When my wife was pregnant, we were very excited for her maternity shoot. She had a great outfit planned out, and we transformed our living room into a photo studio for a day. Because one of our best friends is a wonderful photographer with all the equipment, he came over and helped turn my wife’s vision into reality. She posed like the goddess she is and got some of the best maternity photos I’ve ever seen. Everything when exactly to plan.
That could not be said for the couple in this story. Dan and Angela were planning to grab some great maternity photos at the beach. But when Angela posed near the water, something happened in the background that has got everyone talking.
A dolphin leaped from the water to celebrate the expectant mother.
“Someone started yelling to us that there were dolphins, and we could see their dorsal fins,” Dan, the dad-to-be, told Yahoo! Parenting.
The amazing moment almost did not happen. The couple had planned to take the maternity photos the week before, but then it started raining. They had to take a “rain check” and go the following weekend to do the shoot. And as fate would have it, a dolphin was there ready and waiting to join the fun.
The photo was a sign from above.
“When I took it, I was like, oh my God! Unfortunately, [my wife] totally missed it,” Dan said.
Not only did the dolphin jump from the water, but it also did it again as if to punctuate its gift to the couple.
“The dolphin actually jumped twice, but I liked the first jump picture best,” Dan said. “How quickly I forget how magical a dolphin jumping out of the water is! Now I’m picking my favorite jump!”
After sharing the particular moment on Instagram, News4JAX picked up their story and ran with it. Then people started giving them baby name suggestions that involved the dolphin.
“And, no,” Dan added. “We’re not changing his name, as some have suggested, to Dolph Finn.”
Their baby boy was born a few months later in February. They named him Courtland Thomas Mozer instead of the dolphin-theme suggestions the general public bombarded them with.
At the time of the photoshoot on Atlantic Beach in Florida, the news station News4JAX shared the image on Instagram where it got more than 9,000 likes. They added the following caption for the photobombing water mammal.
“A once in a lifetime shot. Viewer Dan Mozer shared this image of his wife Angeline as they were taking maternity shots at Atlantic Beach.”
Hundreds of people commented on the image, like the following:
“Truly beautiful and magnificent a once-in-a-lifetime photo shot God bless you and your family.”
“Incredible sign, this baby is going to be a mover and shaker of the world.”
“Wow! You can tell your child that the dolphin is celebrating his or her coming birth which may actually be true!”
What do you think about this spectacular photo?