I really hope that anyone who reads this, never finds themselves in this situation. But if you ever know anyone who is having a baby but they will not be fit for life there is a great organization out there to help capture photos of your baby and family pictures as well.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a group of photographers who volunteer their time to help capture these moments. I am an affiliated photographer with NILMDTS.
I just joined recently. I thought about if for years. But honestly I could not get myself to join. A group of moms convinced me to join.
This past saturday I was on call and ended up shooting my first session. When I received the call on satrday afternoon my heart just sank. When I hung up, I started to cry.
NILMDTS told me that the baby would most likely be alive if I could get there right after delivery. So after about an hour, I put my gear in the car and drove to downtown denver. I didn’t know how long it would be until the delivery, but I wanted to make sure I was there in time. So I walled over to Einstein’s bagels to get some food and when NILMDTS called me back, I headed over to the Labor and Delivery unit. This experience was incredibly sad, but I joined NILMDTS to give back to our community, help grieving parents, and give them memories that they will cherish forever.