A Photographer Captures The First Day Of Motherhood

One Leading Photographer Is Capturing Precious Moments

Photographer Jenny Lewis has made it her mission to shatter the fear some women have about childbirth and to highlight the emotional connections between mother and her newborn baby. For the past 5 years she’s been gathering heartwarming portraits of mothers and their newborn babies within 24 hours of delivery.

Karla and River
Karla and River

“They’re like those heroic pictures of soldiers on the battlefield or the footballer after the match, still full of the adrenaline of achievement.”

Joti and Kiran
Joti and Kiran
Laure and Tyrick
Laure and Tyrick

“This moment isn’t often captured in women, but what they’ve just achieved is just as important as that goal or that battle, and that moment deserves to be recorded and celebrated in the public arena.”

Kyle and Winona
Kyle and Winona

“I felt as if I had to share this message — and the most natural way for me to do this as a photographer was to make a series of images.”

Shenelle and Arissa
Shenelle and Arissa

“When I became a mom, I felt a real responsibility to go up to pregnant women and say you’re going to be OK. I experienced two good and uncomplicated births and felt calm and empowered…

Mairead and Fia
Mairead and Fia

“I find the collection of images defiant and beautiful, challenging the expected vision of those first 24 hours, a pure celebration of what it means to be a mother.”

Rebecca and Osiris
Rebecca and Osiris
Clementine and Imogen
Clementine and Imogen

“Each story and image belongs to each individual woman. However, I noticed through this process that this warrior comes out in all of the women. They gain this inner strength to protect the child and you can see it in the photos.”

Kim and Perseus
Kim and Perseus
Theresa and Thomas
Theresa and Thomas

“I felt a picture would be more powerful than reassuring words, as you can’t disbelieve something you can physically see.”

Xanthe and Louie
Xanthe and Louie

“So I sought to capture that moment after childbirth and show that women are still themselves after delivery.”

Source: Buzzfeed