the tiny footprints project
I am proud to say that I am a part of the Tiny Footprints Project in Owen Sound, as well as Grey/Bruce counties, Barrie and surrounding areas.
When my son Felix was born he had very low blood sugar and jaundice. Because of this, he was placed in the NICU instead of my arms the night he was born. While he was only in the nursery for 5 days, it felt like a lifetime to me. He was hooked up with tubes and machines. I couldn’t snuggle him when I wanted to – I was on a schedule where I would have to visit him instead of having him in the room with me. I felt cheated out of the ‘normal’ experience I was supposed to have with my newborn son. It was only 5 days. I can’t imagine what it’s like for parents who have their newborn babies in the nursery for weeks and even months. That’s why this organization is so near and dear to my heart.
The Tiny Footprints Project is a group of photographers that matches the parents of babies living in the NICU with professional photographers willing to capture newborn photos free of charge.
It was founded by Heather Hartlen. In an effort to support the little fighters, and their overwhelmed parents, we offer their services free of charge, thereby preserving both the stress-filled and awe-inspiring moments of life in the NICU.
If you are a parent, friend, or family member interested in using The Tiny Footprints Project to capture photographs of a baby in the NICU, please click the button below.
If you know of anyone would could benefit from this experience, please share this page with them and spread the word.