North Muskegon, Michigan
The day I photographed Brynnley, her parents said she wasn’t quite herself. She was sleepy and a little fussy. And you know what? That was quite alright with me. I’ll tell you why. Parenthood and being a baby – – especially a preemie like Brynnley – – isn’t always easy or “perfect.” There are good days and really bad ones. To me, what IS perfect is how a mother and father can love a child so much. They know the right songs to sing, the way she likes to be held, the things that make her feel safe and secure. So that’s what I got to photograph that day, tears included, but that’s life and what a beautiful one it is.