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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep ~ Photographer Recruitment Info Meeting

Please join us to learn more about Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

NILMDTS is a non-profit, volunteer organization of photographers that provide infant remembrance portraiture for families that will not be taking their babies home from the hospital.
It is an amazing and powerful way to give back as a photographer.

We will be talking about how to join and will walk everyone through a NILMDTS hospital session to demonstrate how we provide this service. There will be other NILMDTS photographers on hand to speak with as well as parents that received this meaningful gift of photography.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing how you can join this incredible organization.

Date:

March 26th at 7pm

Location:

Heston Visual Arts Studio
Marv Heston
11447 NE 94th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

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  • Pete T.

    A well-packaged presentation: a lively host/leader, great contributions from existing NILMDTS photographers, wonderful insight from "past participants" (who turn out to become longtime friends), and a great crowd too.

    March 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much Pete for coming. I am so thrilled that you are appling.

      March 27, 2014

  • Tom K.

    Vicki,

    Thank you for inviting me to the recruitment/orientation session. Thank you also for the necessary but difficult work you do.

    I agree that leaving the birthing room, one has been in the presence of a miracle, that, just because it is repeated many times, doesn't diminish. It is also a chance to be as close to the raw emotional core of people, with very little artifice, as I have ever gotten. It is a privilege to be invited and if you care for them in that time, many never forget you.

    I feel strongly that a consent is an agreement between two parties, a contract. The use of the word "professional" could be construed as purposefully misleading. That could invalidate the consent and its protection. Forgive me if I lecture.

    Again, thank you. If I decide not to to try to do this, it will reflect my own fear, not a decision that this work is not necessary and rewarding, but again, you knew that already. Tom

    March 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tom, Thank YOU! I have actuality been pondering our conversation and your question will be addressed in an email to our Director in Denver this morning. It's a valid question and one worth exploring.
      We are an ever growing and evolving organization and we have changed and tweaked many aspects along the way. Many of those tweaks being brought to our attention by other then our own.

      March 27, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    Hi. How often would I have the opportunity to volunteer? Also, are there specific requirements (i.e portrait, published photographer, experience with children, etc)

    March 26, 2014

    • Rachel L.

      Thanks Vicki. I'm a maybe for now as i might not make it from work in downtown Seattle by 7. I'm hoping to get of out of here by 6. If anything, I'll call you! Thanks for your quick response

      March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you can come!

      March 26, 2014

  • Carl

    Babies usually scare me a bit but this seems like it could be rewarding.

    March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is HUGELY rewarding. Creating a permanent piece of tangible history for a family is pretty rewarding.

      March 26, 2014

    • Carl

      Okay, I'm sold.

      March 26, 2014

  • Tom K.

    Hi Vicki, I did a rudimentary version of this type of photography in the 80's before the hospital I worked at became too anxious about risk management and discontinued it in the 90"s. How many people are in your call rotation? How long after birth are the shoots scheduled and how long do they typically last? Who schedules them? I agree it is hugely rewarding.
    Tom

    March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Tom:
      Currently in the Great Seattle Area we have about 7 active photographers and a few that are not quite as active. The sessions take place as soon after birth as possible. Being a volunteer organization we don't expect our photographers to drop what they are doing or leave their jobs to take a session as many times the babies can be held over until we are available. We keep our sessions short and sweet. Most sessions last 35-40 minutes as the most. The hospital contacts me when they have a pending session or an immediate session.

      March 26, 2014

  • Paula

    This is a wonderful idea and I am so sorry I have an obligation tomorrow. I am wondering if there is anything like this going on in Tacoma.

    March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Paula, Yes! We have an Area Coordinator in Tacoma that handles the hospitals there. We are planning a Meet Up for the South Sound in the near future but if you want to ask me questions or talk for a bit please just call me at[masked]

      March 26, 2014

  • Caesar S

    Hi I'm Caesar, a beginner, usually into landscapes and portraits.

    March 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Caesar ~ Looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday next week.

      March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't go, but I wish I could.

    March 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Theresa, we have one of these get togethers/meetings every three months or so. But if you would like to talk before then please email me at [masked] and we can figure a time to talk for a bit.

      March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone,
    I am the Regional Coordinator for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. We are an organization of volunteer photographers that work with local hospitals providing infant remembrance photography for families that will not be taking their babies home from the hospital. I have been involved for 6 years. It is an incredible way to give back to your community using your photography talents. We accept both professional and amateur photographers that possess the necessary skills to qualify. Please come to our informational meeting and learn more. You will meet other NILMDTS photographers as well as parents that have received our services and understand the incredible value of the gift we give.
    Thank you,
    Vicki

    March 8, 2014

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