When someone tells you they’re taking maternity pictures, what comes to mind is soft lighting, big, swollen bellies, blissful expressions, and a happy mother and/or couple, right?

Most of us don’t think about capturing the moments leading up to the birth of a new human being and figure it’s a great opportunity to really freak some people out.

Thank goodness we’re not all the same, though, because if we were, we wouldn’t have these amazing images.

Things started out normal enough, with some pretty photos of the two of them in a pumpkin patch.

Soon, though, things start to go, um, south.

The couple love Halloween and anything that involves costumes, so this idea was just a natural for them.

(By the way, we’re not going to show you the gory pics. If you want to see those, go here. But we will show you the aftermath.)

Husband Todd Cameron talked with Bored Panda about how the whole thing came to be.

“I had recently found an Alien Chestburster model at a garage sale and after putting it together and painting it, the photoshoot idea came to me.

I had an idea for the general story and props needed, including carving the alien pod pumpkin and Nicole took care of finding out ‘out there’ wardrobe.”

Yeah… they went there…

The photographer, Li Carter, is local to the couple in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and they couldn’t be more pleased with her work.

The family friend had helped them with a number of funny shoots previously, from “The Big Lebowski 40th Birthday” to “Sasquatch Day,” so this couldn’t have come as too much of a surprise.

Todd Cameron added…

“The creepy photos took about an hour to shoot and, though chilly and muddy on the pumpkin patch, it was so much fun.

We just kept laughing at the absurdity of it and hoping the employees of the farm wouldn’t drive by to see us covered in blood.”

And look… a happy family! Haha… jeezus.

Thanks for the laughs, Camerons.

Good luck with that particular bundle of joy.