"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" Session at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

Amongst the happy and joyous weddings, Fresh 48 newborn sessions, and family and individual portrait sessions that I typically photograph, I also provide complimentary Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep portrait sessions to angel babies and their families.

This afternoon was one such time - one such session. 

While these sessions are not easy, they help document for families that their baby was here. Their baby made it into this world and into the arms of their family who love them so. They were present, they were here, and they matter. 

The fact that I, as a photographer, am invited to bear witness and document this, is deeply moving and meaningful to me. To be able to honor these sweet angel babies...to bear witness to their lives and their time on this earth...is a gift.

Thank you to the families who entrust me with the photography of these precious moments and memories, and to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep for providing a way for families and photographers to connect and honor the lives of angel babies in this way.  

For more information on Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, or to find a Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Photographer in your area, please visit NILMDTS.