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

Southern California & Arizona

Debutante Photography

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California & Arizona Debutante portraits and event photography


Gilmore Studios has been photographing debutantes since 2004.

Jennifer was a debutante herself from grades 7-12 in Newport Beach so we were honored to become the main photographer in the chapter she grew up in. Every year since 2004, we have photographed this chapter’s Rainbow Luncheon and Tea, Fashion Show, Father/Daughter Tribute, the Debutante Ball, and 30+ senior portrait sessions each year. Here is the 2018 Newport Beach Debutante Ball featured in the LA Times/Daily Pilot. 2016 also was published 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 have also been honored to photograph many other chapters of National Charity League as well as Assistance League and Las Madrecitas (Las Ninas).

Debutante Balls & Charity Events

Las Ninas Evergreen Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons

2016 was our first year with the Las Madrecitas (Las Ninas) charity group. This event was featured in the Daily Breeze and the Palos Verdes Peninsula News. We just photographed this year’s Nas Ninas rose ceremony and fashion show and can’t wait for the next Evergreen Ball! Las Madrecitas is an auxiliary of the Charitable Children’s Guild of the Orthopædic Institute for Children in Los Angeles. For more info about this amazing charity, please visit their website.

Assistance League Debutante Medallion Ball

The Newport-Mesa chapter started back in 1940! They are the 3rd largest chapter in the country. We have worked with the Newport-Mesa chapter for a few years now. Here is an article about the 2015 ball featured in the Newport Beach Indy. For more info about this great organization, visit the Newport Mesa Assistance League.

Debutante Photography Pricing




Family portraits on event day prior to presentation
Presentation coverage
Photo area available after presentation
Digital images included for individual families
Up to 6 hours of coverage (roughly 3:30-9:30)


*Quote for up to 10 debutantes. Contact us for pricing for additional families



$695 per debutante


Coverage on one day in the spring/summer
Individual headshot of each girl
Group photo
Coverage on the day of the presentation/ball
Family portraits on event day prior to presentation
Group portrait on the stage of all the girls
Candids taken during the presentation and immediately afterward

Digital images included via download online


*Must be a minimum of 10 debutantes for this pricing. Contact for custom quotes



$995 per debutante


Portrait at Father/Daughter Tribute
Individual headshot of each girl
Coverage at Rainbow Luncheon
Coverage on the day of the presentation/ball
Group portrait on the stage of mothers, fathers, debs, and debs with escorts
Waltz photos with father
St. Jame Bow on the stage
Candids taken after the presentation
Two photographers
Digital images included via download online


*Must be a minimum of 20 debutantes for this pricing. Contact for custom quotes

Debutante Portrait FAQ

Where do we go to get our debutante portraits?

We have a half-acre garden located in Newport Beach where we do portrait sessions. There is a gazebo, bridge, rocks, and trees. It is a beautiful setting for a debutante session. We are also able to go to other locations. If you want to be photographed with your horse, we will come to you. If you want to go to the beach, no problem! Let us know what you are thinking.


Can you come to us for the portrait day?

Yes. If your chapter is not local to Newport Beach, we can come to a location of your choice on one designated day to photograph all the seniors. We can bring a backdrop or use the location scenery of your choice.

Will you see the whole dress in the portrait?

Yes. We will shoot full length as well as close up. We will also photograph the back of the dress with debutante looking over her shoulder.


What do we need to bring to the debutante session?

We will have the gloves and the necklace. You will want to come with your dress and shoes that are appropriate for the hemline. Please make sure your hair and make-up are already done. If you want to do a senior photo after your debutante photo, bring one change of clothes.

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Simple Sophistication

Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ

Session by appointment only