Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sweet Sammy's Preemie Prints 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.

"Samuel Rivers was born at 27 weeks 3 days weighing 2 lbs 2 oz due to severe preeclampsia. He was in the hospital for 145 days. He overcame a bowel perforation at one week, he had an ostomy bag for 2 months, a second surgery to close it back up, rhinovirus, chronic lung disease and much more in the NICU. Now after only 3 months our of the NICU, we had to go back for a hernia surgery. The doctors and nurses are amazing people; we keep them in our prayers."

Preemie Prints Volunteer Photographer:
Judith Eyre, Judith Eyre Photography - Denver, CO

A note from Judith-
"I had a wonderful time with this terrific family, Sammy was very curious and a total delight!  I brought my 3 kiddo's to the shoot and I introduced them to my son who is now 13 and very active, but was once in the NICU on oxygen, so that was kind of cool for both of us.  Overall the shoot went great, I had a great time with them and they are a lovely family! :)"

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 and visit our website at To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Denver, CO.
We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

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