As of January 2014 I am now an affiliate photographer with the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation
Please check out and support this organization here: www.nilmdts.org
Here is a little information on this wonderful orgnaization:
Is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free
gift of professional portraiture.
NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide
beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. We believe
these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s
Maddux Achilles Haggard was born on Feb. 4, 2005, with a condition called myotubular
myopathy that prevented him from breathing, swallowing or moving on his own. On the sixth
day of his young life, his parents had to make the excruciating decision to take him off life
support. But before they did, they called Littleton, Colorado photographer Sandy Puc' to take
black and white portraits of them cradling their son. Puc' photographed the couple with
Maddux at the hospital before he was removed from life support and after — when he was
free from the tubes and the wires that had sustained him.
“That night was the worst night of my life. But when I look at the images, that’s not what I’m
reminded of. I’m reminded of the beauty and blessings he brought,” Cheryl Haggard
(Maddux's mom) said.
Those tender photographs documenting Maddux’s eternal connection with his parents
inspired Cheryl Haggard and Sandy Puc' to found a nonprofit organization that has provided
thousands of families of babies who are stillborn or are at risk of dying as newborns with free
professional portraits with their baby.
Sandy and Cheryl founded the organization in April 2005 and called it Now I Lay Me Down
to Sleep (NILMDTS) after the children’s bedtime prayer.
Since NILMDTS was founded, over 11,000 volunteer photographers have been part of the
network. NILMDTS reaches every state in the United States and has been present in 40