Hart on Film: Gillian Ellis

Gillian Ellis is a photographer based in my hometown Charleston, SC. She runs a premier wedding blog, A Coastal Bride, in addition to photographing brands, weddings and portraits. Gillian is the first girl to participate in the 'Hart on Film' project! I gave her a disposable camera, cherry red and pink topknot earrings and asked her to document a week in her life! Enjoy meeting this sweetheart!

What’s your personal mantra? “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” I came across this quote a few years ago and it really stuck with me. You can be educated, talented, rich or cool but how you treat people ultimately tells all.

A friend visits Charleston. Where’s the first place you take them? I love to show friends around Charleston! I would probably take them for lunch at 167 Raw followed by a bike ride around town then we would hop over to Mt. Pleasant for coffee at Vintage Café and sunset on Sullivan’s.

What is your favorite #justaddhartearrings outfit? I love wearing my pink topknots with a striped shirt or my favorite pink dress from Anthropologie – but honestly they go with everything!

What's the last place you wore your earrings? I just got back from a week in Jamaica and wore my earrings everyday. We took a three-hour catamaran cruise around the island and my Hart earrings were the perfect companion!

What’s inspiring you at the moment? To be honest I’m really inspired by Teen Vogue right now. I love their recent shift towards covering social issues.

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