Momming Hard The Feels

These Australian photographers perfectly capture the moment newborns arrive

The First Hello Project shows parents meeting their newborns for the first time.Courtesy The First Hello Project
For Australian photographers River Bennett and Bel Pangburn, their studio is a birthing suite.

No matter what hour of the day a baby is born, the duo is right there to capture those first precious moments when people become parents.

In their collaborative photo series, The First Hello Project , they document the blood, sweat, and tears of giving birth, and the tender, loving calm that settles in when the new baby finally arrives.

Pangburn runs her own business called Trigger Happy Images, and Bennet has a website called The Wolfpack Mrs, “for mamas with messy hair and thirsty hearts.”

Courtesy The First Hello Project
“Together, Bel and I have had the privilege of documenting some of the most incredible moments of raw emotion in birthing suites and homes around the world,” she said.

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