The Rainbow Baby Project
What is a Rainbow Baby?
A Rainbow Baby is a baby who is welcomed into a family after they have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
It is the understanding that 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 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.
Little Love Photography is proud to announce a project that is very dear to my heart! Having been a Labor and Delivery nurse for more than 3 years, I have seen more loss and grief than the average person. It is not always a 'happy' place to work. I have taken care of several families who have lost their precious baby or babies either in utero or shortly after birth. Because of the extreme heartache and sadness I feel, not just for the families I have taken care of, but for all families that have to experience the pain of a loss, I have decided to offer free 'Rainbow Baby' newborn sessions to deserving families expecting a rainbow baby who would otherwise not be able to have photos taken.
Aside from being a professional photographer and a L&D nurse, I am also a volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), a non-profit organization operating worldwide by volunteer photographers who provide free professional portraits to families suffering a stillbirth or early infant loss.
One newborn session will be gifted per month to eligible families. These sessions will take place within 2 weeks of the birth at my studio located in Des Moines. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, the earlier the better! Please also allow a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your due date to be considered. I also accept nominations/applications from friends and family members.
The 'Rainbow Baby' package includes:
*Half off rainbow mini maternity session ($87)
*1-2 hour newborn session at my studio
*2 rainbow themed set-ups and 1 non-themed set-up
*8-10 fully edited digital images
1-11x14 Lustre Print
*Half off ONE year/cake smash session ($125)
Additional prints, canvases, wall art and digital images can be purchased for 10% off regular price. This is not mandatory and there will be no hard sell!