Monday, April 7, 2014

Alyceanne's Preemie Prints NICU Graduate Photo Shoot

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


"On December 16th, mommy's water started leaking, after 3 days in the hospital, steroid shots, a million ultrsounds and needles, Alyceanne Lillie was born at 29 weeks gestation weighing 3 pounds 0.32 ounces and 14.5 inces long. Our little fighter was taken off oxygen at 30 days of life and continues to learn and grow at an awesome pace. She is now, as I write this, 5 pounds 2 ounces on day 40.

I would tell other parents to be there for each other and their little one. It's hard, but it will bring your family closer. Also, even though your child is having a rough start, during this time your baby is going through more than most peope do in their whole lives and they will be stronger for it."

Preemie Prints Volunteer Photographer:
Sarrah Smith, Violets Are Blue Photography - Lake, Michigan


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. Preemie Prints support programs include NICU photography and NICU graduate photography (the gift of photography at no charge for a NICU family), the gift of handmade items, group events and meetings, information, and prayer support. Our mission is to connect parents and let them know they are not alone. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.

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 75 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email and visit our website at To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 375 NICU family sessions. 

1 comment:

  1. This is Alyceanne's mom. Over the past two years Alyce has gone through many changes and has had many hurdles. I also have continued having Anniversary photos done around the same time each year since her NICU Graduation. If someone from preemie prints would like to get ahold of me for an update my email is