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High School Cheer Team Photographer – Newport Beach

High School Cheer Team Photography

We are in our fifth year photographing the awesome Newport Harbor High School cheerleading squad (Go Sailors!). I was a part of this group in high school, so it makes it all the more special that they’ve chosen Gilmore Studios year after year to be their official photographer.

High School cheerleading photography and cheer team photos can often be boring. Indoor shots with poor lighting and commercial-type backgrounds don’t do the girls any justice. We love to take them down to the beach, a place associated with their school, and do them justice with gorgeous natural light and the actual beach as a background!

How it works

The girls arrive on location in uniform, with plenty of time to get ready (instead of trying to squeeze it in after a long day of school and practice when no one looks as put together as they’d like!). We photograph each cheerleading squad separately, from junior varsity to varsity, which often ends up being as many as 60 girls. We also photograph the awesome coaches (shown here in white shirts). Then, we end the session with individual portraits, and lots of candid shots and buddy portraits, which sets us apart from other Orange County cheerleader photographers. We really make a connection with the girls and make the best use of our time. The photos are then placed online in a gallery for girls and parents to view, share, and make purchases from. Photos are also used for any High School Cheerleader promotional and fundraising events as well. They get their money’s worth!

We are really proud of our work with the Newport Harbor High School cheer squad, and could do the same quality work for any Orange County drill team, dance team, or sports team. Give us a call and we’d be happy to schedule portraits for your team! 949.698.3968

If you want to check out some other sessions with the Newport Harbor High School cheer squad, check out our Pinterest cheer page!


Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife commercial photography team. We love to photograph professional headshotscorporate events, high school sports and debutante sessions in Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles, CA.

Contact us for more info about booking your commercial event in the Southern California area.

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

Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your next high school team photo.



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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

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