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.”