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

Orange County cake smash – Pink and Gold

Orange County cake smash – Pink and Gold

Orange County cake smash photography is on the rise at Gilmore Studios! First birthday sessions are becoming a daily occurrence at the Costa Mesa photography studio. With moms requesting themes such as outer space, on the farm, lumberjack, or a super girlie pet cake smash!

Creating one of a kind themes

The set design team has their work cut out for them! Owner & photographer Jennifer Gilmore says, “there is a new pile of boxes waiting at my door for me everyday, full of props for upcoming sessions!” Building the birthday sets is the most difficult part of the job since every set is custom made to the clients theme or color scheme. Jennifer says, “I work closely with each mom sending Pinterest links and coordinating outfits via email for the cake smash session.”

The best cake designers

Gilmore Studios also supplies the custom cake seen in all of their cake smash sessions. “Our cake designer is the best! French’s Cupcake Bakery always completes the birthday set with one of their custom designed (and delicious) birthday cakes.”


Cake designer: French’s Cupcake Bakery

Wooden backdrop: Pepperlu

Pink backdrop: Lemondrop Backdrops

Gold candle: Jamboree Party Box

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 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. All cake smash sets are custom built to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a cake.


Orange County Cake Smash

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

As seen in:

Cake Smash

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