In less than four days, this beautiful family will grow by exactly two feet (bearing 10 of the tiniest, sweetest little toes they will swear they have ever seen.) In what will surely seem like a blink, these bright-eyed preschoolers will become big brother and big sister … bearing four extra hands capable of holding and hugging and helping.
And, in what will someday be the way it’s always been, mom and dad will wonder what life was like before they met her. Before three little people climbed into one big bed in the middle of the night with legs and arms sprawled in a chaotic tangle between them. Before they always requested a table for five.
In less than four days (and the weeks and months following her birth), well-meaning strangers will often say, “You’ve got your hands full!”
To which they will kindly reply, “You should see my heart.”
A quick note about the image above: The sunlight was reflecting at that very moment off the metal base she was standing on and it shown straight up onto the bottom of her belly. I could not have planned that if I had tried. This is completely as-shot, no Photoshop.
Below are more of my very favorites from their family maternity photo session in downtown Houston. Our goal was simply to capture the anticipation and love they already have for this new baby. The vibrant colors set off by the cityscape and our ambient surroundings was merely a bonus. And, if you know my artistic style, this was a very, very big bonus. Hands-down one of my all-time favorite family maternity sessions. Stay tuned for favorites from our newborn session. I think I may be as excited to meet her as they are!