Would you do this? Sad but beautiful pictures.
Daily Mail – Cradling their newborns with their faces filled with love, these pictures capture heartbroken parents’ final moments with their babies.
The images were taken by the organisation Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, who say they create the treasured memories by sending photographers to meet devastated parents and their terminally ill babies in hospital.
The service has boomed in popularity since launching in the USA ten years ago and boasts 1,650 volunteers in 40 countries across the globe, who offer their services via the organisation’s website.
Describing their mission on their website, the organisation writes: ‘Our mission is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.’
The organisation trains, educates and organises for professional photographers to provide what they describe as ‘beautiful heirloom portraits’ to families facing the untimely death of an infant.
‘We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy,’ they say.
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