Ever since photographer Ute-Christin Cowan moved to the Milford, CT, from Germany 17 years ago, she’s been utterly hooked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Excited for the 17th season to start up, Ute opted to give the 61-year-old TV personality the tribute she deserves in the form of an epic cake smash.
After enlisting a sweet little girl named Ariella whom she previously did newborn photos for, she got to work making her vision come to life. “Being a child photographer and a huge Ellen fan, I’ve always wanted to do something special to honor my little obsession,” Ute told POPSUGAR. “It’s always good to remind people to be kind to one another, especially these days. It took a few months of planning this out, but I love how the photoshoot really came together.”
Keep reading to see some of the sweetest moments from the session, which was complete with an adorable Ellen-themed backdrop, colorful balloons, and a Funko Pop toy to match!