Ethan's Mom

Ethan's mom is besotted. Tired, but besotted. She is a devoted and loving new mother. The love between her and her son, and her mother (Ethan's grandmother), is very strong, and very real. The photographs portray love, courage and the importance of family support and connection. You would not know that Ethan's mom was diagnosed with postpartum depression and had been through a difficult pregnancy and birth, resulting in a restraining order being placed on Ethan's father. Ethan's mother allowed me to enter her quiet and protective space to photograph this special time.