If you have children, you’ll know just how important it is to capture all the special moments you share with them. We need these memories to look back and reminisce about all those fun and special moments we had with our kids while we watch them grow and learn.
Belinda Sol is a photographer who helps new moms celebrate the joys of having a child. So when her client, Monica Sanchez, called her requesting a photoshoot, she thought that it would be like her other regular sessions. But when she returned Mona’s call, it turned out that she had other plans in mind.
The photoshoot wasn’t for herself but for Mia, her pregnant Dachshund!
Mia was about a month-and-a-half pregnant at the time, and Monica wanted to have her little sweetheart professionally photographed in the final stages of her “delicate state.”
“I didn’t have dogs or puppies growing up and I wanted my son to see that,” Monica said. “I’m just real crazy about capturing moments.”
Photographing a pregnant dog was a first for Belinda, but she loved the idea and even made the little sausage dog her very own maternity dress – which billows out behind her like a bridal train caught in the wind.
On the day of the shoot, the expecting mom was, of course, accompanied by the proud husband and soon-to-be father!
Little Mia gave birth to six puppies several weeks later, and when Belinda returned for another photo session, she captured some truly adorable moments in the new family’s lives.
In typical newborn fashion, the photos show the puppies nesting together with their eyes tightly closed as their proud mama stands close watch.
When Monica posted the results of the photoshoots online, Belinda expected them to catch the attention of several hundred people. But the actual response was completely unexpected.
“Overnight over 100,000 had viewed her photo,” she said. “I have had more inquiries on doggy sessions and will definitely do more in the future.”
Just look at how snuggly and adorable they are, all wrapped up under that fuzzy white blanket! And the bonnets look cute as a button on pups of either gender!
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