10+ Powerful Shots Of Delivery Room Dads That Will Make You Appreciate Your Dad Even More

Published 7 years ago

For those of you who didn’t know, yesterday was a Father’s Day in many countries around the world. And to commemorate it, we bring you some of the most powerful shots by pro photographers taken at the very first moments when dads become dads.

These photos taken in the delivery rooms will make you laugh, cry, but most importantly they’ll remind you, if you ever needed reminding, what a special feeling it is to witness or to even take part in bringing life to the world. Darn it, I think I got something in my eye…

And let’s not forget the brave moms who even got a Birth Photos Competition dedicated to them.

(h/t: boredpanda)

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“This baby’s mom had just handed her to her father for some skin-to-skin … and this sweet girl was clearly absolutely smitten! At less than two hours old, she was raising her head to look straight into his eyes.”

Image source: Capturing Joy Birth Services


“Just before a gestational surrogate gave birth to their son in Kingston, Ontario, a midwife screamed “shirts off” so new dads Frank Nelson and BJ Barone would be ready to hold their baby against their bare chests for skin-to-skin bonding.”

Image source: Lindsay Foster


“This couple had really, really wanted a baby for several years. While I was waiting for the baby’s father to come out from the OR, his sister said, ‘I can hear him crying from here!’ One minute later, we saw him — covered in happy tears and holding his baby girl.”

Image source: Public Kiss Photography


Image source: dontforgetdads


Image source: Thistle + Lace Photography


“I adore this image of my sweet husband. In the midst of pushing I told him (strongly) “Do not move!” His head was the perfect resting spot for my foot. Throughout my entire pregnancy and birth he told me: I know you can do this. You’re going to be absolutely amazing. He’s been my rock again and again.”

Image source: Monet Nicole


“As the pushing phase progressed, this first-time dad grew more and more excited to meet his daughter. As her head started to emerge, he repeatedly covered his face in wonderment and awe. Her first breath certainly took his breath away!”

Image source: Snap Life Photography


“This dad was injured severely in an accident in Afghanistan just three months before the birth of their second baby. He wasn’t able to support his wife physically, but he found other ways to help and hold space.”

Image source: Vuefinder Photography


That tattoo on his chest was done after their first miscarriage, and now his daughter lies her sweet head against it. Both of them a reminder of triumph.

Image source: dontforgetdads


Image source: Emily Robinson Photography


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