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

Under The Sea Cake Smash – First Birthday Photography

Mermaid Theme – First Birthday Cake Smash Session

We are in love with our newest Under the Sea cake smash theme! This custom made set has gotten a lot of attention lately, so don’t be surprised if you see it again on Instagram. Baby Dream Backdrops has been creating some adorable backdrops lately! We can’t wait to show you some of their newest designs in 2019.

The Under the Sea cake smash set is now available for your next birthday session. We are ready to celebrate with you and your little one!


More Cake Smash Sessions on Instagram!

Be sure to follow @GilmoreStudiosbabies on Instagram for the latest newborn and cake smash sessions.


Photography Set

If you are a vendor that creates baby backdrops and props, we love to collaborate! Get in touch with us and let’s make something awesome!

Backdrop by: Baby Dream Backdrops

Bathtub by: Oz Backdrops and Props

Misc props by: Hobby Lobby



Gilmore Studios is a first birthday cake smash photographer also specializing in maternitynewbornchildren, family, and wedding photography in Orange County, CA. 

Please 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 spring 2019 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. All birthday cake smash sets are custom built to your theme or color scheme and include a yummy cake from French’s Cupcake Bakery. Create your own theme or choose from any of our previous themes seen here.

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