I just loved watching Leah “grow with me” this past year, from taking her newborn portraits in my Oshawa home studio, to each milestone portrait session. Every milestone allowed me to see Leah’s adorable and funny personality! You’ll have to see her facial expressions below!
Just last Saturday, we finished Leah’s FIRST year off with a great big bang! A cake smash… She looked great in her rainbow coloured tutu and accessories to match.
Little did I realize… Leah is a rainbow baby.
For those unfamiliar with the term rainbow baby, it is referred to a baby after a miscarriage or stillborn child.
Robyn and her husband had difficulties conceiving their second child. With two miscarriages in one year, Robyn found herself flooded with emotions of frustration, anger, sadness, and feelings of guild. When they learned they were expecting with Leah, there wasn’t a day that went by during that pregnancy that she didn’t worry about loosing her too. Mom describes Leah as her “little miracle, our light after so much darkness, our rainbow after the storm.”
Robyn found comfort in her husband, family and friends. Some of the more surprising support she received was from acquaintances, co-workers and even strangers at the hospital who were running tests, ect, who had gone through a similar situation. “I realized it was more common than I thought, just nobody really talks about it.” – Robyn
Where can mother’s find support? How do we break this silence?
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep – “NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy.”
Baby Center Canada (Community) – An online community where women can ask questions and receive resources.
Leah’s images were published in the Metro Toronto Newspaper
Here are some adorable memories caught this past year!
C’est l’Amour Photography is located in Oshawa, Ontario. We specialize in newborn photography, children and family portraiture. If you or someone you know is expecting, please do not hesitate to contact us!