Dallas cake smash photographer Laura Levitan of Mod L Photography delights in providing custom, artistic milestone sessions for your baby. One of her favorite challenges is interpreting concepts and values that you hold dear and turning them into works of art. Laura loves all things baby and especially loves celebrating a special first birthday with a creative cake smash photography session. Annemarie Deubner of Smallcakes cupcake and cake bakery is the official bakery of Mod L Photography and provides all of Laura’s custom cake smash cakes for first birthday sessions. Smallcakes is located at:
The Office Themed Cake Smash
As an avid The Office fan I watched season after season with baited breath to see whether Jim would finally ask Pam out. If Michael would ever find love. And if Dwight would ever become a manager. I’ve never watched a show that after watching the entire run I went back and binge watched the entire thing again (thank you Netflix). When my former wedding clients (yes I used to photograph weddings) came in to plan their son’s first birthday session we came up with a cute idea to use a favorite family color – teal, along with their son’s favorite – stuffed animals. I loved the idea. Super cute and personal for sure. I love nothing more than to incorporate personal themes. I will blog about that cake smash in my next post this week.
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But as we chatted a little longer, catching up after two long years since their wedding, we learned that the dad and I had both just finished binge watching The Office again. I made a casual comment that I was dying to do a The Office Themed Cake Smash. The dad’s eyes just lit up. He was like, “let’s do it!” And that was all I needed.
How to plan The Office themed cake smash?
Over the next week I was on a mission to design and collect all of the cool things we would need to make this amazing session happen. If you’ve ever watched The Office you have to remember the episode where Jim and Dwight take over the party planning committee.
I have to give major props to mom and dad for finding the baby-sized Dwight Schrute glasses. I wonder if you can try and pick out all of The Office references in the shoot.
And finally, should I mention the cake? I texted with Annie (Annemarie) and asked if she could make a beet themed cake for me. I described exactly what I wanted and of course she was up to the task. What an amazing team they have at Smallcakes. Since we were doing two cake smashes for this birthday they had to come up with two incredible concepts for me. And they did an amazing job for both. And that baby didn’t eat full cakes. My clients left with the “beet” cake and my family and I polished off the other cake. Let me tell you, best cakes in Dallas. Truly delicious.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this milestone birthday session. It was a labor of love to create this The Office themed cake smash session. And while I love both of these cake smashes, I have to say my absolute favorite was the picture of baby Dwight with his beets and jello stapler.
Let me know what you think of this session in the comments. Can you find all of the references? What did I miss? Tell me what I should include for next time. And if you have a great idea for another theme please share it with me in the comments. I’ll see if I can find a client willing to do it. Thanks for reading!
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