If You're Thinking About Hiring a Birth Photog, This Dad's Epic Reaction Should Convince You

A birth photographer captured the moment this dad caught his son, and the result will make you sob.

I wish I could remember what my husband's face looked like when our baby girl was born. He's told me time and time again that he was flooded with emotion, and that it was pretty much love at first sight. But I was too busy focusing on things like Apgar scores and the fact that, I don't know, I had just delivered a human being into the world, to stop and acknowledge that he was even in the room.

That's probably why birth photographers are now a thing. And if I could go back in time, I would totally hire one. Just check out this dad's epic reaction captured by photog Jaydene Freund of Cradled Creations:

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So incredible, right?

"This family planned to have dad catch and when baby started to emerge, mom had to yell at him to "go catch the baby," Freund explained on Vimeo, where she posted the spectacular image. "He ran over just in time as the head was already out. It all happened quickly and moments later the baby's body slid out and he was holding his son in the air with both hands. He was overcome with emotion."

Wow! How amazing would be to have something like this to show your kid one day? That ship has sailed for me, but if you're thinking about hiring a birth photographer, be sure to watch this little guy's full birth story below, and check out the rest of Freund's tear-jearking creations.

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Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.

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