Do you know what a, “Rainbow Baby” is?

I actually did.

I may have heard about it in various forums for Newborn/Maternity sessions or googled it out of curiosity.

Approached to shoot a maternity session for a, “Rainbow Baby,” I soon learned more than just the definition.

Meet Mom and Dad

dsc_9921Per Urban Dictionary, “A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth.”

This couple has had two previous miscarriages.


And three successfull births…Meet the future brothers and sister!

dsc_9907bwThis sweet sister will soon have her very own little sister.  She’s very excited!

dsc_9906cropbwMom is loving the developing sisterly bond that they already share.

dsc_9946bw“In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better.

The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.”

Mom had an idea of how to capture this special bond with her Rainbow Baby.


As I watched her idea unfold, I started to realize just what a beautiful moment I was capturing.


“The storm (pregnancy loss) has already happened and nothing can change that experience.

Storm-clouds might still be overhead as the family continue to cope with the loss,

but something colourful and bright has emerged from the darkness and misery.”

1175450e-c3be-4937-bee6-f41c496ae19cI learned the definition doesn’t define how much it touches those impacted.

Although these angels may not join us in this world,

they will always remain in everyone’s heart.

I honestly believe her two angels are watching over this Rainbow Baby!

Please share with those who have had a Rainbow Baby

and would appreciate this beautiful story!