As you may have read on TwoPeas today, I went on my first shoot last night for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. It was a tender, touching experience to be able to preserve some precious memories through photography for a family saying goodbye to their tiny baby. Here is a tender shot. To give you an idea of how small this little baby's hand was, that's his 3-year-old sister's hand next to his.
Out of respect for the family's privacy, I'm not at this point sharing any photos that show the faces of the baby and his family.
I was overwhelmed by the support and encouragement that came from the Peas today. Thanks again to all of you. And again, if you've ever considered being a part of NILMDTS, I really encourage it. It touched me so deeply. It is so sad that some parents have to face the death of their infant, but it is such a privilege to provide some memories for them through photography.
That little family last night seemed so overwhelmed...and I know they will continue to feel that way for a long time to come. I only wish I could have done more for them.