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

First Birthday Cake Smash – Baby Spa

First Birthday Cake Smash

You never know how the little ones will react to their First Birthday Cake Smash. Some one year olds have a hard time with frosting all over their little fingers, but not this happy girl! She rocked her first birthday cake smash session and completely crushed her birthday cake, too! This was her first time at the studio and going by the photos we below, we will be seeing her again for sure!


We would like to thank all of the companies who help us accomplish our cake smash visions. Without them, this job would be a lot harder than it already is! We love to share images, too. Let us know if you see something you love.

Baby Bathtub by OZ Backdrops and Props

Castle Backdrop by Baby Dream Backdrops

Misc. Candles by Hobby Lobby

Bakery: French’s Cupcake Bakery



Gilmore Studios is a portrait photography team specializing in maternitynewbornchildren and family photography 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.

Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer, fall, and winter 2018 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. All birthday cake smash sets are custom built to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a yummy cake baked with love from French’s Cupcake Bakery. First Birthday Cake Smash sessions are typically booked 30 days in advance to allow the set designer time to locate props.

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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.

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