Saturday, January 10, 2009

My lightbulb moment...

So yesterday I as perusing various photography blogs, including I learned that Carl is a an affiliated photographer for NILMDTS Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. (Please follow link for info) Last night I held Kendall so close and so tightly and rocked her for about an hour before finally putting her to bed...we almost lost her at birth due to cord entaglement and she was born with craniosynostosis. Anyway, long story short the thought of using my love of photography for helping someone never occured to me...I would love to become a photographer for NILMDTS despite how heartwrenching it must will never be as hard for me as it is for those parents, and to be able to catch their final moments with their precious baby has to be the highest honor and priveledge. As I sat with my daughter, I also thought about special needs children and how their parents would give anything to be able to capture the child that sometimes, only they know. I did some research and came across Special Kids Photography. I would love to do work for NILMDTS and to become accredited by SKPA. I must admit it was a real eye-opener for me. I look forward to helping people and using my passion for good!


  1. Hey Candice. I looked at the NILMDTS website, and I of course cried my little heart out. It is one of the most beautiful and loving things i have seen. We are so much alike it's so funny. I love, absolutely love graphic design, cannot wait to go back to school when my kids allow it, and finish. If I could sit and watch my children sleep all night with my camera around my neck I would, so as not to miss a moment of their precious little lives. I have a Nikon D50 and would not trade it for anything in the world, (except my children of course lol) I am totaly feeling your logo too. It is awesome. I am assuming you made it yourself. I will be keeping up with your blog, so keep posting fun stuff. Jessica Sumner

  2. OH...I love it! So fun to read the details of your light bulb moment. I have worked with kiddos with special needs off and on for years and the thought of you as a photographer loving on families with special needs kiddos warms my heart. I remember so often working with parents and hearing them say, "I have no good pictures of my kid!" Sounds like you've got a beautiful path ahead of of luck!!