Kristin Johnston, known on Instagram and Facebook as the “Taco Belle,” posted a hilariously relatable maternity photoshoot on her blog, Strollers and Stilletos, in January… and it went viral.

Her Facebook friends immediately noticed there was something unusual about the photos:


In a blog post, Johnston wrote:

I felt inspired to have my maternity shoot at one of my favorite places, a place that I can turn to anytime I get a craving or just don’t have the energy to cook dinner – a place that many of us have a fondness for in our hearts

Kristin Johnston/Kelly Daniels

Instead of celebrating the arrival of her second son Theodore Johnston with a picturesque glamour shot, the 33-year-old mommy blogger chose to switch things up by using her maternity photos to commemorate her pregnancy cravings.

And her followers couldn’t help but be amused by her homage to a couple of her faves, the Doritos Locos Taco and cinnamon twists.

Kristin Johnston/Kelly Daniels

With the help of “sister-friend” and photographer Kelly Daniels, the Atlanta mom-to-be got permission from her local Taco Bell to hold the photoshoot in December.

Kristin Johnston/Kelly Daniels

One month later, photos of Johnston wearing a train-length gown and pearls — while eating Taco Bell — became a social media sensation. She explained in an interview with Popsugar:

“I absolutely love maternity photos, the beautiful moms-to-be standing on a beach or atop a snow covered mountain, but after spending as much time and money at Taco Bell as I have during this pregnancy, I knew it was the place for me.”

And it appears that the comical reality of a hormonal snack attack is no joke— because her followers jumped in with praise:

Other Taco Bell-loving mommies-to-be shared that they run south of the border, too:

This user commented that she had unique maternity photos, too:

@abravemess Yes Girl! I did my maternity pictures at Starbucks! Rock it!!!”

And Taco Bell even chimed in:

Chalupa pregnancy cravings are real, people.- Taco Bell

Kristin Johnston/Kelly Daniels

Being pregnant sure does have its perks —unlimited tacos and naps sound like an epic way to spend an evening or afternoon. We hope the little bun inside loved Taco Bell as much as Johnston did!

About the author

Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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