This was one of those portrait sessions that didn't simply touch my heart...it touched me to my very soul. I'm sure many of you have heard the term Rainbow Baby...for those that haven't I will include the poem below. This is a session that leaves you, as the photographer, feeling blessed....blessed that this amazing beautiful family allowed you to share, if only a moment, in their very personal storm and rainbow. Their love for each other and their rainbow baby is all too apparent but equally sprinkled in the conversations are the loving words and candid memories of Lexi Grace ~ Krystal Hope's angel sister. Who better than a parent to share a glimpse of their story..."Krystal Hope is Lexi Grace's little sister...making her a rainbow baby. Krystal was due on Lexi's birthday but was delivered one week prior. Lexi left us in October of 2013 after fighting ten long days for her life. When Lexi flew that night, half my heart went with her. I was crushed and prayed every day that if I was blessed again, that I wanted to be blessed with Lexi's twin. Every time I look at Krystal, I see her sister so I know she's here with us. 'After every storm, there is a Rainbow of Hope'"
“Rainbow Babies” 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.