Moms of twins, let’s see a show of hands: How many of you remembered to take your flower-gilded photo holding your babies in front of the ocean when they were newborns?
Nobody? Well before you write off the idea completely, allow me to introduce you to one mom who might just change your mind.
Sharon Kellaway, a 40-year-old mom of twins from Cork, Ireland, saw the first photo of Beyoncé with her babies last week and was immediately inspired.
“I saw the photo of Beyoncé and thought it was elaborate … but fab,” Kellaway tells Babble. “Then I thought I would try to do a similar photo myself.”
In case you missed it, here’s the now-infamous Instagram photo of Beyoncé and her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi:
And here’s Kellaway’s SPECTACULAR recreation:
So, just in case you think you might want to take one of these on your own, look closely — because certain elements clearly make it work.
First, instead of clothing, you must wrap your gorgeous mama-bod in something random, yet colorful. And please — if nothing else, do not forget the veil.
“I had a pink baby blanket and the kids had a veil in their dress-up box,” says Kellaway.
Next, you need a natural outdoor setting and a photographer with some serious chops. Thankfully, Kellaway had flowers already blooming in her garden as a backdrop, and her 6-year-old daughter Megan on-hand to take the photo. (Clearly that little lady knew what she was doing.)
Kellaway posted her photo next to Beyoncé’s on her Facebook page July 14, along with the caption, “The likeness is uncanny” — and it’s going viral as we speak. Who knows … it may even rival Beyoncé’s original Instagram!
But in the midst of all the attention she’s been getting lately, Kellaway also wanted to make it clear that her intention was all in good fun.
“The Beyoncé photo was pretty elaborate, but she is a celebrity and so famous, so of course she would do something like this to represent her lifestyle — like my photo probably represented my lifestyle,” Kellaway tells Babble. “No offense was intended to her. It was just for a laugh and most people seem to be just extremely amused by it.”