Everything You Need to Know About Those “Tree of Life” Photos That Keep Going Viral

Trends come and go, but the Tree of Life breastfeeding selfie, which became popular in 2016, doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. Through a photo app called PicsArt, moms have been creating their Tree of Life photos by transforming a beautiful moment of nourishing their child into an equally stunning photo illustration. These unique "Tree of Life" images have gone viral time and time again as moms across social media upload their individual artistic creations.

Originally, many proud moms were using these #TreeofLife masterpieces as a campaign to normalize breastfeeding, though others created them simply as a way to show that bottle-feeding moments are just as precious. "We've started seeing women create other kinds of beautiful pregnancy art using the same method, overlaying images of babies in the womb over their bumps, as well as bottle-feeding mothers," Nanette Wong, senior social media community manager at PicsArt, told POPSUGAR. "We encourage and support all mothers whether they nurse or not to get creative and express themselves and their experiences." No matter the intention, these works highlight the beautiful bond between parent and child during baby's mealtimes.

"What we love even more is how these women are editing photos not just for themselves, but as gifts for each other," PicsArt shared on its blog. "The spirit of collaboration and the celebration of life is definitely something PicsArt supports 100 percent."

Keep reading to learn how to create your own Tree of Life photo and to see some of the beautiful creations parents have shared.

How to Create Your Own Tree of Life Photo

  1. Download the free PicsArt app and as well as the Tree of Life sticker pack.
  2. Upload your favorite breastfeeding photo.
  3. Insert your favorite tree with roots image and position it.
  4. Use the "magic" button to select the effects and filter you like best.
  5. Share your unique creation!

Tree of Life Breastfeeding and Bottle-Feeding Photos