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Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Photography – Chris + Sarah

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding – Chris + Sarah

Christmas was only a few days away, and the weather was perfect for a California wedding. Chris and Sarah had been waiting a long time to share this day with their grandparent’s wedding anniversary!  We met Chris and Sarah a year earlier when we did their family photos in Orange County.  Their family was adorable and we were beyond excited when they asked us to be their wedding photographers for the following year.  Their attention to details and personal touches made the wedding stand out.  From the cute football place cards to having a father/daughter first look – their wedding was definitely one to remember.

Rancho Las Lomas is truly one of Orange County’s most unique wedding venues. You can read a really interesting article about the family that built it here. We were so excited to document Chris and Sarah’s wedding day! It’s been years since we had been to Rancho Las Lomas so we made sure to get there early to scout the venue and photograph some of it’s unique architecture. We brought Holly along to be our 3rd shooter and got to have some fun with off camera lighting.

Magdalena L Event Planning

This was our first time working with husband + wife planning duo Magdalena and Jerry. Their company started out in Chicago and now they are making a name for themselves right here in Orange County, CA. Their team was on top of every detail and they were so much fun to work with! We know we will be seeing them again soon because their company is booming! Brides, be sure to check out their blog for some very informative articles about all things WEDDING!

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Rancho Las Lomas @rancholaslomas

Wedding Planning: Magdalena Events @magdalena_events_oc

Catering: 24 Carrots @24carrots

Photographers: Jennifer, Brian, & Holly w/ Gilmore Studios @GilmoreStudios

Florals: Adrienne w/ The Bloom of Time @thebloomoftime

Cake + Desserts: Grace & Honey Cakes     @Graceandhoneycakes

DJ + Lighting: Brian w/ Elevated Pulse @elevatedpulse

Wedding Gown: Verita Bridal @veritabridalcharleston

Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry @shoprevelry

Groom/Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse @menswearhouse

Photobooth bus: The Booth & Bus Co. @theboothandbusco

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Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

(from the venue)

Rancho Las Lomas is rich in history even before Rick and Jeannie Lawrence purchased it nearly 40 years ago. The story begins with this land originally bequeathed to a prominent family via a Mexican land grant and that it once belonged to the coastal Indians. Folklore even suggests that the Lawrence family acquired the property by betting on a horse race. Even now, the story continues …

Today, mature oak and sycamore trees hide the private estate and the many charming bungalows nestled around the grounds. Over the years, the Lawrence’s renovated and enhanced the Rancho’s many original buildings. Avid collectors, they used recycled salvage materials such as old doors, windows, bricks and lumber, filling the property’s buildings with unexpected surprises including hand-painted tile murals collected during a trip to Portugal. Wood beams adorned with hand painted figures, custom stained glass windows, 100-year-old Pasadena street lamps, are some of the collectibles found detailing the Rancho.


About Gilmore Studios

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore are husband and wife photographers that created a wedding & portrait 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, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. In addition, you can call our studio at 949-698-3968 or email us for more info about booking your next Rancho Las Lomas Wedding.

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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