Ben Cohen and daughter Isabelle recreate famous poster

03/06/2008 at 08:19 PM ET

Bencohen1_cbbRugby player Ben Cohen, 29, had his hands full when making a decision on who would help him recreate the famous L’enfant Athena poster from the 1980s.  He had to decide which of his 5-month-old twin daughters — Harriette or Isabelle — to use in the photograph.

While trying to get the smiling shot, neither girl would cooperate.  However, the camera finally caught the image of little Isabelle smiling up at her daddy.

To view the full image, as well as one with both twins, and to read about Ben’s views on fatherhood, continue reading.

Ben can’t believe how much he enjoys fatherhood, but admits that he wasn’t quite as ready for it as he thought.

I can’t believe how much I love fatherhood. I genuinely really enjoy it but nothing quite prepares you for it. One of the hardest things when it comes to looking after a crying baby is knowing what cry is for what, which takes time and patience. I found there wasn’t really enough support and information for new dads — particularly when it comes to having twins.

That reason is one of the reasons that led the new dad agreeing to help recreate the poster.  Proceeds from the sales will benefit the A Problem Shared campaign. The campaign will focus on the role of fathers and the relationship of parents in general.

See the photo with both twins at The Daily Mail.


Source: Hello! Magazine, March 11th issue, pg. 52

Thanks to CBB reader Carlie.

FILED UNDER: Babies , Multiples , News

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brannon on

Very cute but I kind of feel bad for Harriette?

Ashley on

Here’s a link to the picture and a story about it, for those who haven’t seen it:

M on

it would have been nice for them to have done it with both of them🙂

Isabella on

Ashley, are you from Sri Lanka or did you use “google” for the webpage? Just curious!

Rachel on

there are other pictures somewhere from the shoot with both babies in it.

Brava97 on

My college roommate and I had that poster on our dorm room wall circa 1988. Yes, I am OLD. Is there anything sexier than a man holding a baby? No. No, there is not. Le sigh.

Hannah on

fay on

i LOVE fat babies… and i LOVE the pictures of the two babies together… they’re the cutest!!!

Tracy on

Awwww! My heart just totally melted! The baby is SO adorable, as is her father!

I’m sure Harriette will understand that it wasn’t a choice between them, Isabelle was just the one that smiled.

It’s just a recreation also, not a personal attack.

Super adorable!

clair on

i remember watching a documentary about the original l’enfant poster a couple of years ago and the baby in the original is now a very nice looking 20 something year old.

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