Today Show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie introduced her baby girl to the world last week in a series of photos, but it wasn’t just daughter Vale that had people talking!
Viewers have since praised Savannah for her makeup-free post-baby look, given the recent trend set by celebrity moms who get dolled up before taking photos with their newborns.
“Honestly, it didn’t even cross my mind to have fixed-up hair and makeup. I figured everyone would be looking at little Vale, anyway. She is the star of the pictures, after all,” Savannah told Today.com.
“Those pics were taken in the hospital room a few hours after she was born, so the only makeup I’m wearing is joy!” she added. “Mike [Feldman] snapped the picture so we have to compliment his photography skills.”
Savannah said she’s flattered by the positive remarks she’s received for her “natural” look. “Of course it made me feel good. But like any mother, the comments I love the most are those saying our little daughter is beautiful! Naturally, we agree.”
Several fans expressed their thoughts about the photos via Today‘s Facebook page. One mom wrote: “I love the fact that Savannah is sharing her joy of motherhood looking completely natural…It shows that her main focus is on the little being she and her husband have brought into this world.”
Another exclaimed, “I love that you released natural after-delivery photos! Finally, someone real.”
Ashley Shea, a doula from Santa Cruz, Calif., told Today she, too, applauds Savannah. “It’s really good that she is presenting a natural look to the world because that’s what birth is — it’s raw and it’s real and it’s blood, sweat and tears.”