“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
― Steve Maraboli
I am not sure if it's because my Nana (my paternal grandmother) has Alzheimer's Disease or if I am just a "sap", but as I have gotten older, photos have become more and more important to me. Nana seemed to always have a camera in her hand, documenting every event and every holiday with family and friends. She took us to Olan Mills (Am I dating myself?) and insisted on photos with all the grandkids. As a child and teenager, I was accommodating but frustrated... I didn't have an understanding of the value those photos would have.
As her Alzheimer's Disease has progressed, the memories that she captured over the years help tell her story and the story of her family. And, watching my father pick up where she left off, has continued to give our family lifelong memories in photos. That photo documentation is a gift that can't be measured and is one that I will forever be grateful for.
I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to use my gift to help provide the gift of complimentary remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby by being an Assistant to the Photographer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, www.nilmdts.org. As I further develop my low-light photography skills as well as posing for this type of photography, I hope to realize my goal of being a (full fledged) Photographer in the Metro Denver Area.
Please visit the link (above) for more information on Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep's history, mission, purpose and examples of the work I am blessed to be a part of.
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It is my honor to offer complementary photo sessions for families facing personal challenges. These sessions are awarded through nominations. Please click here to nominate a person/family for this special award. There are 4 categories that All Stages Photography accepts nominations, Financial Need, Childhood Cancer, Special Needs Child, and Family Crisis/Other.