Have You Met Mieps, the Guinea Pig so Photogenic It Must Be Magic?

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Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

This little fur ball blows ridiculously photogenic runner out of the water.

Mieps isn’t your standard guinea pig. She, unlike most pets, can sit still and even pose while her owner’s assortment of photoshoots featuring the cute rodent in different outfits and scenes.

It is no wonder owner and photographer Marloes van Antwerpen calls Mieps “ridiculously photogenic,” just look at her go/fly.

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Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Antwerpen says in her blog post that these photos are taken in her backyard or DIY studio.

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Before the final product is achieved, however, she does in fact throw some Photoshop “magic” onto each image.

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

The props aren’t Photoshopped though, she finds them at budget stores, flea markets or secondhand stores.

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

The books and tea cups found in many of the images, for example, were discovered during her and her father’s Sunday “treasure hunts.”

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

“If you want to start taking photos of your pet, please be patient with them,” advises Antwerpen. “Just go with the flow, they cannot possibly know what you want from him or her. Earn their trust, the result will be that they trust you. I hope that is what shines through in my photos.”

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Happy 3rd birthday by the way, Mieps, you precious little model, you!

Check out her 25,000+ follower-strong Instagram for continued cuteness.

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

Source: Marloes van Antwerpen

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