Sometimes people come into your life through mysterious ways. Like the universe pulled you together and you just have to listen and find out why! I met Mandy through a Facebook mom's group. She has a large family, like we do, and we started chatting about life and all it has to throw at us! I was thrilled when she chose me to photograph her new addition. I didn't know until after we booked the session that this little nugget is a rainbow baby.
A rainbow baby is a baby born after a loss of another baby. The feelings that surround the birth of a rainbow baby are complex and intense. My favorite quote to help give some understanding to those who have not been touched by this experience is this:
"The beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravage of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean that the storm never happened...What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds." (Author Unknown)
I love how this session turned out for Jackson and his family...to celebrate his birth and the memory of the baby who came before him. Oh! Jackson's sister got in on the action too and what a character!