These drawings have helped me more than I can say. You cannot even imagine how much.
For me, a drawing is more abstract and approachable than a photograph. These drawings do not trivialize our children, nor do they show them differently than they were. But the muted colour palette and the brown paper, as well as the artist's emphasis on certain details while omitting others, brings out the most beautiful side of any angel baby. Personally, it helped me a lot that the artist drew Noah's eyes more distinctly than they appeared in the photo. The commissioning process allowed me to actively participate in how I wanted to share my babies with those around us.
Noah and Lena's mum
The portrait captures our girls perfectly and is so tastefully done. What an important service!
I just wanted to say how grateful we all are. The portrait is stunning, it captures our girls perfectly and is so tastefully done. Isla is so impressed by it and says it's great because she can look at a picture of her sisters whenever she wants. Thank you so much, you have such an important and beautiful service that any parents who have suffered loss will treasure.
mum of Isla, and
of angels Ailie and Isobel
I will cherish this for my entire lifetime. I don't have the words to express what this picture means to me.
You've got to be kidding me. This is one of the most amazing portraits I've ever seen, and not just because the subject is my precious little Louis. I'm absolutely in awe of the talent and the generosity. I will cherish this for my entire lifetime. I don't have the words to express what this picture means to me. I am forever grateful.
Due to surgical complications and being too unwell, i was never permitted to see or hold my little boy. My husband and sister held him for me and both were moved to tears with his portrait. In two days it will be the 1st anniversary of the day we lost Louis, so the timing can't be more impeccable. I can't thank you enough for the work that you do. This gift means the world. You matter so much.
mum of Louis
Our portrait is everything we had hoped for and more.
The portrait is so touching and makes my family very happy. It shows so much love that all the sadness we feel moves into the background. This is precisely what we had hoped for. Many, many thanks!
Thank you very much for your really stupendous work. To see Karl and Edda together like this is a very special moment.
I am glad you exist and glad you offer such creative grief support for bereaved mothers and fathers. Thank you!
Karl and Edda's dad
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. [Our drawing] is the most special gift.
I received my drawing in the mail the other day and it’s more beautiful than I ever imagined it would be. It’s so special to have a picture of him that I can look at and actually see my other boys in him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s the most special gift.
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