Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi recently celebrated a big milestone.
It was their 100th birthday.
So to celebrate the very special occasion, the pair had a photo shoot.
It was a photoshoot with portrait photographer, Camila Lima.
The photographer saw a local news report on their upcoming celebration and decided to contact the sisters to see if they’d be interested in having their milestone captured on camera.
Camila explained her generous offer:
‘I am in love with the elderly and for about a year I have been taking fun photos of elderly people. I photograph many young couples, so my love for photographing old couples is a way to inspire my young couples.
‘One day I was having lunch and the local TV here from my state published a report on the twin’s health, I almost choked on lunch because I was amazed.
‘I had never met anyone with 100 years, let alone twins that age.
‘I decided to get in touch with their family and offered to shoot the gift rehearsal. I thought, this is a moment that should be remembered for eternity.’
The twins agreed to the shoot and they both arrived incredibly excited. They were even wearing some very beautiful dresses. They wanted to make an effort for such a memorable photoshoot.
‘It is worth emphasising that I have photographed elderly people of all ages, and they were the only ones that did not have any kind of limitations.
‘The rehearsal was very quiet, they were excited and happy. They did everything I asked and did not complain about tiredness. They are very happy and satisfied with the photos.’
Their photos will serve as a reminder of how far Paulina and Maria have made it.
‘Paulina has already had bowel cancer, two heart attacks, but recovered from everything. She is firm and strong.
‘Maria never had anything. They say they live for “tapas and kisses”.
‘When one has something, the other despairs, and when they are good they do not agree on anything, but do not give up.’
Maria and Paulina are planning to continue their birthday celebrations with a family gathering on 20 May. Which will be the perfect opportunity to show off the photos from their stunning photoshoot.
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