I began a collaboration with Jenn with her daughter, Karma, in 2001. I was touched by the close bond between mother and daughter, and how they faced the challenges of single motherhood while living in subsidized housing.
In September of 2002, Jenn discovered that she was pregnant. We decided to celebrate the event by documenting every month throughout her pregnancy. I was honored to be the one man invited to attend the birth with ten women. Sage was born on June 26, 2003, at 6 p.m. I photographed the family regularly during Sage's first year, culminating with her first birthday party.
I have photographed Jenn's father, mother, grandparents, brother, nephew and friends. Periodically, I continue to photograph Jenn, Karma, Sage, Jenn's partner Mike, and their new baby, Troy.
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