Sunday, December 30, 2007

Philanthropy: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

In October I joined Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a remembrance photography organization. This group of volunteer photographers dedicates themselves to creating memories for families facing the loss of child.

From the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep website: "Pregnancy and Birth is a miraculous journey. This amazing time of life is full of mystery, anticipation, joy, hope, and wonder. Feeling the powerful energy of birth and new life, watching as a new family is born unto each other. These things humble and amaze. These are the things that we celebrate when a baby is born. But there is another aspect of pregnancy and birth. There is an unexpected place in this journey where some families may find themselves. When a baby dies, a world is turned upside down. There is confusion, sadness, fear, and uncertainty that cannot be explained. There is sorrow where there should have been joy. During this time, it might be impossible for families to know what they might need in order to heal in the future. This is the place where NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. This offers a vital service to our community. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives."

When you choose Memory Lane Photography for your photography needs, you support Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep as I donate time, efforts and services to this organization.

Here's one picture from a shoot I already did:

"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success." -Henry Ford

Happy New Year!

I thought a blog would be a great way to keep anyone that's interested up-to-date on my photo sessions. I don't update my website as much as I'd like due to time, so a blog will allow you to see some of my favorite photos from sessions I take throughout the year! I might even throw a few personal things in from time-to-time as well as any specials or updates to Memory Lane Photography! Hope you enjoy!

Happy New Year to all!