Maternity Photoshoots, Baby showers etc are ways to celebrate the arrival of a new phase. They have become extremely popular amongst the public these days.
The main intention of a Maternity shoot is to showcase the beautiful moment and evoke feelings of joy and pleasure.But a rather unusual maternity photo by a Texas woman has left the internet confused and slightly disturbed.
The controversial photoshoot was carried out by Bethany Karulak-Baker, from Boerne, Texas. In the outdoor shoot, Karulak-Baker, who is also a beekeeper, can be seen standing next to a box bee hive and exposing her bare, pregnant belly to roughly 10,000 live bees.
The woman took to her Facebook to share a glimpse of her photoshoot, however with a warning, “This can be extremely dangerous. Please do not try this without experience and knowledge.”
She went on to write, “Here are my maternity photos I promised to share. I wasn’t stung once. The queen is tethered to my belly inside of a cage. We just dumped the bees on me and they naturally began to beard. Don’t worry, this was approved by my doc. This is roughly 10k bees. Cheers, everyone!”
Bethany also revealed the backstory of the shoot by stating, “This isn’t just a photo of a woman with honeybees on her belly.”
She went on to expound how a miscarriage last year had pushed her to battle depression. And this maternity shoot “represents much, much more” and will only remind her and the future unborn child, “the warrior inside”.The inspirational photos, however, did not sit well with netizens with many raising concerns over the woman and her baby’s safety while attempting such cpmplex photoshoots. Others just couldn’t help but cringe at the thought of thousands of live bees crawling on one’s belly.