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Ridgeland, MS | Rainbow Baby Newborn Photos | Miles

I had the honor of taking the maternity photos for this little love’s momma and now his newborn ones, too! Along the way, I learned of the journey it took to see this sweet face. You’ll get to read all about Miles’ parent’s road and preparation to parenthood, but I must point out that although at first glance this photo may seem alarming. This is actually the beautiful evidence of both the longing heart of a momma to have a child and hold her baby and that of the providence, faithfulness and goodness of God that you see here. From his very early beginnings to this now precious bundle of joy, I introduce to you, Miles.

April and Bobby Stephenson
Miles Ezra

We met through a mutual friend who worked with Bobby.


We took a trip to Disney World when I was 16 weeks and took announcement pictures in front of Cinderella’s Castle with a pair of Mickey Ears we had made for the baby.

pinitWhat was the best, most surprising or most difficult thing being pregnant?

We never imagined it would take so long to have a baby.  We had difficulty getting pregnant the first year and a half.  We finally got pregnant, but lost that baby at 12 weeks.  After that, it was another 3 years with fertility medications, 3 rounds of IUI, and 1 round of IVF that we finally got our miracle baby.  We did multiple injections a day for 1 month, followed by an injection of progesterone IM every night for the first trimester.  It was very difficult, but well worth it!!!

Did you find out the gender beforehand? What were both Mom and Dad’s reactions.
Yes, I went in to the doctor at 18 weeks for contractions and the sono tech said she could clearly see the gender. I had her place it in an envelope and we opened it together that night. We had a gender reveal for our friends and family 2 weeks later on my birthday. It was, of course, Disney themed!
pinitHow did baby prep go?
We slowly picked out bedding and nursery items throughout the pregnancy. We thought we were mostly prepared. When I got induced early, I decided to order everything else we needed while I was in labor, to pass the time. Clearly we weren’t as ready as we thought, because we came home to 13 boxes at the door! Bobby said I was clearly trying to keep the UPS man busy.

I went to my 38 week appointment on Monday, the 10th. My pressure was elevated and Miles was not moving very well. When the doctor came in to see me, she said today is the day. I rushed to my chiropractor appointment and then my hair stylist worked me in and did my hair, eyebrows, and toenails. She said she was not about to let me go ibto labor with vad roots! Iit was a very chaotic day!

He was the spitting image of his Daddy!
He was so adorable! I cried for 20 minutes! I was just so overwhelmed by everything we had gone through to get him here over the last 5 years. It was just all so surreal!

Overwhelming for sure. Even though I work with babies every day in the hospital, I did not realize how much work it takes to care for them! I would not trade it for anything in tge world, though! I just love watching him become more and more alert! We take pictures of his facial expressions nonstop!
Our session was amazing! Destiny had so much patience with Miles and made everything feel so effortless! It is very hard to find that in the photography world! I could not have asked for a better session!
  • April Stephenson

    I am just blown away by how amazing our newborn pictures are!!! It brings tears to my eyes everytime I look at them! Destiny is truly talented and so easy to work with!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Garrott

    What a beautiful story! So happy for this family!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Gooch

    It has been such an long and amazing road for April and Bobby. Their story is truly a blessing from God and the way Destiny was able to express it in these pictures is truly unique. We are very excited to have Miles here and so blown away by the way the pictures turned out. Thank you so much Destiny!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Pierce

    What a precious blessing! Thanks for sharing your story. The photos are just precious as well!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Buffington Purdum

    These pictures are absolutely precious! You’re going to be a great mother!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    Beautiful story, family and photos!!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Toon

    These portraits are absolutely beautiful. The rainbow pics made me choke up a bit and I loved the Pooh themed pictures. Miles is such a beautiful baby. Congrats Bobby and April!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam

    These are absolutely beautiful and so special! So happy for you April!ReplyCancel

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  • Karen

    What a beautiful story and a happy ending!
    God is so Good!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Smith

    These are the most beautiful baby and family pictures I’ve ever seen. They are so unique! Beautiful family and awesome photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Steve Gooch

    Fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Burnham

    What a sweet blessing from God! Love the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Matthews

    Such beautiful pictures April. Thank you for sharing your story of your path to motherhood. God is SO good!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Metcalf


  • Rebecca Nolen

    Beautiful pictures April! So happy for you and Bobby! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    These are beautiful! I love to see happy endings :)ReplyCancel

  • Tina Poppelreiter

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Very special treasures! I know some grandparents that are going to have a hard time picking! They are all perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Patti Baughman

    Congratulations to a precious couple on their miracle baby! The pictures are beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Lee

    TLove the photos! Thanks to you, Miles, there’s now a new generation for the Stephenson name!ReplyCancel

  • Eugenia Pell

    Beautiful pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Bethea

    Your pictures turned out great!! Love your rainbow baby pictures ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    These photos are perfect! I am so thrilled for my sweet baby cousin, April and her beautiful family.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bishop

    You do indeed have a beautiful talent for these babies. Wish there had been a photographer like you when I had my children. Glad you do this. I know the parents have to be so thrilled for this. Thanks for sharing.hReplyCancel

  • Betsey Gill

    So precious. Thanks for sharing, April!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie Fagan

    These pictures are precious April! I know you will treasure them! ❤❤❤ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Stovall

    Precious, precious, precious! Beautiful baby and parents captured in such wonderful photos.ReplyCancel

  • Martha

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Mcspadden

    These are great pics. Miles is so precious!ReplyCancel

  • Cecille

    Beautiful pics, pretty babyReplyCancel

  • Camille

    Beautiful pics.ReplyCancel

  • LauraLee

    Love the photos! Thanks to you, Miles, there’s now a new generation for the Stephenson name!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Jackson

    These are awesome! What a treaure! What a blessing. God bless you all.ReplyCancel

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  • Cindy Dearman

    Beautiful Pics!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri kleinhans

    April , these are some of the sweetest baby and family pictures I have ever seen. Beautiful baby, beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Thrasher

    These photos are so Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful famil! So happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Hendon

    Love all these sweet pics of baby Miles! I was especially touched by the one that shows just how much you went through with the fertility issues to hold that sweet angel!! Great job Destiny!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri Self

    I loved reading your journey and laughed when you said you left the hospital to get your hair and toes done! That’s awesome. The pictures of your little miracle are totally adorable. ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    These photos are beautiful! Your little miracle Miles is precious. So happy you finally have him in your armsReplyCancel

  • Holly Dickson

    Welcome Miles Ezra. We are so happy your here! Such beautiful pictures to cherish!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget Harrell

    These pictures are beautiful and I know how long you waited for this precious miracle!!! Can’t wait to watch him grow up!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Love the pics!ReplyCancel

  • Alesa Lambert

    Beautiful pictures to compliment a beautiful familyReplyCancel

  • Rita Mapp

    The pictured are so precious! Little Miles hit the Mommy and Daddy Lottery !ReplyCancel

  • Pat Cooke

    Beautiful pictures, special family and precious baby. Truly God had blessed this family.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Floyd

    April, as one of my very first friends in this world, I know how long you have wanted to be a Momma. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to see these sweet pictures of your amazing miracle. I have spent many hours praying for you and Bobby and am so happy that Miles is finally here.ReplyCancel

  • Marisa

    These pictures are amazing! So very well done! Congratulations, April!ReplyCancel

  • David Stovall

    Beautiful photos!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Davis

    Sweet precious baby Miles!! Such a miracle. God bless him and his Mama and Daddy. ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Christy Payne

    What a beautiful and perfect ending! Miles is absolutely blessed beyond measure with such loving parents. May Gods blessings continue to unfold for this sweet family.ReplyCancel

  • These pictures are beautiful! Such a sweet story of your patience and belief in the Lord. Even though it took longer than you expected, God’s timing is perfect! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

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