Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 05:23 pm
A professional photographer and his friend have gone viral after photos of a ‘pregnancy’ shoot they did in 2016 was reshared on social media and took the Internet by storm.
People from all over the world have been saying how much they love this shoot and asking when they’ll be doing the photoshoot with the baby.
According to TUKO.co.ke, professional photographer Martyn Wilkes and Paco have been friends for years, and the photographer who always teased his friend about his big belly convinced him to do a ‘maternity’ photoshoot just to get people to laugh.
“I had been recently doing lots of maternity work, and I wanted to do something different to break things up and have a bit of fun. I have known Paco for four or five years and admittedly often jested about his rather large stomach, which resembled a pregnant mother,” the photographer told Huffpost in a 2017 interview.
The gorgeous outfit was Martyn’s idea and he even painted the name “Noelia” on his friend’s stomach. And there’s a story behind that!
Paco has two daughters, Natalia and Virginia, who were in their 20’s when the photos were taken in 2016. It’s his daughter Natalia’s name that finally convinced Paco to be his friend’s model for the day.
When Natalia was born, Paco’s wife asked him to go and register their daughter’s name – Noelia. But Paco had a couple beers too many and the name Noelia ended up looking like Natalia when he wrote it down.
So, to make it up to his wife for getting their daughter’s name so completely wrong more than 20 years ago, Paco used the photoshoot to finally give her the Noelia she wanted, and his friend also got what he wanted from the shoot – to create publicity and make people laugh.
Here are some of our favourite shots from the shoot below: