Feature photo by Little Love Photography

Rainbow babies are joy after sorrow, happiness after heartbreak, and life after loss. They are truly the rainbow after the storm, and they deserve to be celebrated. What better way to capture that feeling of love than through rainbow baby photos!

A rainbow baby is a child born after miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. For many parents of rainbow babies, having a rainbow-themed newborn photo is a symbol of hope and reflection. It can be a way to look forward and celebrate their new baby while honoring their past loss. It’s incredible to see so many photographers working to create beautiful rainbow baby photos that capture the emotion and symbolism of the moment.

Today we’re sharing 18 inspiring rainbow baby photos to make your heart happy and inspire your next newborn photo session.

Photo of a rainbow baby in froggy pose
Photo by Truly Madly Deeply Photography
Pictures of rainbow babies
Photo by Rivka Singer
Pictures of rainbow babies, hearts over baby
Photo by Rivka Singer
Rainbow baby photos on blue background with hearts
Photo by Rivka Singer
Rainbow baby photos of twins with colorful hearts
Photo by Amy Mulford, Little Love Photography
Rainbow baby photos
Photo by Amy Mulford, Little Love Photography

“When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean that the storm never happened or that the family is not still 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.” — Amy Mulford, Little Love Photography

Rainbow baby photos with newborn in a basket, organic look
Photo by Channon Williamson
Rainbow baby maternity photo of woman in rainbow skirt
Photo by Glean & Co.

“I chose the rainbow skirt for this mom-to-be because I wanted to show off her beautiful full belly just weeks away from welcoming her rainbow son.” — Paige McLeod, Glean + Co

Rainbow baby wrapped in colorful cloth for newborn photo
Photo by Bonnie Iris Photography
Rainbow baby in primary colors
Photo by Bonnie Iris Photography

“Some of my most meaningful and emotional sessions have been photographing rainbow babies.” — Bonnie Iris

rainbow baby picture of baby on moon
Photo by Annette Johnson, Stadtkind Photography

“I love the Oscar Wilde quote, ‘when it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.’ Anna has always been our sunshine.— Annette Johnson

Pictures of rainbow babies with props
Photo by Yellow Lollipop Photography
Pictures of quad rainbow babies
Photo by Yellow Lollipop Photography
Pictures of rainbow babies in a heart
Photo by Yellow Lollipop Photography
picture of a rainbow baby wrapped in rainbow swaddle
Photo by Carrie Howland
photo of rainbow baby belly
Photo by Lori Pickens Photography

“In this image, I see the strength of parents and the amazing love they have for their children.” — Lori Pickens

Pregnant woman with a rainbow painted on belly, rainbow baby photos
Photo by Moth and Moon Photography

Share your rainbow baby photos with us! Leave a comment or tag us in your rainbow baby picture on Instagram #clickmagazine. We’d love to add your adorable rainbow babies to this post to inspire other photographers.