I had the true honor and pleasure of photographing a Lifestyle Maternity Session for my beautiful dear friends that are expecting twins this January. These are not regular twins, these are beautiful little #RainbowTwins. More on Rainbow Twins below!
Ruthii of "The Painted Oven" was on hand to paint a beautiful cloud scene Cris' baby bump. She painted each family members hands and placed each hand print on mama Cris' baby bump. It was a beautiful way to include the kids into the miracle of this pregnancy.
Cris has successfully carried and delivered 4 wonderful children, who I have personally watched over the years grow into amazing kids. Sadly, over the past several years, Cris and her husband have endured 4 pregnancy losses. This amazing family has waited a long time for their rainbow babies. Their faith in the Lord, their family and their marriage have keep these two stronger than any couple I have met to date.
What is a Rainbow Baby?
A "rainbow baby" is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth.
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.
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 colorful and bright has emerged from the darkness and misery.
If you would like to schedule a Lifestyle Maternity Session and have your baby bump painted and photographed, please let me know.
Heather J. Potter