Rainbow Baby: A baby who is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. The beauty of the rainbow does not mean the storm never happened, but that something beautiful and full of light has emerged from the darkness.
I was so incredibly honored that Mario and Angel chose me to photograph Gideon last summer for his newborn session. Their story is not void of pain, loss, and long seasons of waiting, but at the end of the storm comes a rainbow, and they have been blessed beyond measure with their sweet boy.
Gideon was born more than a month before his due date, so he was about two months old during his newborn session. I was anticipating lots of awake photos (and we did get some!), but for the most part he gave us so many sleepy photos that I'm so glad Mario and Angel treasure dearly. I was able to include some special personal items in their session, including a blanket his aunt made for him, and some of the instruments Mario plays since he and Angel are very musically involved. I love including special family items in my newborn sessions!
His facial expressions were the best :D
Mario wasn't able to make it for the first day of Gideon's newborn session since he was back at work, and I schedule newborn sessions in the morning for the best sleep. I scheduled a separate evening date with them so I could include some family photos, and Gideon was wide awake, but, it ended up working in our favor!
I can truly say that I've never captured a newborn who was more engaged with his father as Gideon was with Mario. Every time I look at this image I still smile, and I know they will cherish this image for generations.
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