One couple recently decided to let the world know about the new member of their family in a hilarious way.
They decided to have a “birth” photo shoot starring their new kitty.
Photographer Lucy Schultz and her partner, Steven, don’t have any children of their own. However, they are now the proud parents of a kitten whom they adopted. They knew exactly how they wanted to memorialize the occasion.
“I’d been talking about doing a kitten announcement shoot when I was finally ready to adopt for over a year,” Schultz said. “I just wanted to celebrate my cat adoption milestone as it’s something I’ve looked forward to for such a long time.”
Schultz enlisted the help of fellow photographer Elizabeth Woods-Darby. The two have worked together documenting human births. Schultz said, “it was natural territory to recreate the classic poses of birth and newborn photography” for the new cat.
They weren’t kidding.
“It was hard to keep a straight face through all the hilarity of it,” Schultz said. “We had a blast!”
The “birth” went smoothly.
Here are some tender photos of the new family.
The photoshoot is comical, but there’s nothing insincere about how they much love their new pet.
“Elizabeth perfectly captured the excitement of our new bundle,” Schultz said. “He really does bring us so much joy!”
The photo shoot has since gone viral on social media. Schultz hopes it might inspire others to grow their own families with a pet in need of love:
“My message to everyone who is digging these photos is to check out your local shelter, consider volunteering or become a foster home and consider adopting one of the amazing homeless pets out there!”
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