Maternity photos capture the anticipation and love that precedes the arrival of a new child and sometimes become unforgettable.
One of these memorable photos was taken by Dan Mozer, 30, a dad-to-be who decided to take maternity photos of his wife, Angelina, at Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville, Florida. This picturesque place, appreciated by locals for its serene atmosphere, was the ideal setting for this special moment.
While Angelina posed with her baby bump facing the ocean, Dan took a few photos, only to discover an unexpected guest in one of the images. A dolphin had jumped out of the water at the exact moment he clicked the camera, creating a unique photo.
Although the couple was aware of the presence of dolphins in the area, they never anticipated capturing one mid-leap behind Angelina.
Dan, enthusiastic about the photo, lamented that Angelina had not witnessed the dolphin jump.
The couple welcomed their son, Courtland, on January 27 and jokingly credit him for the extraordinary photo, suggesting he summoned the dolphin from the womb. Dan shared the story with Yahoo, describing how someone alerted them to the presence of the dolphins and how the dolphin jumped twice, although he preferred the image of the first jump.
Despite suggestions to change their son’s name to “Dolph Finn”, the couple decided to keep his name, Courtland.
The remarkable photo they took remains a testament to their love, anticipation and a touch of magic – a moment they will no doubt cherish for a lifetime.