One of the hardest sessions you will do as a newborn photographer, yet one of the most rewarding is of a rainbow baby.
A rainbow baby is is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. The terms come from the analogy that a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better.
Nowadays the term is becoming very known as parents have felt encouragement to share their stories of hope and endurance.
In 2016 I was blessed to do a few rainbow maternity sessions and newborn sessions. To prepare a session and having such a beautiful meaning behind it is the cherry on top.
A little over a year ago, Jessica and Bryan lost their first baby girl, due to unknown causes, at 38 weeks of gestation. My heart broke with the such sad news and I couldn’t even imagine the pain that family had to go through. I dont think anyone can really know what that is until they actually go through this. And I truly believe only really brave and great human beings are chosen to such a trial.
I was so looking forward to meet Baby A. and we had a newborn session schedule for her. Heavenly Father had another plan for her.
A few months went by, and I was so happy to learn the news that Jessica was expecting again. I was thrilled for her.
As the due date started to come closer, I messaged Jessica and offered my special gift: a newborn session for baby L.
I didnt think at first to do a rainbow setup, but a few days before the session I got some flowers and thought that it would be appropriate to put something together with that theme. I am so happy how everything turned out.
Baby L. was just beautiful, even thou she made me work hard for those shots. She is already showing her true colors…. (she what I did here? 😉 haha)
I feel extremely lucky to be able to capture these special moments for special families. I thank every day the blessings photography has provided me.
Hope you all enjoy it.
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I love your rainbow baby photo shoot. Can this be recreated with a personal flair? Not sure if we are having a girl or boy yet… but trying to plan ahead as I know this Christmas season will most likely be busy for you.