A Rainbow Baby Photoshoot - Fairfield, CT Newborn Photographer
Jun 9, 2019 | By: Stefanie Cole Photography
I am amazed daily with the beautiful families that this business connects me with, and their willingness to share their stories with me. With this family's permission, I'd love to tell you a little bit about them and their journey to their sweet rainbow baby. A rainbow baby is a baby that is born after loss and since loss is so much more common than many realize, it is our hope that sharing this story and these images will provide some hope to anyone else who is experiencing something similar.
When this family got pregnant with baby number two, they were delighted to find out it was a girl. However things took a turn when they went into preterm labor at 16 weeks and unfortunately their daughter did not survive. In an effort to keep their daughter's purpose alive, they named her Hope. Since losing Hope, her mom has committed herself to many philanthropic endeavors to help keep Hope's legacy alive and to help her life bring hope to others.
I can't imagine going through a pregnancy after losing a previous one. I know how scary it can be, and the daily fear of wondering if everything is normal and ok. But this family weathered that storm, and got their rainbow baby, Evan. He is truly a perfect baby with the sweetest little features and what appeared to me to be an old soul. And his big brother Alex couldn't have loved him more - he would have held him all day if we'd let him!
We incorporated Hope's memory with some subtle and meaningful symbols into several pictures. For anyone living this nightmare, please let this family bring you strength and hope as you wait for your rainbow after the storm. Thank you to this sweet family for inviting me into such an important time in your life and for sharing your incredible journey with me!