Maternity photo shoots are a beautiful way to capture one of the most memorable times in a couple’s life. Everything from beach shots, Disney World pictures, family portraits, and solo shots of Mom’s growing belly and glowing face have been done.
But what about Dad? Maybe he feels a little left out and wants to be the center of attention for once! I mean, why should Mom get all the glory? Well, dad-to-be Nick Roberts agrees — so he decided to do a “pregnancy” photo shoot of his own.
Known for their sense of humor, Nick and his friend Stephen Cwiok, both from the Boston area, thought it might be fun to celebrate Nick and his girlfriend Brianna’s pregnancy with a clever prank— a “maternity” shoot featuring the dad, rather than the mom.
“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,” Nick shares in his now viral Facebook post.
Cwiok, a private contract videographer, has some experience in the photography business, and obviously Nick served as the model. After expanding their bellies with some McDs, they chose a scenic backdrop with a rock wall, on which Nick lovingly splayed himself with his McDonald’s lunch in hand. Not to mention, of course, his shirt was also unbuttoned to show off his “pregnant” belly, while his brooding face was on point.
“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,” Nick wrote in his cheeky Facebook post. “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.”
Well, Nick, after Brianna gives birth, ask her how similar labor is to eating “a LOT of fast food.” And please report back to us with her answer!
Nick’s sense of humor continues throughout the post, as he encourages others to share it, so that “the world may see the wonder of a father during pregnancy.” And what a wonder it is.
The story actually gets better, as Nick tells Babble that he and Stephen planned the entire thing as a surprise for Brianna. At their gender reveal party, they quietly set the photos out on a table and waited for guests (and mom-to-be) to notice them. Needless to say, the gag was a hit.
“Brianna thought it was really funny, but she didn’t seem at all surprised by the idea that Nick would do that,” Cwiok tells Babble.
So it sounds like Nick’s quite the prankster and will make fatherhood a lot of fun. That will help, Nick, because in my opinion, having a sense of humor is the ONLY way to survive the rollercoaster that is raising kids.
Now that their hilarious photo shoot has gone viral, the duo created an equally humorous video thanking the internet world for sharing their joke. And, well — you’ll just have to watch.
We look forward to what these guys come up with next, especially since parenthood provides endless opportunities for humor. Maybe there will be a birthing video in a couple months?