many months ago, a woman named erica sent me an email. it was a request for an opportunity i’ve often thought about. erica wanted me to photograph the birth of their second child.
even as i prepared for the event, i couldn’t fathom how honoured i would feel at the end of the day, or how much it would change my work as a photographer.
i’ve never sensed anything as intimate and significant as being in the room with erica and nolan as onyx lake appeared.
their generosity in welcoming me into those moments, to document onyx’s first breaths and to witness their joy, created one of the most enriching experiences as a photographer that i have ever had.
welcome to the world, little onyx.