If you are in the USA or Australia there are two organizations that provide families facing the unimaginable experience of the death of a baby with free professional photography sessions. The thought of having photographs take of you and your baby might be something that doesn’t feel right to you and that is understandable but I will offer you my perspective on this. The thought of taking photos for me did not even cross my mind and now it is my biggest regret. I wish someone could have take a photo of me holding my son. I long to be able to go back in time to change that. Remember that even if you do not want to look at the photos, you don’t have to, you can store them away. The beauty of having them done anyway, is that you can always change you mind about looking at them. You will not have any regrets.
Have a photograph with you holding your baby.
Take a photograph of their hands and feet.
Take a photo of your baby unwrapped.
Lay your baby on your bed and take a photograph from above, this will eliminate the surgical feel of the hospital room.
When you photograph your baby make sure that the main source of light is not behind the baby.
Have a family portrait taken.
Take photographs of your baby being bathed and dressed.
Take a photo of your baby holding a teddy bear or special blanket.
Take a photo of your baby’s hand in yours.
Place any special jewellery with your baby.
Have a photo of you kissing your baby.
Take a silhouette photograph of you standing in front of the window with your baby.