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A Mom Took Maternity Photos at Taco Bell in Honor of Her Cravings

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This mom had her maternity shoot at Taco Bell & instantly became everyone's hero

Pickles, potato chips, chocolate — pretty common pregnancy cravings, right? Well, Kristin Johnston's cravings were not so simple. She craved the savory deliciousness of Taco Bell Crunch Wraps, beefy burritos and tacos. When it came time to take her maternity photos, she figured she would honor her hankering for spicy food by taking her maternity pictures at one of her favorite places: Taco Bell.

Though she loves the beautiful maternity photos she sees on Pinterest with a woman on a mountaintop or on a beach in a flowing gown, Johnston explained in her personal blog that she wanted "something spicier" for her second pregnancy. In an attempt to stray away from the usual glamorous and majestic-looking pictures, Johnston wanted to be captured in her "natural state." Glamour, however, still made its way into the shoot, as she wore a red long-sleeve dress with a train finished off with a pearl necklace and bracelet set.

This mom had her maternity shoot at Taco Bell & instantly became everyone's hero
Image: Kelly Daniels

The shoot took place at a Taco Bell location in Atlanta, Georgia. In her blog, Johnston described the restaurant as "a place that many of us have a fondness for in our hearts." The photos were taken by her close friend, Kelly Daniels, but Johnston edited them herself.

Shot both inside and outside this fast-food establishment, some of the images included Johnston posing underneath the Taco Bell bell at the front door and behind the ordering counter where the colorful menu was her backdrop. Johnston also had herself photographed flaunting her baby bump with packets of mild sauce and indulging in a Fiery Doritos Locos Taco.

This mom had her maternity shoot at Taco Bell & instantly became everyone's hero
Image: Kelly Daniels

"Huge thanks to Taco Bell for always being there for me in my time of taco needs," said Johnston. "[It's] a place that I can turn to anytime when I don't have the energy to cook dinner."

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Johnston introduced a new spin on maternity photo shoots and has since welcomed her new baby to the world. But for a woman who loves tacos as much as she does, we doubt her spicy cravings will subside.

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