The emotional moment a baby was born into his dad’s arms after an intense labour was caught on camera.
Jaydene Freund, birth photographer at Cradled Creations, said from her experience this birth “topped the emotions scale”.
The dad was able to hold his son, Theodore, as he was delivered.
When the baby’s head started to emerge, the mother shouted: “Go catch the baby”, so the dad ran over just as he was coming out.
“Moments later the baby’s body slid out and he was holding his son in the air with both hands,” Freund said. “He was overcome with emotion.”
The photographer also caught the mum’s relief as her son was born.
It wasn’t long before Theodore was cradled in his dad’s arms again.
“This birth topped the emotions scale. It was incredible to photograph such pure, elation.