About PhotoPolitic?

About PhotoPolitic?

PhotoPolitic

PhotoPolitic is a photographic news and services company based in Los Angeles. We like to think of ourselves as a partner to creative professionals who create and/or utilize professional photography. We’re a partner that is truly global in reach as we have alliances with important industry contacts in nearly every major market — all of whom are working together to further the careers of photographers, stylists, and the industry as a whole.

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It’s not uncommon for photographers to want to use their chosen profession as a vehicle to do good. There are a number of photography based charities out there and all in all, they’re in it for the right reasons.

Speaking of the right reasons, if you’re a parent, you will really appreciate Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS). It’s an organization that provides the free gift of professional portraiture to parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby.

While I’m fortunate to have three healthy children myself, my brother and his wife lost their third child right before birth. I vividly remember the pain and anguish his family went through and their desire to treat their daughter like any other member of the family who had passed. I can only imagine that had a service like this been available, they would have jumped at the opportunity to remember their daughter with a portrait. It would have provided the opportunity for them to remember the beauty of their newborn daughter and not the struggles she (and they) felt.

“Since NILMDTS was founded, over 11,000 volunteers have been part of the network. It reaches every state in the United States and has been or is present in 40 countries worldwide.”

To learn more about NILMDTS, visit their site and consider working with them (September is recruit a photographer month). You’ll not only be comforted in the fact that you are truly giving back, but you’ll be providing a memory for a family to cherish forever.

Below are a few of the portraits that have been created in the past few years. I can’t imagine a better way to remember a beloved family member.

NILMDTS Chaisson

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R Forthofer - Baby Jonathan

 Image credits (top to bottom):

Baby Barrett by Photographer Cliff Lawson

Baby Maddux by Photographer Sandy Puc

Baby Milo with surviving sister Matilda by Photographer Katherine Payne

Baby Jonathan by Photographer Russ Forthofer

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  1. My granddaughter was born sleeping jan 19 2013 and we had photos taken by one of your photographers here in medford oregon just would like to say thank you so much we love them and they are great

  2. Renee Barnhart says:

    I just want to say thank you to all those photographers who take their time to go and take pictures for these parents and families. Even though I have never been able to have a baby myself, I do know of others who have used NILMDTS’s photographers and NEVER once did they regret it. These babies are babies that are loved and wanted just like any other child. Maybe even more so because those whose baby dies know they won’t get to see them again until they meet in Heaven. Again, thank you for your work and God bless you all!

  3. My son Austyn Easter earned his wings on 2/1/14 just 9 days shy of 3 months old. Every day with him was such a blessing as he was not suposed to live past birth due to a rare genetic disorder. Darci, a volunteer with NILMDTS was so amazing to come last minute to the.funeral home to take some pictures of Austyns final moments on earth. She did such an amazing job . I had brought a stuffed easter bunny and small seahawks helmet to be placed in his photos and were placed perfectly . I am very greatful for the volunteers . Thank you from the bottom of my heart Darci, you truly did an amazing job. I enjoy them every day

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