January 18th, 2011
10:12 AM ET
The holiday season brought a special gift for Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish: baby Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was born via a surrogate on Christmas Day.
The wee one posed for his first photo shoot for Us Weekly, which John and Furnish invited into their Los Angeles home for a little behind-the-scenes view of life with the newborn.
According to Furnish, 48, Zachary’s “a content little guy...He just loves to be nurtured, cuddled, and sung to."
John, 63, said holding Zachary for the first time was an incomparable moment.
"I've never felt anything like it in my life," he told Us. "You're so awestruck. What can you say? You take it in. The feeling, the joy, the warmth of his body, his breathing...I will never forget that experience ever."
Photos of baby Zachary appear in this week’s issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Wednesday. The couple of 17 years say they have decided to donate all proceeds from the licensing of the photos to their chosen charities.
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