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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

Events & Community


Remembrance Walk
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Join us in Hopkins, MN

Volunteer Today
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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 have been a volunteer with NILMDTS for about 9 months now, and I was not at all sure that I would even be chosen as a volunteer photographer. I did not think my work would measure up, and the responsibil […]

A letter to my grandson, the night he passed away.

Dear Braxton,

Hello Grandson, It’s your Dear Old Granddad. Your time here was short, I hope you’re not sad!

Your entire family and I, we wish you were still here. But God needs you grandson, with him up there.

I have a story to tell you, this story is true. It’s all about my dream; it’s all about you.

It starts on the day […]

Give the treasured gift of remembrance.