The photo shoot involving six preggy moms was the brainchild of Nice Print Photography owner Charisse SantillanTinio (third from left), who invited all her preggy past clients to join her in a maternity shoot.
Thus, early last July somewhere in Quezon City came (L-R) Nikka MartinezGarcia, wife of actor Patrick Garcia; TV host-actress Camille Prats-Yambao, who got married to businessman VJ Yambao only last January 7; actress-turnedentrepreneur LJ Moreno-Alapag, wife of former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Jimmy Alapag; Jeck ConwiMaierhofer, wife of Filipino-Australian PBA player Paul Rico Maierhofer; and ABS-CBN star Bangs Garcia, wife of Filipino-British property developer Lloydi Birchmore.
This particular photo of the ladies holding balloons, which appeared in Charisse’s personal Facebook page, came with this caption: “Ain’t no hood like motherhood! “Pink for baby girls; Blue for baby boys; and yellow balloons for soon to be revealed.”
Charisse Tinio, who has given birth to two sons, will soon be blessed with a baby girl.
Nikka Garcia, who suffered a miscarriage last March, happily announced last June that she’s pregnant once more. She’s due to give birth in December. That would be child Number 3 for her and Patrick. At present, they have two girls named Chelsea and Patrice.
Camille Prats will be a mom for the second time. Her elder son Nathan, now nine years old, is her son by her late husband Anthony Linsangan. Her upcoming panganay with present husband VJ will be a daughter.
LJ Alapag, who is expected to give birth in October 2017, is having a baby boy. Like Nikka, LJ will also be giving birth to baby Number 3. LJ presently has a boy-and-girl toddler team, Ian Maximus and Keona Skye.
Jeck Conwi will be a mom for the fourth time. The incoming baby, a girl, will balance out the family equation: mom, dad, two boys, and two girls.
And lastly, Bangs Garcia, who recently revealed that she’s also having a baby girl, is the only first-timer in this group. But that works to her advantage, as she will surely have enough mommy tips from this bunch to last her up to her third or fourth baby.