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While all my guests on Weekend Wisdom have been people I admire, this new episode ties together both admiration for my guest along with tremendous pride for a non-profit, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. I'm a NILMDTS Ambassador and over the last couple of years I've shared numerous guest posts, but with this interview I had a chance to talk directly with Gina Harris, the CEO for the organization.
With virtually every guest post from a NILMDTS photographer, they've talked about their hesitancy to get involved in this kind of photography. Over and again they've talked about the experience being life-changing for each of them. Why? It's not about photography, but about helping families through the grieving process.
Nobody could understand that process better than Gina herself. She lost two babies prior to getting involved with NILMDTS. Who could understand more the important role photography and the photographer play in the grief a family is dealing with at the time of losing a baby?
Interested in learning more about NILMDTS and how you can be a part of this amazing group of caring individuals? Just click on the links on the summary page on Weekend Wisdom after you listen to the podcast. And remember, they don't just need photographers. As Gina explains, they need support on a lot of different levels.
A big thanks to Gina for making the time to join me on Weekend Wisdom and to the staff and volunteers of NILMDTS. You guys make so many of us proud to be part of the imaging industry.
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