However, while some praised the extraordinary maternity pictures, they made other people’s skin crawl. Not only at the thought of being swarmed like that, but also the risk to the unborn baby. As a result, Emily was quick to stress that – although she had been stung three times – it had been perfectly okay. The mom insisted that she and her baby had been completely safe for the duration of the photo session.
“A lot of people think I’m insane, but I’m so comfortable with bees, so it was never something I had anxiety about,” she told U.K. tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail in November 2017. “I wore a dress that was long and covered my stomach and legs so the bees would be on the outside of my body as a cautionary measure, but I knew it was safe.”