Gender reveal parties and photoshoots seem to be all the rage nowadays, but not everyone is on board with them:
However, if every “gender reveal” photoshoot turned out like this, we have a feeling they’d be much more popular.
When Gracie Gonzalez found five abandoned puppies alongside a Texas railroad track, she knew she had to take in the little fur-balls and see that they get adopted. She posted about the pups on Facebook, and eventually caught the attention of Carlye Allen, a photographer from Lufkin, TX.
“I saw a post about the puppies and forwarded it to my friend. She and her husband were wanting to adopt a rescue pup, and I thought that this one would be a perfect addition to their family,” Allen told WISTV. “I drove two hours to pick up the puppy, and my friend drove three to meet me.”
Then Allen had a stroke of genius: a puppy-reveal photoshoot with one of the pups and her new mom, a woman named Joy Stone.
Even better? Stone didn’t tell her husband about the photoshoot, and nearly gave him a heart attack:
“Her husband (Stone) had no idea that we had this up to our sleeves. I was a hostess for a shower the day prior and happened to have a tank of helium and extra balloons in my trunk,” Allen said. “I joked about doing a gender reveal to my friend, and she loved the idea. Fifteen minutes later, we were in my yard snapping pictures.”
“When my friend brought the puppy home, her husband was in shock (she posted a video on her Facebook),” Allen added. “He was thrilled to welcome Rey (they’re avid Star Wars fans) Dakota (also avid Cowboys fans, lol) Stone into their family.”
Congrats to the new puppy parents!