Today, I am looking back a few months ago to when I had the honor of photographing a beautiful family on their daughter's first birthday. We met at my favorite park in Norwalk, Connecticut for the photo session and it could not have been more special. This little girl is what you would call a rainbow baby - a baby born following a loss - and a little sister to twin boys, Gavin and Chase, who went to heaven in 2014.
"A 'Rainbow Baby' is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."
I know this family will forever miss their boys, but it was amazing to capture the love and light that this little one brings to them!