The photo session has become an an inherent part of pregnancy for many women. No wonder more and more original ideas for the place or conditions of its implementation. However, a woman from Ohio surprised not only the photographer but also the Internet users.
"People think that I put my child at risk," says Emily Mueller, the heroine of this story. "But bees are very gentle, and I hope that my photo session will help other people to believe that these insects are not so terrible as many think."
This self-sacrifice is really quite simple: Emily knows what she's doing, since she owns the honey production company Mueller Honey Bee and Rescue.
"Not scary, but rather emotionally rich," says Emily about her feelings. - Of course, I was nervous at first, but then I realized that it was just a very exciting moment in my life. My adrenaline raged in blood, and I did not think about anything else, only about 20,000 bees on my stomach. It was an absolutely terrific connection with nature, and it was very inspiring to see the bees crawling over my belly, in which the child is. "
While for most people bees do not look inspirational even for a second, and even more so when insects are tens of thousands, Emily has a story that explains her attitude to these insects as special creatures. Together with her husband Ryan, Emily began breeding bees after she had several miscarriages. She had to switch to something to avoid obsessing on her emotional experiences. The couple already have three children - Caden (10 years old), Meidelin (3 years) and Westin (1 year), and they were very happy to learn that they will now have a fourth child.
"Bees symbolize a new life. We started to practice them after my second miscarriage. I needed some new vent, "says Emily. "I was immersed in a new business, and it helped me survive my grief, which at that time seemed insurmountable. Some people do yoga in such cases, and I started bees. "
"Our child will appear in November, and this will be our last child. Therefore, we wanted to remember this pregnancy in a special way. And of course, I'm like this - hey, I want bees on my stomach, let's do a photo session! " Emily phoned photographer Kendrah Damis (Kendrah Damis) and even with official authorities to agree on the opportunity to translate her idea (the shooting took place in the city park). "When I approach the bees, I can say for sure whether they are aggressive now or not." Emily chose a swarm of bees, which was in its most peace-loving state. In addition, she already had experience transferring a swarm of bees from one branch to another. In order to do this, you need to feed the bees to the dump: Emily gave them sweet water, so that the bitten insatiable insects were not in the mood to sting, even though they were brazenly scolded from the forested branch.
"I work with bees every day, it's my job, and it's perfectly normal for me to see bees creeping over my body. People think that I put my child at risk by doing this, but it's just because they do not know about bees as much as I know. " And, of course, everyone is interested, but whether her bees stung at all. "Of course, I was stung by bees," says Emily. "Including when I was pregnant." But never had any consequences. There is no research that this can be at least as dangerous to the fetus. "
As for the photo shoot, then, as Emily admits, she was stung four times, but the woman claims that this was her own fault, as she accidentally crushed several bees. But even if something happened suddenly and the whole swarm became aggressive, Emily had a "plan B." for this occasion. "I would rip off my dress and run to the garage. There it would be necessary to turn on the light, and the bees would fly to the light. "
"It was a very inspiring experience," Emily says. - Bees have become precisely what can as accurately express what our family is. We are just happy. And I think that we will have a girl, but we must wait until November to find out for sure. "