Maternity photo shoots are a great way to help parents capture their little ones at their absolute cutest, and this dachshund’s photo shoot is no exception. The proud new mother recently went viral with these gorgeous photos of her six newborn puppies, leaving plenty of melted hearts in her trail.

Before having her pups, the proud mom and dad posed for some pre-baby shots.

 newbornpuppyBut it’s the post-natal images that really take the cake. In the first photo, the pint-sized mother looks at the camera as her newborns rest on a bed of fluffy cotton. How cute are those colorful knitted hats?!

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While we’ve seen heartwarming newborn animal shoots in the past, we must admit, this is one of the best yet!

(h/t METRO)