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Gilmore Studios

Costa Mesa , CA

LOCATION

3001 Red Hill Ave, Building 4 Suite 104
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 US (map)

PHONE

949-698-3968
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ABOUT US

Fine wedding photography since 2003

Gilmore Studios is a boutique style wedding & portrait studio owned and operated by Brian & Jennifer (a husband and wife photographer team).... Read more
Fine wedding photography since 2003

Gilmore Studios is a boutique style wedding & portrait studio owned and operated by Brian & Jennifer (a husband and wife photographer team). They met in 1998 when Brian was on tour with his band and Jennifer was in college. Little did they know that 5 years later they would eventually get married and start a successful photography studio!

After photographing hundreds of weddings from Orange County to New York, they have been able to offer a timeless style of photography that is the perfect mix of creative/artistic and traditional.

Struggling with a wedding day concern? Jennifer will help you with your timeline and answer any wedding related questions or concerns you may have. Many of her brides say she is a wedding coordinator and photographer at the same time! :)

Brian & Jennifer live in Costa Mesa and have 3 little boys (ages 7, 9, and 11) They are pros when it comes to working with children!

For many couples, Brian and Jennifer continue to photograph them as their families grow! Gilmore Studios is one of the top photography portrait studios in Newport Beach. When they are not photographing weddings, they are working with families, children, maternity sessions, and newborn babies!

In 2014, they moved out of their tiny Newport Beach studio and opened a brand new 2000 square foot office/studio in Costa Mesa!



They have been the NCL Debutante Ball (National Charity League) Newport Beach chapter photographers since 2004 and recently started working with other NCL and Assistance League chapters. Jennifer believes strongly in giving back to the community. She donates her photography skills to the March of Dimes "March for Babies" event every year and also volunteers for N.I.L.M.D.T.S (Now I lay me down to sleep) A photography charity helping families who lose their babies at birth.

From Brian and Jennifer:

We are a boutique studio and we like it that way! Customer service is our top priority. You will always deal with us, from the first consultation, to the wedding album design/delivery. We limit our weddings to 30 per year.

Thinking about a photo booth at your reception? Ask about adding an open air automated photo booth instead! We will photograph your guests on a unique 12' wide backdrop of your choice and print 4X6 or 5X7 photos on location for your guests!

Contact us about your wedding!

Studio: 949.698.3968

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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Lachelle
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Jen & Brian are absolutely amazing!! They both are so wonderful and amazing to work with. They captured every little detail that were and still are so significant of the first day of our lives together as MR. and MRS. Smith. We were able to re-live every moment of our wedding day by looking at all of photos taken by Jen and Brian. We also had an amazing engagement session with them. They made it so easy and natural to take the pictures. They truely are an amazing couple and we will be referring any one that needs any type of professional photos taken to Gilmore Studios !! Not only do their pictures speak for themselves, once you meet them you will not want to have anyone else share the special times with you.
Jen & Brian are absolutely amazing!! They both are so wonderful and amazing to work with. They captured every little Read more...
Jen & Brian are absolutely amazing!! They both are so wonderful and amazing to work with. They captured every little detail that were and still are so significant of the first day of our lives together as MR. and MRS. Smith. We were able to re-live every moment of our wedding day by looking at all of photos taken by Jen and Brian. We also had an amazing engagement session with them. They made it so easy and natural to take the pictures. They truely are an amazing couple and we will be referring any one that needs any type of professional photos taken to Gilmore Studios !! Not only do their pictures speak for themselves, once you meet them you will not want to have anyone else share the special times with you. Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Most amazing photographers. They took pictures of details that would have otherwise been missed. The cake company dropped our wedding cake and Brian called his contact and secured a small two level cake so we would have a cake to cut. Great ideas, stunning photos, nicest people to work with, totally professional. Can't say enough positive, glowing things about Gilmore Studios. I would not hesitate to use again and will refer to everyone I know.
Most amazing photographers. They took pictures of details that would have otherwise been missed. The cake company dropped Read more...
Most amazing photographers. They took pictures of details that would have otherwise been missed. The cake company dropped our wedding cake and Brian called his contact and secured a small two level cake so we would have a cake to cut. Great ideas, stunning photos, nicest people to work with, totally professional. Can't say enough positive, glowing things about Gilmore Studios. I would not hesitate to use again and will refer to everyone I know. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Gilmore Studios and their quality of service. When we started the process of finding a photographer we chose them because it was a personal reference. The only part I looked at for photographers was their actual photography. Not only does Gilmore Studios establish wonderful photography but through the whole time they were professional, helpful, and prepared myself for the day of the wedding. Jennifer went above and beyond to communicate sending emails with updates on what I should know up until the wedding. I felt so prepared the day of the wedding that I didn't need to worry. When the wedding day came Jennifer and Brian were so calm and knew exactly what to do fixing any problems seamlessly. They are able to work with large crowds of people as well as manage any type of age group. We had a 3 1/2 year old flower girl and they were so good with getting the best pictures of her! All of the vendors and guests we spoke with mentioned that they were very professional the day of the wedding and easy to work with. If you are stuck on trying to find a photographer Gilmore Studios has the whole package!!! I highly recommend using them for your next event!!
I cannot say enough about Gilmore Studios and their quality of service. When we started the process of finding a Read more...
I cannot say enough about Gilmore Studios and their quality of service. When we started the process of finding a photographer we chose them because it was a personal reference. The only part I looked at for photographers was their actual photography. Not only does Gilmore Studios establish wonderful photography but through the whole time they were professional, helpful, and prepared myself for the day of the wedding. Jennifer went above and beyond to communicate sending emails with updates on what I should know up until the wedding. I felt so prepared the day of the wedding that I didn't need to worry. When the wedding day came Jennifer and Brian were so calm and knew exactly what to do fixing any problems seamlessly. They are able to work with large crowds of people as well as manage any type of age group. We had a 3 1/2 year old flower girl and they were so good with getting the best pictures of her! All of the vendors and guests we spoke with mentioned that they were very professional the day of the wedding and easy to work with. If you are stuck on trying to find a photographer Gilmore Studios has the whole package!!! I highly recommend using them for your next event!! Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
I don't think I can say enough good things about Gilmore Studios! They were beyond professional and fun, they are so good with children and putting everyone at ease. They make you feel like you are the only wedding they are working and like it is their first time too (in a good way, not like "eh we do this all the time"). It was such a great experience to work with them, they are so energetic and it is infectious! They are so flexible and are open to whatever you want to do. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Not being from Orange County originally, Jennifer was so helpful when I asked for some recommendations for other vendors, her recommendations were amazing and helped to make our day absolutely perfect!

We used their photobooth at our wedding, it was easy to use and took great photos. They had several backgrounds and props to choose from and I couldn't have been happier with the experience!

We have received SO MANY compliments on our amazing engagement photos (a few people actually asking for Gilmore Studios contact information for their wedding photos based off of our engagement photos) and now on our wedding photos. They are absolutely perfect, everything we asked for, our pictures were full of heart, love, laughter and they really captured the candid moments.
I don't think I can say enough good things about Gilmore Studios! They were beyond professional and fun, they are so good Read more...
I don't think I can say enough good things about Gilmore Studios! They were beyond professional and fun, they are so good with children and putting everyone at ease. They make you feel like you are the only wedding they are working and like it is their first time too (in a good way, not like "eh we do this all the time"). It was such a great experience to work with them, they are so energetic and it is infectious! They are so flexible and are open to whatever you want to do. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Not being from Orange County originally, Jennifer was so helpful when I asked for some recommendations for other vendors, her recommendations were amazing and helped to make our day absolutely perfect!

We used their photobooth at our wedding, it was easy to use and took great photos. They had several backgrounds and props to choose from and I couldn't have been happier with the experience!

We have received SO MANY compliments on our amazing engagement photos (a few people actually asking for Gilmore Studios contact information for their wedding photos based off of our engagement photos) and now on our wedding photos. They are absolutely perfect, everything we asked for, our pictures were full of heart, love, laughter and they really captured the candid moments. Read less
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Todd
Wedding:
9/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Gilmore Studios did a great job with photography for our wedding. I would hire them again, and would recommend them without reservation to other couples.
Gilmore Studios did a great job with photography for our wedding. I would hire them again, and would recommend them Read more...
Gilmore Studios did a great job with photography for our wedding. I would hire them again, and would recommend them without reservation to other couples. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Jennifer and Brian photographed our wedding. There is no words to describe how amazing of a job they did and how thankful we are for their hard work. They work great as a team and exceeded our expectations of capturing the most important moments and all the little details. All of our pictures came out beautiful. Jennifer and Brian are so professional and were a major reason as to why our wedding day went so smoothly. They did a great job directing everyone and making us feel comfortable during the whole experience. I without a doubt recommend anyone who is looking for a photographer to stop looking and hire Jennifer and Brian because I am certain you will not be disappointed!
Jennifer and Brian photographed our wedding. There is no words to describe how amazing of a job they did and how thankful Read more...
Jennifer and Brian photographed our wedding. There is no words to describe how amazing of a job they did and how thankful we are for their hard work. They work great as a team and exceeded our expectations of capturing the most important moments and all the little details. All of our pictures came out beautiful. Jennifer and Brian are so professional and were a major reason as to why our wedding day went so smoothly. They did a great job directing everyone and making us feel comfortable during the whole experience. I without a doubt recommend anyone who is looking for a photographer to stop looking and hire Jennifer and Brian because I am certain you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Gilmore Studios responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the amazing heartfelt review Sara! We loved every second of your beautiful wedding day and look forward to watching your family grow ;) xoxo -Bri & Jen
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband David and I were extremely satisfied with our experience having Jen and Brian as our wedding photographers in July of 2015. They are thoughtful, professional, fun, flexible, efficient, patient, and creative. Our day was perfect and we cannot thank them enough for capturing amazing photos and memories we will cherish for a life time. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND their work and look forward to have them take our family photos in the future. :)
My husband David and I were extremely satisfied with our experience having Jen and Brian as our wedding photographers in Read more...
My husband David and I were extremely satisfied with our experience having Jen and Brian as our wedding photographers in July of 2015. They are thoughtful, professional, fun, flexible, efficient, patient, and creative. Our day was perfect and we cannot thank them enough for capturing amazing photos and memories we will cherish for a life time. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND their work and look forward to have them take our family photos in the future. :) Read less
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Gilmore Studios responded with the following comments:

Your wedding at the Hyatt in Newport Beach was one of the best we've seen there! You kept us busy with all the details (we LOVE details) It was our pleasure photographing your wedding and we can't wait to document your next big milestone :) Thanks for the kind words!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
I am so pleased with the photos from Gilmore Studios, they are perfect!! They took their time with me and made sure my wedding day was everything I dreamed it would be!
I am so pleased with the photos from Gilmore Studios, they are perfect!! They took their time with me and made sure my Read more...
I am so pleased with the photos from Gilmore Studios, they are perfect!! They took their time with me and made sure my wedding day was everything I dreamed it would be! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We first met Jen & Brian at my sister's wedding in LA. The bride had the flu the day of her wedding, yet when we look back on the photos, you can't even tell she was sick! Major props to Jen + Brian. We loved them so much, we asked them to shoot our wedding the following year. Jen + Brian are so fabulous. Incredibly quick, professional, and efficient. They had the digitals mailed to us on a usb that arrived on our "one month" anniversary and at our 1 year anniversary this year they sent us a beautiful framed wedding photo. Such a fun surprise! Editing was top notch and we loved the variety of shots and poses. We will def utilize them in the future for baby photos and refer them to all our California friends!! They are absolutely worth every penny and to this day, we love to look back on our wedding photos.
We first met Jen & Brian at my sister's wedding in LA. The bride had the flu the day of her wedding, yet when we look back Read more...
We first met Jen & Brian at my sister's wedding in LA. The bride had the flu the day of her wedding, yet when we look back on the photos, you can't even tell she was sick! Major props to Jen + Brian. We loved them so much, we asked them to shoot our wedding the following year. Jen + Brian are so fabulous. Incredibly quick, professional, and efficient. They had the digitals mailed to us on a usb that arrived on our "one month" anniversary and at our 1 year anniversary this year they sent us a beautiful framed wedding photo. Such a fun surprise! Editing was top notch and we loved the variety of shots and poses. We will def utilize them in the future for baby photos and refer them to all our California friends!! They are absolutely worth every penny and to this day, we love to look back on our wedding photos. Read less
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Gilmore Studios responded with the following comments:

Thanks Megan!! We love your family! If you are ever back in Newport Beach, we would love to catch up with you guys. :)
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Chelsea
Wedding:
1/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Jennifer and Brian were absolutely wonderful! From the engagement photos to the wedding, everything was done with ease--they made it more fun than I had imagined!! I can't thank them enough for the work they've done...being able to revisit these over and over is a gift that will last forever. Thank you Gilmore Studios and I hope to work with you again sometime! It was a blast!!!
Jennifer and Brian were absolutely wonderful! From the engagement photos to the wedding, everything was done with Read more...
Jennifer and Brian were absolutely wonderful! From the engagement photos to the wedding, everything was done with ease--they made it more fun than I had imagined!! I can't thank them enough for the work they've done...being able to revisit these over and over is a gift that will last forever. Thank you Gilmore Studios and I hope to work with you again sometime! It was a blast!!! Read less
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Gilmore Studios responded with the following comments:

Thanks Chelsea! We had so much fun with you guys- let's get together for dinner one of these days!

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