“I didn’t know in 2001 that my loss would turn into my gift. I didn’t know that my childhood passion for photography would lead me to hospital rooms to capture precious memories for families. I’m grateful that my path led me to this point and that I was able to achieve my goal of joining Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.” – Adrianne Gaither
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by Skip Cohen
September is recruitment month at Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Before you say to yourself, "I could never do that," here's what I've learned thanks to many of the photographers who are involved with NILMDTS.
We've shared a number of guest posts here at SCU from NILMDTS photographers. Every one of them has talked about their fears getting involved, followed by the life-changing experience they've had after their first portrait session. Each photographer has expressed the concern over becoming too emotional and "losing it" during the session itself, only to learn that their involvement has given credibility to the family. Their presence has been comforting and helped in the healing process.
It's an amazing feeling to give back to your community, and if you can do it with a camera in your hand it's even better.
Ready to be a part of an amazing organization? Visit the NILMDTS website for more information. And, if you're still on the fence, check out this post from the archives by Amy Hales. It's one of the most read posts ever shared at SCU. Just click on any of her images below of Baby Davin.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.