Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep2021-06-01T17:13:26+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

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In life, we can count all the ways we are unlucky. My “unluckiest” moment could forever and always be that my baby died. My perfectly healthy, almost 30wk old baby had a perfectly tragic umbilical cord accident. An accident in the one place I thought she was the safest, yet the one place I couldn’t save her. Unlucky. Giving birth to a baby you won’t get to take home. Unlucky. Giving birth duri […]

Year one of my grief journey was THE hardest year of my life. My trauma and depression were at an all time high, and I didn’t know how to handle it by myself. I tried my best to make the pain go away, but nothing worked.

I cried all the time, I slept, I starved myself, and my life was almost taken from me. I call depression the “Silent Assassin”. I was in an environment where I absolutely c […]

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