What is a "rainbow baby"?
A rainbow baby is a name coined for a healthy baby born after losing a baby.
The name “rainbow baby” comes from the idea of a rainbow appearing in the sky after a storm, or after a dark and turbulent time.
Rainbow babies are often described as ‘miracle’ babies due to the powerful impact they can have on helping parents heal after a loss.
I myself, never knew this term, until I began photographing newborns. My son Marcus is my rainbow baby. Between the birth of my oldest daughter, and his birth, I suffered a miscarriage. I use this personal experience to help families add small touches to their newborn sessions, to celebrate their new baby, while honouring their lost one.
Here's a peek at a recent Newborn Session for a beautiful Rainbow Baby: