Sometimes I like to visit my photo archives in search of older sessions. At times it's to re-edit them, other times it's to use them in my marketing materials, or simply to see my progress. Today, I came across this sweet little family's newborn portraits and realized that I never did share them here. As I prepared the images for this blog post, the lyrics to one particular song by my all time favorite children's songwriter kept playing in my head. The chorus in particular stuck out and it perfectly describes this beautiful trio.
The words go like this:
"A man and a woman had a little baby,
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family,
And that's a magic number."
-3 Is A Magic Number by Elizabeth Mitchell
There is something extremely magical about becoming a family of three. Don't get me wrong, a new addition to a family is always special no matter how many children they already have! But welcoming that first little baby is monumental and full of firsts. You go from being a couple to being a family. The arrival of that first little baby transforms you from being just a man and a woman and becoming parents. The first little baby is the start of something new, carrying you into unknown uncharted territory. It is truly a life altering experience that gives you new purpose. Your heart grows much more than you ever thought possible. And seeing your partner hold that crying newborn for the first time, triggers a special intense kind of love. Yes, there is no doubt three is a magic number!
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Hey there! I'm Anel. Houston photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to four wild kids who I homeschool. I love nature, capturing motherhood, and living a slow simple life. I also blog over at Tender Nest Blog