Pregnancy is not always all happiness and peace. It also happens that women experience the most terrible event: the l.o.ss of the actual baby in the womb. Photographer Alex Bohlen decided to dedicate her picture to such mothers.
Alex Bolen admits that she would never have thought about such a photo shoot if it were not for her pregnancy. Thanks to this joyful event, the expectant mother spent a lot of time on various specialized forums. And there she read the stories of some women who described the ᴘᴀɪɴ of ʟᴏsɪɴɢ their baby.
For some, the child in the womb stopped developing and they had to decide on an interruption, others ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ, and still others gave birth to sᴛɪʟʟʙᴏʀɴ or lost them after a short time. But all mothers experienced great ᴘᴀɪɴ from l.o.ss and could not come to terms with it. They constantly thought about their babies and saw them in their dreams.
In order to somehow help young mothers, Alex decided on a photo shoot called “Rainbow Babies“. Alex Bolen posted on her Facebook an offer to take part in such an interesting and unusual photo shoot. Only 6 women were required, but there were a lot of responses.
Moms were invited to dress in bright dresses from Sew Trendy Accessories in different shades of the rainbow. Smoke bombs were also used for the photo shoot, which matched the women’s dresses in color. With the help of these simple gadgets and Photoshop effects, Alex tried to convey the feeling of happiness and joy that these women who have gone through great grief are now experiencing.
On the day of shooting it was overcast and gloomy. So much so that the photographer was concerned about the day’s good choice. But when she started shooting, she realized that everything was magical. This photo session was remembered for a long time by both the photographer and her unusual models.
The picture posted on Alex’s page has collected a record number of views, likes and comments. Under the photo, women from different parts of the world began to leave their life stories related to the loss of a child. They told how difficult it was for them to survive the loss and how much joy the birth of a healthy baby brought. “This photo has taken the Internet by storm and I am truly honored,” the photographer writes.
She is glad that this small photo shoot helped, rallied and delivered happy emotions to millions of mothers of rainbow children. “With all this darkness and hate going on in the world, we truly needed a little lifting up,” Alex said. “The rainbow term has brought together thousands across the globe and I feel pretty darn blessed to be part of that.”