This Birth Photo Shoot Got Real When Mom Couldn't Make It To A Hospital Bed

Mother Jes Hogan had Little Leapling photographer Tammy Karin on standby to take photos of the birth of her sixth child. Bored Pandareports that Karin was ready, because Hogan had been experiencing contractions for days. The parents decided it was time to go to the hospital, because the contractions hadn’t led to labor, and they thought it may have to be induced. That’s not exactly what happened—basically as soon as everyone arrived at the ER, baby Max decided he was ready to come out. Like, extremely ready.

Hogan ended up giving birth in the hospital hallway and it was pretty dramatic:

Brace yourself. The following photos show a woman giving birth extremely explicitly. Ready? Okay.

Hogan’s husband, Travis, was on hand to catch Max. He’d had some warning.

“As we neared the last turn to the hospital I began screaming that baby was coming,” Hogan told BP. “Travis honked the horn rapidly as I screamed through the contractions and he pulled quickly into the ER drive.”

Karin tried to notify the receptionist that they needed medical personnel immediately, but it was too late.

“Oh god, he’s here,” Hogan says she yelled. “I then started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby’s head out. I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, ‘Travis catch him!’ Without any hesitation, he did just that as I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out.”

A medical professional did make it to Hogan’s side, thankfully, but nature did most of the work in this instance.

And so, Max was born on the floor of a hospital hallway.

But it doesn’t seem like Hogan cared. That’s a moment you kind of get lost in?

“It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect. It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides. It was beautiful and I’ll forever love every memory of it,” she said.

Max is the couple’s first son, and obviously a scene stealer already.

Karin also put together a little video with more of the birth story on Facebook.

Her pictures of this unusual birth went viral, but Karin wants to be clear that it wasn’t an accident that she was on hand for the big moment. It’s her job, and she takes lots of photos of moms in the moment they bring a kid into the world.

They just usually do it someplace more planned. Congrats to the beautiful family!

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This Mom Loves Taco Bell So Much She Had Her Maternity Shoot In One

Kristin Johnston loves Taco Bell. Like, a lot.

So much so, that she wants her love for the Bell to be passed down to her children, apparently.

I mean, why else would someone have a maternity photo shoot at arguably the greatest fast food chain in the world?

During her pregnancy, Johnston had tons of cravings for one of America’s healthiest fast food spots on the regular, so she thought, why not honor the franchise that gave her so much joy in a series of professional photos showing off her baby bump?

Johnston wrote about her reasoning behind the unusual venue choice for her glamorous maternity photo shoot on her blog, Strollers and Stilletos.

She mainly attributed her decision to do something outside of the ordinary, as she was a bit tired with the “glamorous” and “ethereal” photoshoots with “awe-inspiring” backgrounds. I have to agree, it does get a bit hackneyed.

So she and her “sister friend,” Kelly Daniels, who happens to be a professional photographer, went to a Taco Bell location in Atlanta and produced these fabulous photos.

And when I say fabulous, I mean pretty darn fabulous. Just look at how awesome these are.

Every part of the Bell was utilized in the shoot. Whether she’s cheesin’ at the counter.

Or showing off her baby bump with some mild sauce.

Johnston managed to make a Taco Bell look as ethereal and majestic as any foamy, pebble peach of mountainous valley.

People were in love with Johnston’s declaration of fast food love.

And as it turns out, she wasn’t the only pregnant Kristin with a love for T. Bell.

Could you blame her? I mean, if I had the ability to gestate a fetus, I’d probably want to get a maternity shoot at Taco Bell, too. What do you think?

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Husband Learns He's At An Instagram-Famous Hotel, Stages Ridiculous Photo Shoot

Imgur user Gilbert Jasono recently visited the luxury resort Ponta dos Ganchos in Brazil for his honeymoon. While there, his wife informed him that the resort is popular with Brazilian Instagram models. 

So while there, he decided to look through their Instagram accounts and painstakingly recreate their photos. The results? Magical. 

Yes, he spent his honeymoon adding monochrome filters to these excellent modelling shots. 

This man sacrificed precious vacation time for our amusement. 

And we think it was worth it. 

There were plenty of beach shots, obviously. 

And one on a tree bench. 

This is the greatest thing ever. 

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Clowns Have Started 'Clown Lives Matter' Because Everyone Is Threatening To Shoot Them

In case you’ve been living under a rock, there are a bunch of pranksters going around dressed as clowns threatening to kidnap kids and generally trying to frighten people. Just today, a knife-wielding clown wearing big floppy shoes chased a teenager through a New York subway station. And earlier this week, a boy in Arizona claimed that he was cut by another knife-wielding clown

In response, some users on social media have been threatening to shoot any clowns that approach them. 

Unsurprisingly, professional clowns are getting pretty fed up with the pranksters and the potentially deadly response they’re generating. 

To combat the trend, the clown community in Tucson, Arizona, have decided to organize a “Clown Lives Matter” march for next week.

More than 100 clowns are expected to come to the protest according to organizers, while a flyer for the event explains the reasoning behind it.

“This is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers. We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”

Jordan Jones, known professionally as Snuggles the Clown, works in Screamland Farms in Frederick, Maryland. He started the Clown Lives Matter movement to show pranksters that they’re putting the lives of professional clowns in danger. Snuggles told FOX:

“Everyone took this as a joke but it’s really become serious now, and I just want all these teenagers to know that it’s not a game anymore. You’re ruining my job and other actors around the world.”

“They go outside like myself the other day I went outside for a photo shoot and people were driving by taking pictures saying they are going to call the cops because they profiled me as one of the clowns in the woods.

And he says that the recent attacks aren’t just worrying him. 

“You know my family they fear for my life now. My sister, she don’t want me doing this anymore.”

He hopes that marches like those in Tucson will help people take the profession seriously.

“They need a positive role model like myself. Yes, I’m in the clown suit, but at the end of the day I’m a brother, I’m a nephew, I’m an uncle, I have a family.”

“I think it’s really negative. It’s becoming very, very serious and I don’t think a lot of people know how serious it’s becoming.”

But people don’t really know how seriously to take the movement. 

Police forces across the country have condemned the clown sightings, saying that pranksters are wasting valuable resources. 

“There are many other emergencies and calls for service that troopers and other first responders need to get to without being misdirected to a prank,” Connecticut state police said in a statement. 

That statement followed several lockdowns at schools in various states when clowns were spotted nearby. A 13-year-old student in Texas was arrested on terrorism charges after posting a “clown’s hit list” featuring the names of several classmates on social media.

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