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Day 3 ~ The ‘Wave of Light’ Event on 15th October 2014

Light a candleOn Wednesday 15th October 2014, RMB is inviting people to the International Wave of Light event and ask that you light a candle at 7.00pm (in all world time zones) for at least one hour, so that there is a wave of light across the world in memory of all the babies who have left us too soon.

This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be uniting with others across the world in honour of those babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.

Please feel free to send us photos of your lit candle and also a message or quote as to why you participated in the ‘Wave of Light’ event.

We can’t promise to use all photos and comments sent, but we will try our best to share as many as we can on our website if possible. Please email your ‘Wave of Light’ candle photos and comments to [email protected]. When emailing us your photos of your light candles please let us know where in the UK or other areas of the world you lit your candle.

Thanking you in advance of your participation.

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Day 2 of Baby Loss Awareness Week ~ A thank you from baby Mia’s Mummy

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.

Jocelyn writes……

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.

 

Dear Jocelyn,

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

Helen S

~ Beautiful, baby Mia ~

Baby Mia

 

 

 

 

Blue White - October 11, 2014 - 4:29 pm

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Claire Geefee's - October 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm

Having just had my own baby 10 weeks ago I can not imagine the pain of this situation …. I’ve read the above with tears streaming down my face. What a brave, compassionate and special gift you give. Bless you all and bless baby Mia and her parents. X

Ruth Trotter - October 10, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Why we do what we do.. Always lovely to hear a parents response to the images we provide.. For me personally it’s very humbling and the most important work I’ve ever done. <3

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Day 1 of Baby Loss Awareness Week ~ A mother shares her story

On the first day of Baby Loss Awareness Week, a mother and photographer shares her story on the anniversary of her baby loss.

On this day in history….. nine years ago today, I woke to the worst feeling ever! I was 39 weeks pregnant and my little baby boy who was usually a wriggly little fish in the morning was heartbreakingly still. .. not a movement. Terrified we went to the hospital to be told what I already knew… Our baby’s heart had stopped.

10659142_10152513784473757_1825727701014069901_nIn that moment our world fell apart and by the end of the day I had given birth to a beautiful but silent little man… perfect in every way except he wasn’t breathing or crying . Our hearts were broken and we became a statistic… 1 of 11 other parents whose life was turned up side down by stillbirth that day.

So ironically, today marks the start of ‪#‎babylossawarenessweek‬ as well as the birth of our little angel and not only will I be lighting a candle today but to ‪#‎breakthesilence‬ I will be posting no end of links this week and taking part in wave of light at the end of baby loss awareness week too. Many of you have already accepted the invitation to join me which means so much.

So birthday wishes to our little angel Aidan who should be celebrating his 9th birthday today.

Love you forever and miss you always 

x  x x

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Baby Loss Awareness Week: 9th October ~ 15th October 2014

The 9th ~ 15th October 2014 is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Throughout the week bereaved parents and their families will be remembering their babies’ all too short lives, knowing that thousands of parents elsewhere in the world will be doing the same.

The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk obabylossawarenessweekpenly about the subject of stillbirth and neonatal death and raise awareness of an issue that needs more attention.

The week ends with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on 15th October 2014.  On this day, we would like to invite you to take part in the global ‘Wave of Light’ to remember all the babies that died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth.  Please light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour.  This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a wave of light uniting the world in honour of those babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.

You can also show your support by wearing a Baby Loss Awareness pin. The exclusive Baby Loss Awareness enamel pins are available to buy from Sands or any of the participating charities.

 

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RMB launches at the Digital Imaging Show

RMB Co-founders and volunteer photographers were very pleased to have the opportunity to promote RMB to professional photographers at The Digital Imaging Show this week, our debut event, with donated stand space courtesy of The Societies of Photography.

This was the first outing for our new banners kindly donated by Digitalabs who were also at the show. Our new recruitment cards were perfect to hand out so a huge thank you to Sim Imaging for donating them to us at short notice and a big thank you to MTA for producing the albums for us.

Cheryl Johnson, Lesley Johnson and Norman Rubenis attended on Sunday, and Nicky Heppenstall and Kim Smith attended on Monday. Interest was high and we hope to have some new applications coming in as a result!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to talk to us!

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Simon Ryan - October 7, 2014 - 11:03 am

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