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Melrose Engagement Session – Hollywood Photographer

Melrose Engagement Session – Hollywood

We were very excited to photograph Alice and Rich’s Melrose engagement session in Los Angeles. They love Melrose so they wanted to start their engagement session at their favorite restaurant, Spartina. The couple got special permission from the owner to have their Melrose engagement session early, before they opened. The restaurant was so accommodating and even poured them a glass of wine! Next, we headed over to their apartment at The Highland for some engagement photos around their building and rooftop (unbelievable views of Hollywood!) Afterwards, we went to their next favorite place- Target! Come to find out, they love Target. They love it so much, that they wanted a few photos there! 

We can’t wait to celebrate with them during their wedding at the Surf and Sand Resort!

Spartina Italian Restaurant on Melrose

Spartina was created by Stephen Kalt, who has been an executive chef for well know restaurants like Corsa Cucina (Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas) Caulfield’s (Beverly Hills) and Fornelletto (Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City). He originally opened Spartina in NYC back in 1993. In 2015, Kalt jumped back into the restaurant owner/chef position and reopened Spartina on Melrose Ave. The restaurant can seat up to 100 and the dining room is open to the kitchen. The patio sits at the front of the building on Melrose.

Spartina is located at 7505 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.

About the Photographers

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore are husband and wife photographers that assembled a wedding photography team in Orange County, CA. They have been photographing weddings, families, and corporate events since 2003. Contact us for more info about booking your wedding in the Southern California area. The creative team at Gilmore Studios specialize in wedding photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us for more info about booking your 2018 engagment and wedding photographer.

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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