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The face is angelic, the lighting soft and the subject is napping peacefully – just the way a newborn photo shoot should look. It took 13 years, but Latrell Higgins finally has his baby photos. “Here's my sweet not so little newborn! His name is Latrell and weighs 112 lbs.,” his mom Kelli Higgins proudly announced on Facebook, where the boy’s simple wish created an online sensation.
While some people have raised concerns that Latrell would be embarrassed by the photos, he told TODAY.com that he likes the results and that everyone he has showed the photos to thinks they are funny. Meanwhile, positive reaction is overflowing on Higgins’ Facebook page, where the photos have been shared thousands of times and prompted hundreds of comments of support.
"This is such a beautiful thing to do!" one person wrote. "I know so many people who adopted older children and don't have ANY pictures of their infancy. What a spectacular way to remedy that... after all, he'll always be your baby."
Originally posted by Qumulys
Meh, he's cute as far as babies go.
But the nappies, I shudder to think.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
I'm a little embarrassed for everyone involved. It's entirely too... precious, I guess, is the word I'm looking for. It's not that I don't think the kids should be valued; it's just that this seems 'way over the top to the point of creepy.
I wish them all good luck; but I don't see this being good for anyone in the long run....
Originally posted by ShadowBase
How is this weirder than any other sentimental gestures or even romantic gestures?
If a friend gets nude photo's of his girlfriend on the morning of his wedding I don't say it's weird just because I think he has a bad taste in women. The beauty of the gesture does not depend on whether I would want to see the pictures or not.
I would agree it may be unconventional but what a beautiful gesture. Opinions only have a temporary relevance, memories are relevant as long as they are remembered.
Originally posted by goochball
He'll be teased about this his whole life...
Good start, mom!
Originally posted by GRS1234
ok ok ok its a little creepy lol im agreeing refer to my first post though i still stand by it
The family was sitting around the dinner table last month, when Higgins – a professional photographer – mentioned that she was preparing for an upcoming baby photo session. Latrell mentioned that he wished he had baby photos of himself. Higgins’ 12-year-old daughter asked, why not “recreate” a newborn photo shoot just for Latrell? The family had a good laugh thinking about him in all the newborn poses.
Higgins and Latrell went into her studio the next day, both laughing hysterically the whole time, she recalled.