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 of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison. – Kicks Count
Hello! My name is Elora and I am a family photographer at Life: Lived Photography in Lincolnshire. I am also mum to two crazy girls and four angels. I decided to start this personal project because I wanted to share with everyone who has suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth, that there is hope after the dark times. For each child I had to sacrifice two angels, and I know this has happened to so many others – a dark, hidden secret so many women keep tucked away shamefully.
I want to give a positive voice to all those mums of angels out there, as well as to help raise awareness about miscarriage and stillbirth through my work. So with this in mind I decided to start the Rainbows of Hope project.
Once a month for the next year, I will be organising a photoshoot with a rainbow baby – it doesn’t matter what age – whether baby is still in your tummy, a newborn, toddler, school age, teenager or adult. My only condition is that Mum feels up to sharing her story. Eventually, I would like to gather these all into a book, to sell to help raise funds for my selected charities, Tommy’s, and the Mama Academy.
I will also be blogging these sessions and interviews, and hopefully, this will help give hope to the many who feel lost and alone.