Dallas Rainbow Baby

Dallas Rainbow Baby

A session with a newborn boy

Sometimes a session comes at the perfect time, with the perfect family, and I had one of those when I photographed this sweet rainbow baby in Dallas for his newborn portraits.  A rainbow baby is one born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or an infant who passed due to natural causes.  The analogy being that this baby is the “rainbow after the storm”.  I find that many families love to honor their baby who passed, as they also enjoy and celebrate these new moments.  A way of remembering and moving forward.

I met this mom at a Dallas hospital a few years ago, as a volunteer working with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.  I was called to the hospital to photograph their son.  So when I got a message from her that she was due with another baby, and asked if I could photograph some special portraits for them, my answer was a resounding yes.  We celebrated their new baby, and I captured all of the little details.  We also honored their son who they lost two years earlier, with some special images including his urn and a special bear.  I included some rainbow imagery and colors in his session to celebrate how special he is – but I also just captured him, because he is special on his own as well.

Newborn baby in a bow with a rainbowNewborn boy on blue with blue wrap and a blue knitted hatNewborn close up of eyelashesnewborn portrait close up of lipsNewborn boy with gray pants and sleepy hat on a gray blanketNewborn boy with gray pants on a gray blanket

Newborn boy with blue pants and hat in a bowl with felted rainbow stars

Baby boy with blue striped hat in a bowl with felted rainbow stars in background

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Melinda Wilkinson Photography is a Flower Mound, Tx portrait studio providing services to the surrounding Dallas and Denton communities.  We capture posed newborn and maternity portraits, and provide clients with beautiful artwork to look back on.


To view a rainbow baby maternity session, see here. To see what my posed newborn sessions included, visit here.

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