I am a metro Detroit based lifestyle and documentary family photographer, specializing in natural and candid styled photos. I pride myself in creating more than just a picture. I see more than the subject in front of my lens; I see the art and beauty surrounding the subject, as well. It is that same beauty that drives me to continue to create and learn.
Lula’s Fresh 48 newborn session was truly breathtaking. She was born on August 6th, at 11:35 pm. I arrived the next morning to find Tony sleeping peacefully after a long and exciting night, and Shpresa looking radiant and beautiful, holding her new daughter. Both of them were beaming with happiness, as is expected.
A little back story on this birth: Lula’s original due date was August 17th, and she was scheduled to be born at a hospital about 45 minutes away from Tony and Shpresa’s house. When Shpresa went into labor, she knew there wouldn’t be enough time to make the drive to that original hospital, and instead quickly rushed to one closer to home, arriving at around 10:50pm. After explaining to the nurses that she knew the baby was on her way NOW (and being ushered to the waiting room as most new mothers do), they finally got settled into a room. Lula was born 45 minutes later! That ‘mother’s intuition’ really does kick in before the baby is born.
The amount of people who came to visit Lula during this session was overwhelming – in the most amazing way. At only a day old, she was surrounded by love and care from her grandparents, uncles, aunts, and close friends of Tony and Shpresa; each of the visitors in awe of her innocent beauty. Capturing their expressions as they walked in the door, as they held her for the first time, as they kissed her sweet face, were some of the most magical things I have ever photographed.