I had been looking forward to this session for months, the very first photo in this blog post is why ... Lindsey called me and explained what she wanted out of her maternity session. She told me that she was expecting a "rainbow baby".
A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn, or neonatal death. The understanding is that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravage of the storm. When a rainbow baby appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds.
This family wanted a photo to reflect just that. And the image below is exactly what I visualized when they asked for my help. I am so glad I was able to use my skills to make this beautiful photo happen. A portrait to commemorate the life lost and to celebrate the one that's about to come.
The family specifically requested one photo with the rainbow edit, but of course we took other images during the time we spent together.
Theresa Burkhart, owner of Theresa Burkhart Photography