Some things you see, you can’t unsee
Pregnancy is a magical time. For men. For women it’s often hell on earth. Which is probably why they like to get maternity photos taken, so they can look back and remind themselves never to get pregnant again.
Unfortunately for one expecting mom, she forgot the photographer was coming! But rather than waste the session, her husband stepped in, using his fast food gut in lieu of their baby.
The results are less than appetizing.
Nick Roberts wasn’t about to let the photographer go home empty-handed, so when his girlfriend forgot she had scheduled her maternity shoot and made other plans, he stepped in to save the day. In order to simulate the optimal conditions for a pregnancy-based photo shoot, Nick stopped by McDonald’s beforehand and let his burger bloat stand in for the bundle of joy.
Nick explained the circumstances in his Facebook post with the photos.
“My girlfriend was supposed to have maternity photos taken one day but she forgot and made other plans, so the photographer just did them with me instead. I felt it was only right to at least try to look a little pregnant, so we grabbed some McDonald’s and off we were.”
While the resulting gut could only take his pregnancy ploy so far, he admits that he felt at least some of the discomfort and nausea his pregnant partner does.
“If I’m being completely honest, the setting, the occasion, the awful cramps from the double cheeseburgers, it all brought me so much closer to the pregnancy.”
How did he think it compared to the real thing?
“Now, I’ll never know what being in labor feels like, but i feel in my heart it can’t be too far away from eating A LOT of fast food. I’m truly blessed to have had this eye-opening experience. #theresbeautyinallofus #livelaughlove #fitfam”
He totally nails the romantic poses typically used in these kinds of shoots, and something tells me he probably experienced a little bit of morning sickness afterwards. Happily, that discomfort is being assuaged by the internet’s rapturous response to his photos, as they’ve received over 128,000 likes and been shared almost 90,000 times.
I hope his girlfriend likes them. And that the photographer was adequately compensated!
“These beautiful photos were all masterfully taken by none other than the great Stephen Cwiok, a true artist.”