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Costa Mesa Cake Smash Photography | Beach Theme

1st birthday – Costa Mesa Cake Smash Photography

First birthday portraits should be fun, right? We love that these sessions have become so popular at Gilmore Studios in Costa Mesa. Our cake smash portraits are custom made for your theme. Whatever you can dream of, our design team is up for the challenge! Cakes are also custom made to match your colors and theme. This sand castle cake was made by our favorite Costa Mesa bakery- French’s Cupcake Bakery. They continue to surprise us, even when the idea might be difficult. Have you ever heard of a sand castle cake?! We are proud to be one of the top Costa Mesa cake smash photography studios!

Here are a few frequently asked questions about Costa Mesa cake smash photography sessions.

When should you book your cake smash session?

We like to have a few weeks notice for cake smash sessions. This gives us time to hunt down the backgrounds and props to make your cake smash awesome.

What should you bring?

Bring at least two outfits for the portrait session and one outfit for the actual cake smash session. We have everything else here at the studio. You are welcome to bring a favorite toy or blanket for the first part of the session.

What if my baby doesn’t like to get messy?

Some babies don’t like sticky frosting on their little hands. Don’t worry! We have a few tricks 🙂 and even if your baby doesn’t destroy the cake, we will still get some great photos.

Do I need to bring my own cake?

No. We handle the cake and the cost.  It is included in your $250 session fee. The cakes are actually delicious so we will be sure to box it up for you to take home.

Can we use the photos for our birthday party invitations?

Of course! Just be sure to come into the studio at least one month before the actual birthday so we can get the invitations done in time.

ABOUT Gilmore Studios

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 kids 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 made to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a cake. Please try to reserve your child’s session 3-6 weeks in advance so we can build an awesome birthday set! 

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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