Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"A treasure and a champion" Charlie's NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.


We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“Charlie is a treasure and a champion. He was a long time in the making and had quite a journey to get here. At 16 weeks, Charlie was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. At 31 weeks, my waters broke early, but we managed to hang in there together in the hospital for 2 whole weeks before welcoming Charlie on January 27, 2015 at 6:13 am. Charlie was 5 lbs 5 oz and 18 inches long. But Charlie is more than a NICU story....he's a guy with hands cuddled by his face that enjoys upbeat music. He's a fan of being bundled snuggly and having his fluffy cloud-like hair brushed. He is wonderfully made, and we can't wait to capture magical moments of him!

Everywhere we look there are treasures to be found- hugs from one parent to another, a nurse humming to a baby, doctors taking extraordinary time and care in treating our children. It's the NICU, and it's our temporary home. As my son and I listen to, "Home" by Phillip Phillips, we know that our home is wherever together happens to be. We know that a couple of months in the hospital is nothing in the big scheme. We know that without the rain, there'd only be deserts. So, we stay upbeat, and we call on our faith, family and friends to help us take it one moment at a time.”





A Note From Savannah:
"I was absolutely in love with sweet Charlie! Such a cutie! He slept for almost the whole session and even smiled a few times! I can tell he loves to hear his mommy and Daddy talk to him. Was such a great family with lots of love!"






Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 
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Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Houston, TX.


We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

Lovable Levi's NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.


We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“My son Levi was born 8/17/14 at 28 weeks. He weighed 2 lbs 14.9 oz. He is such a sweet baby and has been fighting from the beginning. He is my super hero.

When my son was born I felt an extreme disconnect; that wasn’t my son. My son was suppose to be healthy and inside me. Instead I was looking at this foreign being with tubes coming from every part of him. I was mad, confused, and numb. It’s okay to be mad. This isn’t fair. You didn’t get the typical labor experience. But I can promise any NICU family this - As you watch your baby grow and grow there is no way anyway can deny that there is a God. You see your baby struggle and conquer and he/she builds you. Your baby will make you wanna be strong. You will get through this. And you will be a stronger person because of it.”



A Note From Christina:

“Baby Levi's photo shoot went really well! The parents had a really good idea of what they wanted, and Levi was such a champ! It took about an hour and 15 minutes to take all the pictures that I wanted and that the parents wanted but I am very happy with the results.  I had such a tough time picking my favorite 5 for the sneak peaks.”



Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 
____________________________________________

Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near College Station, TX.


We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

Adorable Aubrey's NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.


We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“Aubrey Elise was born on March 11, 2014, 7lbs but while she was in the NICU she lost weight. She had a hard time holding down her milk and not having a bowel movement.

The nurses and doctors in the NICU at Scott & White Hospital made us feel so comfortable living our daughter in their care. It was so hard not having her with us 24 hours a day but they let us keep our hospital room at Scott & white until she went home.”



A Note From Christina:
"Baby Aubrey's photoshoot went really well.  It was kind of cold out today when I took these, so the photoshoot ended early because Aubrey started shaking she was cold. It lasted 30 minutes, but ended with some amazing pictures."







Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 
____________________________________________

Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near College Station, TX.


We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.