Father’s Emotion-Filled Journey During Child’s Birth is Unforgettable For two decades, I have been a birth photographer, and Amanda and Andrew Petterson are a special couple for me.
I followed this couple on their journey to become parents for a long time, as they tried to get pregnant. Finally, it happened.
During their first birth, I had no idea that Andrew, the dad, would be so emotional. The tears came as soon as he held his son for the first time, and everyone in the room cried with him.
The midwives still remember that birth from four years ago.
And now, two weeks ago, I had the honor to follow them again, and it was just as emotional as the first time! Andrew expressed every spectrum of emotion on his face, and he’s not afraid to show it.
It’s so powerful to see your love in this moment, but just moments after the birth, his oxytocin level, also known as the “love hormone,” was sky-high!
I think it’s beautiful that he’s not afraid to show emotions like this, and I hope more men can let go and do the same. This father’s journey during his child’s birth is something that will stay with me forever.