Last night was my first shoot with the ACOCP – Australian Community of Child Photographers – and it was a truly touching experience. I am so honoured to have been able to share a tiny part of the sad journey with the most incredible family. Even though this little baby had passed away, was still such a presence in that room and there was so much love that I was in awe.
It really drove home what the whole organisation is about and why we are trying so hard for everyone to find out about our service and how much good we can do for people.
“ACOCP is an Australian community organisation giving the gift of photographic memories to children in need and their families. We specialise in giving the gift of photographic memories to families who have had a stillbirth, premature baby, infant in the NICU or child with serious or terminal illnesses. Participating photographers will come to the hospital or your home at a time convenient to you and will help supply you with cherished photographic memories. There will be no charge for this service.
Some of us have already been touched by infant loss and appreciate the importance of this gift – its just a way to give back to a wonderful community that we are part of.”