When the hospital approached us about Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep I was unsure if I wanted images due to the great emotional pain I was in. The private portrait session was done with the utmost care, patience, sensitivity, and love. No one ever felt as though someone was there to just take ‘pictures’, but that you were there with us during the last moments while we held our daughter in our arms. The hospital staff and yourself has made this experience so much easier. We now know that in a blink of an eye the world you have built can come crashing down. Until now we have been like most couples, working way more than we should and focusing on things that we know now are not that important. We are closer as a family and have taken time to re-evaluate our lives. We now cherish every day. I strongly urge parents to take advantage of the service you provide. Working with you has helped to ease some of our pain and realize that we now have hope for the future.
Two women came to our hospital to take pictures of our daughter. You did a wonderful thing for us!! For some reason this morning I have been watching the slideshow repeatedly and am so impressed at how respectfully and beautifully your photographers did their job. I just cannot express how fortunate I feel to be able to look back on pictures of my daughter and not feel like the past is completely lost. Your company does an amazing thing. I have much respect for you and your volunteers. Thank you.
We almost heard about Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep too late. When our daughter passed unexpectedly, we had no knowledge of this service in the hospital. It was only at the funeral home that we were able to capture the images that we will forever cherish. Had we known about the service earlier, we would have been able to capture her at her true essence by having portraits made at the hospital. We want parents to know how important this service is as soon as possible.
You have given to my son and his wife memories of a son that left this earth too soon. Audrey did a wonderful job capturing the love and peace surrounding Jacob. She was compassionate and very respectful of Jacob’s parents. While I would liked to have met her under different circumstances, I feel very fortunate that she came into our lives at such an important time. You should be very proud to have Audrey on your list of photographers. Thank you for creating Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Jacob’s images will be with us always because of it.
On Saturday March 17, 2012 around 10:45 am, we said hello and good-bye to our beloved son. It is shocking to know that he is physically no longer with us. Yet we are glad that your organization exists and was able to provide us a lifetime of memories through the baby pictures taken of him. We are so grateful and thank God that we have these pictures to forever treasure our baby angel. May God continue to bless you as you bless and help families through their difficult time.
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