I love watching a woman become a mom, and I love watching a pair become a family of three.
Australian photographers Nirrimi Hakanson and Matt Caplin recently gave birth to their first, a daughter, and documented the experience in an intimate and honest photographic birth story on their blog, We Live Young.
Included are shots of Nirrimi’s pregnancy, her homebirth, as well as their freshest moments as a new family. The photos are some of the most beautiful and even powerful images I’ve come across in a while. They remind me of the miraculousness and tenderness of childbirth, tell of the immediate love between mother and child, and make me crave a newborn even when I have one already in my arms.
Click through to see images from their birth story.
Perhaps Nirrimi said it best when she wrote, “She is my heart outside my body.” I know just how she feels. If the photos aren’t enough to make you want to relive those first moments with your babe, you can also read Nirrimi’s birth story.