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20 of the Squishiest, Wrinkliest, Most Delicious Newborn Photos — Ever

Newborn photography

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The images will make your ovaries ache, your heart sing, and they might just make you ugly cry, too.

Philadelphia photographer Dan Cuellar knows something no one else seems to about capturing the sweet, lovely, innocent essence of a newborn in a photo: He ensures the babies are fed and cuddled for hours, and then just as they nod off, he starts snapping away.

The result? The most gorgeous newborn photos maybe ever.

The babies he photographs are under 2-weeks old, which he thinks is optimum for the portraits. And it’s hard to argue with this kind of perfection.

Take a look at the photos in which you can practically feel, smell and taste these little bundles of love, and be prepared to melt:

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  • Endearing 1 of 20
    Endearing
    If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
    - Vincent van Gogh
  • Captivating 2 of 20
    Captivating
    A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
    - Eda J. Le Shan
  • Angelic 3 of 20
    Angelic
    A sweet new blossom of humanity.
    - Author Unknown
  • Delightful 4 of 20
    Delightful
    A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.
    - Author Unknown
  • Charming 5 of 20
    Charming
    It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.
    - Terri Guillemets
  • Cuddly 6 of 20
    Cuddly
    A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
    - Frank A. Clark
  • Enthralling 7 of 20
    Enthralling
    Babies are such a nice way to start people.
    - Don Herrold
  • Wrinkly 8 of 20
    Wrinkly
    Father asked us, "What was God's noblest work?" Anna said, "Men", but I said "Babies". Men are often bad, but babies never are.
    - Louisa May Alcott
  • Lovable 9 of 20
    Lovable
    A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
    - Martin Fraquhar Tupper
  • Embraceable 10 of 20
    Embraceable
    Every child begins the world again.
    - Henry David Thoreau
  • Caressable 11 of 20
    Caressable
    It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
    - Deepak Chopra
  • Entrancing 12 of 20
    Entrancing
    A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
    - Author Unknown
  • Lovely 13 of 20
    Lovely
    A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
    - Carl Sandburg
  • Kissable 14 of 20
    Kissable
    Babies are a handful sometimes, a heartfull all the time.
    - Author Unknown
  • Adorable 15 of 20
    Adorable
    Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
    - Charles Dickens
  • Earthy 16 of 20
    Earthy
    The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps - does anybody know where it was borne? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born.
    - Rabindranath Tagore
  • Bewitching 17 of 20
    Bewitching
    I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
    - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Engaging 18 of 20
    Engaging
    When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be.
    - James Matthew Barrie
  • Fetching 19 of 20
    Fetching
    Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
    - Elizabeth Stone
  • Delectable 20 of 20
    Delectable
    Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
    - Bill Cosby

All images courtesy of Dan Cuellar Photography

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