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

Teddy Bear Picnic Cake Smash Photographer

Teddy Bear Picnic Cake Smash Photographer

This was a great session, from the cake, to the outfits, to the cute props! We started out with a more traditional portrait session. Then, we transitioned into a teddy bear picnic themed cake smash, complete with a cool backdrop. And of course, thanks to French’s Cupcake Bakery in Costa Mesa for the amazing bear cake! They went above and beyond to help us make another incredible cake smash. Thanks so much to this little man for being so wonderful for his teddy bear picnic cake smash! He looked so adorable in his little suspenders and bow tie. Again, what a great first birthday portrait session. With his smiles and his laughter particularly, he was a delight for us to shoot from beginning to end! All in all, another terrific cake smash is on the books. We really love how it turned out!


Gilmore Studios is a 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 fall and winter 2018 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. Little Indian Birthday Cake Smash Sessions are done in the studio. All birthday cake smash sets are custom built to the client’s theme or color scheme and include a cake from French’s Cupcake Bakery in Costa Mesa. The Little Indian Cake Smash concept was a collaboration with the client.

If you’re interested in what other people have to say about us, then check out some of our reviews on Yelp!

Gilmore Studios Elsewhere

We have an Instagram page! Be sure to follow for updates, future shoots, and more, as we update it daily. And if you need more cute baby and cake smash pictures, then don’t forget to check out @GilmoreStudiosBabies, our Instagram page just for baby pictures!

For Photographers

If you are a photographer interested in our work, then make sure to visit our For Photographers page on our website. Helping our fellow photographers is something we here at Gilmore Studios are always trying to do. We offer online and in-person coaching, workshops, and opportunities to join our team. Feel free to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we hope to work with you soon.

Teddy Bear Picnic Cake Smash - 1st Birthday Photography

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