“Without the rain, there would never be Rainbows” // This perfectly explains this amazing Chicago rainbow baby photography session I was honored to be a part of on the beautiful Chicago Lakeshore.
I have known Tatiana and Elkin for a couple years since I photographed their wedding in 2015. Tatiana emailed me to ask me if I would photograph her maternity session explaining that she wanted to include some special meaningful touches because her little girl on the way is a rainbow baby. For any of you that don’t know, a rainbow baby is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or infant loss. A bright and beautiful rainbow usually follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. I am so very honored to say this is the second rainbow baby maternity photo session I have done (see the first here), both couples honored their angels in different, beautiful ways. For Tatiana and Elgin’s shot we planned to meet on the beach at the beautiful Chicago lakeshore and the day could not have been more gorgeous. The skies were a brilliant blue, the waters of Lake Michigan to match and the wind was my friend that day – blowing just right and Tatiana looks like a queen in her flowing dress. I especially love that the one photo that Elkin insisted on was the one with him on his knee’s kissing his rainbow baby – my favorite photo of the day.
Maternity photography sessions are always so much fun, but there is something quite special about rainbow baby photography sessions. I cannot thank Tatiana and Elkin enough for trusting me to capture this special time in their life. Since the photo shoot they have welcomed their little girl, Elisha Mae, into their arms and I could not be happier for thier little family! xo – Lisa