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Debutante Ball Photographer – NCL – Newport Beach

NCL Debutante Ball Photographer – Newport Beach

Being a debutante photographer isn’t easy, but we absolutely enjoy every minute of it! It all started back in the 1990’s when Jennifer was first involved with National Charity League. The only difference, she was wearing the white dress! She never imagined she would get through college, become a wedding photographer, and end up becoming the official NCL Newport Beach debutante ball photographer.

She remembered those awkward photo sessions as a young woman, wearing hideous pastel or floral dresses in a garden. (Boy, have they come a long way!) She had a lot of ideas and hoped the chapter would be open to them, and they were. No more heavy leather books with slide in square photos and brass corners. Gone- are the days of studio portraits where you’re not sure if it’s a debutante or some kind of 1980’s bridal session!


About the photographer

Gilmore Studios has been photographing debutantes since 2003. Jennifer Gilmore was a debutante herself from grades 7-12 in Newport Beach! She jumped at the opportunity to photograph the chapter she grew up in. Every year since 2003, we have photographed this chapter’s rainbow luncheon, Tea & rose ceremony, Mother tribute and fashion show, the Deb Ball, and over 30 senior portrait sessions.

Check out the 2016 Newport Beach Debutante Ball recently featured in the Daily Pilot/Los Angeles Times.  The 2015 NCL ball was featured in the Newport Indy. The 2014 ball was featured in the LA Times. Here is the 2013 ball featured in the OC Register.

We also proudly photograph similar debutante organizations like Assistance League (Newport-Mesa & Irvine), NCL (Burbank chapter), and Las Ninas (Las Madrecitas) Evergreen Ball. Be sure to check out our new debutante gallery!

Debutante Ball Vendors

Florist & decor by Carla @ Elegant By Design

Hotel & Ballroom: Hotel Irvine

Entertainment/Band: Jay Sterling Music

Photography: Gilmore Studios

Check out some of our previous years with National Charity League!

Debutante Ball photographer
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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.

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    Newport Beach

    Number of kids:

    3 boys

    Years in business:

    Since 2002

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