Jamie Fisher wrote -
As many as 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and an estimated 24,000 babies are stillborn (20 wks+) in the United States. These are gut-wrenching statistics that have torn the hearts of so many, including ours.
In 2008, the Fisher family suffered their first loss of a little love. We became part of this silent community that was seemingly a modern taboo. In 2013, our hearts were heavy yet again as two more precious souls were not granted time on this earth. At the time, we felt lost and afraid of the future, but we soon found out we were not alone.
Unlike us, there are many families that actually get to see the faces of these little miracles created, and every minute is sacred. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) helps these families by affiliate photographers donating their time and skill set to provide a gift of remembrance photography for these suffering parents.
I first found out about the foundation at a photographers’ workshop in 2009 and felt compelled to join. The photographer’s application, however, did not make it any further than my desk. My mind was ready, but my heart was not. It wasn’t until this year that I felt I would be able to emotionally handle giving this gift to grieving parents.
Consequently, in 2016 Expressions by Jamie is supporting the foundation through our "Mama and Me" spring mini sessions by donating a portion of our proceeds to NILMDTS. Due to the limited number of sessions available, we wanted to offer another way for our community to get involved and help donate. Help us reach our goal of $500 this season by donating to this worthy cause through our link.
~ Jamie Fisher
Expressions by Jamie