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Couple shares 'newborn' puppy photo shoot responding to baby questions

The day one Australian couple picked up their new puppy, Humphrey, they were inspired to have some fun with the constant questions from family about when they were going to have a baby.

The couple, Matt Kay and Abby Lee, enlisted good friend Elisha Collins, a professional photographer who runs Elisha Minette Photography, to do a photo shoot with Humphrey posing as a newborn baby. The couple was shown holding their doggy bundle of joy and pushing him around in a stroller.

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Australian couple Abby Lee and Matt Kay introduce their "little baby" (dog) Humphrey with a hilarious photo shoot.
Elisha Minnette Photography
The couple had good friend Elisha Collins, a professional photographer, help plan the fun shoot with Humphrey as a humorous way to address family members asking when they were going to have a baby.

"It was a short but hilarious shoot, only taking about an hour to complete,'' Collins told TODAY.com. "Humphrey was a delight to shoot, he loved all the attention and the treats of course!"

Collins shared the photos on her Facebook page, where they received nearly 30,000 likes.

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Couple Abby and Matt introduce their "little baby" (dog) Humphry with a hilarious photo shoot.
Elisha Minnette Photography
Couple Abby and Matt introduce their "little baby" (dog) Humphry with a hilarious photo shoot.

The couple and Collins wanted to make it clear that they were just having fun and not trying to insult parents who post pictures of themselves with their newborns. As for Humphrey, the groodle (a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle) already has his own Instagram page with all his "newborn" photos.

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Couple Abby and Matt introduce their "little baby" (dog) Humphry with a hilarious photo shoot.

"Abby and I both work in the creative industry and have the craziest sense of humor, always coming up with funny and random ideas to have a laugh,'' Collins said. "I photograph all different types of shoots including newborns, so I knew what the normal baby shoots look like. We didn’t ever intend to make fun of new parents sharing photos of their newborns. We just wanted to show a different kind of newborn."

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