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About Us


Hi there!!  Let us start off by thanking you for taking the time to visit our website and look thru our portfolio!  If you haven’t already checked out our recent blog posts and our facebook page, we definitely encourage you to, as that is where we will post our most current work and promotions.

Here is where you can find the answers to some of your questions…if there’s anything we left out, please don’t hesitate to ask!


We would describe our style as natural, romantic, timeless and fun.  Pinterest and Anthropologie obsessed as we are…our clients are the core inspiration behind our style. We love it most when your personality and genuine affection for one another set the stage for our session. We are always inspired by our couples’ willingness to let us in and share an afternoon together. In return, we hope nothing more than to tell a great love story on film. Yours.


Of course it is our hope that you hire us because you love our photography, but it is just as important to us that we’re a great match with our clients  on a personal level, so let’s get better acquainted!


Where to start…the basics: we are a team of best friends; Brooke Drellos & Christy Gillam. We formed Paperlily together 7 years ago on a road trip to Savannah, and the rest is history…We shot a little of everything in the beginning, but very quickly, wedding photography and newborns became what we most enjoyed; and has been what we specialize in for just under 5 years now.  We absolutely LOVE our jobs, and more importantly LOVE getting to work with our AMAZING clients.


At a very young age my love for photography began to develop. I would carry around my Mom’s old Canon SLR film camera and “pretend” to be a photographer. It never really occurred to me that one day I might actually be one… A little about myself: I am blessed to have a very supportive family consisting of my husband, and two of the most beautiful kiddos that God ever made. I love to meet new people. It is such a thrill to me to get to develop such deep and lasting friendships with our clients. I am a facebook and pinterest junkie…like I might need help! I spill food on myself literally every time I eat or drink (haven’t been able to crack that one yet). I love animals and currently have a 100 pound yellow lab (named Max) laying at my feet. I love the Lord with all of my heart. You could pay me in chocolate and I would be super happy. I hate to talk on the phone, but love to meet friends for coffee or tacos. I never finish the books I start to read, which bugs me to death. I love fall clothes, especially boots. My kids make me smile every single day.


“Most people will not reach their potential without somebody else believing in them.”  That pretty much sums up my journey to becoming a photographer. I am FOREVER grateful to the amazing people in my life that encouraged, advised, nudged and sometimes ‘pushed’ me into following my dreams. If you have the opportunity to encourage someone, take it, you never know what kind of impact that can make on them. I absolutely LOVE my job! And it’s a pretty awesome bonus that I get to work with my best friend!  I am so inspired by our beautiful clients and being able to tell their love story thru our lens. I am a wife and mom to 2 amazing boys, Jack (9) & Noah (5). I am a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. I’m silly.  I love any music and am always singing. I am a perfectionist. I love people, and would do anything for anyone. I am honest (sometimes too honest, but at least you’ll never have to wonder what I’m thinking!) I don’t make sense until I have my morning coffee. And my afternoon coffee.  98% of my shirts are white. I wear flip flops ALL of the time. I’m girly.  I love Jesus with all my heart, and am thankful every day for how He has changed my life.

If you feel that we are a good fit for your wedding day, we would love to hear from you!  Shoot us an email from the contact section of the website telling us more about you, your fiancé and your big day and one of us will get back to you right away.


We look forward to hearing from you!