May 29, 2014 9:08 am

10 moving photos of new fathers on day of baby’s birth

Petrified, ecstatic, tearful - the range of emotions experienced by brand new fathers have been captured in this poignant set of images.

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TORONTO –  Petrified, ecstatic, tearful. A U.K. photographer has captured the range of emotions experienced by brand new fathers.

In April, Dave Young was present through the nights at London’s Chelsea and Westminster hospital, documenting the reactions of new dads minutes after their partners gave birth.

New dad John Gorst is seen here following the birth of his child.

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‘The Book of Dads’ features new fathers on the day of baby’s birth. Edward Venning is shown here overwhelmed with happiness in his scrubs at the hospital.

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Created in honour of Father’s Day, half of the proceeds from The Book of Dads go toward supporting Borne, a U.K. premature birth charity.

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The unguarded reactions from the men are coupled with a phrase or few lines of words they would like their child to live by.

Photographed on day of baby’s birth, brand new fathers have been captured in this poignant set of images. (Dave Young/Rex Features)

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Photographer Dave Young was present through the nights of April 23rd to 26th in at London’s Chelsea and Westminster hospital to document the reactions of new dads minutes after their partners gave birth.

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Sentiments range from, “Live your life as if it were a constant pursuit of happiness” to “No tattoos until you’re 30 and always be nice to your mum!”

A photographer has captured the reactions of new fathers, coupled with a phrase or few lines of words they would like their child to live by.

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Photographed on day of baby’s birth,  brand new fathers have been captured in this poignant set of images. (Dave Young/Rex Features)

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New father Aman Ahmad hold his partner’s hand following the birth of their child.

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A father attempts to hold back his emotions as he meets his newborn.

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Photographer Dave Young captures their spontaneous, unguarded reactions, coupled with a phrase or few lines of words they would like their child to live by.

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