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

Smash Cake Photo Session – Tuscany Theme

1st birthday cake smash – Tuscany Italy theme

This smash cake photo session was one of my favorites this year! The great thing about signing up for the baby’s first year plan is you get plenty of time to plan your sessions. We love that we get to see this family so often! When mom told us what she had envisioned for Siena’s 1st birthday, we were so excited to create the set. I absolutely loved their outfit choices for the family portrait, too. Everything is clean and white! The yellow sunflower was a nice touch of color as well. I love how mom and dad jumped into the session to help! The photos of Siena feeding her parents are adorable.

Tuscany, Italy smash cake photo session

Special thanks to French’s Cupcake Bakery for always providing amazing smash cakes! The Tuscany theme was a new one for us and we are so happy with how it turned out! The branches, flowers, and vines were discovered at Hobby Lobby in HB. The family found Siena’s little white dress in Italy- how sweet is that?

Be sure to check out this family’s maternity, newborn, and 6 month sessions on the blog!

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 smash cake photo session sets are custom built to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a delicious cake!


1st birthday Tuscany Italy cake smash 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

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