Thursday, September 18, 2014

Preston's NICU 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.

"My son's name is Preston Michael and he is amazing! He was born at 39 weeks and I had a C-section because I had a section with his older sister. He was born on 09/02/2014 and weighted 7 pounds 12.5 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. He got transferred to the NICU the following day due to a choking spell that uncovered a low heart rate, apnea episodes and periodic breathing. At this point he has been in NICU for a week and may not get out for a few more days at best.

This experience has been life changing. I can't even start to describe my emotions as they are changing minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. Part of me is optimistic but I am also riddled with guilt even though I know I shouldn't be and that caused more guilt. Between caring for my child in preschool, lack of sleep and ever changing hormones I am a walking zombie that could burst into tear, laughter or anger in the blink of an eye. I love the staff here at St. David's and have been treated with respect and empathy throughout the entire experience."

A Note From Hilary:
Amazing. The single word that resounds with me as I think of how to describe this precious baby, his family, and their connection. Baby Preston is one lucky little guy to be blessed with such strong and loving parents. 

Feeling so lucky to be a part of such a great organization. Thank you! 

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 graduate photography session that took place near Austin, TX.

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

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