March 8 2016

Rainbow Babies: Miracle Newborn Babies Who Come After a Tragic Loss

Luisa Dunn is a Brisbane, Australia-based photographer who’s behind the photo series Rainbow Babies. Created for families that have suffered a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth, Dunn takes sweet photos of the couple’s next child, the miracle that appears after the tragedy.

As she describes on her website:

“A Rainbow baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravage of the storm. When a rainbow appears it does not mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with it’s aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds.”

Dunn hopes that the Rainbow Baby sessions help initiate discussion of the sensitive but important topic of infant loss. She offers one free gift session per month to a selected family. In the photos you’ll see, beautifully delicate newborn babies lay peacefully while wrapped in or surrounded by a rainbow of colored cloth.

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Thanks for the tip, Kirra and Serenah!

Lisa Dunn’s website

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