This Missouri couple wanted to find a special way to introduce their adopted puppy to the world

By Kelli Bender
May 03, 2017 05:24 PM
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Kennedy Sartwell and Jake Terry of Warrensburg, Missouri, are geniuses.

The couple recently adopted a precious puppy named Raven and are understandably excited about the new arrival. Instead of posting about the baby dog on Facebook or sending photos to a group chat, the pet parents decided to do something bigger to announce Raven to the world.

Sartwell and Terry, who have been together 5 years, recruited a professional photographer, Kennedy’s mother, Cristy Sartwell of Infinite Smile Photography, to shoot a sex reveal photo series.

Like many sex reveal shoots, this one started with a happy couple and a closed box filled with balloons.

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The box is opened and the sex is revealed. Pink balloons! Which means it’s a girl.

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This is where things got a little different, and a little more furry. Instead of revealing the sex of a human baby, turns out these balloons were for an adorable lady puppy.

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The rest of the photos revel in just how cute this new addition, a Labrador German shepherd mix, truly is.

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While Cristy was the photographer, it was Raven who was calling the shots.

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“It was the dog’s photo shoot and she ran the show,” Kennedy told ABC News.

This original idea and Raven’s expert direction led to a photoshoot that has been shared close to 160,000 times on Facebook.

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“It was a quick shoot for Jake and Kennedy to show their puppy to their family and friends, and we had no intention of this,” Cristy said. “But it’s exciting.”