These babies are the cutest things since BB-8!
A set of quadruplets from Arizona have stolen the internet’s heart after appearing as “Star Wars” characters for a newborn photo shoot this month. The Szafranski quadruplets — Emery, Damon, Gideon and Theo — embraced both the light and dark sides of the Force for the adorable pictures, which were snapped by photographer Lizzy McMillan from Momento Studios.
First, the babies were dressed as the heroes from the original “Star Wars,” with Emery as Leia and her brothers as Yoda, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.
As their father Phil Szafranski is more of a fan of the evil Empire, according to Pop Sugar, the babies were then dressed as bad guys, with little Emery as Darth Vader and her brothers as stormtroopers.
After McMillan and the babies’ mom, Kylie, came up with the idea for the shoot, McMillan tracked down all the pint-sized props and outfits to fit the little ones. In an email, McMillan said she found all the little lightsabers, masks and nearly all the costumes at a local Build-A-Bear store. The wig for little Emery’s Leia costume was custom made by Aubrey’s Felties and the Yoda knit cap was was made by Mary Kriss Photography, according to McMillan.
The quadruplets were born premature in March and had to spend about 12 weeks in the NICU at HonorHealth hospital in Scottsdale before coming home in May. This photo shoot was kind of a homecoming celebration for the babies.
The “Star Wars” pictures have been a big hit online. Even Disney, which owns the sci-fi franchise, featured one of the shots on its Facebook page this month, with the caption: “The cute is strong with these quadruplets.”
The family recently celebrated its first Christmas as a seven-piece unit and, of course, the pictures were precious. And there was even some “Star Wars” love around the family’s tree! That’s BB-8 just on top of one of the boy’s heads in the picture below.
“Never too late to share the gifts we got this year,” the caption for that photo reads. May the Force be with them all.