Sunday, November 30, 2014

Josiah's Preemie Prints 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 Josiah was born at 23 weeks gestational age on July 19 weighing 1lb and 6oz!! Josiah was diagnosed with grade IV brain bleed- but is beating the odds against him!! He is a fighter, and ready to conquer any obstacle that comes his way! God has had favor on us this whole journey... Josiah is now 3lbs and 9oz!! Getting so big ;).. to me anyways lol. And he’s the most precious baby you will ever meet!!

Josiah was born early at 23weeks- he has been diagnosed with grade IV brain bleed. This is the most devastating news I have received. BUT** I KNOW that the doctors don’t have the last word but GOD does!! Josiah is doing things that they wouldn’t expect for a baby with his condition to have!! Never lose hope!! Just know your baby has a purpose and a destiny!! And fight for him/her! I kangaroo him often, and I definitely know that it works!! It’s such a blessing to be able to hold him and spend time with him... just letting your child know you’er there with them- is EVERYTHING to them!!! Don’t lose hope!”

A Note From Mary:
"Josiah was born at 23 weeks gestation, weighing 1 lb, 6 ozs, and with a Grade IV brain bleed. I was blessed to photograph him and his parents in the NICU at Childrens' Hospital in Washington DC on November 11th, 2014. The session was extra-special because it was scheduled on Josiah's original due date - he was already 5 lb, 7 oz! He is a handsome little guy, with an adorable smile and amazing perseverance. Josiah has fought through so much, and is doing incredibly well! I loved spending that time with him and his parents and capturing forever memories of their NICU journey."

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 Washington D.C.

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

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