Abby Lee and Matt Kay have been together for over two years, share a rambling property on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, and like many of us, are both tired of being asked the big baby question.
So when friend and photographer Elisha Minnette suggested they take part in a photoshoot with a difference, they were game.
Explaining how the idea came about in an interview with BuzzFeed, Elisha says she had a light bulb moment while joining Matt and Abby on the long drive to collect their new puppy Humphrey from a breeder.
“Abby and I have the craziest sense of humour and we feed off of each other with ideas,” she says.
Noting the cliché poses most newborn baby shoots are made-up of, the trio decided to introduce nine-week-old Humphrey in the same way.
“Every day, I see loads of photographers post images of newborn babies and they are all the same, including mine,” Elisha continues in an interview with Daily Mail Australia.
“Same pose, same props, same everything, so we wanted to re-recreate the shoot with a puppy. Abby and Matt live on a big property in a rural area, so we had a lot of gorgeous scenery in every direction. It was a hilarious day but we had a lot of fun.”
From gazing at the groodle (a golden retriever and poodle cross) while he snuggles in a pram to shots of Abby and Matt holding Humphrey’s paws while he ‘learns to walk’, the images range from the classically lovely to laugh-out-loud funny.
Elisha’s Facebook fans appear to have enjoyed the shots too. So far the photographer’s post has had over 11,000 shares, more than 25,000 ‘likes’ and has been commented on 7,825 times.
One Facebook user writes: “This is one of the most ridiculous, brilliant and glorious things I've ever seen! Enjoy Abby, Matt and Humphry!”
While another says: “Love, love, love; the best photo shoot and by far the cutest photo shoot ever haha, love it and the creativity.”
Responding to the feedback, Elisha writes on her Facebook page: “Making people smile and having a laugh was our intention for these images, and after reading a lot of comments I feel we achieved that.”