We’ve seen many cute newborn photo shoots in our day, but nothing compares to these magical Winnie the Pooh pictures. Not only do these images transfer us to the Hundred Acre Wood, but they also showcase the most adorable set of quintuplets.
I mean, look at those little woven ears! The five babies, named Logan, Lincoln, Daisy, Violet, and Lily, have immediate stolen our hearts—and their backstory has us tearing up. We spoke with Lizzy McMillan of Momento Studios, one of the photographers who worked on the shoot, to learn all about these sweet little ones.
The newborns are part of the Scott family from Utah, but were delivered in Arizona at a multiples’ specialty center. McMillan developed a special connection with the couple, also photographing their maternity and NICU sessions.
“The family is so kind, wholesome and sweet,” she gushes.
In fact, they’re quite the inspiration. At 21 weeks, the quints survived a ruptured bag of water—despite parents Skyler and Jamie Scott being told there was a 1% chance that the little ones would make it.
“They are the only documented case in history to survive this—truly a medical miracle. Mom delivered five healthy babies at 29 weeks,” McMillan explains.
The Scotts’ story is truly incredible and we couldn’t be happier to share in the excitement of their growing family. Their hope and love saw them through. While his wife was pregnant, the now dad of seven (the Scotts have two older sons, Shayden and Landon) envisioned taking all five babies to Disneyland.
“He used that dream to continue to stay positive and take things day by day until the babies were born and came home healthy!” McMillan notes.
Luckily, that dream can now come true someday. In fact, Skyler is planning to take his clan to Disneyland next year to celebrate his birthday! But, it wasn’t just his wish that inspired McMillan (and fellow photographers Cortney Talbott and April Zegers) to create a Disney-inspired photo shoot for the family. They loved his obsession with Disney and wanted to surprise him with a little magic.
“As a child, I loved Winnie the Pooh and I feel like it is a timeless story of friendship, love, kindness, and perseverance,” McMillan explains. “Given the journey that the Scott family had been on, I felt that it was the perfect set for their session.”
So, McMillan got to work on securing the adorable Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and Rabbit outfits for the babies.
“I worked with a felt-fiber artist, Off My Hooks, to design the vintage Winnie the Pooh set,” McMillan notes. “She handmade each character bonnet and character ‘stuffy’ specifically for this session for me. The bonnets and animals are hand felted from wool roving fibers—an arduous process that took her over a week to create.”
Impressive! And if you ask us, it was well worth all the hard work. These photos are truly one of a kind—and the Scotts would certainly agree.
“I don’t think I’ve EVER seen anyone smile bigger than when Skyler and Jamie showed up for the newborn session and I had all the Winnie the Pooh sets ready for their babies—it was a complete surprise for them. [Skyler] cried! It was so touching and sweet,” McMillan recalls.
If you’re hoping for more photos of these little ones in the Hundred Acre Wood, fear not! McMillan and the Scotts are in talks to create a follow-up for the quints’ first birthdays. We can’t wait to see how they turn out!
If you want more Winnie the Pooh, be sure to pick up tickets to see Disney’s Christopher Robin in theaters on August 3.
For a little craft inspiration, check out this Winnie the Pooh Beehive Birdhouse: