Linda Mtoba and her baby bump are the cover stars of the September issue of the popular parenting magazine, Mamas & Papas, and she shared a video revealing what went on behind the scenes.
The River actress revealed that she was the creative director of the shoot when she shared the official cover of the issue on Friday, 13 September 2019. She shared the official magazine cover with a caption that read, “Look, we shot a cover with #BabyBean for Mamas & Papas magazine. This has been such a fulfilling journey filled with self-discovery and new found self-love.”
Following the reveal of the cover, Linda shared the process of shooting the images of the cover and the accompanying cover story. She shared the video on Monday, 16 September 2019, with an anecdote of how she conceptualised an impromptu outdoor shoot using some of the hotel’s sheets.
The two-minute long video reveals the different outfit changes that Linda went through. The first featured a flower embroidered trail that was attached to her head and draped on one side of her body and over Baby Bean. The second was the white sheet shoot and the last was an outside shoot.
In her caption to the video, she wrote, “Would you believe me if I told you that the backdrop is actually sheets from the hotel and on the floor is the duvet from the bed. We then went to an empty field not too far [away]. [This was a] very random decision, we set up and got [to] shooting.”
Linda has received the approval of many of her famous friends for her creatively directed cover. Some of the notable names that have congratulated her include Bontle Modiselle, who is also expecting her first child, who stated, “Linda, honey! Listen!” Actress, Nomzamo Mbatha, said, “Stunning, stunning cover! Linda *in my strongest Portuguese accent*”.
Watch Linda Mtoba’s behind-the-scenes video below.