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

Puppy Theme 1st Birthday Cake Smash

Puppy Theme 1st Birthday Cake Smash!

What can we say, this little guy LOVES puppies! It was only fitting to have a puppy theme 1st birthday session. We have loved photographing Jackson over the past year. I still can’t believe that he is already one! His mommy runs a well known blog called Sunshine Daydream and has been so great about giving us shout outs on her social media accounts! Thank you!

Custom Birthday Photography Sets by Gilmore Studios

Every birthday background that you see on our website is custom made with direction from our clients. We love creating these sets! Each one is unique and requires a lot of time researching and purchasing props. We have a large format printer that allows us to make our own backdrops. We have partnered with an amazing cake designer that works with us to create the perfect birthday cake to match the theme.

Tips and tricks

  • Allow at least 2 weeks for design and planning time.
  • To help your 1 year old will have a great session, let them try some cake a few days before your session. Some kids do not like the frosting on their hands!
  • Bring toys, books, or favorite snacks to the session. Sometimes a distraction helps!


Gilmore Studios is a photographer 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 fall and winter 2017 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. Puppy themed 1st Birthday cake smash photography session. 

All cake smash sets are custom built to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a cake.

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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Cake Smash

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Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ

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