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Solomon Estate Wedding Photographer | Kristen & Hugo | Palm Springs

Solomon Estate wedding photographer – Palm Springs, CA

When two doctors get married, you know they will want things done efficiently and precisely. We are glad Kristen and Hugo trusted us with the task! We met the couple the day of the wedding, but Peggy, the coordinator/designer for The Events Department had already done a few weddings at the Solomon Estate in Rancho Mirage (near Coachella/Palm Springs) was a dream to work with.  She made sure everything ran smoothly, taking the pressure off the couple. Kristen and Hugo are so sweet and were a pleasure to photograph. You can see the joy in their faces!

The Solomon Estate

The Solomon Estate is exquisite. Both inside and out, the lighting and variety of backdrops are a photographers dream! The 18,000 sq. ft. villa sits on five acres of beautifully landscaped paths, bridges, lawns, and water features.  We are so thankful to be on the list of photographers for the Events Department! In fact, they work with only the best of the best vendors for everything you need to make your wedding day magazine-worthy–from photography and videography, to flowers, to music and DJ services, to catering and desserts. Their weddings never disappoint!

The bride wanted to be sure her guests could enjoy all 5 acres, so Icon Presentations lit everything up! Every tree had lights that changed colors- it felt like Disneyland was in the backyard! If only we could be a Solomon Estate wedding photographer every weekend…

Wedding details and more

The blues and whites Hugo and Kristen chose for their wedding colors played perfectly against the water they were married near, and with all the green surroundings. The groomsmen wore classic grey suits, the bridesmaids had simple navy dresses, and Kristen’s lace dress was a jaw-dropper!

We got a great mix of posed family photos, and beautiful candids that really tell the story of their wedding day. We love that the wedding party had such a great sense of humor and played along for some humorous shots, like the ones in the sunglasses. Deadpool peeking inconspicuously out from the bottom of the gorgeous wedding cake was another can’t miss-humorous touch.

French Cuisine Catering

Le Vallauris French Cuisine in Palm Springs provided the incredible five-star food. We’ve been to a lot of weddings and eaten a lot of “wedding food” and can honestly say this was the best we’ve ever had! We would highly recommend them for taste and aesthetic.We couldn’t stop taking pictures of it, if you couldn’t tell.

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: Solomon Estate in Rancho Mirage
Coordinator: Peggy Shevlin w/ The Events Department
Photographers: Brian & Jennifer w/ Gilmore Studios
Videographers: The Emotion Picture Studio
DJ: Bob Scratch
Cake/Desserts: Exquisite Desserts
Makeup: Shay / All Tressed Up
Hair: Joy Fields / J. Russell
Catering: Le Vallerius
Floral Design: Jensen’s Florist
Lighting: Icon Presentations
Rentals: Signature Rentals
Officiant: Richard Cadieux



Brian and Jennifer Gilmore are a husband and wife wedding photographer team in Orange County, CA. They have been photographing weddings together since 2003. Contact us for more info about booking your wedding in the Palm Springs area.

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in wedding photography in Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, California. We have traveled coast to coast for our brides.

Call 949-698-3968 or email us for more info about booking your 2017-18 wedding

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    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.

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    Newport Beach

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    3 boys

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    Since 2002

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