Myers Family: Thetford Maternity Session

I have been looking forward to this session for months. Literally since the day I found out this family was once again expecting., as last year they were also expecting a baby girl, but tragically lost her in the second trimester. Mom and I were only acquaintances then but when I showed up to a brunch and her oldest was seated at the table with the rest of our friends I knew something was out of the ordinary. The next time we met was at a bonfire and nothing I could have said would change the past and make it better. So when we found out that she was once again expecting we started planning.

The phrase ‘Rainbow Baby’ 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 we are not still dealing with its aftermath. It means 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 colour, energy and hope.
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The most amazing part of this session however happened before it even officially began. I arrived on location and saw Dad and Big Brother waiting for Mom to arrive from her hair & makeup session. I was testing my light and chatting with big brother and asked him “Are you so excited to meet your sister?” He squealed in reply as he is over the moon to have a baby in the house. I checked the back of my camera to make sure settings were correct, they were so we moved on. It wasn’t until I arrived home and started on edits when I noticed.

The smallest rainbow. Crossing right over his sweet little heart. Now this it is entirely possible that this is a naturally occurring light leak, however it didn’t present itself in the photo taken immediately before or after, nor again during the rest of the session. I’m choosing to believe that it is in fact, a beautiful gift from from an angel named Evelynn.

This family is currently waiting, so very patiently, for their newest member to arrive. We are less than a week away from her due date so the next post from me will most defiantly be featuring this long awaited miracle. We can’t wait to have you earth side baby girl!


All photographs were taken on location in Thetford, Nofrolk.

Gown is part of the So Smith Photography prop closet and available for use to all paying clients. It is designed and purchased from Chicaboo.