Photography is such an important component to the healing process. Pictures confirm that your baby existed and that they are a valued member of your family. It helps you to remember all of the little details that might otherwise fade from memory. Photographs can also be shared with friends and family who didn’t have the opportunity to see your baby in the hospital.
We hope that the beautiful portraits taken will confirm that your baby was an important part of your family and that they were loved. We are so blessed and honored to be invited into such a private time as this.
This our beautiful baby boy Carter Liam Kepner who was born sleeping at 39 weeks on April 30, 2015. The photos that were taken of our precious boy are so beautiful and breath taking. I couldn’t have asked for anything better to honor our baby boy. The photographer was wonderful in working with us. She took beautiful memories that I will have for a lifetime and I am eternally grateful! ~ Lindsey Kepner
Our daughter Eleanna Mae passed away at 20 weeks 5 days gestation on July 16, 2011. We were blessed to have the Haven Network’s skilled photographer come and take the most beautiful pictures of our precious daughter. Having those pictures has helped me though some of my saddest times. Especially the times where I felt as though her life was a beautiful dream that ended in tragedy. Her pictures remind our family each day that Eleanna was here and will be in our hearts forever. Some of the photographs are done in a way that can be displayed in your home, and I even have one at my office without being uncomfortable for others to see. From the pictures I have seen of other families blessed with the Haven Network’s photography they can make even the tiniest babies look peaceful and beautiful. While sometimes it may be sad to look at her pictures; more often to see her fills me with joy knowing I’ll never forget how beautiful her tiny, perfect feet were, or how she had long slender fingers like mine. The support, love & blessings that The Haven Network has given to my husband and I, is an intimate part of our grieving process. We can’t thank them enough for all of it. ~ Rachel Marsh
I had the tragic pleasure of receiving photos from The Haven Network in October when I unexpectedly lost my first and only baby. Had I not lost Aiden I never would have known about this truly caring organization. I was very reluctant to receive photos of this manner but now im so thankful I did. They are one of very few memories I will ever have of him.
I would definitely recommend families have photos of their precious babies, especially from The Haven. They are so caring and thoughtful and catch true, raw emotions and beauty.
On January 17, 2013 I had my precious angel Olivia Kathryn Bailey. She had many health problems that became terminal and one day she joined Heaven. After having her, the nurses at Swedish American Hospital had told me about The Haven Network. I had thought about taking pictures after she was born but I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate or not. After they had informed me what The Haven Network was, I was still very unsure if I wanted that. They told me to take a day to think about it. That night I had a very special nurse. I will never forget her. It was her first night back on the job after losing her child. She had picked me to be her patient that night. I thought about how strong she was. That night we were able to connect and she showed me a picture of her daughter from The Haven Network. That’s the moment I knew I needed The Haven Network. The next day, The Haven Network came. They were so wonderful and treated me with such respect. My pictures were amazing and if I didn’t have those I don’t think this journey would be the same. It has really helped this journey and I would always recommend them. They were such a help and being able to look at those pictures are the best gift ever. Thank you so much for all you have done for me. I hope you know how much you touch peoples hearts doing this. My best advice I’d give people that aren’t sure about it is do it. You don’t want to look back after the fact and wish you could look at your angel. A pictures worth a thousand words.
I want to start off first by saying you are amazing people and I am so glad my family met you during the most difficult time in our lives. I am so thankful for The Haven Network for everything you all did for us and especially the pictures we received. The day our daughter Alexa passed away, our world came crashing down and if it wasn’t for the amazing pictures that were taken, we would only have a few from our phones. When you lose a child, taking pictures is the last thing on your mind. The moments that were captured were moments of sadness, happiness, weakness, laughter, and a room FULL of love. Our boys, who were 3 and 5 at the time did not get to come up and meet their sister, and it was a choice that my husband and I made, but we looked at the pictures that the Haven Network gave us and I feel they got to meet her through those pictures. They are amazing pictures and to this day I am so very thankful that we chose to have them taken. It was very healing that day just as much as it is today when we look through them. I would most definitely recommend The Haven to help you with your healing process. Thank you sooo very much for all you do! With love, The Strohfus Family