The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep organization is one I became involved with a few months ago by going through the application process. Giving back is essential to me; I try to volunteer as much as possible with photographer charities.

The reason for writing this blog post is two fold: there is a need for more photographers in some areas we serve and there’s a need to spread awareness of this organization to parents and hospitals. Many people-even other photographers-I talk with have no idea this organization exists; I’d hate to see a grieving family go without Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep services because there wasn’t enough awareness about the network.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) is a network of volunteer photographers that do infant remembrance photography at the family’s request as a gift when the family suffers the loss of an infant.

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If you are a photographer and interested in giving back professionally, please consider applying to join this organization at the link above.

If you are a parent or family member facing the passing of an infant, or know someone who is, I am so sorry for your loss. If you wish to have the gift of NILMDTS, please inquire with your hospital and/or visit the website above to find more information for your area.

For more information about what we volunteer photographers do, please visit the link above.




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I try to give back to my community whenever I can as a photographer. I appreciate all I have been given this past year in terms of working with wonderful clients and great mentors/advisors, and I feel it is really important to volunteer and share as much as possible.

I don’t write about OpLove.org on my blog for self-promotion or advertising, but rather to spread the word to our military members that this service is available. OpLove is an organization of volunteer photographers that provides an entirely free sitting fee and album to a service member with deployment orders and his/her family, and/or photography coverage at the homecoming of the soldier.

Please contact a photographer in your area by using the website under “Locate a Photographer” at http://www.oplove.org if you or your spouse have orders or a homecoming coming up. Thank you so much for your service.

Standard OpLove Disclaimer: The photos and other content of this publication do not constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Defense.

Kristen Wynn Photography is always looking for volunteer and charity opportunities, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any opportunities your organization may have. 🙂




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Late last year, I participated in the Wish Upon a Wedding auction. Wish Upon a Wedding is a charity that provides weddings to couples facing serious illnesses. In order to put on these beautiful weddings (be sure to check their website/blog!), they depend on volunteers. And of course, even though the vendors are all volunteering, there are still expenses related to hosting a wedding, as every bride and groom know!

So Wish Upon a Wedding decided to have a charity auction. Wedding vendors donated different services and people bid on them, with all the money going to charity. Susan was the winner of my photo session (and also the winner of a session with a makeup artist too)!

Susan is the founder of the Female Courage Foundation and an author. She wanted some new photos for her website and for her books, which primarily deal with hospice and end-of-life topics.

Susan has a lovely home in central Florida, the grounds were just beautiful for photography. She’s from Denmark and a mom of four, and also a cancer survivor, which is what has made her so passionate about educating people on end-of-life care.

She wanted to look light and youthful in her headshots, so I hope I accomplished that for you, Susan! You were such a joy to work with! Keep in touch!




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I’m very excited to have been accepted by the Littlest Heroes Project.

This charitable organization provides free photo shoots to children with life threatening diseases and their families.

If you know of a family that would benefit from this project, please put them in touch with one of the great photographers worldwide via the website.

http://www.littlestheroesproject.org/

I cannot wait to get started with this organization and to start giving back to my community.




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