Elijah was born with Myotubular Myopathy a condition that causes severe muscle weakness and generally affects boys. Most children born with this condition don't survive past their first year.
I first met Elijah back in 2011.
A mutual friend had contacted me and asked me to photograph his first birthday party. This was a first birthday like no other I had ever been to. It was so vibrant, colourful and full of love! The number of friends and family surpassed my expectations. It was then that I met his mum and dad Onessa and Jaurome and realised that this boy was blessed. I have never met parents so loving and attentive. I have managed to make it to every birthday since and love every minute! There is never a dull moment, from Elijah laughing when a child was knocked down by a swing (seriously not funny but very funny if you know what I mean) to him and my son wearing the EXACT same outfit (doh!). This young man never ceases to amaze me and it is an honour and privilege to celebrate his birthday's with him. Our prayers are working and he continues to go from strength to strength.
Happy 4th Birthday Elijah!!