The twin sisters Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi just turned 100. Their birthday was on May 2o, but they will always remember it as a special day in their hearts. They were given a photo essay as a gift to commemorate another year of life by a local photographer. The photos were taken on Monday, 15 May, in Ilha do Frade, located in the city of Vitória (Brazil).
How did everything come to being?
Camila Lima, 28, saw a local news report about the twins that caught her attention.
“I was aware of their existence and I decided to give them a present with this beautiful photographic essay. They are beautiful and very cute! I’ve never met anyone so old, especially twins. They deserve it and the rehearsal was beautiful,” says the photographer for ABC news.
Camila contacted the sisters to see if they would like for her to photograph them.
“I am in love with the elderly and for about a year I have been developing photos with the elderly,” Lima said to Fox News. “I photograph many young couples, so my love for photographing older couples is a way to inspire younger couples.”’
“I had never met anyone 100-years-old, let alone twins! I got in touch with their family and offered the photo shoot as a gift,” Lima also told Good Housekeeping.
The photo shoot took approximately two hours, including makeup, hair styling, and matching dresses.
The twin sisters were very happy.
“They did everything I asked and did not complain about tiredness,” the photographer said.
This was a great present for the twins and their big family.
On their birthday, May 20, the twins planned a big family celebration.
Pontin has five children, 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Pandolfi, on the other hand, has six children, 19 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, according to Gazeta News.
They sure look more than lovely, don’t you agree?