Identical twins celebrate turning 100 with gorgeous photoshoot

Identical twins, Maria and Paulina, celebrate their 100th birthday.
Identical twins, Maria and Paulina, celebrate their 100th birthday. Photo: Facebook/Camila Lima

For identical twins Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi, May 24 is a truly momentous occasion. The women will celebrate their 100th birthday - a century of companionship, love and sisterhood.

To mark the special milestone, photographer Camila Lima featured the Brazilian duo in a gorgeous photoshoot, and the pictures will make you teary.

"I had never met anyone 100 years old, let alone twins!" Ms Lima told Good Housekeeping. "I got in touch with their family and offered the photoshoot as a gift. We were all excited, and they put on beautiful dresses, did their hair and came to the capital to take the pictures."

Both women are proud mothers and grandmothers. Paulina has six children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, while Maria has five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Ms Lima shared the results of her shoot on Facebook, writing that her heart was "full of love".

Ours are, too.

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A video of the shoot, posted to Facebook by Happy Filmes Wedding, provides a delightful behind-the scenes glimpse of Ms Lima - and her models - in action. There are costume changes, props, flower crowns and plenty of smiles. The special bond between the sisters simply radiates onscreen.

The photos, however, are just the beginning of the twins' birthday celebrations. Carlos Pontim, Maria's son, told Gazeta Online that their large family will gather for a party on May 20.

Happy birthday, Paulina and Maria!