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Biltmore Hotel Event Photographer – NCL Senior Ball

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Event Photographer – NCL Burbank

This year was our 4th year photographing the NCL Burbank Chapter senior recognition ball at the Biltmore Hotel!  Lee Gonsalves does such a nice job organizing the ball- from floral design to keeping families on schedule for formal photos, she really does it all! We always look forward to working with Lee and her team. The Biltmore Hotel is our favorite venue in the downtown Los Angeles area. Built in 1923, you feel like you are transported back in time to the roaring twenties!

We want to congratulate the class of 2019 for a job well done. It always amazes us to see how much these young women have accomplished by the age of 18! Best of luck to all of you, we know you will do great things! Special thanks to the NCL Burbank Chapter for trusting us with your memories.


The historic Biltmore Hotel

from Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

The home of Hollywood glamour, the historic and beloved Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles has been the choice of celebrities, presidents, and dignitaries, as well as the backdrop for many movies and TV shows. This 1923 hotel–a worthy sightseeing destination in its own right is a designated a historic-cultural landmark. Its unique interior features frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers, and embroidered tapestries. These elements all come together to create an elegant, incomparable option for an overnight stay or event venue in Downtown Los Angeles. All 683 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed, and facilities include a sauna, steam room and Roman-style pool. Newly-refurbished rooms uphold the hotel’s timeless elegance, combined with modern conveniences that ensure a comfortable stay.


About National Charity League – Burbank Chapter

from NCL Burbank

“Each year, the mothers and daughters of the Burbank Chapter give more than 10,000 hours of community service to philanthropies in Burbank and greater Los Angeles County. In addition, members help ensure our strength and success by completing over 2,000 service hours for our chapter each year.

Beyond the volunteer work that we perform in support of philanthropies’ missions, the Burbank Chapter also raises funds for our philanthropies through the hosting of our annual fundraiser. This is a festive and fun occasion that provides an opportunity for the community to join with our membership in celebration and service.”

“For more than 50 years, the Burbank Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. has been a positive force in our community, through our dedication to philanthropic service, and fostering the development of strong character, leadership, and social responsibility in our daughters.

The Burbank Chapter was first organized in 1959 and chartered in 1960. A group of 28 women met on February 6, 1959 to lay plans for the Burbank Chapter, and during the first year, our chapter had 41 members comprised of Patronesses and a Senior Ticktocker group.”


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Slide show from the ball

Los Angeles Event Photography

Gilmore Studios have been photographing Debutante Balls in Southern California since 2003. Jennifer Gilmore was a National Charity League debutante in Newport Beach during her teen years and loves working with these young women. Organizing event photography for large groups of people- in a short period of time is no easy task! Thanks to the hundreds of weddings they have photographed over the years, Jennifer and her husband Brian have no problem when it comes to working in a high paced environment. Gilmore Studios is a team of talented wedding and Event Photographers in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Check out the 2016 Burbank Chapter Senior Recognition Ball here

View more of our favorite Debutante Ball Photography here

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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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