’m a mother to my two little ladies. They are the reason I pick up my camera every day; I love capturing those fleeting moments of childhood. 

I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, which at times has been challenging; however, I've grown to love this about myself. It has opened my eyes to the uniqueness of each person I look at and photograph. I believe that every face has a beautiful story to tell. I am here to reveal that through portraiture. I strive to reveal the beauty and depth of everyday people and moments through perspective, light and inspiration.

I am excited to work with you and your family. It is my personal goal to ensure your moments are captured in a way that will allow you to relive that joy and love forever. 

i'm so glad you are here!

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xo - Melanie