Gilmore Studios • Newport Beach, CA 92660 • Session by appointment only

Quail Ranch Wedding Photography – Simi Valley

Hilary + Steve – Quail Ranch Wedding

This was our first Quail Ranch wedding and we cannot wait to be back to this hidden gem! This place is incredible and the staff is ready to help you at every turn- from fine details when setting up, to the valet! It is always fun for us to explore new wedding venues but even better when the property’s owner gives you a tour 🙂 We LOVE this wedding and are so happy for Hilary and Steve to start their new lives together.

Be sure to check out the slide show video for the entire Quail Ranch wedding day.

How did you meet?

Steve & Hilary met for the first time in 2013 when Hilary’s new roommate took her to a trivia night to introduce her to more people. Hilary had just moved to New Orleans and did not know anyone. Steve and Hilary met briefly, but went their separate ways until February 2015. Funnily enough, Hilary & Steve matched on Tinder! They both recognized each other and remembered meeting 2 years earlier. Their first date was at a bar and sparks flew from then on. Tinder was also deleted the day after their first date!

The proposal?

Steve prepared Hilary’s favorite breakfast – pancakes! All the pancakes were heart-shaped and the tray with the pancakes were surrounded by red roses. The ring was propped up in the center of the roses. When Steve brought Hilary the tray with the pancakes and roses, he bend down on one knee and popped the question! The delicious pancakes were then consumed as fiances!

About the venue

Quail Ranch Wedding and Events venue

136 Tierra Rejada Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065

From the venue:

Quail Ranch is a family owned and operated avocado ranch located just outside of Los Angeles in Ventura County, in the city of Simi Valley.  A flourishing avocado orchard and a variety of citrus are planted alongside towering pines and majestic oak trees.  The estate home, the Ranch House, was built in 1933 and is of Spanish Revival architecture adding a unique charm and beauty to the property. A hidden gem high on the hill, Quail Ranch provides an intimacy and rustic elegance that is perfect for a wedding.


Vendor Love

Planning + design: Lee Gonsalves

Photography: Brian + Jennifer Gilmore Studios

Florist: Renaissance Flowers


Wedding Slide Show

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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