Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ • Sessions by appointment only

Airplane Pilot Cake Smash – One year old birthday

Airplane Pilot Cake Smash – Cruz’s 1st Birthday Session

Cruz had such a great cake smash session! He had a smile on his face as soon as he came into the studio! The Airplane Pilot Cake Smash set was created from our massive prop collection. The cake was baked by French’s Cupcake Bakery in Costa Mesa. We always start the session without the cake. This is something we have learned works to warm up these kids. It gets them used to the lights and strobes and also lets Jennifer play with them and get to know what makes them smile. This little man was not shy- and he absolutely LOVED his cake!

If you are interested in the aviator theme for your next portrait session, here is another theme.


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Gilmore Studios is a first birthday cake smash photographer also specializing in maternitynewbornchildren, family, and wedding photography in Orange County, CA. 

Please 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.

Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your fall & winter 2020 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. All birthday cake smash sets are custom built to your theme or color scheme and include a yummy cake from French’s Cupcake Bakery. Create your own theme or choose from any of our previous themes seen here.

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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Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ

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