A Rainbow Baby is a baby who is welcomed into a family after they have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
It is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravage of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean that the storm never happened or that the family is still not dealing with it's aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of clouds and darkness.
Jessie James Photography is proud to announce a project very dear to my heart. Two years ago, family members of mine suffered the heartbreaking loss of their beautiful baby girl born prematurely because of complications during pregnancy. Speaking as someone who has seen firsthand how this affects the parents who are victims of this, I know that this is a loss and a pain that never heals. Often times, the parents who do end up having more children are still very conflicted and have very mixed emotions when their new "rainbow baby" is born. Of course they are so happy with the birth of a new child , but there are still feelings of sadness and wanting to remember the baby that they've lost. A rainbow baby photoshoot is a great way to celebrate the new baby's arrival, but also honor the babies that have been lost.
Because of the extreme heartache and sadness I feel, not only for the loss in my own family, but for all families that have experienced that loss. I have decided to offer FREE rainbow baby themed newborn sessions to deserving families expecting a "rainbow baby", especially those who would not have been able to otherwise. In honor of our angel Mila, one session will be gifted per month. These sessions will take place within 2 weeks of birth in my "in home" studio in Staten Island, NY. Please apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment, the earlier the better. Please also allow a minimum of 4 weeks before your due date to be considered. I will also accept nominations/applications from family members or friends.
The rainbow baby package includes:
*1-2 hour newborn session at my studio
*2 rainbow themed setups and 1 non themed setup
*8 fully edited digital images
*1 11x14 print of your choice
*Half off one year cake smash session fee(OPTIONAL)
Additional prints, canvases,wall art, and albums are available to purchase at 10% off retail price. This is not mandatory and there will be no hard sell.
Rules: Applications and/or nominations must be received no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date to be considered. The recipient chosen for the free session will not book a newborn session with another photographer. Should you (the chosen recipient) book a session with another photographer, it is your responsibility to be honest and forfeit the free session so that it can be given to another family who may otherwise not have the opportunity to have photos taken of their rainbow baby. If another session is booked AND you hold your free session, you will be required to pay the normal $150 session fee, and the cost of the 8 digital images. If left unpaid, you will not receive any images that were taken during our session. Please be kind to all other applicants and myself. A signed contract is required prior to the scheduled session.