Still Life Range

Written by Taleah de Fontenelle


Posted on June 17 2021

About our Still Life Range

After I lost my little girl Lilette at 40 weeks gestation, to stillbirth in October 2020 (for reasons still completely unknown), I realised how hard it can be for people to know what to say or what to do or what to give in such a time of devastating loss. You can feel confident in gifting our keepsakes knowing it comes from a place of love and from someone who has also lost.

Our still life collection is a beautifully curated selection of gifts for loved ones to give with confidence to those who have lost (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal deaths) or as a loss mama yourself, to create a treasured keepsake.

Giving Back

Why Heartfelt? 

The day I gave birth to Lilette, a beautiful gift was arranged for us by the hospital. The gift of photography. At a time like this, you are still completely in shock, you don't know what to do, you're making a million decisions that you never thought you'd have to make and to be honest, photography was the last thing on my mind. I had a newborn photographer ready for the hospital, she was waiting for my call, but after the news, I told her she no longer needed to come in.

I thank the hospital every day for organising heartfelt to join us shortly after we welcomed Lilette. At the time, I don't think I really realised this would be the only 3 days we'd get to spend with her. That we'd only ever get one chance to take photographs with her. That our phones wouldn't be flooded with photographs of her growing up. That this moment, captured so beautifully, would be her only album.

I treasure these photographs every day and this is why I have decided to donate $1 from every sale to Heartfelt photography so that other families can receive the gift of photography.

About Heartfelt Photography

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families who have experienced stillbirth or have children with serious or life threatening illness.

Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift in a caring and compassionate manner, with all services free of charge.

Read more about Heartfelt Photography here.

Make a donation to our fundraising page for Lilette here.