Jenny Lewis, a portrait photographer based in the U.K., has created a beautiful photo series of mothers posing with their one-day-old (or, as the series name suggests, One Day Young) babies.

“In the UK, birth is surrounded by fear, the unknown, stories of pain. Basically, positive birth stories are thin on the ground,” Lewis told Indulgd. “Having had two great births, I felt it was important this side of story was also talked about and represented. As the series has evolved over the years, I have loved capturing this transition into motherhood. Witnessing the primitive side to human nature and documenting the raw unretouched beauty of these women.“

Lewis apparently collected models for the shoot by posting fliers in her neighborhood and made no selection among them, meaning that women of all types appear in her work.

Frida and Ethan

Marley and Etta

Meredith and Lina

Liana and Archer

Suphrawadee and Evelyn

Lottie and Lily

Kate and Elen

Anna and Sky

Jenny and Agnes

Idoya and Nahia

Xanthe and Louie

Catherine and Raya

Veronika and Eden

Shenelle and Arissa

Karla and River

Mairead and Fia

Elizabeth and Anton

Danila and Zara

Aga and Olympia

Clare and Henry

Laure and Tyrick

Mairead and Arlo

Charlotte and Vivienne

Leanh and Lachlan

Rebecca and Osiris

Chieska and Floyd

Theresa and Tommy

Caroline and Silas

Rae and Renwick

Leda and Elektra

Lucy and Milla

Tara and Penelope

Clemmie and Imogen

Jhanne and Lily

Harriet and Greta

Nicola and Verity

Ana and Barney

Helen and Hudson

Jenny and Nora

Bertie and Alma

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Credit: H/T My Modern Met

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