Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ • Sessions by appointment only

Huntington Beach family photography

Huntington Beach family photography – Downtown HB

Downtown Huntington Beach is one of our favorite family portrait locations in OC. Complete with shops, restaurants, and amazing people watching, we always get a great portrait session here. There are a ton of options for Huntington Beach family photography locations- which is the main reason we love this place! Be sure to bring a a couple easy outfit options- a jacket, sweater, or some type of layer. Since it does get pretty chilly by the beach, you’ll be glad you did.

Let’s get started!

A typical family session starts in the downtown area, off of the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main st. Next we will take your family to find some cool vintage backgrounds (bricks, old painted doors, etc.) These are mostly in the alleys behind Main Street. Depending on your outfits and color scheme, we will scout out some colorful backgrounds as well. Most families request the beach but we always start in the urban areas, out of the wind so moms hair looks perfect! After the safe shots are done, we will walk across PCH to the Huntington Beach Pier!

Family Portraits on the Sand

The Huntington Beach pier is huge! Even on a crowded day, we can always find spot for your family session. Comparing it to the Newport pier, sometimes you have to wait for a few other photographers there. We like to start out under the pier and let the sun go down a little. We will photograph all the combos there, siblings, kids with mom, kids with dad, etc. Next we will walk down to the water and get a few beautiful photos with the sun bursting through the pier in the background! Holding hands by the surf, running, walking, jumping- whatever you guys are in the mood for! If your kids have a sweet tooth, there are plenty of places to get a treat after the session is over.

About the photographer

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team maternity, newborn, children and family photography studio 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 natural light photography in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer 2017  family photography session.


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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