Twins celebrate their 100th birthday with whimsical photo shoot

By Joi-Marie McKenzie, abcnews.go.com

Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi turn 100 on May 24. The twin sisters, from  Brazil, decided to mark their milestone by a photo shoot by Camila Lima.

Twin sisters in Brazil will celebrate their 100th birthday later this month and to mark the momentous occasion, a photographer captured them in a whimsical photo shoot.

Camila Lima, of Cariacica, Brazil, told ABC News that she heard about Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi after seeing a report on her local news.

Brazilian twin sisters Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi celebrated turning 100 on May 24 with a whimsical photo shoot.

The photographer said she regularly takes photos of older couples “as a way to inspire young couples.” She decided to reach out to the sisters, who live in Ibiraçu, Brazil, hoping they’d participate in a photo shoot to mark their milestone birthdays.

They immediately agreed.

Brazilian twin sisters Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi celebrated turning 100 on May 24 with a whimsical photo shoot.

Lima, 28, said the two-hour photo shoot on Monday included hair styling, makeup application and pink and blue matching dresses. She added that the two sisters “were all excited.”

“They did everything I asked and did not complain about tiredness,” the photographer said, noting that both were “very happy and satisfied” with the finished photo shoot.

Brazilian twin sisters Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi celebrated turning 100 on May 24 with a whimsical photo shoot.

It’s a great present for the twins and their big family.

Pandolfi has six children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, while Pontin has five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, according to Brazil’s Gazeta News.

The twins plan to celebrate with their large family on May 20, the newspaper added.

Originally appeared at abcnews.go.com

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