After twelve years of trying, this beautiful little family finally came to be. The road was long and the labor and birth were exhausting, but their hearts rested easy in the skilled hands of their compassionate high risk Obstetrician Dr. Mason at St. John Providence Hospital in Detroit. They met me for dinner on the way to the hospital for the beginning of the induction process and booked me on the spot as their doula and birth photographer and I am so honored to have been chosen to share in this experience with them. After years waiting for you, what was another four days of labor, right? Hah! Welcome, sweet girl.


Zuri Sanaa. Swahili for a beautiful work of art.

Your mama and daddy tried so hard to bring you into this world on their own, but the cards were stacked against them.
But oh, did they try. They tried until there was no try left in them.

You are so loved, sweet child.