[Photo: Instagram/Melissa Jean]
This mum may have given birth just an hour ago in this photo, but this is exactly what’s made it spread across the internet like wildfire.
Melissa Jean, a photographer based in Australia, took this post-birth photo of Alyce in just a bra and nappy - with her robe proudly open - capturing the beauty of new motherhood in the process.
Alyce looks amazing indeed, totally rocking it in the image - nappy and all.
For Jean, the photo was particularly special as Alyce is a friend of hers:
“I met Alyce when she employed me to capture her journey into motherhood - and we’ve been friends ever since,” Jean told Yahoo Style UK.
A photo posted by Melissa Jean (@melissajeanbabies) on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:01pm PDT
She says what makes the photo so special is how “raw” and “real” it is, and that she found taking it “natural”:
“I was a wedding photographer for a decade, so it’s natural for me to simply capture what I see,” she explains.
And mums who spotted it on Instagram also expressed a similar love for the image.
One said: “Haha [sic] this is the best. What a beautiful Queen”, while another said it was a “truly stunning” picture.
One commenter was seriously impressed with Alyce’s energy in the image: “Beautiful, powerful, amazing momma! How are you smiling and posing like that an hour after giving birth? I was waddling and weepy after haha!”
Check out Melissa Jean’s Instagram here.
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