Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Guy Thinks His Wife Is Announcing Her Pregnancy, Gets Surprise Of A Lifetime
301points
5.3K
Animals, Photography4 years ago

Husband Gets Scared When His Wife Tells Him About Gender Reveal Shoot, But Then Pics Take Unexpected Twist

Coming up with an adorable way to let the everyone know you’re expecting is part one. Part two is announcing the arrival of the new family member. And it’s hard to imagine a better gender reveal photo shoot than the one Carlye Allen threw her friend Joy Stone.

“Joy and her husband Brady had been searching for a rescue puppy for quite some time,” Allen told Bored Panda. “However, they couldn’t find the perfect fit for their little family.”

“One of my Facebook friends, Gracie Gonzalez, has a heart of gold,” the photographer said. “Gracie found the puppy and her four other siblings next to a railroad track. She posted a picture on her Facebook profile, and I forwarded it to my friend. It was love at first sight. Joy knew that she wanted to give the puppy a new home, but decided to keep it a secret from her husband. I drove two hours to pick up the puppy, and Joy drove hours to meet me.” The doggo was named “Rey” after the Star Wars character. The photos caught Brady completely off guard but once the emotions settled, he was delighted that Rey joined him and Joy.

“Joy and I are notorious for doing silly things together. I half-jokingly threw out the idea of having a puppy reveal photo shoot. Without hesitation, she replied with a “Dude, let’s do it.” Next thing I knew, we were in my yard trying to convince a five-pound fluffball to stay in a metal tub.”

Many photographers struggle working with animals, but for Allen it was a fun adventure. “The photoshoot wasn’t hard at all. In fact, it only took about 15 minutes,” she said. “The emotion captured between the puppy and Joy was not prompted. Joy was excited to have a new companion, and the puppy was excited to have a new mom.” The Texas-based artist even “employed” her husband! “His job was to place the puppy back in the tub whenever she jumped out. But even that wasn’t too bad. We maybe spent two or three minutes on that shot.”

“I’m a new photographer. I’ve only been doing this for about four months. While I still have SO much more to learn, one thing that I discovered early on is to close my mouth, sit back, and snap candid emotional moments. That’s what this was.”

After the photo shoot unexpectedly went viral, Carlye and Joy decided to make the most of it. “There are millions of other animals like Rey in need of food, shelter, and a loving home. We’ve partnered with a local shelter, and will be hosting “Doggie and Me” mini sessions in June. The sessions will be donation-based, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter. We want to encourage other photographers to do the same in their areas. We can make a big difference in these animals’ lives.”

More info:  Facebook

This is Joy

She finally had the precious opportunity to throw a gender reveal photo shoot

And it was a real surprise to everyone

Her friend Carlye Allen, the photographer behind the pictures, said that even her significant other knew nothing about it

“Joy <…> decided to keep it a secret from her husband”

The photos and the new family member caught him completely off-guard

Meet “Rey,” a puppy that was named after the Star Wars character

“Joy and her husband Brady had been searching for a rescue puppy for quite some time”

But when Joy met Rey, she immediately knew her search came to an end

“I half-jokingly threw out the idea of having a puppy reveal photo shoot. Without hesitation, she replied with a ‘Dude, let’s do it'”

Rey was found near a railroad track with four other siblings

But Joy and Carlye know there are many more animals in need

“We’ve partnered with a local shelter, and will be hosting “Doggie and Me” mini sessions in June. The sessions will be donation-based, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter”

“We want to encourage other photographers to do the same in their areas. We can make a big difference in these animals’ lives”

People were quick to react to the heartwarming story

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Add your comment
Emma Qiu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why are people getting agitated over the fact that it's a photo shoot for a puppy? If this makes them happy, and they think it's worth it, then it is worth it. Who are you to judge what is a worthwhile occasion?? And with digital cameras so accessible these days, people are free to do whatever they please.

Penguin
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Attention-seeking trolls and/or people who didn't bother reading the whole article. But seriously,I have no idea why/how people can get so worked up over something like this. People just have a real ego problem.

Load More Replies...
Angie Chan
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's it. Next dog I adopt, I am going to do one of these. My parents are disappointed because I never wanted kids--and never changed my mind, so this would be the perfect way to announce their next "grandchild."

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think to have kids either. I would get more dogs, just like you, however I won't be doing such photoshoots. I'm a no nonsense person and these photoshoots are so common lately, I was sure it would be a puppy before I even read further. If I'm to do something special to welcome a puppy(which I wouldn't, she would be a baby that wouldn't understand what's going on anyway), it would be something new and original, not something that floods the internet already. But it's my personal opinion. If you really want to do it, go on.

Load More Replies...
Dianne Pope
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get over it people!! She was not asking for your 2$ worth. She was just having a little fun. Dogs or any animal you choose is part of the family.

Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

bull shit. It's posted online. She's begging for attention

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Emma Qiu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why are people getting agitated over the fact that it's a photo shoot for a puppy? If this makes them happy, and they think it's worth it, then it is worth it. Who are you to judge what is a worthwhile occasion?? And with digital cameras so accessible these days, people are free to do whatever they please.

Penguin
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Attention-seeking trolls and/or people who didn't bother reading the whole article. But seriously,I have no idea why/how people can get so worked up over something like this. People just have a real ego problem.

Load More Replies...
Angie Chan
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's it. Next dog I adopt, I am going to do one of these. My parents are disappointed because I never wanted kids--and never changed my mind, so this would be the perfect way to announce their next "grandchild."

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think to have kids either. I would get more dogs, just like you, however I won't be doing such photoshoots. I'm a no nonsense person and these photoshoots are so common lately, I was sure it would be a puppy before I even read further. If I'm to do something special to welcome a puppy(which I wouldn't, she would be a baby that wouldn't understand what's going on anyway), it would be something new and original, not something that floods the internet already. But it's my personal opinion. If you really want to do it, go on.

Load More Replies...
Dianne Pope
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get over it people!! She was not asking for your 2$ worth. She was just having a little fun. Dogs or any animal you choose is part of the family.

Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

bull shit. It's posted online. She's begging for attention

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda