30th Birthday Steak Smash Session | Milestone Monday

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
Julia Child

You guys, this might be our favorite re-interpretation of a cake smash EVER!  This hilarious and perfectly photographed session came to us by Jessica Vallia Photography and there’s no way we weren’t gonna share it with all of you! Behold . . . the Steak Smash Session!!

What We Love:

Jessica: My husband turned the big 3-0 this year and we wanted to make a special day of it! While I rarely do a cake smash I could not resist the “steak smash” idea that popped in my head while looking through amazing images of “manoir”! My husband is a fun loving, bow hunting, meat eating kinda guy! Together we are a woodsy Colorado family of 6 and I work primarily with families and weddings. I am a Nikon girl through and through and these were shot with my trusty 50mm 1.4 (I could use this and no other lens and be perfectly happy).  This park in Black Forest Colorado is called Fox Run and offers a bit of the woods in the city. My husband could not have been a better sport, this session caught his zany personality from start to finish.

Rachel and Lisa: WHERE DO WE START?! Jessica, we think you are on to something here with this Steak Smash Sess! What a great way to celebrate a 30th birthday milestone! Not only is it such a hilarious and fabulous idea but you and your hubby executed it PERFECTLY! The setting, the props, the lighting, your husband’s outfit. . . LOVE that you even captured detail shots just like in a traditional cake smash session. The use of your beloved 50mm 1.4 worked so well for you here too. The beautiful bokeh is almost as yummy as that steak! We adore that your hubby was all-in on this session and hilarious idea. What a great sport! We hope he had a fabulous 30th birthday! Thanks so much for sharing this creative and super funny session with us!

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Jessica Vallia is a full service Colorado wedding and family photographer offering wedding, family, child, maternity, event, and engagement photography.

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What do you love about this Steak Smash Session? Leave a comment below and let us know!

For more grown up cake smash fun, visit this Grown Up Golden Birthday Cake Smash Session by Sunshyne Pix.

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