Photographer Creates Stunning Newborn Pic By Spelling Out The Word ‘Love’ With The Umbilical Cord

Midwife turned photographer Emma Jean Nolan posted a photo of a newborn baby Maori boy to her facebook page and the photo has since gone viral – for good reason. Emma captured the image of little Harper Hoani Spies at just an hour and a half old and still attached to his placenta with the umbilical cord spelling out the word ‘love’ to honour the link between the newborn and mother earth.

Welcome earthside sweet little HarperAs a Maori baby his placenta will now be returned to the land. The word ‘whenua’…

Posted by Emma Jean Photography on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Emma told the The Mirror that  “I decided to take this image of Harper as I wanted to show what a physiological birth looks like as most people have never seen a baby still connected to their placenta.”


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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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