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Balboa Fun Zone Photographer – Engagement Session

Balboa Fun Zone Photographer – Newport Beach Engagement

Kim and Clark’s engagement session was super sweet. They wanted to stay close to home in Balboa so we literally walked down the street for their engagement photos! Kim’s family are lifelong member at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club (which is currently being rebuilt!) Her father is actually one of the engineers on the project. The Balboa Fun Zone is a great engagement location. Their isn’t much to be excited about inside today’s Fun Zone, which is sad for us because we grew up coming here back in the day. But there is still plenty of history to be in the background of your engagement photos! The old Ferris Wheel still operates daily – check out the cool history here. You can still get an ice cream cone or go on a boat ride. Gilmore Studios is a local Balboa Fun Zone Photographer and has photographed hundred’s of portrait sessions there.

The Balboa pier

The Balboa pier was built way back in 1906! It is a landmark on the Balboa Peninsula and makes a perfect background for photos. Most of our clients want a photo under the pier with the old wood pillars. This is always a safe place for photos at any time of the day. However, sunset is always our favorite time of the day for portraits.

From the couple…


  • How did you meet?

    Clark and I went to High School together and had mutual friends. Each time we hung out together through friends, we were always dating other people. (I always had an eye on him…) We went out one night with a friend (and were both single) and made out in a taxi cab on the way home from the bar. The rest is history!
  • Clark proposed on Thanksgiving while my family and some friends were over. He pulled me outside and told me he was thankful for me. He then got on one knee. It was simple and special!

About the photographers

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife wedding photography team and also photograph hundreds of maternity, newborn, children and family sessions in Orange County, CA. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area.

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in wedding and engagement photography in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. 

Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your 2017-18 engagement photography & wedding.


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Meet the Gilmores:

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team that serves Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. We specialize in fine wedding photography, family portraits, and newborn photography. Our studio has been in business since 2002.

Fun Facts:

PLace we call home:

Newport Beach

Number of kids:

3 boys

Years in business:

Since 2002

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