Newborn Hilariously Stares Down Doctors Becoming the World’s Youngest Meme

Isabela Pareira de Jesus Glare Meme
(Rodrigo Kunstmann)

We all have bad days. They’re inevitable. Ironically, though, one of the worst has to be the day we’re born – the bright lights, the cold, all the poking and prodding from the doctors and nurses… it’s about as rough as transitions can get.

And while babies aren’t normally known for communicating their discomfort apart from crying, little Isabela Pareira de Jesus was caught giving her doctors one hell of a look to convey her displeasure immediately after her birth.

“Childbirth is a unique moment. I can only consider myself a blessed person,” said Brazilian photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann, who snapped the perfectly timed shot. “I feel like a lottery winner.”

Kunstmann’s Portuguese caption translates to: “Today is my birth and I don’t even have clothes for this.”

“She made the baby have contact with the mother at birth,” Kunstmann further explained. “But I only saw the expression on the baby’s face when I left the operating room.” And that was all he needed to get the iconic shot. Even Isabela’s mother, Daiane de Jesus Barbosa, instantly thought it was hilarious, saying she was “born a ready meme.”

Instead of crying, little Isabella simply glared at the hospital staff until her umbilical cord was cut. Her mother says Isabella is still practicing her facial expressions, wrinkling her forehead or furrowing her brow when she needs to be fed or changed.

Understandably, the photo has since gone viral with folks all over the world adding their own captions to the unforgettable shot.

Dad and Baby Daughter Sport Matching Tutus for Epic Photoshoot

Dad Wears Tutu for Photoshoot
(Jenn Floyd Photography)

“It’s okay for a manly-man to put on a tutu and play with his daughter,” says 32-year-old Texan, Casey Fields.

(Jenn Floyd Photography)

Casey, a self-professed manly man, and single dad to a 1-year-old girl named Lyla did precisely that. And folks, the results were positively heartwarming.

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When Jenn Floyd Photography asked for models on their Facebook page, a friend of Casey’s had no choice but to tag him in the comments.

“What the heck,” Casey said. “I’ll do it.”

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Being a single father to a young girl can be intimidating. Bereft of a mother’s firsthand insight, some men feel societal pressures brought on by conventional gender roles. Other men put on a tutu.

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“I just put on a tutu and started interacting with Lyla and kind of forgot I was wearing it at all,” he says.

(Jenn Floyd Photography)

The photoshoot went viral, garnering over 50,000 shares on Facebook.

“She is my world,” Casey told Insider. “I consider myself a manly-man, but with her I lose all that and just be her dad.”

(Jenn Floyd Photography)

Casey’s favorite photo from the shoot is the one in which she paws lovingly at his face. “That’s kind of our thing,” he says. “She loves my beard.”

(Jenn Floyd Photography)

We applaud Casey and his eagerness to put a smile on his daughter’s face. Bravo, sir.

Viral Photo Shoot Features Newborn of Fallen Firefighter and His Firehouse Brothers

Brett Grace Firehouse Photoshoot
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Brett Korves was a 10-year veteran of an Illinois Fire Department when he died tragically in a car accident on his way to work in early 2019. He left behind a two-year-old son and a pregnant wife. Nearly a year later, Brett’s brothers at the Fire Department honored his memory with a photo shoot with the newborn daughter he never got to meet.

His wife, Alex, didn’t know she was pregnant when Brett tragically passed and told Good Morning America she was “freaking out” at first, but was glad to have one more piece of him in her life.

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Brett’s First Responders was a foundation started in his memory to carry on his legacy of helping his community.

Alex said she was touched by the avalanche of positivity after the photos went viral and said she is thankful for the support of their family, friends, and Brett’s brothers in the Fire Department,

“I just want Brett Grace to realize that even though her father has passed, she has all this outpouring support from all these men, too.”

‘Dog With Sign’ Embarks on a Hunt for Justice

Baboy With a Sign
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Not to get political on here but we’ve all seen our fair share of protests recently. They are filled with courageous people standing up for something they believe in and want their voices heard. This story is no different, despite it featuring a four-legged poster (good) boy.

‘Dog with Sign’ is an Instagram account whose name leaves little to the imagination. It stars a special outspoken pup (also known as Baboy) who is here to stand up for dog rights and he will not be silenced.

 

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“If you don’t sit for something, you’ll never get the treat,” his account bio reads.

These canine protest pics only started about a month ago and have already garnered over 10,000 followers/allies. Folks are clearly here for what the dog community has to say (we are their best friends, after all).

 

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‘Dog with Sign’ is the canine spin-off of the popular ‘Dude with Sign’ account, which features a fellow (also known as Seth) opining streetside about common social frustrations or entertaining ideas with a cardboard sign of his own.

The puppy protestor has some serious work to do if he’s going to get anywhere near the staggering 2.1 million people currently following ‘Dude with Sign,’ though.

 

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So if you’re willing to join the fight against mailmen, cats, and pooping in the rain (or just want to see an adorable dog who is), you can follow ‘Dog with Sign’ on Instagram here.

Family’s Movie-Themed Cosplay Christmas Photos Are Magical

Die Hard Toddler Poster
(Facebook/Todd Cameron)

The holiday season means different things to different people. For some, it means gathering with family and friends over large meals and enjoying chestnuts by an open fire. For others, it means an elaborate movie-themed photo shoot is in order.

Todd Cameron and his wife Nicole fall into the second group. The proud parents have put every other holiday photoshoot to shame thanks to some ingenious setups and expert photography, crafting what could be the most adorable holiday portraits you’ve ever seen.

These aren’t your co-worker Mary’s cheesy pics of her grandkids in tacky sweaters. Instead, the British Columbia based couple decided to pay homage to a dozen of the most memorable holiday movies with the help of their adorable son Jack and family friend Heather Stone who helped edit the photos.

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From Elf to Home Alone, and yes, even Die Hard, this family absolutely nailed each and every one of these movie-poster-style gems. Thankfully, Todd and his wife Nicole have shared these treasures with the world for all of us to enjoy.

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The two are no strangers to internet notoriety.

The Camerons made headlines a while back for their alien-themed maternity photoshoot and a follow-up first birthday celebration, which both swept across the web like wildfire.

But this new nod to Christmastime classics goes well above and beyond their initial shareable sensation.

The Dad reached out to Todd and Nicole to learn more about what went in to capturing these one-of-a-kind photos as well as their motivation behind making them.

Todd says it’s just who they are.

“Nicole and I are both big Christmas lovers and we go all out. Every year, our house gets chosen as one of the houses included on the local Christmas Lights map here in Nanaimo, B.C. “

But Todd acknowledges that having a new baby often means making a few changes to your regular routine. “This year, having a one year old whom we are keeping away from screens for now, we knew that it wasn’t going to be as easy to watch all of the movies we usually dig into.”

So Todd and Nicole thought of the perfect solution. A little Christmas cosplay.

Todd was in charge of staging the scenes and making the costumes while Nicole captured the shots that have now been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

Asked to choose his favorite, Todd says it’s close, but one definitely takes the cake. “While I think that “A Christmas Story” is the most adorable of the photos, my personal favorite is the Clark Griswold photo. The reason for this is that photo was taken on the evening where we showed Jack our over-the-top Christmas light display for the first time so that expression is genuine excitement response from Christmas lights. To have that memory immortalized in a photo, especially with Jack dressed as Clark, is just a treasure to us.“

The most difficult costume? “Buddy the Elf was probably the most time consuming as it’s a very intricate costume” Todd admits, but adds “it was all worth it when we got to see Jack wandering around a local Toy Store dressed as the cheerful Elf, while people paused their shopping to bask in his cuteness.”

(Todd Cameron)

As for young Jack, he was undoubtedly a die-hard Die Hard fan. “To coax Jack into the box, Nicole came up with the idea of throwing a candy cane into the box. Jack delighted in retrieving the candy cane multiple times while Nicole snapped pics. You can see the enjoyment on his face and if you look close, you can even spot the candy cane.”

(Facebook/Todd Cameron)

For the Camerons, the shoot is a gift that just keeps on giving “First, we get to channel and challenge our creativity. Second, we get to spread joy and laughter amongst others. And last, we end up with these amazing keepsakes that one day we will be able to give to Jack to show him that one never has to stop playing pretend or being silly.”

While we all may celebrate the holidays in different ways, the one universal trend is sharing the moments that matter with those we love. In turn, they share their joy with the people they encounter and thus the holiday season is made bright.

So when your coworker shares those silly holiday shots, just smile and take joy in their joy, and remember that you’ll likely both have a few days off this week which is the greatest holiday miracle of all!

Here’s the complete series:

A Christmas Story Toddler Poster
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Gremlins
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

Grandma and Grandson Are Best Friends and Viral Photoshoot Veterans

Ross Smith and Pauline "Granny" Kana
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Family photos are notorious for being cheesy, poorly staged, and just bad overall. Fortunately, a special grandmother-grandson duo is redefining the game and kicking out some unforgettable family pics to their now millions of fans.

Ross Smith, 27, and his 93-year-old grandma, Pauline “Granny” Kana, began posting short videos on Vine over 6 years ago. One particular vid featured Ross getting savagely blocked by Granny while playing basketball, which went subsequently went insanely viral and launched the duo into internet stardom.

Even with the decline of Vine, the duo has continued making videos and doing hilarious photoshoots, which has earned them an astounding 2.7 million followers on Instagram and 900k subscribers on YouTube.

We’ve compiled a number of our favorite parody costume shoots from Ross and Granny for your viewing pleasure. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Clearly, family holidays are even more special for this pair who plan something costumed and ridiculous for nearly every single one of them. It’s also hard to tell who’s enjoying it more.

In addition to posting amazing photographic content like this, Ross and Granny also film comedy sketches, mini-documentaries, Granny’s words of wisdom, and sometimes just typical updates to let us know Granny hasn’t kicked it yet.

Sometimes, they’ll even visit conventions to heckle folks walking around. Check out Granny’s shenanigans at this bodybuilding event:

If you need more quality content from this iconic pair, check out their posts on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Photographer Hosts Disney Photoshoots Starring Children With Down Syndrome

Photographer features Children with Down Syndrome
(Nicole Louise Photography)

There’s no doubt that your Facebook feed is full of family portraits and holiday photos, but here’s a few you may have missed that are sure to brighten up your day.

A photographer and educator out of the UK has gained notoriety recently after her pictures of kids dressed up as Disney characters went viral.

Nicole Louise Perkins is a full time TA at a special needs school, which has allowed her to spend time with some pretty amazing little kiddos. But it was her passion for photography that inspired a unique idea. Last year, Perkins helped craft an awareness campaign called “Down Right Beautiful,” which featured children with Down syndrome.

“There is just something so amazing about children with special needs,” she recently told TODAY. Beyond capturing some incredible photos, Perkins says the resulting campaign helped those new to Down syndrome understand a bit more from those who have already been living with it. “Each person involved had their own page with their story and any advice their parents would give to new parents who have just been given a diagnosis.”

32 individuals, from babies to young adults, were photographed for the initial project. The resulting reaction inspired Perkins to do it again, only this time, with a twist. The kids were all dressed as Disney characters and the final products are… well, see for yourself.

Disney Photoshoot for Down Syndrome
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Aladdin Photoshoot
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Brave Disney Photoshoot
(Nicole Louise Photography)

So far, the photos have been viewed over millions of times, with fans from nearly every corner of the globe chiming in on the positively perfect portraits.

(Nicole Louise Photography)

“Comment after comment of how happy the images had made people, how much they love them and just so much positivity — it left me feeling so full inside,” Perkins shared.

While the reaction to the photos has been instantaneous, Perkins hopes the message has a lasting impact. “I hope the project helps people realize that Down syndrome isn’t scary and that the people that have Down syndrome don’t have less of a life,” Perkins told TODAY. “They have great lives and along with that, they make the lives of the people around them much richer.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Dad Shows Off His Mini-Me Mechanic in Viral Daddy-Daughter Photoshoot

Dad and Daughter Mechanic Photo Shoot
(Facebook/Devante Bennett-Dotson)

It’s always a good idea to share with your kids about what you do and why you’re passionate about it. Not only does it set an example for doing good work, but it might just pique their interest as well.

Londyn Bennett-Dotson, for example, has always loved watching her father Devante Bennett-Dotson work on cars as a mechanic, so when he invited her to grab her own tools and coveralls, she couldn’t have been more excited.

Two-year-old Londyn and 26-year-old Devante’s birthdays are only a day apart so they decided to celebrate with a daddy-daughter photoshoot, courtesy of Londyn’s mother, Ashleigh Sheppard.

“She was enjoying it as much as we was. I believe once the car was lifted up, she got up under it looking at it first,” Devante told PEOPLE. “Then I handed her a wrench and, before you knew, I had to keep passing her wrenches like it was really that many bolts under there!”

Devante says Sheppard came up with the idea after watching her daughter imitate her father.

“In my free time I’m a mechanic and Londyn watches and tries helping with everything I do,” Devante says. “I was all for it and [the experience] made my day, especially seeing my little girl actually doing it and [being] into something that she watches me do.”

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To the family’s surprise, their adorable photoshoot went viral on Facebook, being shared over 34,000 times.

“We was just posting the pics for our birthdays, not thinking much of it — and boom,” Devante recalls. “The liking and shares on all social media just kept climbing, climbing, and, to be honest, we still in shock that it did.”

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Sheppard told Good Morning America about setting up the shoot, going as far as designing a monogrammed jumpsuit for her little gearhead of a daughter.

She commented that Londyn “loves doing everything daddy does.”

“If he’s outside, she’s outside. If he’s under a car, she wants to be under a car,” she told GMA.

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A love for cars is clearly something that runs in the family, too, as Devante started working on cars with his grandfather when he was 2-years-old as well.

“I do believe Londyn actually might want to be a mechanic later on in life,” Devante told Inside Edition. “I turn my back one minute she’s trying to take tires off her bicycle or messing with my motorcycle or her [toy] car.”

This is so stinking adorable, we’re even willing to dismiss the fact that she chose an import as her first car.

(Facebook/Devante Bennett-Dotson)

Couple Follows Up Alien Maternity Shoot by Celebrating His First Birthday

(Facebook/Todd Cameron)

Todd and Nicole Cameron are Halloween fanatics. In their eyes, the more gruesome, gory, and unsettling, the better.

So, it really shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone when the couple unveiled their rather unorthodox maternity photos last year.

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Weird how everyone just assumed it was a human living inside Nicole the whole time.

Yes, that is a chestburster—the fanged, snake-like creatures from Ridley Scott’s Alien—exploding from her very pregnant belly.

“Our chests are bursting with love for our new addition,” Todd captioned the family photos, which were taken by Lila Carter.

Now, one year later, the baby xenomorph, appropriately named “Burston,” is still around and thriving with his human family. So what did the Cameron’s do to commemorate the anniversary of his explosive arrival?

They threw him a birthday party, of course! And on none other than the USCSS Nostromo, the ship where Ripley fought her first xenomorph.

“So hard to believe that yesterday, one whole year had gone by since our little guy burst through Nicole’s abdomen and into our hearts,” Todd shared on Facebook.

Todd told The Dad that he’s been a huge Alien fan ever since he saw it when he was 13.

“I remember being totally freaked out during the Chestburster scene,” Todd told The Dad. “The fact that the monster was coming from inside the victim was especially disturbing!”

Surely, that’s a feeling many expecting mothers can relate to when they become pregnant for the first time, too. Look, there are plenty of hilarious parallels one could make, which is why the joke is so spot-on.

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Unsurprisingly, online responses to Burston have been mixed.

“One woman from the states messaged me after the initial Alien maternity photoshoot and said that when she got to the part of the shoot where I started chasing the chestburster through the pumpkin patch, she laughed so hard that her family in the other room came to check to see if she was okay,” Todd recounted.

“On the other side, a local religious woman told me that we had likely cursed our newborn with this photoshoot. I responded that the only things he would be cursed with are parents with a healthy imagination and an extreme love of Halloween.”

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The virality of the post has had other laughable results as well. Google is apparently having a hard time deciphering whether or not these are legitimate family photos.

“Basically, any expectant mother or photographer who Googles ‘maternity photos’ will see our blood-soaked faces on the first page. Give it a try! This delights me to no end.”

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As for how long the gag can go on, Todd told The Dad that there are plenty of opportunities for future posts when it comes to the hurdles of raising a terrifying alien son.

“Xenomorphs hit their teenage years pretty quickly and as surly as teenagers get, I can only imagine how much worse a Xenoteen will be. Plus we always have to worry about xenophobia and deportation. I will definitely continue as long as I can!”

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Of course, with age comes new responsibilities and stages of life. Todd doesn’t seem worried, though. He’s ready to be a father to his weird alien son, in whatever capacity he needs.

“Eventually, I will, of course have to give the ‘The Pods and the Queens’ talk to young Burston as it’s more important than ever to give our kids all of the proper information about reproduction,” Todd elaborated, self-assuredly.

“I mean, everyone knows what just a little facehugging can lead to. Of course, first I’ll need to find out more about xenomorph anatomy myself. We all know about their acidic blood and, as he moves into adolescence, I’m just hoping that doesn’t apply to all bodily fluids.”

Those teenage years might be more terrifying than we thought.

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Happy birthday, Burston. And Godspeed, mom, and dad.

For more horrifying Xenomorph goodness, check out Todd’s Instagram account, ‘chestburstingwithlove.’

Photographer Mom Nails This Horrifically Fun Daddy-Daughter Photoshoot

Dad and Daughter in Horror Photoshoot
(Facebook/Tiffany Renfroe)

Spending quality time with the kids is going to look different for every family – maybe you like going to sporting events or piling in the car to go to the movies.

Or, if you’re a photographer like Tiffany Renfroe, a family photo shoot can be the perfect excuse to get out of the house… and she’s dead set on making theirs memorable.

Her latest daddy-daughter shoot with her husband, Daniel, and 11-month-old, Oakley, is perfectly-themed for this time of year and sounds like a surprisingly sweet bonding experience.

“Daniel and I are very sarcastic, as people, as parents. Life is too short to take everything so seriously,” Tiffany told Bored Panda. “Our babies (Kaiden-10, Gibson-5, Oakley-11 months) are our world.

“We are active parents that would rather be doing things with them or giving them experiences over gifts or money, although, they still are spoiled. Our kids go everywhere with us and are included in everything we do (we live away from family due to jobs).”

Tiffany admits that her kids love classic horror films, especially pointing out the goofy, over-the-top acting and props.

“It wasn’t hurting them, making them scared, so whatever. It’s us,” Tiffany said. “My kids are sweet and loving, do great in school, are nonviolent, love others, and that’s all that matters to us as parents.”

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Before folks get all up in arms, Tiffany assures her viewers that this was a remarkably positive and family-oriented day.

“The day of, Kaiden and myself, started doing Daniel’s makeup first, he sat propped up against the wall right next to Oakley’s toys, we hoped she would just play while we worked on this. But just like a curious 11-month-old she was, she was right up in our business!”

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“So I would do some of Daniel’s, then smudge a little on her, do a little more of his and smudge again on hers, brushes on him, brushes on her, she was even attempting to help with the makeup brushes! Her sister would tickle her with the “dirt brush”. It was a game for her! About a 2-hour game.

“It took patience but was fun. There was no getting her to stay still like many online people have wondered how I did, I worked in her world and made it fun, you know, the tricks moms know how to pull when they need or want things done.”

(Facebook/Tiffany Renfroe)

Everyone was involved in the shoot, whether that meant helping with the makeup, giggling at the goofy faces Daniel and Oakley were making, or snacking on the edible props (mostly red velvet).

“It was much more than a shoot, it was family time. I hope this not only reaches the fans of horror movie lovers, zombie lovers, and Michael Myers fans, but everyone. There is a deeper layer to all of this, which is time spent with your family.”

(Facebook/Tiffany Renfroe)

Look, I get it. A photoshoot like this would probably be a little extreme for most kids or, hell, even for some adults. But that’s the beautiful thing about families and kids being so different: We get to figure out what’s fun and makes us tick together.

“Children need our time, they need us, they need laughs, giggles, hugs, and adventure,” Tiffany emphasized. “That is what they will remember. They aren’t going to remember eating cake and berries off of some fake intestines.”

(Facebook/Tiffany Renfroe)

You can find the rest of Tiffany’s photoshoot here. And if you need more amazing horror-themed photos in your life, don’t miss this engagement shoot that went down at Crystal Lake.

Deployed Dad Returns Home To Meet 6-Month-Old Son For The First Time

(Brittany Leigh Photography, LLC)

We’ve all gotten a little teary-eyed watching a video of a soldier returning home to his wife, kids, or dog – there’s no shame in it. But if you’re one to get a little misty at stories like these, you better grab yourself some extra Kleenex before reading any further.

James Chevalier was deployed for 9 months, having to leave his pregnant wife, Mary, and young son, Gage, in order to serve overseas. Upon his return, not only was he greeted by his loving family, but he finally got to meet the newest member of the Chevalier clan, Caspian.

(Brittany Leigh Photography, LLC)

Naturally, it was a big day for everyone involved, but especially for the young boys. Gage didn’t know his father would be returning home that day and Caspian had never even met the man in person, but that didn’t stop the two from instantly bonding.

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“Seeing them come together for the first time … it seemed like Caspian had an immediate connection,” Mary Chevalier told Good Morning America. “It was like they already knew each other. It was very emotional.”

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Brittany Watson of Brittany Leigh Photography (who also photographed the Chevalier’s wedding) was there to document the reunion and her shots truly convey the magic of the special moment.

“It was one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had as a photographer,” Watson told GMA. “It was an honor … and I will always remember it.”

(Brittany Leigh Photography, LLC)

Now that James is stateside again, he plans to use the skills he learned in the Army National Guard to work as a paramedic… well, on top of being a damn good dad, of course.

“My husband is very attentive to his children and really wants to be this amazing father figure to his kids,” Mary said.

It looks like he’s more than ready to prove it.

(Brittany Leigh Photography, LLC)

You can check out the rest of the Chavlier’s wonderful photoshoot here.

Photoshopping Dad Is Back, Puts Baby In Subtly Dangerous Situations

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Just because some folks hold the reins a little looser on their kids doesn’t make them bad parents, but Stephen Crowley is definitely pushing those limits… or at least that’s what he wants you to think.

As we’ve covered before, Stephen was well known for playfully Photoshopping his infant daughter, Hannah, into precarious situations. The creations were so convincing that plenty of worrisome parents have been duped.

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While his Photoshop skills are great, the photos really work because Stephen typically refrains from going over the top. The subtly really makes it believable. Take this photo captioned, “Autumn walks,” for example:

 

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Stephen didn’t need to photoshop Hannah sitting on the edge of a volcano to give plenty of people mild heart attacks.

This project was the fun outlet Stephen needed while Hannah underwent treatment for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), which required 6 months of treatment in the hospital.

Two years later, this photoshopping papa is back with a now healthy four-year-old Hannah, teaming up with a toddler care brand called Summer to create a new series of images with the same shocking flavor as before.

This time, they are digitally creating scenarios that you would never want to see in your baby monitor.

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Since Hannah is a bit outside of the normal baby monitor age range, Stephen worked with the baby of a family friend named Ruby, alongside her dog, Dougal.

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Hannah helped her dad by moving around props, lining up shots, and carrying her dad’s hefty camera around.

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“Hannah is a very curious kid, always loves to help out, and enjoys all things creative,” Crowley said. “I only realized upon reviewing the time-lapse that, while I was out of the room, she was adjusting the camera and looking through the viewfinder. I definitely had that proud-dad moment envisioning her following a path to a creative career, such as photography or design.”

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The crew at Summer loved the shoot, but they were even more impressed by Hannah’s thorough involvement.

“The last time we saw pictures of Hannah, she had just come out of the hospital.” Jen Johnson, the VP of Brand Marketing at Summer, said. “To now see pictures of Hannah next to her dad made us think about all of the other kids who could one day recover like her.”

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The Crowley’s are an inspiring example of how coming together with the right mindset can help carry families through difficult and potentially traumatic scenarios.

“We kept a positive attitude throughout Hannah’s illness and leaned heavily on our sense of humor,” Crowley said. “Positivity is very powerful, and laughter really is the best medicine.”

From now until the end of the year, Summer will match ten percent of sales of their latest baby monitor and donate it to Be the Match‘s bone marrow registry, a resource that is crucial to Hannah’s recovery.

5-Yr-Old Boy’s “Up” Photoshoot With Great-Grandparents Goes Viral

5-Yr-Old's Up Photoshoot
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5-year old Elijah had high hopes with he chose to celebrate his fifth birthday with an “Up” themed photoshoot. He’s a big fan of all the characters in the Pixar flick, so he was thrilled and perfectly suited to dress up as Russell, the boy from the film. But he also had the idea to cast his grandparents in supporting roles so he popped the question. 90-year-old Richard and Caroline happily agreed and everyone completely nailed it.

The boy’s twin-sister celebrated turning 5 with an epic, unicorn-themed photoshoot.

Their mom, and photographer, Rachel Perman was diagnosed with cancer right after her twins were born and the photoshoot was a chance to celebrate a milestone she thought she might not make.

Well, she’s currently in remission, so, “It’s a celebration for me and them!” she told CBS News.

She’s been floored by the attention the photos received, adding that the kids were excited to be the subject of one of her photoshoots, knowing she provided the service for others.

“I had no clue this would receive recognition,” she told Good Morning America. “It’s been fun to see how many people are touched by it! I keep telling the kids, ‘You are good at bringing happiness to us. Now you are making the nation happy, too!'”