Portraits of love
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Portraits of love

Portraits of love
Photographer Sandy Puc’ takes maternity portraits of Gina Harris at her studio in Littleton, Colo. Puc’ is a founder of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a nonprofit organization that has recruited a volunteer network of more than 3,000 professional photogaphers from all 50 states to provide bereavement photography for families of dead or dying infants. (Carmel Zucker / For The Times)
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Gina Harris, left, gets a final touch-up by Helen Noakes during a session at Expressions Photography in Littleton, Colo. Harris and her husband, Rob, learned during her pregnancy that their son, David, had a fatal kidney disorder. They arranged to have maternity and infant bereavement portraits taken through the organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. (Carmel Zucker / For The Times)
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The Harrises -- Gina, 32, and Rob, 35 -- pose during a session with photographer Sandy Puc’ . They learned from a friend about Puc’ and her organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. (Carmel Zucker / For The Times)
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Gina and Rob Harris frame their hands on her belly during a portrait session with photographer Sandy Puc’. “In this situation,” Puc’ tells the couple, “we want to keep it nice and soft.” Three weeks after the Harrises sat for their maternity portraits, Gina would go into labor with their son, David. (Sandy Puc’ / Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep)
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Gina, left, and Rob Harris hold their son, David, as Sandy Puc’ takes their photo at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. “Beautiful,” Puc’ kept saying of the baby as she photographed the family. “He’s beautiful.” (Sandy Puc’ / Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep)
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Gina and Rob Harris hold their newborn son, David. They learned during her pregnancy that he suffered from a fatal kidney disorder. (Sandy Puc’ / Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep)
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Sandy Puc’ took this image and more than 150 others of newborn David Harris, capturing memories for parents Gina and Rob. (Sandy Puc’ / Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep)
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Gina Harris kisses her son David in this portrait by Sandy Puc’. “So cute,” Gina whispered. “Look at his cheeks.” (Sandy Puc’ / Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep)
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