This family's Harry Potter photoshoot with their newborn baby is absolutely hilarious
There’s not been a day gone by since we read Harry Potter and saw all the films that we haven’t wished that, in someway, we could have gone to Hogwarts, become grown up witches and wizards, and gone to work for the Ministry of Magic.
Still, every summer, we’re still desperate to receive our owls from Hogwarts telling us there’s been some great mistake and we are actually heading to the magical school. We’d totally head down to Diagon Alley straight away to hit up Ollivanders, Flourish and Blotts, and Gringotts. We’d probably stop off at the Leaky Cauldron, too, for some Butterbeer.
One couple who loves Harry Potter just as much as we do is Katherine and Jesse Oldfield from Oregon. In fact, the couple are such big Potter fans that they decided to dress up both their children like characters and…plants from the franchise.
According to Buzzfeed, the couple spent their first halloween together as Harry and Hermione, a tradition they’ve now passed down to their kids. When their first son, Sebastian, was born, Katherine did a DIY photoshoot in a grave yard turning him into Harry Potter. However, when they had their second child, Theodore, they stepped things up again.
At the recommendation of their friend and photographer, Kelsey Clouse, the couple re-created this EPIC scene from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, turning their newborn baby into a mandrake!
Isn’t that just the most amazing and precious thing you’ve EVER seen?
Talking to Buzzfeed, Katherine said how, initially, Theodore was actually asleep when they were trying to get the picture. “I knew it was key that Theodore be crying for the shot,” she said. “Luckily, babies tend to do that.”
For those that don’t know, a mandrake is a plant with a root that looks, well, exactly like a newborn baby. When the plant is unearthed, the roots scream – something that when the plant is full grown can be fatal. In Harry Potter and the Chapter of Secrets, the mandrakes prove particularly useful to those who have been petrifed by a basilisk, with Mandrake Restorative Draught helping cure the condition.
These pictures are just too cute, right? “Sebastian’s reaction to his baby brother was completely authentic,” said Katherine, “which is a big part of the magic captured in this photo.”
We have to say, we totally agree. Let’s take another look shall we?
Since being shared on Kelsey’s Facebook page, the picture has been shared nearly 90,000 times.
This is just so priceless.