Photographers often captures some amazing moments in life, but what Rodrigo Kunstamann did… well, it’s something.
Kunstmann captured the moment Isabela Pereira de Jesus, born on February 13, 2020, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gave a long hard glare to the doctors who had delivered her immediately before.
Kunstmann, who photographs weddings and births, was contacted by Isabela’s parents to record the moment she entered the world. He shared the now-viral image on Facebook with the caption “Today is my birth and I don’t even have clothes for this.”
“She opened her eyes wide and didn’t cry, she made a ‘sulky’ face, her mother gave a kiss and it was only after they cut the umbilical cord that she started to cry,” Kunstmann told Crescer. Having just undergone cesarean surgery, Isabela’s mother didn’t recall her daughter’s first expression, which only lasted a few seconds. However, after seeing the photo she told Crescer that “my daughter was born a ready meme.”
Researchers have previously asked the question of whether babies develop facial expressions before they are born. They found that two “gestalts” (muscle configurations, rather than emotions) – laughter and cry – could be distinguished in fetuses at around 34 to 35 weeks, reports IFLS.