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These Beautiful Portraits Show Mommies And Their Newborns Within The First 24 Hours Of Birth!

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

For the past five years, photographer Jenny Lewis has been taking some amazing photographs that ended up inspiring thousands of people around the world.

The idea was elegantly simple: take a photograph of a mother and her newborn. But the amazing part of her project is in making sure that the baby was less than a day old. In every single one of Lewis’ photos, the babies were a mere 24 hours old. Each of the mothers could correctly state that they “gave birth yesterday.”

Lewis eventually took 150 photographs of newborns with their mommys. It took a while, but she finally accumulated enough photos to make a book out of.

Titled One Day Young, you can purchase the book that shows 40 of the wonderfully expressive and inspiring portraits of a Mother and child.

Each of these little babies is a miracle, and each picture is absolutely adorable. The pride and excitement each mother has on her face is truly an amazing thing to behold. Motherhood at its most beautiful, in the opening moments of a child’s life, forever documented as the little baby bonds with his gorgeous mother.

While the new mommys will certainly have to change their focus, buying Gerber’s baby food or making their own in a baby bullet; or perhaps worrying about what kind of diapers to buy! Pampers, Huggies, or Luvs? At the end of the day the only thing that really matters is how much love the mother has for her new child!

Lewis really captured some beautiful images in her town, so please scroll down and take a look at a few of them! It’s always wonderful to see a mother with her happy and healthy newborn baby! What a great memory for these lucky parents to have for when their sweet little babies grow up!

Please SHARE these incredible photographs with your friends and family if you think Mothers are the greatest!

"My aim was to capture the extraordinary bonding, warmth and strength between Mother and infant."

"My aim was to capture the extraordinary bonding, warmth and  strength between Mother and infant."

"The whole range of amazing emotions felt at that time, as the mothering instinct kicks in.”

"The whole range of amazing emotions felt at that time, as the mothering instinct kicks in.”

Jenny's aim was to pass on the message that childbirth is a wonderful and positive experience and is nothing to be feared.

Jenny's aim was to pass on the message that childbirth is a wonderful and positive experience and is nothing to be feared.

 

 

“I find the collection of images defiant and beautiful, challenging the expected vision of those first twenty-four hours."

“I find the collection of images defiant and beautiful, challenging the expected vision of those first twenty-four hours."

Check out the rest of the baby photos on the NEXT page!