Newborn Baby Revy
Beautiful Rainbow Baby
To parents who have suffered the loss of a baby, their rainbow baby is a treasure, a miracle. I feel so fortunate when I have the opportunity to photograph rainbow babies, because I know they will cherish the memories. This was the case with baby Revy. She was the beautiful rainbow after the storm, and cherished she was. Being a rainbow baby, my first thought was that I had to include some kind of rainbow into her session. Thankfully I had a rainbow scarf just for that purpose, and it worked beautifully.
Her mom chose a couple of other outfits that looked darling on this sweet little girl. The first being a knit romper with feathers at the shoulder. The second was a yellow and gold romper with a cream lace collar. Her mom also asked to incorporate a pair of pointe shoes. They were a tribute to baby Revy’s aunt, who she would never know after being tragically taken too soon. We had also made plans to use her dad’s motorcycle helmet during the session, but Revy was a little fussy so time was not on our side.
We began with the feathered romper, as it was the favorite of her moms. I unfortunately chose a backdrop that kept wrinkling and had to switch it after the first set of photos. I almost scrapped the first set, but since we didn’t get as many from the session as I had hoped, I knew I had to make at least one work. Since the backdrop was too much of a nightmare to fix in post processing, I decided to try a composite. It wasn’t easy, but I found the perfect backdrop for the fuchsia feathered romper, and it is still one of my favorites for baby Revy.
The highlight of the session for me was Revy’s rainbow photos. Her mom brought her older sister’s ashes in a heart urn, so I laid both sisters in a large metal heart side-by-side. It was heart-breaking, but touching to know how important the images are for Revy’s family. We ended the session with some gorgeous photos of Revy with her mom, dad, brother and grandmother. I am so thankful I got to meet baby Revy and her wonderful family.
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