I absolutely love Old Town Glendale. The last few years it seems though that a lot of the shops have been closing due to lack of business. I suppose with all big shops in town it makes these personal boutiques and unique shops more of a dying breed, but still so sad. I love the feel of this part of town. The Old Spicery was built in 1895 and was such a cornerstone of Old Town. Unfortunately, it has closed and although it has been on the market for someone to buy it still sits vacant. I love looking inside and seeing the old wallpapers still up…there were fun teas, bridal showers, etc. in this fun little place. I think that once The Spicery went under so, did a lot of the local shops that relied on their customers. There is still a little bit of life left however, with some unique corner restaurants with that mom & pop feel. If you have never been down for Glendale Glitters it is beautiful and fun. The City of Glendale is one of the only cities that still holds an annual Fire Prevention Day & Parade. All that to say if you haven’t been down there, go!
The area is full of old houses, some are boutiques with lots of color & character. Walking the streets I feel like I am in Pleasantville. I decided to do a few of my mini sessions for Christmas down in this beautiful area. I did five families down there and wanted to post an image from each of their session…here they are…
Thanks to all of these wonderful families for letting me capture some images for the holiday memories!!