WELCOME TO EARTH BABY ELI // NEWBORN SESSION // METRO DETROIT, MI

“Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.” 
― Carl Friedrich Gauß

I admire new parents a lot; out of all the changes life throws at you as you move through adult hood, I think parenthood is the biggest curve ball of them all. Moving through my 20's has been a huge challenge, and it's impossible to me to imagine trying to take care of another human being; especially one who is completely helpless and dependent on you.

But, I feel like it reveals a strength that people are unaware that they had, and allows them to realize how far they've actually become; how capable they really are even though they feel incapable. It's not like it's easy; becoming a parent takes the life that you thought you understood and turns it on it's head. It's a huge and exhausting and beautiful responsiblity. That's one of many reasons I love doing newborn shoots, you are an intimate witness to a brand new chapter of life and the resilience of the human spirit. That's my outside perspective anyway.

Welcome to Earth, Eli. We're so glad you're here!