Photographer Belinda Sol helps new moms celebrate their bundles of joy every day, so when a woman named Mona called her to schedule a photo shoot, she didn’t think anything of it.
But Mona had something a little different in mind.
Sol was surprised, when she returned Mona’s call, that Mona wasn’t planning the shoot for herself, but for her dog, a dachshund named Mia!
It wouldn’t be the first time someone has committed their dog’s pregnancy and motherhood to memory. In Brazil, a dog named Lilica became a star after her human posted joyous, adorable photos of her before and after giving birth to a litter of five.
“I had never done [a dog shoot] before, and I was excited to do so,” Sol says, and she accepted the challenge immediately, even purchasing a dress and some props for Mia’s shoot.
The shoot went well, and although Sol only expected a moderate response, she soon found over 100,000 people fawning over the adorable shots. And that meant only one thing: that a newborn shoot was a must!
Check out Sol’s precious photos below!
When photographer Belinda Sol initially got the call from dachshund Mia’s human, Mona, she was expecting a human maternity shoot.
But that wasn’t exactly the case. The shoot was for Mia! And the proud dad, of course.
“[I] treated it as any other human maternity session,” Sol says. “I went and made her a maternity dress, purchased some props specially for her, and made our appointment.”
Although this was her first non-human maternity shoot, it was surprisingly easy.
Mia was heavily pregnant at the time, so she wasn’t scampering around too much. “She was very well trained,” Sol says, “so it wasn’t too difficult to direct and pose her.”
Sol styled and shot Mia the same way she shoots her human clients, with lots of elegant, billowing fabric and a sweet, feminine air.
When she posted the photos, Sol expected a few people to react, but for it to make a relatively small splash.
Instead, thousands of people flocked to the photos, leaving positive comments.
So that meant that Mia would have another shoot when the puppies were born!
Soon enough, Mia gave birth to six tiny babies of her own and Sol was there to capture the joy.
And it really doesn’t get much better than tiny weenie puppies in tiny hats, does it?
Like her maternity shoots, Sol captured the puppies in much the same way she captures human babies on camera, with lots of swaddles, cuddling, and of course, the tiny caps.
The puppies got some individual beauty shots, too.
As for the puppies, they seemed to nap the whole time (much like their human counterparts) on those fluffy blankets. It seems like everyone involved had a great day!
You can see more of Belinda’s photography, this time with human subjects, on her Facebook page and on Instagram.
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