Last year, I photographed this group of beautiful pregnant women to celebrate their pregnancies, but also honor the children they have lost. This year we repeated our session, but have 7 sweet + silly "rainbow babies" in the photo.
Here are their stories and photos...
April 2018 and May 2019
Rocco, The twins - Scarlett and Harper, Everlie, Rylan, Easton and Isaac
"I had a perfect, healthy pregnancy with my oldest son, born March 28th, 2016. We found out that we were expecting again in August 2017, but lost our little star late the following month. It was scary, depressing, sad and discouraging, but thankfully, I was blessed to become pregnant very soon after. After a few scares along the way, we welcomed another healthy and strong baby boy on July 17th, 2018. Rocco Heriberto Martinez, our tiny little rainbow, is a perfect, funny, smart, busy little ball of fire and our lives would not be the same without him."
"On February 2017, our first born children, our son, Asher was born into Heaven. He brought his little sisters safely into this world on August 30, 2018. They are because he was. These girls are here because of Asher and are a tesitament to his all too brief life."
"The beautiful aftermath of a challenging storm. I thank God everyday that YOU were my promise, Everlie Promise."
"Our son Cayson was born January 11th, 2017. We suddenly and heartwrenchingly lost our perfect and healthy baby boy to SIDS on May 3rd, 2017 at 3 months and 22 days old. Not a day goes by that we don't miss and grieve our perfect, beautiful boy. Our arms were so empty and desperately needed to love and care for another baby. Cayson sent us a Christmas miracle and we found out we were pregnant Christmas 2017.
On August 13th, 2018, Cayson helped bring our beautiful, sassy and happy baby girl named Ryan, safety into the world. She has given our family so much love and hope again. Her big brother, Aiden is one of her favorite people and he is beyond happy to have her here. Their bond is priceless. It has been a wild ride full of lots of anxiety, smiles and tears but we are so in love with our little rainbow. We promise to love all of you to the moon and back, and to infinity and beyond. Thank you Cayson for the beautiful gift.
"After almost 5 years of battling infertility consisting of a miscarriage, several doctors, numerous tests, and countless blood draws and ultrasounds, we finally became pregnant again with our fourth fertility treatment.
Our miracle, Easton, arrived on July 28th, 2018. He is the happiest little guy that brings so much joy to our life. He was definitely worth the wait."
"In January of 2017, we lost our first baby due to miscarriage. Our hearts were broken, but my husband Steve and I knew our angel would always be watching over us from Heave. Some day we will meet again.
In May of 2018, our little rainbow baby was born. Isaac is our little miracle. After an umbilical cord knot that caused an emergency c-section, our little rainbow baby is happy and healthy. He is about to turn a year old. We are so in love with the little boy. He is truly a special blessing to us."