Styling themselves as, “The first breath. The first touch. The first cry. The first hello,” – Bel and Riv document birth stories.
They have one of the most beautiful Instagram accounts we’ve seen, where they share a selection of photos from their shoots.
Bel and Riv open up a window into the world of labour and birth, depicting these moments poignantly but with great honesty. They don’t romanticise birth; rather they show what is often a private moment that we rarely see with a realistic beauty.
What’s the project? Who is behind it?
Riv: The friendship between Bel and I has developed over a shared love of the arts, and in particular, all things photography.
Bel is a freelance photographer and runs her own business called Trigger Happy Images. I am a freelance photographer and writer with my own website called The Wolf Pack Mrs – a site for mamas with messy hair and thirsty hearts.
The First Hello Project grew out of a crazy conversation Bel and I had one day. We had been sharing some fun stories over our bucket list moments that we as photographers had the opportunity to be a part of.