Post Mortem Photography

I have the habit of taking pictures of Adi while sleeping but after reading about post mortem photography during the Victorian era, I’ll never ever take pictures of my sleeping baby ever!

This video is one example of post mortem photography–>http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=07hNTSNDzaE. These kids were cute and beautiful, they would have made lovely adults had the angel of death let them lived. These kids looked like they were just in deep slumber. The background music was dramatic, it made me cry.

Back in college, a classmate showed me a photo of her baby. I asked her why she had to put on lipstick on her baby’s lips and she said that that photo was taken hours after her baby’s death. It gave me the chills but I understand where she was coming from; a grieving young mother who lost the opportunity to see her baby’s life and growth.