This Target Maternity Shoot Is Too Real

This mom-daughter duo’s shoot is an ode to the Target Mom in all of us.
ByNatalie Escobar
Published
Jul 2017
a shot of Page D. Miller holding her daughter Avery in a Target in front of a towel display
Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography

Maternity shoots tend to happen in beautiful places. We’ve seen them on the beach, in snowy forests, and even underwater. One mom has upped the ante, opting for a shoot in one of the most beautiful places there is: Target.

We’re not joking – photographer Page D. Miller asked her friend Heather Pippin of Inspired By A True Story Photography to take her maternity pictures in the locale that’s all too familiar to most families. Miller posed with her daughter Avery at a Target in Missouri for one of the realest, most creative shoots we’ve ever seen.

“This was so much fun, a creative way to pay homage to all those awesome Target Moms out there,” Pippin wrote in the Facebook post. “The ones with the messy buns, half empty before you even make it to the back of the store Starbucks cups, toys you aren’t really buying and cheese balls to get you through the store.”

Here’s some of our favorites from the shoot:

Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography
Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography
Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography
Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography
Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography
Photo: Heather Pippin/Inspired By A True Story Photography

Moms will be clamoring to imitate the idea, if the comments on the Facebook post are any indication. Some even asked where Miller got her “Pregnant AF” shirt; it turns out she applied iron-on letters to a t-shirt. The most burning question, though: how did they do a full-on photoshoot in Target, one of the busiest places ever? It turns out that the photographer duo were actually there at 4 pm on a Sunday afternoon and were often occasionally observed by people passing by. Pro-tip: if you’re trying to do the same kind of shoot, you should probably get permission ahead of time and go during off-peak hours.

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