The Wonder (and Terror) of brand new Dads for Father’s Day.

Nothing prepares you for this once-in-a-lifetime moment.

The Book of Everyone (a website where you can make personalised books that make perfect gifts for any occasion in seconds) launches a special Father’s Day book with a photo series portraying the shock and awe of new fathers, minutes after the birth of a their child.

Father’s Day is just round the corner, on Sunday June 15th. The Book of Everyone – a totally new book making website that uses technology and art to make beautiful, personalised gift books, instantly – is bringing out a special Father’s Day version.

For the launch, London photographer Dave Young shot portraits of brand new Dads, minutes after their partners gave birth. The shots were taken at Chelsea and Westminster hospital through the nights of 23rd to 26th April, and manage to capture perfectly the emotions etched on the faces of those who are often forgotten during birth: the fathers.

Steve Hanson, co-founder of The Book of Everyone says, “the idea came about when we wanted to do something special to celebrate Father’s Day. The Book of Everyone is a new start up run by 3 dads, one of whom has just had a baby and still has the look of wonder – or is it terror? – on his face. We thought it’d be fun to celebrate that awe, worry and relief on the faces of new Dads who have just witnessed the birth of their sons or daughters in hospitals around London. Dave Young was the perfect photographer to capture these once in a lifetime moments.”


Make this Father’s Day (June 15th) really special with a personalised 50 page Book of Dad. Add photos, personal tweaks and special messages for your dad and give him a beautiful book all about him made by you with some help from a bunch of amazing artists.

Preview some sample artwork below and then go and make your dad his own special book!


Know someone who is on the cusp of fatherhood? Or maybe someone struggling with a screaming bundle of joy? Or maybe you just fancy supporting a good cause? We have created a touching, humourous guide book full of advice and tips for new dads. Irreverent, playful and moving in equal measures, have a look by clicking preview below.

50% of the proceeds from sales of The Book of Dads go directly to, helping the long term prospects of premature babies and their mothers.
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Celebrate Father’s Day with The Book of Everyone