So, I came across a blog yesterday Bring the Rain that I just can't get out of my head. It tells the story of a family that lost their baby girl, and if your interested in anymore of the story, you can go read it for yourself. It's an amazing story, and they have amazing pictures taken during and after Audrey's death by a non-profit organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. The photos are amazing, and it inspired me to check into the foundation and see if I could donate my time to grieving families. When I first heard about the foundation awhile back , I told a fellow photographer there was absolutely no way I could ever do it. After reading Audrey's story and the stories of other families on their website, I thought that maybe if people have to lose their children, then I could somehow diminish their pain by photographing the most tender and sacred moments with their child.
I'm still processing this, and would love to hear opinions and experiences if you have them. I'd love to make a difference for someone, I'm just not sure I have the strength.