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

1st Birthday Session | Orange County Cake Smash Photographer

We have worked with this sweet girl’s family, Christina and Shaun, since the beginning! First we did their wedding at Tivoli Terrace, then her maternity shots at the beach, then their newborn pictures when baby Rylan arrived. Quality portraits are a priority for them, and we are thrilled they continue to get them done!

For Rylan’s first birthday, they wanted to do a photography session that included a cake smash. Mom had two ideas for themes, so we decided to do both!

The first was “sophisticated princess” with a theme of pink and gold. We found the perfect bunting, backdrop, and paper flowers, then dressed baby in a pink tutu and pink and gold beads. Rylan even played the part well, touching her pink cake with all the restraint and refinement of royalty (don’t worry—she got plenty messy later!).

Her second shot was circus themed. We had a ball compiling the awesome backdrop, props, and color story for this one. Everything just pops! I also love that we dressed baby girl in blue. It brings out her beautiful eyes, while still looking feminine. And how adorable is her popcorn cake?!

Both cakes were baked by the incredibly talented French’s Cupcake Bakery. They always willing to try whatever kind of crazy cake we request. They haven’t failed yet! Plus, their cakes are as yummy inside as they are out.

Session type: 1st birthday – cake smash

location: Gilmore Studios Costa Mesa, CA

Other sources for Rylan’s cake smash photography session:

Backdrops: Lemon Drop Backdrops

Banner/bunting: Birdie Baby Boutique

Cake Stand: Paisley Couture Frames

Bakery: French’s Cupcake Bakery

1st Birthday cake smash photo session – $250

A custom designed cake from French’s Cupcake Bakery and a themed back drop to make this session truly unique for your little one!

Contact Gilmore Studios to schedule your child’s cake smash portrait session – – 949.698.3968

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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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    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