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Dave Young, the photographer captured the reactions of new fathers just after their partners gave birth. Picture of Kennedy Culliford, who looks overcome with emotions.

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John Gorst with a touching message for his newborn.

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Az Mohamed looks jubilant following the birth of his new baby.

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The photographer capturing the likes of Reda Ali’s reactions.

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Gamal Burton’s short but sweet line: ‘Life is what you make it’.

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Eris tries his best to hold back his emotions as he meets his newborn in the middle of the night at London’s Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

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Edward Venning, who looks overwhelmed with happiness in his scrubs at the hospital.

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Sentiments range from Michael Raja’s: ‘Live your life as if it were a constant pursuit of happiness’.

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Here is a page from The Book of Dads, which shows the ranging emotions following the child’s birth.

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The photos, captured by Dave Young, show the experiences of men lingering in the hospital wings ahead of their baby’s births.

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The author of ‘The Book of Dads’ said that We thought it’d be fun to celebrate that awe, worry and relief on the faces of new dads who have just witnessed the birth of their sons or daughters.

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Daniel Arques celebrates his first moment with his baby, Alessandro and Nicholas Barton with baby Edward.

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Jason Teh, who gave his newborn the message: ‘Listen to your mother, she’s wiser and stronger than you could ever imagine’.

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Mike Riddell celebrates the birth of baby Amy Rose.