We hope you are all aware of our Remembrance Photography service, free of charge, from a growing network of amazing volunteers who respond at short notice to requests for a photographer.
However, we also offer a retouching service free of charge. We have a team of dedicated digital retouchers who will edit RMB images where perhaps the volunteer has back to back bookings and can carry out a session, but is not able to meet the editing and delivery deadline. They also carry out a small number of more technically challenging edits such as removal of tubes after a NICU session.
But the other side of the digital retouchers’ role is to edit non-RMB images – photos which may have been taken by parents, family, or a midwife because the family were not aware of RMB, or we don’t yet have cover in their area, or perhaps their loss occurred before we were formed back in 2014.
One of our volunteer DRs has another connection to bereavement, we’d like to introduce you to Andy Eeley from Leicestershire. Andy is a Funeral Director and was recently interviewed about his job, and also talked about his volunteer role within Remember My Baby.
If you would like to apply to become a Digital Retoucher please click HERE for more information.
Capturing memories is at the heart of what we do here at RMB. Given the tiny window in which to record every detail, we are accustomed to moving quickly from the initial request for a volunteer, to a volunteer arriving at a hospital and meeting a family.
Our volunteers are amongst the very small group of people who actually have the privilege of meeting the baby. It is an honour to be allowed into the family’s circle for a brief time.
How did you go about making memories with your baby?
Please click HERE to read part two of Kirsty Nguyen’s blog about losing her daughter Holly.
Somewhat late to the cookie party, but our volunteer from Hampshire, Jo Littler, took this beautiful batch into the maternity ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and shared the love with Midwives Lucy Galloway, Georgie Harris, Nicki Meale, Linda Weston, Vicky Hanslip, Mel Say and Sally Griffiths.
They looked too good to eat, but were clearly absolutely delicious!
We really value the tremendous support we get from the lovely midwives and NICU nurses and other health professionals in providing our service to the families in their care. Awesomeness.