Local moms' maternity photo shoot with Little Caesars pizzas goes viral

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Jill Baker, Amy Bilinski and Melissa Watterson post for a photo.

Three pregnant friends have gone viral after photos from a maternity session were posted to Facebook. 

Taken by Heather Smith of Storyville Photography, the portraits show the three local women — Jill Baker, Amy Bilinski and Melissa Watterson, all pregnant with boys — playfully fighting over and enjoying a stack of Little Caesars Hot-N-Ready Pizzas among the Michigan autumn foliage. Some photos also show them putting Hershey's chocolate syrup on the pizza and also directly into their mouths (a joke about pregnancy cravings, we assume). 

The seven-photo series, posted Wednesday on Storyville Photography's Facebook page, have spread like wildfire and was shared more than 32,000 times by Friday afternoon.

"I just knew it was going to be so much fun," said Smith, who came up with the photo shoot idea. She's based in Maryland but is a Michigan native who did the shoot locally while visiting family and friends. 

Smith tagged both Little Caesars and Hershey's in her post, which prompted the Detroit pizza company to reach out and offer the women free pizza for a year to help with their growing families. 


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