The father from Kent explained in a blogpost on The Dad Network that he hadn’t expected such excitement at the shoot:
We wanted to capture Ted in the earliest stages. Those first few weeks go so quickly, we wanted some quality reminders of him. Photos are very precious as they capture a moment and create a memory.
During the shoot I felt his tummy muscles tense up and in that moment I knew what was about to happen. Unfortunately, it was just a moment and before I could do anything Ted exploded from his bum.
Ferguson said the photographer, Kirsty Grant, managed to dive down to grab a nappy and “attempt to stem the flow and still managed to press the shutter”. They then cleared it up and finished the shoot.
He was amazed that his photos have gone viral, but felt that the situation was something parents could relate to: “I think that parents worldwide relate to the image and enjoy the funny side of it, and non-parents are probably just a little grossed out by it. Bizarrely, when you become a parent, your own child’s poo doesn’t seem that disgusting.”