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

Costa Mesa newborn photographer – It’s a girl!

Costa Mesa Newborn studio

Siena had such a great session! She was absolutely perfect which gave us lots of outfit and backdrop options. I think she almost slept through the entire photo shoot! Mom and dad gave us their nursery color scheme ahead of time so we were able to get plenty of combos using their colors. Can you believe that mom made that adorable mermaid outfit? We were able to get some fantastic family photos with mom, dad, and grandma as well.

Choosing the right backgrounds

One of the most important parts of a newborn session is the background. Sure, you have to get the poses right but the colors, patterns and textures make all the difference when the final product is presented. Newborn photography should feel soft and warm so most of my favorite photographs are on blankets. The trick is getting them stretched and clamped so they appear smooth and endless.

Newborn Beds

We have found that most mothers prefer a clean and simple background for their baby. They also want at least one set with a little baby bed. We have 8 beds here at the studio so we have you covered! Once we know your colors, we will have some fun layers to add to the mix- ruffles, banners, ribbons, etc. We made the ribbon banner above the bed so the exact colors would tie in.

Props and outfits

One of the hardest parts of assembling custom baby sets is having the right vendors with the right products. We always love to give credit, whether it’s from a mom & pop etsy shop or a mega store like Hobby Lobby. We are constantly adding to our inventory so we can build the sets without waiting for the mailman!

Newborn bed: KingsCloth

Chevron background: Lemondrop backdrops

headbands: BabyBirdieBoutique

Bedding: OopsIKnitItAgain

Baby wraps: Custom Photo Props

Mermaid outfit: handmade by mother

About the 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 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 newborn photography sessions.


Orange County Newborn 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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Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ

Session by appointment only