In fact, jokey photo shoots are pretty much their own whole section of the Internet. But we're not mad about it. They're usually delightful! And we can always use things that are delightful, especially in 2017. So we were overcome with smiles when this expecting dad surprised his pregnant girlfriend with a pregnancy-themed photo shoot of his own.
Pictured here is Peabody, Massachusetts resident Nick Roberts and his girlfriend Brianna Magee.
Earlier this year, Brianna was pregnant with their son Logan. Ahead of their gender reveal party in June, Nick surprised Brianna with a hilarious paternity photo shoot in which he showed off his dad-to-be belly.
Sidebar: The kid turned out super cute.
He’s obviously been born into a family with an incredible sense of humor.
Logan probably has no idea that he was the inspiration for his father’s viral fame. One day, Nick will have to thank his son.
Look at this adorable, happy family!
This is a sweet picture, but it’s not quite as professional-looking at Nick’s pregnancy shoot. He went to the beach in the town of Nahant with a photographer friend of his to get the whole effect.
And oh my goodness did it pay off. The photos are incredible.
The placement of his hands is perfect. As is the way his shirt is unbuttoned. As is the expression on his face. This photo shoot is literally flawless.
He really looks like he's contemplating what it will mean to become a father.
And yes, that’s a burger he’s holding. Roberts told The Boston Globe that he and his photographer friend stopped before the shoot to get some fast food to make him “look at little pregnant.”
But this is just the beginning of the glory that is this photo shoot…