Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep2021-10-18T21:30:08+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.


Infertility is a string of concessions. The first comes after a few months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. You realize there’s more planning involved than you ever imagined. You purchase ovulation tests and a thermometer. You download an app and track your results. You note when your period starts when it ends and what your cervical mucus looks like. Then a thought comes to you, and you  […]

To The Relationships I’ve Lost Since My Son Died

The following letter was written ten months after our son was unexpectedly stillborn at nine months gestation. My hope is that it will empower other bereaved parents’ loved ones to sit in solidarity with them through the impossible pain of child loss. 

Dear Loved One,

I see you. I see you, watching me […]

Give the treasured gift of remembrance.