A Rainbow Baby is a baby who is welcomed into a family after they have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of any storm. When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that we are not still dealing with its aftermath. It means that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover, but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy, and hope.
I am proud to announce a project that is very near and dear to my heart. For those of you that know me, know about our little miracle born in 2019 (shown above) and the story behind him. For those that are new, have never worked with me, or are not personal friends of mine, let me fill you in. We were blessed with our son, Matias - "A gift from God" after 3 years of IVF. 3 Fertility specialists, 3 surgeries, 4 egg retrievals, 12 eggs retrieved, 8 eggs fertilized and made into embryos, over 1000 injections, over 100 ultrasounds, 5 frozen embryo transfers, countless tests, too much blood work to count, 2 failed transfers, 3 miscarriages, over $100,000 in expenses, lots of tears and heartache, and one strong embryo (our RAINBOW BABY). To say I understand, is an understatement. I know all too well the pain...emotionally, physically, and financially.
1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and 1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive a child. That means there is a 100% chance that someone you know may be walking that path right now. Take that in for a moment.
If that someone is you, know that you are not alone. After getting to know so many women and families throughout our journey, hearing story after story of heartache and loss, I knew I had to do something to pay tribute to those struggles. This is where the Rainbow Baby Project was born.
1 Free Maternity and 1 Free Newborn Session
1 maternity and 1 newborn session will be gifted to eligible families each month. Newborn sessions must be held within 2 weeks of babies birth in my West Lafayette, Indiana studio. Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your due date to be considered for maternity and 4 weeks prior for the newborn session. I also accept nominations/applications from friends and family members. I will require a model release/signed contract to share the photos and your story on the blog in order to share the hope that comes with a rainbow baby.
The Rainbow Baby Package includes:
1 hour in studio session 1 Rainbow Theme and 1 non Rainbow theme set-up (2 outfits for maternity) 5 fully edited digital images with a print release $100 off 1 year cake smash session (optional)
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