This kitten dolled up for her very own newborn photoshoot is giving us life
Which would you rather see: a bunch of photos of a newborn baby, or a bunch of photos of a newborn kitten?
Bring on the kitten pics!
Photographer Kitty Schaub from Benton Habor, Michigan, may have an adorable new business on her hands. She posted these photos of her daughter’s new kitten, Luna, on Facebook. Everyone immediately fell in love.
Although she mainly photographs children and families, Schaub decided to have an impromptu photoshoot for her five-year-old daughter Amelie’s kitten. They welcomed little Luna into their home about two weeks ago.
“I photograph a lot of newborns, and had my props out,” Schaub said of the photoshoot idea. “We thought it would be a quick, funny, cute little shoot, [we had] no clue it would be this crazy!”
The photos are just like the ones of your friends’ babies that you’re forced to look at, but better. Luna is bundled up in fluffy pastel blankets and adorned with various newborn-sized headbands to make her even cuter (as if that’s possible).
Plus, the kitten was pretty much the perfect model: “Luna was sleeping when I picked her up, she didn’t notice or mind me covering her in a wrap,” Schaub explained. “We had to wake her up to get her open eye pictures, and then she fell right back asleep.”
To make matters even more precious, Schaub also featured her daughter in what might be the best “mommy and me” photoshoot we’ve ever seen. Amelie often models for Schaub and has even posed with the family’s dog and bunny.
People all over the world have sent Schaub messages about how much they love the photos. She’s received so many notes, in fact, that she created a calendar of Luna’s photographs to raise money for a small animal rescue in her area called Save-a-Stray in St. Joseph, MI.
The organization trains and fosters stray animals until they are ready for a forever home. As of this morning, the calendars have raised $2,000.
Although Schaub has never done a newborn-style animal shoot before, she has a feeling she’ll do it again. We’re already brainstorming ideas for when we become pet parents.