It’s a call that all of us dread…. that call requesting a service from one of our RMB Volunteer Photographers. But we are all so passionate about the service we offer that the free ‘gift’ of baby remembrance photography to a bereaved family who will be able to cherish such for a life time is what keeps us going.
One of our co-founders of RMB and Volunteer Photographer Jocelyn Conway got such a call. Just one of many.
On the 20th September 2014 at around 8.30am, I got the call. I was working all day so went to the hospital straight after work and got there about 6pm.
Baby Mia’s Mum and Dad had gone home in total shock. There was only myself, a Neonatal Nurse called Debbie and little Mia in the room. Mia was in a gorgeous little moses basket and was the most beautiful baby. The room was quite dark with only one light switched on.
Debbie stayed with me throughout the session and held my little continuous light for me. As well as Mia’s lovely, beautiful face, I took close up photos of her tiny fingers and toes, etc.
It was a very serene scene. Just the two of us and baby Mia. We were quite quiet, but talked to Mia and told her how beautiful she was.
It was one of the most emotional sessions I have undertaken to date. All baby remembrance photography sessions are very emotional, but the quiet and calm was quite emotionally powerful.
I’m so pleased that Mia’s parents and family love her pictures so much and I feel so honored and truly grateful to receive such lovely comments from Mia’s Mum. I know Mia’s pictures will help bring her parents some peace and comfort in a most intolerable situation.
~ Jocelyn Conway ~
Following Jocelyn undertaking the RMB session we received a lovely ‘thank you’ email from Mia’s Mum Helen thanking Jocelyn for providing her and Mia’s Dad with some beautiful images to cherish forever.
I would like to thank you profusely for the beautiful photos of our baby Mia. The suggestion from the nurses at the time horrified me, but my husband persuaded me this could be a good thing. I’m so glad I agreed.
You have given me some beautiful images to treasure at an impossible time in my life. So much so that Mia is now centre of my living room and I can look at her beautifully captured face everyday and this is making the hurt and pain ease.
Thank you so much for your time. If there is absolutely anything I can do to repay you, please do not hesitate to ask.
It’s a very special thing you do.
Lots of love
~ Beautiful, baby Mia ~