Ella’s Cake Smash! 1st Birthday Portrait Session – Newport Beach Baby Photographer

Another amazing smash cake by Great Dane Baking Company! We always like to start out in the garden to get the little one warmed up to the camera. This works great, especially if they fall asleep on the car ride over 🙂 Once we find out how to turn those smiles on, we head into the studio and get messy!


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  • Candy Thomas

    I love this! My daughter will be one in a few months and I would love to have something like the gold garland strands in the background for her pictures. May I ask what it is that you used or where it could be purchased? I live in Missouri and I haven’t seen it in our local party stores. Thanks!

  • We used door beads (purchased on ebay!) You’ll need to buy at least a couple of them. You choose the backdrop and hang the beads in front. 🙂

  • Kelli

    I was wondering the same thing as Candy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this background. I’ve been looking for door beads as you mentioned, but was wondering if yours are like mardi gras necklace beads or are they little metallic circles? They sparkle so well! I want to make sure I get the same type. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! Wish we lived near you – I’d just safe the hassle and book you as our photographer. 🙂

  • they are plastic beads. We use the gold and clear ones. Remember to buy at least 2 because they aren’t very wide. Good luck!

  • Beautiful! Your work is stunning!
    I’d love to know where the pale pink (paper maybe?) backdrop is from.

    Thank you!

  • Hi Michelle – Thx! I believe we got it from Lemondrop Backdrops and door beads from ebay.

  • Yesenia Suarez


    I was wondering where is the gold bead backdrop from? I am having issues finding one.

    Thank you!


  • We bought the door beads on ebay – they have gold, silver, and clear. Just hang them a few inches in front of any backdrop. 🙂

  • Cierra

    I have been looking on eBay and I only see the clear do you have a link for the gold? I love this for my daughters photos! Great work! 

  • Sorry I don’t have it- it was a few years ago!

Orange County wedding and Portrait Photographers

Gilmore Studios


3001 Red Hill Ave #4-104


Costa Mesa, CA 92626


(949) 698-3968



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