Of course, the birth of a child becomes one’s closest, most carnal, and most visceral experience. The arrival of a first child is paradigm shifting on multiple facets. Children, these luminant beings, become a medium between one’s past experience and hopeful visions of the future. These observations transcend our immediate experience of parenting and expand to the universal experience of unconditionally loving people. Many years ago a mentor told me, “Photograph what you know, photograph what is close to you.” Years later, another mentor suggested that one should make photographs about what they don’t know, what they don’t understand. Thus, I began documenting the joys and challenges of parenting after the arrival of my first child.