Saturday, November 4, 2017

Jack's NICU Photo Session

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 JACK'S FAMILY
I had just started my 3rd trimester when I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension. This was my first pregnancy so I felt a little nervous but i still went on with my day. On the 25th of September I was told to go to triage because I have protein in my urine and I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. I was nervous but I still felt okay until I was told that I'm not leaving until I gave birth. I was only 30 weeks 5 days..I still had the rest of my 3rd trimester to go! On the 28th of September I had an ultrasound and I was told that I am having my son that day via c section because he was not moving around as much. I felt like someone told me a loved one had died..I was so devastated and immediately felt guilt and fear. He came out an hour after he decision was made. Ever since his birthday he has been doing great! He is just under 3lbs (he was born at 2lbs 5oz) and he doesn't need much help breathing and he's been getting feeding cues. My whole life has changed and I cannot thank the nurses and doctors enough for taking care of him. He will be home in no time!




Jack's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:
Jack is doing so well in the NICU! Hoping he's home with his family soon.




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 form 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 1000 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Rochester NY.
We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Welcome, Kimberly! New Photography Volunteer

Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Kimberly! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Texas!


Kimberly Hammond
Kimberly Hammond Photography

Service Area: Fort Worth, Dallas, Mansfield

Hospitals: Harris Downtown Fort Worth, Cook Childrens Fort Worth, Mansfield Methodist




About Kimberly:

“Hi! I am so excited to work with Preemie Prints! My first daughter was born at 34 weeks and spent a couple of weeks in the NICU. I loved documenting our journey and love that I will be able to give that back to families like mine!”



www.preemieprints.org
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 500 NICU family sessions.

Welcome New Photography Volunteer, Kelcie!

Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Kelcie! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Maryland!



Service Area: Annapolis

Hospitals: Anne Arundel Medical Center


About Kelcie:
“My passion in Photography far exceeds the "photo", my passion in Photography is being given the opportunity to capture life's sweet moments that pass by in a blink of an eye. It is capturing the love between a family, it is capturing the strength a mother has while in labor, Mom and Dad sharing their excitement of welcoming a little bundle of joy. I absolutely adore everything "baby", which is why I specialize in; Birth, Fresh 48 and Newborn. There is nothing sweeter and more genuine than a new baby. I volunteered with Preemie Prints because I love what they're giving to the parents of children in the NICU, having a baby in the NICU is very hard as it is and I want to be able to bring a smile to your faces with the photos that I give you. Knowing that I could bring some light to your day, means more than you know.”

www.preemieprints.org
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 500 NICU family sessions.