My buddy Brad Person has an awesome business shooting newborns right at the hospital. He has also maximized the use of Showit Web! He put up 2500 shows last year! No wonder his business is booming! ;)
He is a great guy and gives a lot of time to NILMDTS and was featured on MSNBC for his work there. I can't watch this video without crying and I know many of you shoot for NILMDTS as well. What a wonderful organization.
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David, Thanks so much for posting this link and for promoting NILMDTS. One of my dearest friends and his wife lost a baby 1 1/2 years ago and a caring individual volunteering for NILMDTS took pictures of them with Bryn. My friend Joel recently had the opportunity to speak with a group of those same volunteers to thank them and I know that the photographer that came that day and the pictures they took meant the world to them and have helped them through their grief.
Thanks again for bringin awareness to such an important and noble cause.
crying too... somethings we do in the world as photographers makes me so proud!
Thanks for posting the vid, DJ! I think NBC did a fantastic job covering the story, and Jess did a great job of showing the true heart of a volunteer (there are many out there involved in NILMDTS!). It's a fantastic way for us to serve. Jessica got me into NILMDTS, actually. Almost by accident... I happened to be working at First Day Photo(the other biz you mentioned that Brad and Jess own) when there was a loss at the same hospital, and Jess asked me if I wanted to give it a shot. I've been doing it since. I worked for First Day Photo for two years(my first professional photography job!), and Brad was my first mentor, as you know! I recommend working for them to anyone!
For anyone who is interested at least a little bit in volunteering for NILMDTS or working for First Day Photo, I encourage you to ask about it.
My attitude for NILMDTS is that it is something I CAN do, and so I SHOULD. It is not always as hard as one as many may think. We get into "professional mode," just trying to take the best photos for these families. It really opens your eyes to how many families lose babies each day/month/year.
And I must add.... ShowIt Web, as you have said, has absolutely been a blessing and great tool for FDP! Parents love the pics with music for SURE.
I've known of this organization for quite some time not because I am a photographer or someone who has unfortunately lost an infant close to them. I think it's wonderful & the piece was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
DJ, I cant do work like this. I will break down and cry. and now that I am a daddy, i know i will cry even more. thank you for sharing.
Wow, Powerful story. Thanks for sharing DJ.
Enna Grazier who is the PUG leader and Boston told us about her experience volunteering for NILMDTS when were there last month. What an amazing thing...
I have been a member of NILMDTS for almost two years now. One of my best friends lost her baby when she was 7 months pregnant. She only has a few pictures a nurse took her son. A few months later she found NILMDTS and we both joined.
Please join if you can. This is truly an amazing gift to these families.
DJ you were so right, I cried!!! Thank you for showing this, it inspires me :D
DJ, thanks for posting about NILMDTS. Like everyone else I was crying the entire time as I was watching the video and browsing through the website. What a wonderful meaningful work that they are doing.
omg... i've struggled with this. i want i want i want to volunteer. i'm just afraid that i'll break down and cause more pain than help. but i love the gesture. i love the idea. everyone needs a tangible memory to hold on to.
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