Friday, 08 June 2007
As many of you know, I volunteer my time and services for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a non-profit organization that offers bereavement photography to parents who lose an infant. This morning I was called by the hospital to photograph an angel that was still-born. He was a beautiful full-term baby boy and it feels good to know that even though the family is not able to bring him home, they will have wonderful images of him to remember him by forever and to start the healing process. For more information about NILMDTS or to make a donation please CLICK HERE.
EDIT:: I get asked a lot about how I am able to do this service and how it effects me I won't say it's "easy", but the photographer and professional in me takes over while i'm in that room. I usually feel a huge sense of loss for the family while i'm in the room, but as soon as I walk out the door all I can think about is how quickly I can get this family their images. And the families are usually SO thankful to me and everyone there (there is usually quite a few relatives in the room as well) personlly tells me "thank you for doing this service" and they let me know how much this means to them that I took time out to do this (and they usually happen in the middle of the night for whatever reason). I don't know how to say it, but it actually feels "good" to do this. It's a way for me to use my skills in a different way, a way that people really can benefit from it. Hope that makes sense!!! Thanks for all the kind words from everyone!!!