Have you ever wanted to do a photoshoot with your pet? Maybe you’re getting flashbacks of those cheesy, double-exposure ‘80s portraits that have been memed in recent years. Yes, you know the ones we’re talking about — those awkward family photos with Mr. Fluffles that we love to cringe at. Although the mullets have stayed in the past, this type of pet photography has come back into fashion. Ironically, of course.

And there’s no one doing it better than Danielle Spires. Her creative portrait photography captures people and their furry friends in a unique way. Some of her shots are quite dramatic, others, very whimsical. Either way, her retro photos perfectly capture the kitschiness of an era that fell so hard out of fashion. 

However, it’s all in good fun and if you look at the effort that goes into Danielle’s pet portraits, you’ll see she’s truly an artist. Not to mention, her subjects will have a wonderful reminder of their dearest pets to display on the mantelpiece for all time. When you’re ready, check out the wholesome but funny cat photos from the past that inspired this meme in the first place!

More info: Instagram | daniellespires.com | Facebook

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Strange And Funny Pet Photography By Danielle Spires

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Olivia refused to let her status as Number Three on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list interfere with the photoshoot

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Awkward Family Photos In The Style Of 80s Portraits

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Patches was right - catnip is one hell of a drug

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Retro Photos Of People And Pets By Danielle Spires

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Frida Kahlo fangirl, poultry fancier, tattooee - April was a true Renaissance woman

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Creative Portrait Photography With Pets By Danielle Spires

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"They play with us a lot so we can't really complain"

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Pet Photography In The Style Of 80s Portraits

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Despite a careful search they never did find Sammy's nose

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Creative Portrait Photography With Pets

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Must ignore fringes...must ignore fringes..."

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Retro Style Pet Portraits With Cats By Danielle Spires

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cat on left: "Oh, just take the damn picture and let's go home"

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Creative Portrait Photography With Dogs By Danielle Spires

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jevais
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a beautiful couple.

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Yep, she made this collar herself. I suppose I should be grateful"

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Photographer Recreates Retro 80s Photos With Pets

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Retro 80s Style Pet Photography By Danielle Spires

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Evie Grove
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks like an America’s got talent dog trainer

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Retro 80s Portraits With Cats By Danielle Spires

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Retro 80s Portrait Photography With Cats

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SumoNinja
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sid and Nancy and Mr. Fluffums

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Awkward Family Photos With Cats By Danielle Spires

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Zoe Lovison
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why does the dog look just like the owner?

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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HoneyBun Arts
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One eyed cats are still gorgeous!

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Zoe Lovison
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why do all of these pets look just like their owners?

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Pani Nimia
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't this gentleman look like young Freddie Mercury?

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The both have cat eyes, just one pair is store bought.

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"We're expecting a call from the Fashion Police"

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Evie Grove
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cat looks like he’s about to lunge at something.

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Jennifer Johnson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i feel i'm being judged or just interrupted something

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Karen Gaskell
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They love this kitty. Great picture.

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Yes, she can be embarrassing at times, but she's got her priorities straight"

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HoneyBun Arts
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I only see glowing eyes. Where is the cat?

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"We love 'em, but they're idiots. Don't even know how magnets work"

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Stella Goldfish
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

…the ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle with Gilligan, the Skipper too, …the Professor and Mary Ann..

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HoneyBun Arts
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very pretty cat! Also love the lady’s hair!

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"But I wanted to wear the RED wig!"

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"HELP, WE ARE BEING HELD PRISONER IN A SWEATER FACTORY"

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Brîndușa
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really want a dress with that print!

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The opening number of The Lion King?

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where's the third bear? Totally adorable.

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Jennifer Johnson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

love her dress and especially the hat!

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This Photographer Makes Fun And Quirky Portraits Of Its Owners With Their Pets (100 Pics)

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Zoe Lovison
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is the same women that was in the last three

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Julia Atkinson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Ditch the doll head and just perch me on your shoulder, I said. It's too damn pretentious, I said. But nobody listens to me, I'm just a hedgehog"

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