To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.
NILMDTS offers the gift of healing, hope and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits. Professional-level photographers volunteer their time to conduct an intimate portrait session, capturing the only moments parents spend with their babies. Parents are gifted with delicately retouched heirloom black and white portraits free of charge.
These priceless images serve as an important step in the healing recovery for bereaved families. NILMDTS remembrance photography validates the existence and presence of these precious babies by honoring their legacy.
NILMDTS recruits, trains, and mobilizes professional quality photographers around the world. Through NILMDTS, medical personnel are given a meaningful option to offer bereaved parents by creating remembrance portraiture for their babies.
Through further engagement in the organization, such as the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk and online support, families become a part of a compassionate and supportive community. Parents gain a sense of inclusiveness, alleviating the alienation and perception of being alone in their pregnancy or infant loss journey.
NILMDTS has gifted more than 40,000 complimentary portrait sessions since 2005. With approximately 1,500 active photographers, NILMDTS reaches every state in the United States and has been present in 40 countries worldwide. We currently accept applications from the United States of America, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.
The NILMDTS Remembrance Walk has expanded to multiple states and also includes a Virtual Walk. The Walk brings together more than 5,000 participants to remember and honor their babies and also raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss.
The ongoing support for the pregnancy and infant loss community from NILMDTS have brought together a reach of more than 1 million on social media and 40,000 NILMDTS email subscribers.