Becoming parents are a challenging yet rewarding process. Seeing children grow up healthily day by day, leave home, and have their own life. It’s the simplest yet biggest achievement of all parents in their life. Nothing can describe the feeling of dads and moms when seeing their babies for the very first time. There are few moments in life as moving as when moms give birth and meet their baby for the first time … but what about dads? It’s just as heart-melting. To truly comprehend the special link between father and kid, you must witness it. It must be one of the most magical moments in their life. To preserve it forever, why not capture that meet-and-greet?
As one photographer put it:” Moms tend to bond with their babies throughout the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, but the love often doesn’t hit dads until they first met their newborn baby. As a new dad sees and finally gets to hold his baby in his arms for the first time, it sinks in — I am a father. This is my child. That’s what makes these images so powerful and emotional to see — consider this an ode to fatherhood from the moment it begins.” 8 emotional photos of dads meeting their baby for the first time captured by several amazing birth photographers who are able to witness these intimate moments of families growing. Let’s scroll down to look and share them!
Elated: Even if you tried, you couldn’t ignore the excitement in this shot by Brianne Sanders Photography. Dad appears to be in a state of euphoria about the arrival of their child. The photo is enhanced by his delightfully closed eyelids.
Popping Up To Say Hello: Just moments after the water birth, this baby is welcomed by ecstatic and clearly excited parents, who both wear similarly open-mouthed expressions on their faces. The dad’s hand rests supportively on his partner’s shoulder as he leans in close to get a good look at the little one who has just arrived .
Skin to Skin: The photographer of this photo too, Marston said:” There is no better feeling in this world than that first skin-to-skin contact with your fresh baby.” While skin-to-skin is something we typically think of babies doing with Mom, with Dad, it’s just as beautiful.
Homecoming King: The soldier clutches the young baby tightly in a wonderful hug, his face strained and his eyes shut tightly with what appears to be the most intense sort of sobbing cry.
One-on-One Time: In this photo, Dad comforts his brand-new baby boy under the warming light.
First Kiss: Lisa Lord captured this wonderful photo of a private moment between father and son just minutes after he was born. While ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ ᴘʀᴏғᴇssɪᴏɴᴀʟs clean him up, Dad softly kisses his baby’s fingers, treating him with the utmost care. Their gazes are drawn to one another, and the affection between father and son is palpable.
Love At First Sight: In this photo by Ashley, a father looks at his child while his partner holds their new baby only seconds after he or she was born, the emotion is evident. As he turns his body towards his family, the father appears to be on the verge of tears, and everything about the photograph indicates how much love this pair has for their little bundle.
Pure Joy: Alyssa Kapnik Samuel caught this image of a new father cuddling his newborn and smiled as wide as he can. The new father’s unbridled joy is contagious.