"I was nervous to join NILMDTS. I wasn't sure I could handle the emotional part of capturing a session. I'm glad I was encouraged to give it a try though. I was surprised by how strong I am. It is still hard, but I can handle it. And, I know there is support from NILMDTS if I need to talk with someone."
~ Jenn Cheesebrow,
NILMDTS Volunteer since 2018
Find fulfillment in gifting bereaved parents with a priceless gift. In addition to photographers we have a number of instrumental volunteer roles for you to start making an impact in your community today!
Volunteer your time and talent to provide remembrance portraits to parents suffering the loss of a baby. Learn more.
DIGITAL RETOUCH ARTIST
The success of NILMDTS is dependent on the post- photography digital retouching skills of our Digital Retouch Artists (DRA). Learn more.
Sign up for our Free Webinar
Watching our free Informational Webinar is a great way to learn more about becoming a NILMDTS Photographer, the time commitment, and the application process.
REALITY: You will find that the desire to capture the family’s love outweighs the fear you may have before taking your first session. Your camera acts as a filter and our volunteers say they go into “photographer mode” to capture the perfect shots. Even though this is emotional, remember, you are gifting families their most prized possession on the hardest day of their lives.
PERCEPTION:I won’t know what to do or say.
REALITY:With the compassion and strength you have, along with the training we provide, you will be fully prepared to provide the priceless gift time and time again without hesitation about what you will do or say.
"Sitting with someone in their deepest grief is something I choose to do, because I know the images I give them have the power to bring a tangible comfort to ease the pain of such profound heartache."
"Seeing the appreciation in a parents eyes at the end of a session is all I need for me to continue giving the gift of remembrance portraits. It has filled a place in my heart that I didn’t know was empty."
~ Megan Bechtold,
NILMDTS Volunteer since January 2019