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Photoshoot of a grumpy baby goes viral and leaves the internet cooing: “Is he serious?”

The only thing cuter than a baby is a baby making funny faces.

Lauren Carson, a Cincinnati photographer, might know a thing or two about this, considering she's been taking professional photos of newborns for a decade. One of Carson's baby portraits recently went viral, catching the attention of thousands of people who flocked to her Facebook page to see the adorably grumpy baby for themselves.

“I have been photographing newborns for a decade and have photographed hundreds of babies who have given me countless amazing expressions. But none, and I mean NONE, compare to the looks this sweet guy gave me,” Carson wrote.

This newborn’s express has gone viral, and many flocked to Laruen Carson’s Facebook page to take a look at all the "grumpy" baby photos.

This newborn's express went viral and many flocked to Laruen Carson's Facebook page to see all the “grumpy” baby photos.

The post has received over 150,000 reactions and nearly 20,000 comments since it was published on May 15. Many have gushed about the baby in the comments or joked about his rather serious expression.

“This isn't his first life. He's thinking, 'Seriously? I'm back again?'” Megan Genevieve wrote.

“Shows what many of us feel”

The response Carson has received over the past week has been overwhelming, with supportive messages in the comments section and calls from parents interested in having their babies photographed, Carson told USA TODAY on Wednesday.

“It's been amazing to read the comments. They're hilarious. People love the expressions. I think the baby just reflects what a lot of us are feeling right now. So it's been a lot of fun,” Carson said.

Carson says the baby's mother is taking the attention the post has brought in stride, describing her as “very calm.”

“She finds it pretty amusing too. It's been fun chatting with her. And the numbers keep going up and I see what people are saying,” Carson said.

A typical photo session, all expressions aside

Although the newborn's facial expressions seem a little out of character, Carson says it was like any other session. This baby was wide awake when he arrived at the Sharonville studio, which meant there would be a swaddling session before the photo session.

According to Carson, newborns are usually “quite happy” when they are swaddled because they feel quite cozy wrapped in their little blankets.

“So, we wrapped him up and were about to take some pictures when he started making faces. His mom and I were laughing so hard at the intensity of his gaze and the eye contact,” Carson said.

It didn't take long for the little one to get tired, as newborns don't usually maintain “prolonged eye contact.”

After he fell asleep, they were able to take some traditional newborn photos, Carson said.

It's fun to capture babies' personalities and quirks

Carson knew the pictures would be popular because they were cute, but she didn't expect them to be this popular. She said the best part about taking pictures of newborns like this is knowing that “these tiny little people” are going to grow up and become whoever they are.

“There is so much potential in this little, tiny human being and it's just so much fun to be able to see and appreciate the little quirks of his personality,” Carson said.

As Carson's children, ages 9, 12 and 15, grow, she learns to appreciate the little ones more.

“We're so far removed from having the little ones to hold and the little behavioral toddlers in our household that I appreciate it so much more now that I've experienced that side of parenting myself,” Carson said. “And I also know how fleeting those phases are, and it's really important to me to be able to capture those moments for my clients.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Grumpy Baby photoshoot goes viral: Here's the backstory