The NILMDTS mission involves photographing babies who will never have the opportunity to have professional photography. Therefore, we provide remembrance photography to those babies who were stillborn, have died in the early days after birth, have never left the hospital, or are being sent home to hospice. Sometimes we receive requests from families who are outside our standard mission. In such cases, we don't decline if services are requested, but if these families don't request our services, we recommend that you offer them other services that are often available and more appropriate for older children.
If you've already offered our services, then by all means, please send the photos for us to retouch. We would never want to have anyone tell them that we cannot or will not retouch their child's photos. But the services shouldn't be offered in situations that fall outside our standard mission outlined on our website unless the family specifically requests the services on their own.
Here are a couple of organizations that might be able to provide photography for older children:
- The American Child Photographers Guild (photos for parents of critically ill children)
- Family Images for Lasting Memories (giving professional family portraits to those with a life-limiting illness and their families)