NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep) offers the gift of healing, hope, and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits. As a professional photographer, I have volunteered for 14 years creating intimate portrait sessions, capturing the only moments parents spend with their babies. Parents are gifted with delicately retouched heirloom black and white portraits free of charge.
I am involved in our community as a member of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Bentonville, Inc. I love having students in my studio every spring with Vital Link, a job shadowing program for junior high students and often serves as a guest speaker at various club meetings. I donate sessions and portraits to deserving high school seniors who cannot afford to have portraits made.
Giving back has always been an important part of my life personally and professionally. I donate my time and talent to many organizations’ fundraisers including Spay Arkansas, Humane Society of Ozarks, Bella Vista Animal Shelter, Pug Rescue of NWA, Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter, Havenwood, Arkansas Children's Hospital, American Diabetes Association, and more.
MEMORY SESSIONS FOR PETS
"We had photos taken with our sweet dog, Gracie after the vet gave her 2 weeks to live. Deborah was so wonderful. She was really able to capture the love and emotion of that day. We will treasure our photos forever. Thank you, Deborah!" Mandi Nussbaum
Memory Sessions are more than just photos. They are smiles, laughter, unconditional love, and lasting memories. They reflect a moment in time we never want to forget. Memory Sessions are important to capture because they show the relationship we have developed with our beloved pets.
As a member of the Joy Session® Network*, I am proud to offer my Memory Sessions for you. I will do everything I can to be available to you on a moment’s notice.
*JOY SESSIONS, created by Minneapolis-based Sarah Beth Photography, are special photo sessions just for terminally ill and elderly pets. Rather than something sad, Joy Sessions are an opportunity to capture the relationship you have with your pets before they pass. They’re a celebration of life, creating tangible memories that you can cherish forever.