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

Cake Smash Session | 1st Birthday

Cake Smash Session: Construction Zone

One of my favorite things about a cake smash session is customizing the sets! It’s so much fun to work with our clients, hunting for inspiration on Pinterest, and surfing Amazon for the missing piece. Smashing birthday cakes seems like an easy session but countless hours are put into every backdrop design. We are constantly adding to our prop inventory. Every time Brian finds another large Amazon box at the door, he thinks- “oh no, where are we going to store that?” The real challenge is the organization. I am a VERY organized person so a messy prop storage area can stress me out!

One year old – Under Construction theme

James is all boy- so the construction theme was just perfect! We collected a few black, orange and yellow props like caution tape, party streamers, mini traffic cones, toy tractors, and a work vest with hard hat! The paper traffic signs were found on amazon.  The cake was designed by French’s Cupcake Bakery (the best in town!) His little overalls he wore were absolutely perfect for this cake smash session. Every construction project needs some dirt, right? We found a large bag of brown sugar at the grocery store that worked great.

Be sure to check out his “newborn session” and “sitting up session

About the cake smash session photographer

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 cake smash photo 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 or fall 2017 photography sessions. Cake smash portrait session pricing starts at $250



Construction theme birthday party ideas

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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