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Photographer Takes 'Newborn' Photo Shoot with Pup

Newborn photoshoot features puppy instead of a baby

Huntsville, Ala., photographer Jamie Clauss is known for her stunning newborn photo shoots. As the creative force behind Count It Joy Photography, the 27-year-old has become a pro at capturing adorably tiny infants nestled inside wicker baskets, cradled in their parents' arms or lovingly swaddled and drifting off into a blissful slumber.

So talented is Clauss, that after she recently wrapped a shoot, her neighbors and friends Jan and Chase Renegar stopped by and jokingly said they wished they had a baby, just so they could take a photo shoot of their own.

And that's when the trio got an idea: They may not have a human baby per se ... but they did have a four-legged baby dog named Snuggles. And as it turned out, she was more than ready for her close-up.

The Renegars immediately sprung into action, posing in all sorts of sweet ways with their little pup for a tongue-in-cheek shoot that has since gone viral after being picked up by BuzzFeed.

Can't. Take. The. Cuteness.

This hilarious spin on the classic "family feet" shot? We die.

Jan and Chase are no strangers to knowing what makes a great photo, either. The couple are also photographers, though they specialize in weddings. According to BuzzFeed, Clauss and the Renegars have been the best of friends ever since moving in, thanks to their shared love of photography.

Ironically, not all who've seen the photo shoot get the obvious humor it's trying to convey.

"It’s funny because all these commenters are like, 'Dogs shouldn’t be people,'" Clauss told BuzzFeed. "That’s the joke! That’s the point," she laughs.

For others, the photo shoot's success has inspired them to do their own doggy photo shoots, as many have reached out to Clauss to recreate it with their fur babies, too.

But Clauss isn't so sure, since she feels the first shoot went so well because of her own good report with Snuggles.

"I don’t know how it would go with like, a German shepherd that I’ve never met before. I don’t think I’m going to be wrapping that thing up," she joked.

Photos via Jamie Clauss/Count It Joy Photography

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