In this highly unusual photoshoot, the mother Dachshund, Mia, and her tiny puppies were captured in all their cuteness.
Usually, maternity and/or baby photographers have the job of making their clients, who are to-be-moms, new moms, and babies, look amazing. Some women chose a risque theme while others want a sweet one. Some go for romantic while others opt for a funny one but hardly ever do photographers have to work at making a photoshoot with dogs a hit. But, surprisingly, it's the shoot with a dog and her puppies that got one photographer international fame.
Belinda Sol, a natural light photographer specializing in newborn and maternity photography, received a call from a client called Mona about a maternity photoshoot in 2016 and she assumed that it would be a normal session. However, this client wasn't looking for a photoshoot for herself or any person she knew. She was looking to photograph her dachshund, Mia, who was pregnant at the time. What an adorable idea!
"I had never done [a dog shoot] before, and I was excited to do so," Belinda said to Mypositiveoutlooks.com. She took on the challenge of making this photoshoot a hit and started preparing for it. She made a dress for Mia and even bought props for the shoot. "I went and made her a maternity dress, purchased some props especially for her, and made our appointment," she said.
Just like in the case of humans, the expecting mom was accompanied by the dad-to-be, who was also a Dachshund. Mia was well-behaved and trained so the session went well and also her being pregnant at the time stopped her from scuttling away much. When the photographer uploaded her latest work of art on Facebook, she hoped for some responses to this unique idea but she received viral fame instead.
Thousands of people shared and commented on the photos, which is why Belinda decided to give Mia a photoshoot with her six puppies too. Quite unheard of before but Mia and her babies complied. The Weiner dog and her puppies were once again in front of the camera, ready to be captured in all their cuteness.
The photographer also got special tiny caps made for the little pups which were custom-made by Crochet Creations by Rebecca Monroe. The puppies slept through the photoshoot just like human babies and the result of the session is there for all to see. You probably haven't seen anything cuter than this today.
Just like Belinda captures human children, she was able to do beauty shots, swaddles, cuddles, and a few shots with the tiny hats too. The cute sausage dogs just cuddled together and slept during the entire time and the photos are going to melt your heart.
Oh look at the proud mama!
Belinda is not the only photographer who provides this service. In 2019, Laura Shockley, a photographer, gave her Dachshund a maternity photoshoot according to Pop Sugar. Her dog, Sugar, had five brand new babies and the viral photos are just as adorable as Mia's.