Welcome to the World Sweet Boy!
When I entered the home of the Abdillah family, I was greeted with such warmth and welcome. The joy of bringing a new baby home was displayed on the proud parents and grandparents faces. As I typically do, I use my set up time to learn about the members of the family. There were stories of world travels and living abroad, and I immediately began to see the great love of adventure in this family. These new parents may be stateside, but their biggest adventure has just begun!
My goal in my work is quite simple. I aspire to briefly stop time’s passing through photographs and create visual memories. Hearing this new mother describe how much her son has changed in 48 hours reminded me of the purpose of these photographs. As her son grows, she will be able to look back on these photographs and remember his first days. They will visually bring her back to his tiny toes, forehead wrinkles and delicate fingers. Most of all, she will not remember the sleepless nights and tears and will only remember the quiet early morning hours spent holding him. In addition to providing beautiful photographs for the home, they are memory holders.