I don’t even know where to begin this post. This session was so special to me, in many ways. Mom is also a photographer so it is always an honor when a fellow colleague chooses you to do their newborn session. Even more important was that this beautiful, perfect baby girl is a rainbow baby. A rainbow baby “is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.” I was aware of their lost and heartbroken for them the previous year. I know how much they yearned for another baby and devastating it was. When I found out they were expecting again, and that it was a girl I was excited beyond words. Needless to say it was so important to me to be able to capture this sweet miracle baby for them.
Baby Ella was born at 10 pounds! She was full of rolls, which I LOVE! I had warned mom that I have a curse when it comes to photographing my friends newborns. They never seem to sleep! Luckily Ella decided to give me a bit of a break and did sleep for me. She made us work for it, but it was worth it. I adored her session. I think besides her rainbow shot were the family and sibling shots we were able to capture. I loved not only having older siblings, but ones familiar with the camera. They just listened and did their thing and made it easy. Even Ella gave us smiles for those shots as if on queue. It pretty much was a perfect session!
Thank you so much to this family for trusting me with their newest addition. She is definitely well loved!