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LOOK: The Birth Photo to End All Birth Photos


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Everyone hopes for the perfect first photo of their baby. The one that includes the mom, who appears to be saying “I pushed as if I was getting paid but I wouldn’t take money if you tried to give it to me because I got this baby, which was all the reward I needed.”

Or just a photo of the baby itself, who appears to be saying, “I can’t believe I’m finally here and meeting you, at long last.”

Alicia Atkins is an Arizona-based photographer. You’d think that a photographer would have some way of getting the perfect first photo of her own baby. As it turns out, Atkins did just that. Or her husband Randy did, anyway. He captured the moment during the routine C-section when Baby Neveah reached out and grabbed the hand of the doctor delivering her.

Writes Alicia on her Facebook page of the astonishing photo:

I can FINALLY share this!!!!

This was 10 weeks ago when I was having my c-section and
Dr. Sawyer broke my water and my daughter reached up out of my stomach and
grabbed the Dr.’s finger and
my hubby caught this special moment.

Truly amazing.

I am in awe of this photo.

Something to remember forever.

Thank you for helping me deliver 3 of the most amazing wonderful gifts I could ever ask for. A Couple of miracle children.
You are truly an amazing Dr. and couldnt ask for a better one.

I had this printed for my OBGYN on a canvas.


Alicia Atkins

Baby Nevaeh shakes the finger of Dr. Sawyer while being delivered via C-section

Bottom photo credit: A Classic Pin-Up Photography

Top photo credit: iStockphoto

Source: BuzzFeed

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