You can make a difference to a family whose baby has died

You can empower parents to engage in the process of memory making and create sensitive and meaningful photographs of the time they said hello and good bye to their baby.

Gifts such as this can be enormously healing for bereaved parents - they are all they have to remember their child. Such mementoes bring many parents a great deal of comfort

Parent who have received a memory making service by staff and volunteers trained in this unique approach have said:

"We were so thrilled with the service which we received from the hospital and totally delighted with the photos… If I hadn’t agreed to have those photos taken I think it would have been one of the biggest regrets of my life."

"The whole memory box, photo album and teddy bear are such wonderful thoughts and are helping us through what is a truly terrible time in our lives."

"We will treasure our photos and memory box forever… thank you so much."


Dad taking Archie’s hand printsMany hospitals now provide memory boxes and a few photographs to families but this workshop shows you how precious every memory is, how to engage parents in the process and approach the subject sensitively and it teaches you how to take beautiful photographs in a non-intrusive way.

‘Improving Outcomes In Memory Making and Bereavement Photographs' courses are recommended for midwives, neonatal staff, medical photographers, support staff, mortuary technicians, funeral directors, volunteers and anyone who cares directly for bereaved families as they spend time with their baby.

You do not need to have any previous photography experience to participate in this highly valued training.

The benefits of this course are direct and immediate. With only the existing hospital camera or even a families own point and shoot or phone camera, following this training you will have a different approach to taking pictures with bereaved parents and their baby.

"Just a quick email to say a big Thank-you! I attended your course held by York Sands last month and had my first 'try out' yesterday. You probably won't remember but I was the one who was okay taking photos of babies but scared of doing it with the family. Sadly my lady delivered at 22 weeks yesterday. I used all the techniques we learnt in the workshop and I got the most amazing set of photographs! Mum was really delighted and I was so proud of myself. THANK-YOU!! Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration"
Midwife York