I was delighted to photograph this family, back in March. I know, I know, I haven’t posted any sessions since March, and I will be catching up, so this is my first catch-up post!
This family is absolutely precious. I was drawn to this family for a few reasons. It turns out that they attend the same school as my kids, and had won a complementary session with me thanks to a school-based auction. Like me, they also had three children, but I was especially amazed that they were welcoming a little boy, after two gorgeous daughters. Now some will say differently, but when I was pregnant with my third baby, I remember my OB telling me that it was unlikely that I would have a daughter. ”Why?”, I asked, wondering if there was something ‘wrong’ with me. She went on to explain that the likelihood of having a child of an opposite gender, when you already have TWO of one gender is very unlikely….like in the 13% range of likely. I found that astonishing, as I always had assumed that each pregnancy had a 50/50 chance of either gender. Turns out I was wrong. The odds aren’t independent, and each birth is not considered a separate event, because if the stats were 50/50 then it would stand to reason that I should have had one of each…and didn’t, so something is skewing towards boys…or so she said.
In any case, I digress…(I tend to do that)
When this family told me that they were expecting a son, after two girls, I was over the moon. It seems so rare these days, with so many families of three being all the same gender. So, when this little guy “baby L” came along, you can bet that his maternally-driven sisters were in heaven. It’s like having your own living, breathing doll!
Mom and dad are pretty smitten with him too. I just love love love this image of mom. Such a real moment captured, and it is one of dad’s favourites too
Mom looks amazing for having just had a baby. I think I remember myself looking a little more ‘beaten up’ after the birth of mine, so I had to give her kudos for looking so together and so beautiful! I love this next image.
The image above hangs as a large canvas in the nursery. A beautiful reminder of baby L’s first days, meeting his parents, and being adored.