Your whole world changed in an instant … because he’s your whole world now.
Doesn’t this just define the very heart of parenthood? These moments are so special to capture. I adore capturing family and parent portraits during a newborn photo shoot. There is such love and adoration for baby and for each other.
The birthing experience truly bonds a couple in a way few other things can. When a husband witnesses his wife’s sacrifice to bring life into this world, it deepens his love for her in such a real way. When a wife feels the love and support of her husband through her labor experience, it makes her feel loved and secure knowing he will help her through each journey of life.
This creates a bond in a couple that can not be defined, but it can be witnessed and captured. When you look at the image above, you feel this love … you feel how proud they are as parents and what love they have for one another and for baby boy.
I have met many parents of newborns over the years, and we often chat about their birth experience. Mom and dad always have different perspectives, but all dad’s describe the birthing experience as hard to watch. They must witness someone they love so much be so vulnerable and in immense pain and they can’t control the process. They feel helpless …they can’t change it, they can’t fix it and so badly, with every fiber of their being. they want to take away all the pain and fear from mom-to-be. So much emotion in that moment and in the end, so much excitement and joy as they welcome their sweet baby into the world. Birth is an experience couples never forget and it truly bonds them in a unique way. So it’s easy to see why capturing a new family is so beautiful … parenthood, it’s an amazing journey.