Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Makenah'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.

“Makenah was born at 28 and 3/7 weeks at 2lbs 3oz. on August 18th. She wasn't due till November 8th. She spent 9 weeks in the NICU and was able to come home at 37 weeks on October 12th.
Makenah is our 2nd preemie, our son Keaton was born at 29 5/7 in December 2009 at 2lbs 0.5oz. Keaton is now an active and energetic boy who will turn 5 in December.”

A Note From Shannon:
"I met up with the Curley Family on a snowy but very sunny Sunday morning to do a photo shoot for their newly home from the NICU preemie, Makenah. Was I ever in for a fun morning with this family. First, I was greeted at the door by Anne and Devin's very lively 4-year old, Keaton. He was so excited that I had come to meet his new sister! Makenah was born 11 weeks early and spent 9 weeks in the NICU. Aside from some minor concerns at birth, she was just tiny and needed to grow before joining her family at home. I soon found out that her big brother was also a preemie - 10 weeks early on his arrival. These two children just wanted a jumpstart on their lives with their amazing parents! Taking photos for this family was my pleasure - Makenah was super easy to photograph and Keaton kept us entertained while we worked away at photos for a couple of hours. Anne had me duplicate some special photos that were taken of Keaton when he was tiny, and we took some special photos of big brother with his new baby sister too. I never cease to be amazed by what little miracles these tiny preemies are, and how much strength they have to grow into incredible creatures!"

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 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. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Trempealeau, WI.

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

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