Bride Beth Martin on the morning of her wedding. Photo by Jonny Draper Photography

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This tender moment of a bride and her baby shows that even on her wedding day, a mother's job never stops

Photo of bride and baby son has captured international attention for its delicate portrayal of 'real life' on wedding day

If you're a mother, you'll know that no matter what is happening around you, your job stops for nobody and nothing, not even on your wedding day.

And photographer Jonny Draper captured exactly what that means when he snapped bride-to-be Beth Martin in a tender moment with her son George on the morning of her big day.

In the delicate image, mom Beth, who hails from Lancashire in England, is seen having her eye shadow applied by her wedding make-up artist as she feeds her baby son.


The moment is made all the more tender with baby George's big eyes looking up at his mother, who is going about her business before her exciting walk up the aisle to future husband Christopher.

The black and white photo has gone viral after photographer Jonny Draper's Facebook post was picked up by media in the UK.

"When you're getting ready to get married, life with your beautiful children doesn't stop," the photographer wrote alongside the photo of the beautiful bride and her adorable baby boy.

"Love this moment and thank you Beth for your permission to post this."

Beth and husband Christopher were married in June, and had their reception in the bride's parents' house in north west England.

The couple were surrounded by close friends and family, including their two young children Bella who is three and four-month-old George.

Bride Beth said that she asked her photographer to take the snap of her feeding her baby on the morning of her big day as she wanted a keepsake to remember the special moment.

"I feel extremely blessed that we got to share our wedding day with our two beautiful children," Beth told the Manchester Evening News.

"I asked Jonny to take a picture of me feeding George as time passes so quickly and I wanted a keepsake to remember this special time in our lives and that moment on the day.

"He captured the moment perfectly and I will cherish this beautiful photo forever."

The image has resonated with people who have called it "A most wonderful and powerful moment" and "The most beautiful wedding photo I've seen."

Photographer Jonny said that capturing 'real' moments are why he loves his job, and he's obviously quite good at it as Beth and Chris's wedding guest list include five other couples whose weddings he also photographed!

"Don't get me wrong, I love a smoke bomb, some cool lighting, but real moments like this are why I love being a wedding photographer.

[It was] so great to see so many of my past brides and grooms at Beth and Chris's wedding (there were 5 sets of brides and grooms in total who's wedding I've shot!) - we had a proper laugh and they didn't let me down as the hardest partying wedding crowd I've ever worked with.

Congratulations Beth & Chris, it was the most incredible wedding and thank you so much for having me along."