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Photographer Gets Everyone’s Reaction To His Pregnancy News

You probably don’t have photos of when you dropped that bomb to your friends and family you were going to have a baby — but, if you did, it would look a lot like this series from photographer Tom Robinson. And while the majority of pregnancy reveal ideas are so bad you’d be forgiven if you waited until after the kid was born to tell everyone, Tom had a better plan.

“I’m terrible at keeping secrets, so after only a few weeks I told my boss at work that I was going to be a dad and his reaction was so priceless I instantly knew I had to capture the reactions of my close friends and family. We hadn’t been trying for a baby and I was 29, which for London is fairly young to have a child, so I knew I’d get some good reactions.” And here they are!

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“My parents. They’d just bought a new camper van and were very eager to give us a guided tour. I said I’d take a quick photo of them sitting in the back, then told them our good news. My mum was so shocked.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Verity’s brothers. Shocked by the news, but quickly returned to their game.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“My sister. She lives in Australia, so the only way to tell her was on Skype.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Aimee. My good friend from work. We’d popped out for lunch in Putney when I gave her the good news. Her reaction was a loud ‘f–k’!”

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Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Verity’s best friend Caroline (Verity was sitting next to me).”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Jose. Another good friend from work.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Pete. My old school friend. He bought a bottle of champagne to celebrate.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“My cousin Jon. We went to an illustration exhibition in Brick Lane when I told him outside.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Tom. Another old friend. We were in a pub and he wondered why I was so keen to follow him outside for a cigarette (I don’t smoke). I just didn’t want the other people in the group to hear.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Martin. He already has an 8 year old so was very happy for us.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Brothers & sisters Ann, Neil and Lou. I don’t think Lou heard what I said as we were in a noisy pub.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Max. The usher at the wedding we went to. He really doesn’t like this photo.”

Tom Robinson "I'm Going To Be A Dad" Photo Series

Tom Robinson Photography

“Ant. Didn’t really know what to say.”