With soft lighting and dreamy gazes, traditional maternity photo shoots usually depict a couple’s love for one another and their precious baby’s impending arrival.
Todd and Nicole Cameron, from Nanaimo, B.C., are not like other couples.
“I’m basically 37 weeks pregnant roughly, not feeling the most attractive [and I’m] bloated and puffy and uncomfortable,” Nicole said.
“When Todd had brought up maternity pictures, and I said, ‘You know, I don’t feel the best for all those pretty, glamorous shots.’ Power to the people that can pull it off, but I wasn’t feeling it.”
Luckily Todd had something else in mind. He had found a model of the alien that bursts out of the chest of Officer Kane in the iconic 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien at a garage sale (for $15).
“I knew that Nicole wasn’t really into traditional maternity shots. We put our heads together and what we came up with was funny, grotesque, and seems to be quite popular with the internet.”