Vikki has been hoping to start a family for years but has unfortunately endured three miscarriages. As she continues to try to get pregnant, she approached Abbie with a difficult yet incredibly powerful idea: an infertility photo shoot.
"When Vikki asked me to do this shoot about infertility, there was a ton of emotions. Absolutely, of course I would do this, but how?" Abbie told POPSUGAR. "This subject hits close to home and I put my heart and soul into these sessions, so I knew it would be difficult."
Before getting started, Abbie wrote a list of things that she personally felt about infertility, and as she reflected on what she wrote, a tornado came to mind. "There are so many emotions and so much that happens when you are struggling with infertility it feels like a tornado inside of you," she said. "I also knew there needed to be a rainbow somewhere, but since she hasn't had her rainbow baby yet, it was representing that she was waiting for her rainbow. There is still hope after the tornado has ripped you apart on the inside."
After Abbie's own miscarriage, she associated butterflies with her struggle, so she also incorporated butterflies into the shoot as a ray of hope in this dark time. She shared that not only did she cry during the session, but she also cried while editing the images from this somber day. "We didn't talk much during the session," she added. "There was kind of an unspoken bond through it. It was very therapeutic, I think, for both of us."