Having a baby is a joyous and sunny time in a family’s life. Unfortunately, sometimes life brings a storm and there is a tragic loss of these new little souls. Like the miracle of a rainbow after a storm, many mothers refer to babies born after loss as their rainbow babies. The rainbow doesn’t take away the storm, nor does the arrival of a new baby erase the tragedy of previous loss, but gives families hope of what’s to come. Having a Rainbow Newborn Session with their new baby can be a wonderful way to celebrate their newest addition, while remembering what made this birth so special.
Here’s a sneak peek into my latest Rainbow Newborn Session.
After the storm – Rainbow Newborn Session Bucks County PA | Doylestown PA Newborn Photographer
My client had the tremendous loss of losing both her twin newborn sons – one at a few days old and the other at a month old. I could only imagine the pain and sadness this must have caused her and her family. Joyfully, she became pregnant with her rainbow baby, a beautiful baby girl. I had the honor of photographing this Rainbow Newborn Session with this amazing and brave family. When she came for her newborn session and told me their story, I decided I had to gift them something because their story touched me so much. I decided to gift them an extra long session to give them as many photos as I could, to capture their new little love and their beautiful family.
They wanted to remember their two sons that they lost and incorporate them into these special photos with their daughter Emerson. I decided to pose her in my antique, white bed and have her hold two little, blue hearts representing her two brothers. How beautiful does she look in white, like a little sleeping angel hugging those two sweet souls. I love that I was able to give them such meaningful photos after their loss.
Emerson was a great baby to photograph. She was not a great sleeper, but we managed to do everything her mama dreamed of. I always like to consult with my clients about colors for their session, and where they would like finished photos hung in their home, so I can coordinate with the outfits and props that I use. My clients wanted to use a lot of white in her set-ups, so I happily obliged. Emerson looked so cute in my white, knit hat with the lace trim from Pooks & LuLu. I love the little face she made while she slept. I also have an extensive collection of white headbands, which I used in her photos. Nothing’s sweeter than a little newborn baby wearing just a headband.
The weather was nice, so we were able to do some set-ups outside. I loved using my antique wooden bucket as a prop. Layering it with many white blankets added such wonderful texture to the photos. She looked so precious sleeping in the rustic bucket surrounded by all the rocks. I love when I’m able to do something different with my set-ups and it’s even better when my clients love the resulting photos. For other posing and prop ideas, please check out my Newborn Gallery.
Together as a Family
Family photos with their little one was so important to mom so we did a lot of them. These felt even more special because of everything this family has been through. I love posing families skin on skin. These’s something about the newness of those tiny babies against the warm skin of their parents that always makes for a beautiful photo.
This pose with the dad was a significant photo. After the loss of his sons, he had their names tattooed on the inside of his arm, along with a hand and foot print. Having him pose with his new baby girl on his arm while showing off his memorial tattoo was an emotional photo. It’s one I know that they will cherish. This was such a special Rainbow Newborn Session for me. My wish is that my clients know how much I care, in the beautiful photos in their gallery. I hope that they show the love they have for their little girl and their two little loves who will always be part of their family.
Please join me in saying congratulations to this wonderful family….
You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date. I will then make a tentative booking, and when the babies are born, please contact me to arrange a suitable day and time for your newborn session. Newborn photography sessions can take 2-3 hours, allowing enough time for feeding and comforting. For any questions about my Newborn Sessions, please check out my FAQ’s.
I would love to be your Newborn Photographer here in Bucks County, so please contact me to schedule your Newborn Session.