Laura Shockley, a photographer based in Washington, gave her dachshund the maternity shoot she deserves. Sugar, the dachshund, gave birth to five adorable puppies this year, and Shockley could not fight the urge to take their pictures. Sugar and her babies looked so cute, Shockley wanted to make sure that she captured every single moment on camera.
Of tulle skirts and headbands
The dog’s maternity shoot came with a theme. Shockley decided that Sugar should have an Ann Geddes-style maternity shoot. She made sure the floral headbands and tulle skirts were present while setting up.
When asked why she wanted that theme, Shockley said it’s the latest trend when it comes to pampering pooches. For Sugar, however, Shockley confessed that the real reason why she wanted that theme was that her dog earned it. She wanted to give it as a reward to her dog for doing a swell job.
The maternity series
Luckily for Sugar, her human is a photographer. Shockley took pictures of Sugar from the time she got pregnant to the day she gave birth. These photos give Shockley and Sugar something to look back to, especially when the puppies grow up to wonderful dogs like their mom.
Shockley was armed with treats during Sugar’s maternity shoot. Unlike other dogs, Sugar pays no mind when orders are given to her. When she sees that Shockley has treats with her, however, the pup is quick to obey commands. The photographer uses this to make the dog mom do poses that are picture-perfect.
More than images that seem a wee bit too scripted, Shockley was more set on capturing the tender moments that Sugar shared with her babies. In between camera clicks, the dog would kiss her babies, as if reminding them that she loves them so much.
Credits to Laura Shockley Photography