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About Gilmore Studios

We picture your life.

Fine wedding photography since 2003

Gilmore Studios is a boutique style wedding & portrait studio owned and operated by Brian & Jennifer Gilmore. Our creative team of photographers are ready to capture your wedding day, whether it's a intimate ceremony on a deserted beach or a full scale wedding production!

After photographing hundreds of weddings from Orange County to New York City, they have been able to learn the fine balance of creative/artistic and traditional styles. The end result is delivering timeless wedding photography that will look just as great on your 50th wedding anniversary. 

Struggling with a wedding day concern? We will help you with your timeline and answer any wedding related questions or concerns you may have. Many of our brides say we are wedding coordinators and photographers at the same time! :)

For many of our couples, Gilmore Studios continues to photograph them as their families grow! We are one of the top photography portrait studios in the Costa Mesa & Newport Beach area. When they are not photographing weddings, they are working with families, children, maternity sessions, and newborn babies!  They are pros when it comes to working with children!

In 2014, we moved out of our tiny Newport Beach studio and opened a brand new 2000 square foot office/studio in Costa Mesa near the 55 & 73 freeways.

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 our team, from the first consultation, to your big day, and to the wedding album design/delivery!

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 10' 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

Email us - hello@gilmorestudios.com

Categories: Wedding Photographer

Regions serviced: Orange County, Inland Empire

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I would recommend Gilmore Studios over and over again. They are professional and what I really love is the guidance they give when taking photos. They make you feel comfortable and also make it really fun. We used Gilmore Studios as our wedding photographers and they went above and beyond. They are trusting and reliable. They are also GREAT with kids. I was so impressed with how they got all the kids in the photos to smile together! They captured our whole day and the photos turned out absolutely stunning! The photos were ready to view very timely (within a month, with teasers ready even earlier) and accessible online.

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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.

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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.

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Always great working with Gilmore Studios...beautiful moments for beautiful couples.

Jennifer & Brian Gilmore are awesome photographers AND awesome people in general. They are the kind of people you can trust to make a good impression in front of your family & friends on your wedding day. I've known them for many years, and even photographed their wedding in 2003! Yay for the husband/wife photography team!

Jennifer & Brian are wonderful! As a planner, they are a dream to work with! They are so sweet, take beautiful photos and ALWAYS make our clients happy. Being a married couple, they can read each other across the room, and know what each others next move will be. They work together flawlessly, not interrupting your day, but capturing every moment.

I have known Jennifer and Brian Gilmore since we all started in the industry a decade ago, and regularly run into them at weddings - I always ask to see all the photos from my brides' weddings, and they do such great work! My brides have been super satisfied, both with feeling really comfortable with them on the wedding day, and amazing photographic results! They now do a super cool mini-video for their brides also... creative and clever!

Jennifer and Brian Gilmore have been very good friends and fellow photographers in the wedding industry. They are constantly working, they are in demand, and have achieved 'list status' at several local venues. Great job Jennifer and Brian!


3001 Red Hill Ave, Building 4 Suite 104, Costa Mesa, CA 92626   See On Map
949-698-3968 (phone)
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