Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
"You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give." ~ Winston Churchill
As we get ready to kick off a jam packed weekend workshop of Newborn and Baby Photography with Sandy Puc' tomorrow, I wanted to share with you a powerfully meaningful organization that Sandy co-founded.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) is a priceless network of volunteer photographers who create rememberance photographs of babies who will never come home from the hospital. Photographer Sandy Puc' co-founded the non-profit organization whose photographers gently help families who experience pregnany and infant loss with heirloom portraits at no cost. These portraits are often the most tangible thing parents and families have to remember their babies. In a time of confusion, sadness, fear and uncertainty, professional photographers capture tender moments for families to remember their child's short life.
One of our creativeLIVE family members Jesse Michener is a NILMDTS volunteer photographer and Tacoma, WA area coordinator. Jesse graciously shared her touching story.
NILMDTS is currently seeking to expand Remembrance Photography Services to all cities around the world. NILMDTS offers training sessions for volunteer photogaphers as well as support network. To find out more information about getting involved as a volunteer photographer, visit www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/photographers/.
Here's another opportunity to help. In this video Sandy Puc' invites photographers to participate in an annual fundraiser for NILMDTS. Whether you are affiliated with NILMDTS or not, the 2012 Charity Model Search gives photographers to way to gain exposure and build their business during the slow season while fundraising for NILMDTS.
Are any of you already part of NILMDTS or know a photographer that is? Let us know in the comments!
"There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world." ~NILMDTS