This Exceptional Photo of 6 Moms and Their Rainbow Babies Is Spreading Hope
When a woman gets pregnant after experiencing loss, that new life is considered a rainbow baby. This sweet phrase not only honors the parents' difficult journey, but also represents the bright sunshine that follows even the worst of storms.
To illustrate this powerful message of hope despite the darkness, Alex Bolen created a stunning photo shoot. The Missouri photographer gathered Heather, Hillary, Kaila, Sara, Ashley, and Hannah, clad in dramatic gowns from Sew Trendy Accessories along with their most prized accessory: their rainbow baby or growing bump. To make this stand out from a typical maternity shoot, rainbow smoke bombs filled the backdrop for a dramatic image that captured the intense joy these moms were experiencing together after their individual pain and tragedy.
"With all this darkness and hate going on in the world, we truly needed a little lifting up," Alex told The Huffington Post. "The rainbow term has brought together thousands across the globe and I feel pretty darn blessed to be part of that."
These brave moms shared their difficult journeys to motherhood on Facebook, and as devastating as each experience was, their happy endings are an inspiration to all.