Mother does maternity shoot at Taco Bell as an ode to her pregnancy cravings

Pregnant women have weird food cravings - pickles dipped in peanut butter, pork chop ice cream, spaghetti and maple syrup. Wait, did I say weird? All of those combinations sound pretty delicious. And it makes sense why pregnant women get those cravings. Popping out another human being seems like a stressful ordeal, and pigging out on junk food is a great way to relieve stress. We've all had a bad day before and sought comfort in a bag of potato chips, a bacon cheeseburger and a chocolate milkshake. Friends and lovers leave you, but junk food is always there.

maternity shoot taco bell Credit: Kristin Johnston

Well, one pregnant lady in Atlanta is taking her emotional relationship with food to the next level. Kristin Johnston is expecting her second child, and this time, she didn't want to do a typical maternity photoshoot. On her blog, Strollers and Stilletos, she asked her followers: "Have you seen the most beautiful maternity photos on Pinterest? You know, the ones with the mom-to-be looking so glamorous and ethereal, standing majestically on a mountain in a flowing gown, or on the beach with an awe-inspiring sunset in the background? I guess you could say that I wanted something a little different, something spicier - and that showed me in my natural state."

maternity shoot taco bell Credit: Kristin Johnston

Rather than pose by those majestic waterfalls and awe-inspiring sunsets, Kristin opted for a much more lovely location: the local Taco Bell. The fast food chain sells all the dirt-cheap questionable Mexican grub you could possibly desire. Sure, you might regret eating it later, but at the time, it's delicious. I mean, they make the tortillas out of Dorito's chips now. Clearly, this restaurant's main demographic is drunk people and pregnant ladies.

In an email to Romper, Kristin explained why she chose such a surprising location for her maternity shoot. "I chose to do the shoot because, not only have I been a huge fan of Taco Bell for my whole life, but also because I have spent a good amount of time and money there during my pregnancies. Huge thanks to Taco Bell for always being there for me in my time of taco needs!" (I'm sure all of you busy mothers out there can relate.)


Looking good, Kristin! Even if you're not a Taco Bell fan, you have to give this taco belle props on taking an awesome shoot at her favorite place. In retrospect, she probably should have asked Taco Bell for some money, because her photo album went viral, and this is pretty good advertising. But hey, maybe she can do it again for the third kid. "I adore every beautiful maternity shoot where the mom-to-be is on a beach or mountain or meadow," Kristin said. "But this was so much more reflective of me and my personality."

On her blog, Kristin revealed she had her "little taco bell baby," Teddy, at 4:15am last Friday. And yes, she and her family stopped to eat at Taco Bell on their way home from the hospital. Congrats, Kristin! And Taco Bell, you better start pandering to pregnant ladies, and add some new items to your menu: pickles dipped in peanut butter, pork chop ice cream, spaghetti and maple syrup. Give the people what they want!