Category Archives: giving back

a mother’s love…pictures of hope

on this valentine’s day i am going to share a story of a mother’s love.  one i experienced three months ago.  it has taken me this long to be able to write about my time with wyatt and his beautiful family.  the olig family has not been far from my mind since i met them. …

  • Brenda Larsen - Thank you for sharing your personal “God experience” with Wyatt and his family. God is good!

  • Cynthia Hellert - Oh Eydie, I sat here crying as I read this story…how brave this mother is. In memory of this little guy that I have now met through your beautiful photography, I have made a contribution to the Mother’s March for the March of Dimes. My family has been so blessed, but one cannot help thinking, “but for the grace of God, go I.”. Thank you for sharing baby Wy’s story, and please share with is heartbroken Mom that my love goes out to her.
    Cindy (Michaela and Alex’s Bebe)

  • Tatum Marinkovich - Dear Eydie, I know Kathy and the Olig family from the NICU and can say that you captured the love and serenity of Kathy and Wyatt’s love for each other perfectly. Beautiful photos – you should be proud.

  • andi laine - dear friend – what an amazing gift you are… and give. you’ve captured the unthinkable in a beautiful way. what tribute to this sweet baby and his mommy.

  • gwen - oh, honey. these are such gorgeous photographs, and what an incredible gift to this family. I’m just heartbroken for this family, but you have shared your amazing gift with them, and given them memories that will last forever. you are amazing.

shutter mission and pictures of hope…

ShutterMission…a website highlighting portrait charities and supporting photographers who give their time, talent and heart. this is their mission and it is wonderful…they are sharing amazing stories and i am honored they chose to highlight my story of beautiful shelby on their website. portrait charities have brought comfort, peace, and joy to countless lives…

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  • Shutter Mission | Portrait Charities - So happy to hear that Shelby is doing well!

    Thanks so much for spreading the word about portrait charities, and for allowing us to feature your beautiful photography on Shutter Mission. I’m sure it will inspire others to give back!


pictures of hope and perfect sweetness…

the story of shelby is beautiful…it began in montana where shelby’s parents were living before shelby was born.  shelby’s mom had experienced a tough pregnancy up to this point and at 22 weeks, with the guidance of her doctor, she was advised that she needed to be closer to a hospital that could handle a…

  • Molly - Eydie-thank you for sharing the story of beautiful and courageous, Baby Shelby! What a true blessing she is!

  • Annesa Bergstrom - I read this story and felt that I wanted to let you know that The Bergstrom family in Carlisle, Iowa is thinking about you and praying for Shelby. My daughter was born premature and was 9 weeks early (a 31 weeker)…I understand the struggles that you go through with the NICU and the ups and downs.

    In the NICU next to us was a little girl Isabell who was also born at 23 weeks. Although 1 lb we watched daily her journey…One year later at a NICU reunion Isabell came. She was healthy, happy, and looked amazing in her stroller eating an ice cream bar. You would have never known she was a 23 weeker.

    The journey is hard and seems never ending. These babies are gifts and teach us lessons. God has a plan for us all and give us what we can handle although I did question that at times. Now I understand the lessons and appreciate the journey. Good luck with your journey and we will be praying for your family.

    The Bergstroms

  • Shutter Mission | Portrait Charities - What an incredible story and amazing little girl! Thank you for sharing, and for using your gift to help someone else!

  • linda lafond - I have been following Shelby’s story as well. I am very fortunate to know her Grandma Joanie. It is nothing shy of a miracle at how Shelby has grown and flourished. Our loving God and Father is in control and has sent His angels to watch over her and her family. I am truly convinced that God has something special planned for Shelby and her family. Shelby’s mommy and daddy are two special people. They have been through so much, but it has made them stronger. God knew very well who Shelby’s parents should be and He found the two best people ever. Thank you so much for sharing your story and the beautiful pictures of this precious child of God. It brings tears to my eyes, but tears of joy to see how far Shelby has come. Thank you again!

  • Jamie - Eydie…such an incredible gift! Typing through a few tears right now, but my heart is definitely smiling.

  • Saint Paul and Minneapolis Photographer - eydie nelson - Pictures of Hope Session | Shutter Mission - […] can read more about this incredible baby girl and see more photographs from this session on Eydie’s […]

pictures of hope and giving back…

I feel very honored to be a part of the Pictures of Hope Foundation, a national charitable organization, benefiting families in the neonatal intensive care unit {NICU}.  The pictures of hope foundation {POH} is comprised of professional photographers from all over the united states, that provides an opportunity for professional photographers to give back to…