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

1st Birthday Cake Smash – Space Theme

Outer Space 1st birthday cake smash

C’s parents requested an “outer space” theme for her 1st birthday cake smash. This was a new one on us but we were up for the challenge! We looked around online and found this awesome starry sky background at HSD Backdrops. The solar system planets were purchased on amazon. We bought a few different sets, but this one worked best because we could hang them with fishing line. The puff balls were handmade with tissue paper at the studio. These are great for tying in the colors requested by the client. We also found a cool space shuttle at Hobby Lobby but you can’t really see it! Next we had to find the perfect cake… French’s Cupcake Bakery always comes through in this area. Rosie even found some blue glitter icing complete with yellow edible stars sprinkled on the cake!


Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team maternity, newborn, children and family photography studio in Orange County, CA. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area. Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in studio & natural light photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer and fall 2017 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. All cake smash sets are custom built to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a cake.


Backdrop: Hazy Skies Designs

Cake designer/bakery : French’s Cupcake Bakery

3-D Solar System decorations: Amazon

We always love a new concept for a 1st birthday cake smash! Is your little one turning one? Let’s hear some of your ideas for the next session.

1st birthday cake smash photographer

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