From Small Beginnings

Come Great Things.

Capturing the lives of babies who are terminally ill or have spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and their families in beautiful ways.

Our Mission

From Small Beginnings come Great Things.

Founded in 2018, the Small Beginnings Foundation was created out of the simple desire to capture the lives of babies, and their families, who are terminally ill or have spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in beautiful and meaningful ways.

In addition to providing lasting memories through photography, the Small Beginnings Foundation also provides various support resources to these families in need. We know that overcoming the obstacles of spending time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or having a terminally ill infant requires a community of support and we need your help, please click below to find out how you can donate or volunteer.

The Team

Our team consists of a passionate board of directors, photographers nationwide and countless volunteers all committed to this very worthy cause.

If you’d like to be involved, please click below.

Board of Directors

Allison Finnie

Founder, Director

Richard Finnie

Director

Brooke Rensby

Director

Get involved

We work with volunteer photographers nationwide to assist in capturing the lives of babies who are terminally ill or have spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. If you are a photographer and passionate about this cause, we’d love to have you involved. Please click below to provide your details to discuss more.

In addition to providing lasting memories through photography, the Small Beginnings Foundation also provides various support resources to these families in need. In order to do this, we are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles. If you’d like to be a volunteer to be a part of our organization, please click below.

The Calendar

Each year we release the NICU Calendar, a collection of beautiful images showcasing wonderful babies that have spent time in various Neonatal Intensive Care Units across Canada. You can order the 2019 edition of our calendar by clicking below.

Images from our 2018 Calendar

News and events

Featured EVENT

Small Beginnings Gala Fundraiser

On February 23rd, 2019, we will be hosting our INAUGURAL Small Beginnings Gala.

We have just started our journey as a non profit organization, it started as a vision to create meaningful images showing how incredibly perfect these sweet babies are, and has evolved into something beyond our wildest imaginations. From spending time with babies, and families, who’ve traveled a journey through the NICU to photographing palliative and terminally ill babies and children to preserve their legacy, we’ve done it all. With a mission to ensure every life leaves a legacy, no matter how short that may be, Ally has worked hard to establish a connection with these families to last a lifetime. THIS EVENT HAS THE GOAL TO rAISE FUNDS to provide families with the funding to help with day to day costs, as well as ensuring that they stay healthy and taken care of both emotionally and physically while they travel a journey with their little ones that no parent should have to travel.

PAST EVENTS

The Small Beginnings Trade Show and Fundraiser

In 2017, we held our inaugural Small Beginnings Trade Show and Fundraiser in Regina, showcasing local organizations that shared a passion for our cause and willingness to get involved. During this event, we revealed the images for the 2018 calendar and shared the memorable stories of the babies included. View the highlights below.

Contact us.

If you have questions or would like to find out more about our organization and mission, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.