When your job involves documenting some of the most important memories a family will have, you realize how quickly babies and puppies can change. They grow up in what seems like an instant. Photographer Samantha Coleman didn’t waste any time in taking these adorable newborn portraits of the newest member of her family: Willow the toy Australian Shepherd puppy.
From Samantha: “When my boyfriend and I decided to get a puppy, I knew I had to take newborn photos of it. I take real newborn photos all the time in my studio in Athens, TN, so why not take them of our new Willow? Surprisingly, Willow Grace slept like a baby when swaddled and let me pose her without hesitation. It was so sweet! Of course, my boyfriend and I also wanted to be in some of the photos, so I set up my camera in my studio and stepped in front of the lens for a change. Willow Grace is a toy Australian Shepherd.
I also captured a couple of sweet images of my other dog, Finley. Finley is five years old and is a Snorkie mix. My boyfriend wanted to take a formal photo with him at the end, and we did just that!”
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About Samantha Coleman Photography: Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Samantha specializes in wedding photography and newborn photography.
Amber Myers says
What a precious doggy. I just love the bow. I never thought to ever do newborn photos of a puppy.
Melissa Chapman says
I love that little puppy and the photos were so nice and show all the love you have for her. I look forward to more pictures as she grows up.
Oh my goodness what a cute ball of fluff! This is such a precious puppy.
Liz Mays says
These little dogs are just too cute. I’d be so excited to take some photos with them for a big event!
Oh my Willow is such a cute little toy Australian Shepherd! So adorable!
Forget baby fever. I have puppy fever now! Lovely that she was able to incorporate herself and boyfriend into a few shots as well.
This is the first time that I’ve seen an Australian shepherd and she is so cute. Love that pink bow on her. And Willow is such an adorable name too.
Ruth I says
Oh Willow Grace, why are you so adorable! I like all the photos, she is too cute!
Barbies Beauty Bits says
Oh I am in love with this adorable puppy. So love the pink bow and the photo with the bow tie is too cute.
Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers says
That puppy is so adorable and reminds me of my lil doggy when he was small. I miss him being tiny enough to fit in the palm of my hand but then again, I love him the way he is now. He is a snuggler and knows when I need extra loving.
I hope they enjoy their puppy furever. 🙂
The Dash Kitten Crew says
What a delightful series of pictures. They capture so much love and excitement with a new puppy.
What a gorgeous photoshoot.
Sweet Purrfections says
My sister had a miniature Aussie and she was adorable. I didn’t know there were toy Aussies!
Shannon Gurnee says
Oh my goodness – what an adorable puppy! I love all of these pictures!
Willow is precious. I’d never seen a toy Aussie before. I have a friend that has a
Mini, willow is way smaller though. The pic of you lifting her up is adorable
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Willow is adorable and I love the idea of the newborn shoot. I can’t believe the swaddling worked and she stayed still!