In the midst of heartache and of longing, a love so deep made its way through earthly bounds and a little rainbow was born.
Lexi Raine made her way earthside to spread growth of HOPE from the tears that fell into soil. Tears where love had grown for her big brother, Byron.
With a parents love who has known loss in this way, holds onto those moments with tender and delicate care, it was important for us to honour Byron in our session, as much as it was to celebrate Lexi. To heal in a gentle way, to acknowledge and speak his name is so very powerful and I am so honoured to be able to do so. Through Heartfelt, a dedicated organisation who provides photographic memories of babies that are born too soon, the gift of meeting little Byron was dear to my heart. There is an unexplainable pull to put all else aside and be present in service for families in need and it has been the most heartbreaking and yet most rewarding part of my career. From here, I met this amazing family and soon a bond was formed. An invisible thread that connects hearts to hearts and to children that are longed for and loved so unconditionally.
As for Miss Lexi, a blessing and a miracle she most certainly is! To witness such connection, the way she locked eyes and soul with her parents (and the camera) was by far breathtaking. The undeniable bond between them all left my heart stopping for a moment as we celebrated her new life in her newborn lifestyle session combining the memories of her brother into what is sentimental by heart. This moment and day also a point of connection for HER as she grows in her life and looks back over the photos of her first days, being shown so much love, adoration and a truth that she has a special someone watching over her.
Welcome to the world Lexi Raine, how you are so loved!