This Baby Had a McDonald's Cheeseburger Smash — and (Ba Da Ba Ba Bah) We're Lovin' It
The whole baby "cake smash" tradition has evolved into a trendy photo-shoot opportunity involving any number of tasty treats. Donuts and pie make for cute send-ups, but what really whets our appetites are the quirkier alternatives – from BBQ to a giant vat of Nutella to Taco Bell tacos.
So when we saw that photographer Laura Stennett staged a McDonald's cheeseburger "smash" for Lauren Ashcraft's 9-month-old son Liam, we were hungry for more.
The happy-meal-themed shoot, however, got criticism from the internet's most loud-mouthed mommy shamers.
"It's not as though he actually ate 20 cheeseburgers," Stennett told POPSUGAR. "The kid liked the pickles, and gummed the rest. That's what babies do."
Instead of letting it get them down, Stennett and Ashcroft teamed up for an epic response, featuring Liam's twin sister, Lola.
The followup shoot featured little Lola surrounded by "all-organic fruits, veggies, and health food products" – and they even plopped a produce sticker on the girl's cheek.
"Could we have used organic, grass-fed, GMO and cruelty-free burgers for the session? Sure," Stennett said. "But that would have been crazy expensive, and who has the time to make 20 burgers for a silly photo shoot?"
Now that's some smart fast-food logic!