Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep2020-10-02T23:31:38+00:00

Providing the gift of remembrance portraits to parents experiencing the death of a baby.


We journey together and are here to aid you in your healing, bring hope to your future, and honor your precious baby. No matter if your baby has been recently diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, or if you lost your baby years ago, we have helpful information for you here.

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You will find fulfillment by lending your talent to parents experiencing the loss of a baby. This service turns a hidden pain into a beautiful portrait; one that brings healing to a family, awareness to a community, and a sense of honor to you.

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As one of the few people who see and hold these precious babies, you are able to offer an intimate portrait session and the treasured gift of heirloom portraits to bereaved parents. Find out how NILMDTS unites with medical providers to help families in their healing journey.

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About Us

We offer parents experiencing the loss of a baby the complimentary gift of professional portraiture. Through an intimate portrait session, photographers gift families with delicately retouched black and white heirloom portraits.

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“That night was the worst night of my life. But when I look at the images, I am not reminded of my worst night. I’m reminded of the beauty and blessings he brought.”

Cheryl Haggard, Maddux’s mother and co-founder of NILMDTS

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“I can attest to the healing power of NILMDTS portraiture. I see my son every day because of an amazing volunteer photographer. Now, it is an honor to be able to capture the most important moments of undying love for other families.”

Ali Furtwangler, Affiliated Photographer

We journey together as part of a compassionate and supportive community.


I was a budding photographer in 2008 when I heard about Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. At that time, I had not given much thought to volunteering because I was still developing my photography and retouching skills It wasn’t until years later when I knew I was ready, that I jumped in with both feet. I initially began volunteering as a photographer in November of 2014. 2 years later, I was accepted […]

Kane, I can’t believe we made it five years. This year you would’ve gone to kindergarten. I will always wonder who you would’ve looked like, if you still had curly red hair. I wonder what your personality would’ve been like. I wish I could hear you belly laugh. So many “I wonders,” “what ifs,” and wishes that will never be more than that. I miss you every day, my sweet boy.

Give the treasured gift of remembrance.