Twin sisters celebrate their 100th birthday with whimsical photo shoot

Twins celebrate 100th birthday with photo shoot
Twins celebrate 100th birthday with photo shoot
Twins celebrate 100th birthday with photo shoot
Posted at 12:52 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 12:53:02-04

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.

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.

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They immediately agreed.

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.

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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.