The feeling of being pregnant and bringing a child into this world is incredible. There is a trend of having a maternity photo shoot these days and to be honest, it looks too cute to handle. The anticipation that the mom feels is overwhelming at times. You feel excited, scared, and nervous all at the same time, but you try to prepare as best as you can. You have a baby shower, fix up the nursery, and have beautiful maternity photo shoot with your partner.
So the same way Emily Mueller, of Akron, Ohio, recently had an incredible photo shoot was done that made the world buzzing with questions and will surely make your jaw drop. This mother to be and her husband Ryan are going to have their fourth child.
She wanted a maternity photo shoot and so Emily had an amazing idea on how she wanted them done. And I bet you can’t even imagine what she thought of!
Both Emily and Ryan are great lovers of the honey bee. They even own the Mueller Honey Bee Company. And so the couple decided to have honey bees in Emily’s maternity photo shoot. Yes, you read it right!
The shoot was ready to be done and Ryan Mueller released 20,000 honey bees on Emily for the photo shoot. While the bees were swarming with full tummies, Kendrah Damis the photographer captured the once-in-a-lifetime shots.
There is a reason that the bees are the calmest at this time, and can’t sting due to bloated bellies, Emily sat down to do something she had never done. 20,000 bees were released on her belly.
According to Emily the technique for working with bees is to get them when they’re swarming. Because before the bees leave their hive to follow their queen, they eat so much it makes them sluggish. With full abdomens, they can’t bend to sting. While the shoot is being done, Ryan Mueller is holding the queen in a small cage, which keeps the swarm close.
This could have been dangerous and they could have hurt the mother but the couple knew exactly what they were doing.
Emily explained why she wanted the bees photographed with her, “Bees represent life and death. We’ve had three miscarriages, so these pictures are dedicated to life and death, to all of the children we’ve had.”