THE RAINBOW BABY PROJECT:
I will be temporarily pausing this project for the remainder of 2020. I hope to restart it again at some point in 2021. If you know someone expecting their Rainbow Baby in the new year please feel free to nominate them.
Little Things with Great Love
“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 its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds.”
THE RAINBOW BABY GIVEAWAY
One newborn session will be gifted per month to eligible families for the next year (or longer). Nominate yourself or a deserving mom & dad by using the link on the Ashley Jo Photography website. These sessions will take place at my home studio in Belle Plaine, MN.
Newborn sessions will be need to be within 2 weeks after baby’s arrival, so please fill out the form ASAP. We will pencil the due date onto the calendar.
Each session will include 5 digital downloads with the option to purchase professionally printed products or additional files if desired. However, no purchases are required to qualify for the Rainbow Baby Project Giveaway.
Make A Donation
Many have asked how they can help out if they don’t have anyone to nominate. By making a donation you will help to purchase rainbow baby themed props to be used during sessions. It is my goal to make each session as unique and as special as the baby being photographed.
How to Donate
You can donate using the PayPal link here or mail a check to Ashley Jo Photography 1248 Southridge Ct. Belle Plaine, MN 56011
What Inspired This Project?
This special project was placed on my heart by the Lord in the fall of 2017. He is creator of all things and has woven together the tapestry of this project. Revealing to me each step over this past year. I choose to use my talents as a photographer to bring glory to His name even in the darkest moments.
1 in 4 women suffer a miscarriage or infant loss. When looking among the women around me I was overwhelmed by the large number of women in my circle who are 1 in 4, some of them repeatedly. I applaud them all for showing the strength, bravery, and vulnerability to share their stories with me over the years. To all of my 20+ friends who have shared their stories of love and loss, I continue to pray for you and may the lives of your angel babies be honored, their memories forever shared, and their names always spoken out loud.
A special thanks to #Shay #JuniperAnn #Mathias #UncleRussell #Jackson #AlltheAngelBabies #MyHusbandsaRainbowBaby