Specializing in womans portraiture

Real. Raw. Rare. A session with us is made to meet you exactly where you are.
You don't need to change anything about yourself! You deserve to love yourself the way you are.
Forget the scale and age is just a number, you are worthy right now!
Let us show you!

Meet Grace MArie

Grace gilmer

owner & photographer

Flagstaff, AZ

Hey there!

I'm Grace Gilmer, the photographer and owner of Grace Marie Studios. I specialize in raw woman portraiture. I love to capture you at your most vulnerable moments and help you to see the amazingness (if thats even a word) in yourself, just as you are!

A few things about me.... I am a mom to 5 kiddos, 9 chickens, a blue heeler named Bud, and 1 bearded dragon named Tootsie Roll. I'm a coffee lover who loves chocolate covered espresso beans (Go to Washington State and you'll understand the beans), an adventure seeker, a God lover, have a deep hippie soul, walk barefoot as often as I can, love that food is my love language, gardener, and am a positive, empathetic woman.

I love showing women their own beauty from my eyes! No need to wait, now is your time! Let me show you.

Meet my team

Mercedes Hendershot

Arizona Photographer

Meet Mercedes!

Mercedes is such a sweet and genuine person! She joined GMS back in 2019 on the backend of the business doing social media posting and more. In 2021 she joined as an associate photographer and has learned and grown into now taking her own clients. She is a mama to 2 teenage boys and married to a supportive, loving husband. She also subs as a part-time preschool teacher. She genuinely cares about her client's and has you laughing throughout the entire time you work with her. 

Ellen Navarro

Arizona Makeup Artist

Ellen is our extremely talented makeup artist! Her aura is loving and accepting. Once you come into the studio she greats you with a huge smile and kind eyes. She helps you find your style in makeup and chit chats the whole time with you.

She is a wife to an amazing loving man, a mama to three loving, beautiful children, and owns her own Makeup Artistry business. 

She not only can help you with your experience here at GMS, but she does event and wedding makeup too! Just ask!

Ellen is one of the most fabulous humans you will ever meet! She has a deep soul and always sees the best in others!

We are so grateful to have Ellen on our team to help you during your experience :)

“Grace is not only a phenomenal photographer, she is truly an amazing person inside and out! My first session with her, I walked in super nervous about the coming events. By the time that I was walking out of the house, I had my head held high and I had a new feeling running through my body. For the first time in forever, I was in love with MYSELF! I was full of self confidence and I couldn't stop smiling. She is amazing to work with and I will absolutely be scheduling more sessions with her!”