Labor in the Time of Corona | Free Photo Editing for New Parents

Family Photography, Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography

Apr 14, 2020

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I remember the end of my pregnancy & those early in the magical, sleepy newborn haze oh days so well. There is no way they were nearly 17 months ago. But here we are, with a toddler playing in my filing cabinet at my feet as I think about that time… and then about the sweet families experiencing that season right now. A monumental milestone in any family – true life change – one highly anticipated and prepared for, but one that was never expected to be alongside a pandemic.

I’ve been wanting to serve in some way – in a time when releasing expectations of what it would have looked like is hard. You are not alone, friend.

So, I am thrilled to be a part of the team of photographers led by Laura Foote Photography to offer something sweet to make your priceless memories ones of even more beauty.


✨ Any/all families who recently welcomed their sweet babe or are expecting & due during the months of April and May 2020 are invited to submit up to 10 iPhone/DSLR images from their maternity/labor/delivery/birth/recovery time for COMPLIMENTARY professional retouching & gallery delivery. These moments are precious, and priceless. And we are honored & excited to help you preserve them.

From the hearts of 6 mamas to you, you are not alone. I may not be able to bring you a home cooked meal, but it’s the least I can do to share some beautiful edits with you.

Oh how precious are these babies, these strong mamas, these families. Photograph those special moments… but don’t stress too much! Pass the camera (phone is totally ok!) to your partner for a special moment captured, ask a sweet nurse to snap that first family photo, or wheel your babe’s bassinet to a window for a close up of all the sweet details. The first sibling moment, the fur baby giving a sniff, and the cozy snuggles at home. Whatever your journey is, we want to help and are honored to stand alongside you, editing software & a helping hand ready to go.

How to submit your photos for complimentary editig

During this spring 2020 timeframe & the months of April & May 2020 (and beyond if needed), we are offering complimentary editing for expecting families (any/all/anywhere!)  You are invited to submit up to 10 photos from maternity, labor, delivery, birth, recovery etc. for professional retouching & a gallery will be returned to you! **Google log-in required to access the form & upload your files. Email with any questions/issues!

And for a peek at real life families just like you who have already received their galleries, you’ll find some before & afters (all shared with permission) in this blog post!

All of these are cell phone images of the most precious moments that we just can’t get back, and it’s such an honor to be able to offer something so small to make sure these moments are beautifully preserved, especially during this unprecedented time.

Please complete this form to submit your images (Google log-in required// email with questions!), or share with a family you know!

Do you know a new parent or expecting family? Please share this blog post with them! We’d be honored to serve!

Additionally, because people have been asking, all editing up to 10 images is complimentary but there is an opportunity for families to donate directly when they submit. A portion of every donation will go directly to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organization that equips photographers to serve families with timeless photography upon losing a baby. Laura Foote, who began this movement of editing photos for families welcoming their babies during Covid-19, serves as one of the photographers for NILMDTS. We are honored to give in this way through your generosity!

Should you be interested in donating, even if you are not submitting images for retouching, we are grateful for you making it possible to help support NILMDTS. The link to donate is here: (Paypal account not required)

Mamas, dadas, & babies, we are cheering you on! All our love to you!

Maternity photo by Christina Pugh Photography & Photo with Oliver by AL Weddings

Honored to be serving families alongside a team led by Laura Foote Photography (who is also delivering her second baby girl in the next month!) including: Hello Jude Photography | Kat Gassaway Photography | Marissa Moss Photography | Kari Me Photography

  1. Alex Ivins says:

    I came across your website from another mama, and I just have to say that y’all are absolute angels. We are expecting our fifth and final baby who will be born premature in 3 weeks due to complications. I’m grieving the finality of being pregnant for the last time and Covid has definitely hampered our anticipation as the due date inches closer. As I read more on the blog, I was even more thankful for you because of your affiliation with NILMDTS. Our second child, Catherine Amelia was stillborn in 2015 and we hold a special place in our hearts for that organization for helping to give us one of the most beautiful gifts despite our grief. We would love to participate in early May when this little love is born as well as donate so that other parents are able to receive the same precious gift of memories like we did.

    Many blessings and thanks to you!

    • Lauren Carnes says:

      Oh mama, we are sending all our love to you as you prepare to welcome your sweet one during a difficult time. Thank you for sharing your story and journey with us – 5 beautiful babies – strong, strong mama. We are honored to be a tiny part of making this time sweet and serve you in this way. And thank you thank you for your generosity in loving on other families through NILMDTS. Endlessly grateful.

  2. Staci says:

    This is beautiful. I want to cry how sweet this is. Im due in mid June with my 3rd. Thankfully I have approached this milestone already twice. I cant imagine first time parents in this. The overwhelming stress, shock and fear is too much to take. But then small moments of encouragement and compassion make a world of difference. Good for you and thank you.

    • Lauren Carnes says:

      We are so honored to be a small part of preserving such special memories! Congrats on your little one!

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