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06/02/2017 06:43 pm ET Updated Jun 02, 2017

Couple Celebrates The Arrival Of Their Baby Girl With The Sweetest Shoot

Oh, and the baby is actually a dog.

You don’t need to have a baby on the way to do one of those trendy “gender reveal” photo shoots.

Missouri couple Kennedy Sartwell and her boyfriend of five years Jake Terry decided to celebrate the arrival of their pup Raven in April with a super cute photo shoot inspired by the ones moms- and dads-to-be often do to announce the sex of their babies. 

Kennedy and Jake modeled the photo shoot after the gender reveal shoots pregnant couples often do.
Infinite Smiles Photography
Kennedy and Jake modeled the photo shoot after the gender reveal shoots pregnant couples often do.
Pink balloons mean it's a girl!
Infinite Smiles Photography
Pink balloons mean it's a girl!
Here she is!

The couple filled a box with pink balloons to introduce their baby girl, and then snapped some pics with the most photogenic little face you ever did see.

Raven, you couldn't be any cuter. 
Infinite Smiles Photography
Raven, you couldn't be any cuter. 
Introducing Raven Michele!
Infinite Smiles Photography
Introducing Raven Michele!

“I’ve been looking for a puppy for quite a while and I’ve been wanting some way to announce it to the world,” Kennedy told ABC News. “Mom and I were coming up with ideas and thought of a [gender] reveal.”

Initially, the photos were just supposed to be just for the couple’s friends and family to enjoy. But after Kennedy’s mom, Cristy Sartwell of Infinite Smiles Photography, posted them on Facebook, they went viral with more than 100,000 likes and 160,000 shares.

Paws-itively precious!
Infinite Smiles Photography
Paws-itively precious!

Kennedy told Inside Edition that Raven, a Labrador-German shepherd mix, got a little fussy while getting her picture taken and kept getting distracted by dandelions.

“We had to chase her for the entire photo shoot,” she said.

But the fur-tastic photos made it all worthwhile:

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