We aren’t all lucky enough to be one half of a twin and on top of that, how many of us are honestly going to make it to 100 years old? Wonder twins Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi are double (or rather triple) lucky that way! These wonderful ladies have lived and shared a 100 years of life together and marked the occasion with a whimsical photoshoot that is brimming over with sisterly love and vivaciousness.
YOU’RE MY ROCK
While the shoot is wonderfully whimsical, bold and happy, what most shines through is a sense that these two lovely ladies lived life to the fullest. There is joy and love in their beautiful smiles, and their quirky birthday celebration is the perfect way to demonstrate that these two have been having a LOT of fun since, forever!
A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER
Twin sisters Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi are from Ibiraçu, Brazil. Thanks to a report by local TV Gazeta, their story reached 28-year-old photographer Camila Lima who immediately contacted them and gifted them a special birthday photoshoot. Now that’s how you break the internet!
MORE TO COME
It is obvious that these ladies love themselves and one another, to the max! Infusing their elegance with whimsy outfits, and lust for life. In fact, Maria told her sister she still wishes for “more happiness and life, an other 2 or 3 years” If happiness is life, then these two will live on forever!
INSPIRED BY LOVE
Photographer Camila has been shooting elderly people and couples for the past year, and as you can see, she’s freaking good at it. She feels that photographing older couples is not only an inspiration for herself, but also for all the younger couples she photographs. Anyone can work the camera, it’s just a matter of being true to yourself!
PRIMP AND PLAY
Camila said that the twins instantly agreed to the shoot, arriving in Victoria City on the 15th on May, obviously very excited. Maria and Paulina enjoyed all the primping, putting on make-up and getting their hair done. According to Camila, they were both very happy and satisfied with the shoot and loved that the pictures turned out to be da bomb.
ONCE UPON A TIME
For a fairy tale picnic setting in the park, the twins wore pink and baby-blue tulle skirts and t-shirts proudly announcing their 100 years “young”. The ladies changed into beautiful bold-colored flower dresses and continued the fun shoot by posing with a pink Volkswagen Beetle and whimsical balloons. Girls definitely KNOW how to have fun!
EASY, BREEZY, BEAUTIFUL, COVERGIRLS!
Maria and Paulina were wonderful models, following the photographer’s instructions, and not complaining about tiredness, even though the photoshoot took more than two hours. In fact, Camila was very impressed with the lively twins who didn’t seem to have any limitations despite their age.
HEART FULL OF LOVE
The sisters turned 100 on the 24th of May and celebrated it on the 20th with their impressively large family; Paulina has six children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, while Maria has five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Now that’s a LOT of love!
BRING IT ON
These ladies are certainly blessed with sisterhood and a long life, but i twasn’t necessarily easy. Paulina has battled bowel cancer and two heart attacks. It’s inspiring to see that this hasn’t stopped or slowed down these vivacious ladies.
But they continue to be active, walking everywhere, still cooking, washing clothes, shopping and, according to Maria’s son Carlos, partying at weddings until 2 o’ clock! Their secret? “Tapas and kisses” We’re going to have to start adding more tapas into our diets, then!