An expectant French Bulldog has charmed the internet after posing for radiant maternity photographs with her doggy dad-to-be - followed by an adorable newborn photoshoot with her puppies.
Mother-to-be Gizmo, three and a half, and her doggy darling Steele, two, were just a couple of weeks off giving birth when they modelled for the maternity shoot back in August last year.
And then when their five furry bundles of joy finally arrived in September 2017, the Frenchie family posed up again – this time for a newborn photoshoot to celebrate their new arrivals.
Part-time photographer Macy Siudzinksi had never shot maternity or newborn photographs with dogs before and worried the shoot would be difficult - but said the animals are actually more well-behaved than their human counterparts.
The 20-year-old, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, was delighted when she received the unusual request after posting an advertisement online and said the pooches 'just knew how to work the camera'.
‘I posted an ad online about photoshoots with newborn babies. Then I received a request about doing a newborn photoshoot with puppies instead of babies. I laughed and straight away said I’d absolutely love to do it,’ Macy, a nursing school student, said.
We decided why not pair it up with a cute maternity photoshoot. It was a great idea.
‘I thought it would be really difficult, but the dogs were so well behaved. They were the perfect models.
‘They were easier to shoot than newborn babies. I loved every minute of it.
‘We did the ones with the dad first, as he seemed a bit crazier than the mum.
‘She was a bit slow because she had five puppies inside her tiny belly.
‘But even though she was pregnant, she really worked the camera and was a great model.’
A month later it was time for another photoshoot – with the adorable newborn puppies.
‘I nearly cried the entire time. They are just so small and absolutely adorable,’ Macy said.
‘It was quite hard getting all the puppies to line up for a photo, but we made it work.
‘I love all animals so it’s definitely something I’d like to do again.’