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

First Birthday Cake Smash Photographer

Smashing Cake – Modern One Year Old

Nothing better than a happy one year old on her birthday!  Being a first birthday cake smash photographer just might be the coolest occupation in the world, right? So much work goes into planning and building the set and it’s always a bummer to tear it all down after the session. These little ones don’t last long when they are covered in frosting, so we make sure to get a cute portrait session beforehand. This also helps baby get comfortable with the studio and photographer.

This little lady had a blast and is there a better way to end a cake smash session than in a bath? Overall, the first birthday cake smash was a smashing success. We can’t wait to show you the golf theme set that we built last week!

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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. 

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 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 from French’s Cupcake Bakery.

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