Baby becomes a superhero, ninja thanks to Photoshop-loving dad 

Swedish advertising photographer Emil Nyström Photoshopped his baby girl Signhild in a series of hilarious photos that are now going viral. Emil Nyström
Swedish advertising photographer Emil Nyström Photoshopped his baby girl Signhild in a series of hilarious photos that are now going viral.
"I have so many ideas in my head all the time," Emil told TODAY. Emil Nyström
"I have so many ideas in my head all the time," Emil told TODAY.

Is there anything cuter than a baby? Sleeping babies, laughing babies — even crying babies — get us every time, and they have been for as long as we can remember. From Anne Geddes way back when to your own Instagram feeds today, it’s clear that our appetite for roly-poly legs, toothless grins and chubby feet is insatiable. 

The latest babe to corner the viral photo market is little Signhild Nyström of Umeå, Sweden. Now 2 years old, Signhild is the subject of her advertising photographer dad Emil’s hilariously adorable photo series, in which she’s depicted doing everything from working on a car to hanging from a kitchen shelf — in all her diapered glory. With a little help (OK, a lot of help) from Photoshop, Emil has been able to create laugh-out-loud scenarios, each with blue-eyed Signhild holding court.

“The first picture I took was when I tested out some new gear,” Emil, 26, told TODAY. “Signhild was my test subject and she did a funny face and held her hands in a weird way, and I loaded the pictures on my computer and did some editing in Photoshop. Since then I’ve been giving my crazy ideas life in photos.”

Emil often incorporates his wife Isabelle, 25, into the photos as well. Emil Nyström
Emil often incorporates his wife Isabelle, 25, into the photos as well.

So, was Signhild a cooperative subject? “[She was] pretty much always happy,” Emil said. “At least when she was younger. It’s quite easy with your own children because you know what makes them laugh. Now that she’s older, I have to work a little bit harder.”

And now that seven-months-old Hilma has joined the family, Emil has another Gerber-esque baby model. “I love my children [and] I love making pictures and using Photoshop,” Emil explained. “I’m blessed to be doing this as a part of my job.” 

To see more of Emil's family photos, click on the slide show below.

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    Photoshop-loving dad captures baby girl as a ninja, fairy & more

    Swedish photographer Emil Nyström has photoshopped his adorable baby girl in a series of fantastical (and hilarious) settings.

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    Rub-a-dub-dub -

    Baby Signhild's in the tub! And thanks to her photographer dad Emil Nyström's love of Photoshop, she's also flying through the air.

    Emil Nyström
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    Tiny painter -

    "I have so many ideas in my head all the time," Swedish advertising photographer Emil Nyström told TODAY when asked how he comes up with his photo schemes.

    Emil Nyström
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    Little sis' big debut -

    Now two-years-old, Signhild rides a dog in this photo, while her seven-months-old sister Hilma makes a cameo.

    Emil Nyström
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    Life of the party -

    Multiple Signhilds—seven to be exact—can be spotted in the first birthday party scene her dad shot.

    Emil Nyström
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    Little miss fix it -

    Signhild's handiness apparently knows no bounds--we find her here playing the role of mechanic.

    Emil Nyström
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    To infinity...and beyond! -

    Isn't flying every baby's dream?

    Emil Nyström
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    President Hilma -

    Rosy cheeks? Check. Expansive forehead? Check. Who said babies can’t look presidential?

    Emil Nyström
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    Hanging on by a thread -

    The baby is where?! Emil says he loves making pictures and using photoshop—both of which are evident in this shot.

    Emil Nyström
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    Swedish chef -

    Like any good baker, Signhild knows the taste test is the most important part of the process.

    Emil Nyström
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    Fairy dust -

    Baby Signhild gets to fly like a fairy--and sprinkle dust on her mom Isabelle--thanks to dad’s Photoshop skills.

    Emil Nyström
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    Monkey see, monkey do -

    Baby Signhild proves that, like monkeys, she loves bananas.

    Emil Nyström
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    Baby ninja -

    A baby of many talents, here we spy Signhild chopping her own fruits (with a sword, no less).

    Emil Nyström

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