Genius photographer Martyn Wilkes has perfectly captured the expectant dad bod in all its magnificence, and we knew it was our duty to share it with Babyology readers/the world. Because beautiful and fierce. Also flower-y.
The most precious thing in this life is to give life, to pass on our beauty…to experience the most amazing gift given…
Much beauty, very magical
Martyn has uploaded a beautiful album of paternity shots to Facebook, explaining that he wanted to document expectant dad Paco’s pregnancy journey. Paco was just a few weeks out from welcoming his baby Noelia into the world.
“The most precious thing in this life is to give life, to pass on our beauty…to experience the most amazing gift given to us by mother nature,” Martyn wrote. “Paco is expecting a beautiful baby girl called Noelia, with only 5 weeks left to go, his dream of becoming a Father is finally coming true.”
“A bit different”
It seems that Martyn is quite the expert at the usual maternity photo shoot, but in the name of professional development, he challenged himself to push the envelope a little.
“I had been shooting lots of mommies and wanted to do something a bit different,” Martyn explained to PopSugar.
Some delicately applied body paint, a modesty boob tube thingy, a flower crown and a few floaty costumes later, this visionary photographer knew he had come up with something special. A lot different, even.
Still, it wasn’t all down to Martyn’s clever vision, he’s at pains to stress that this was a team effort, giving dad-to-be Paco the credit he truly deserves.
“Paco nailed it!” Martyn declared, and as we take in the spectacle that is dad, we can’t help but agree.
We’re hoping this gorgeous shoot encourages other men to celebrate their dad-to-be bodies and we’re inspired by the fearless way Paco is honouring his growing form.
Baby Noelia has obviously got a loving and devoted dad in her corner. #SoBlessed
If you’d like to experience more of Martyn’s genius work, be sure to follow him on Facebook.