It’s official, if you want to have your baby quickly, schedule your maternity photos. Ashley was in my studio on a Friday and then gave birth on the following Monday! Ok, it was actually planned that way… but, how GORGEOUS is Ashley? I mean seriously, I usually shoot maternity photos at the 30 week mark, and Ashly is quite a bit past that!  Ashley was such a stunning momma. Seriously look at that perfect belly, it was stunning in anything she put on and Richard was a pretty handsome papa too!

Because their sweet baby was born so quickly after Ashley’s maternity session I didn’t have to wait long before meeting Myla. She was every bit as sweet and as precious as I thought she would be. She was also an absolute dream to photograph. Myla was perfect the entire session and slept like an angel. I got some of my favorite newborn photos of all time, especially the photos on a black backdrop. Could they be any more perfect? Myla fit so sweetly in her daddies hands. I also love the little detail shots too. Those tiny fingers and toes, little lips and button nose start to change all too quickly. The newborn stage is so fleeting, within a year they look like an entirely different person.

But of all the photos we took, the one of Myla asleep on a fluffy cloud next to a colorful rainbow will always mean the most. I knew after hearing Ashley’s story of loss, I had to do something special for this special little girl… Losing a child is something no parent should ever have to go through.  Myla is their rainbow baby. A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope that things will get better.

Ashley and Richard, thank you for choosing me to help welcome sweet Myla into the world!

Want to see another gorgeous baby? Check out Milina.

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