Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Phaedra! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Virginia.
Service Area: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, ChesapeakeHospitals: Sentera Leigh, Sentera Princess Anne, Norfolk General, CHKD Norfolk
“Hi, my name is Phaedra and I’ve been interested in photography since high school. I started my own small business in 2010 and love every second of it. My son Declan was born 3 months early at 26 weeks, weighing only 2 pounds. He spent a total of 87 days in the NICU. I never got the typical baby photos and want to be able to give that gift to other NICU families. I love being involved in the preemie community and am honored to be a part of this wonderful organization!”
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.