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Venice Canals Engagement Photography

Venice Canals Engagement Photography – Venice Beach, CA

N & N’s Venice Canals Engagement session brought us to a really cool new location, far away from Orange County. The Canals are a hidden gem a short distance away from the wacky world of Venice Beach. Since the happy couple lives nearby in Marina Del Rey, they have loved coming to the canals for a walk after eating at their favorite local restaurants.

The canals are filled with cute small canoes, row boats, and paddle boats- each tied up to private landings behind the homes. The houses range from modern and colorful, to quaint little cottage style homes on the water. Photographers can be seen photographing models and engagement sessions around every corner!

Parking can be a real challenge, so be ready to walk a few blocks outside of the canals. If you are getting engaged and looking for something different, consider a Venice Canals Engagement photography session!

A little history on the Canals in Venice Beach

The Venice Beach canals were built back in the early 1900’s to imitate the canals in Venice, Italy. The canals attracted buyers and many homes were built. In the 1920’s, the invention of the automobile made the canals seem outdated. Most were destroyed and filled in to favor more roads for cars to drive on.

By 1940, the place was a dump. The canals and sidewalks were closed by the city and the area sunk into a 40 year depression. It seemed that nobody had the funds to repair such a large project. The original canal district was 4 times larger than it sits today!

Fast forward to the 1990’s, it was time to bring the canals back to life. The canals that you see today were totally rebuilt, including new sea walls and sidewalks. This made the property value skyrocket and turn into one of the most desired places to live in Venice. If you ever get the chance to visit this historic area, it’s well worth it!

About the photographers

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife wedding and engagement photography team. They also photograph hundreds of maternity, newborn, children and family sessions in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area.

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in wedding and portrait photography in Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your 2017-18 engagement photography & wedding.


Engagement photography at the Venice Canals in Venice Beach- CA

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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