This Adorable Baby Is The Queen Of Dress-Up While She Naps.
Kids often have mixed opinions when mom makes them dress up for photos -- but this adorable four-month-old baby seems to be okay with it. Then again, she has no idea: She's fast asleep, blissfully unaware that her mom is making Internet magic with her portraits.
Photographer and new mom Laura Izumikawa has nap time has turned into a fun creative outlet, taking absolutely hilarious photos of her daughter, Joey Marie Choi, dressed up as all your favorite characters. The outfits are a nod to pop culture icons like Pikachu, Beyonce, Run DMC, and more -- and she also dresses Joey up in a variety of professions, like chefs and tech boys and even an In-and-Out employee.
“I would end up just staring at her face all day and night because I was just so in love,” she said. “Because Joey slept so deeply, I thought it’d be fun adding little props on her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents. It was a way to memorialize her growth and little milestones," Izumikawa explained in an interview.
With a little bit of rearranging, this would also be a good Jam Master Jay costume.
She doesn't know it, but little Joey dreams of sushi.
Those little balled up fists are perfect for Wayne's drumsticks.
Would this be considered her first part-time job?
Even while she's sleeping, Joey still knows how to rep for the USA.
Ok guys, put your phones down: You just caught the best Pokemon of all.
One thing that's particularly amazing about these photos is that mom is able to do it without disturbing her.
“A couple times she’s woken up while I’m dressing her up, but she’ll just look at me a little dazed and then fall right back to sleep,” Izumikawa said in an interview with The Huffington Post.
Mom said that at first, she was a little worried when the photos started going viral.
“Initially when I started getting a ton of online attention, there was a bit of a mother-bear type of panic, and I thought about stopping,” she said.
But then she realized that overall, she was brightening people's days in a way she hadn't expected.
“But then I started receiving messages from countless people who said that the photos and videos were the highlight of their day and for some, a thing they enjoy to watch with their kids,” she explained.
Yes, the photos are funny -- but mom just hopes that the real takeaway is that people remember to laugh.
“I hope that these photos and videos will make people smile," she said. "And also remind parents to have fun with their kids and not get too caught up in the seriousness of parenting.”
If you loved these photos, you can see more of Izumikawa's photography on her website.