Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tallahassee Triplets! A 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.

“We gave birth. to 29-week triplet. They weighed 4.1, 3.1, and 2.11 and arrived via emergency c-section at Shands.

Our youngest triplet was diagnosed with a number of medical issues in utero that would require surgeries immediately after birth so as soon as my water broke we were flown to Shands in Gainesville from our home in Tallahassee. I had no idea at that time that the NICU would become my home for the next two and a half months. The hardest part was being away from my husband and older daughter for so long.”

A Note From Victoria:
I had the honor of photographing the Forsman Triplets from Tallahassee, FL who just turned one. Emilia, Oliver, and Harper were born at a little under 30 weeks gestation via emergency c-section after the mom had been in labor for 4 days. Harper had surgery for spina bifida  right after she was born but is such a happy baby today! 

Mom told me Miss Emilia was a go getter even though she was the smallest of the bunch and boy was she right! Emilia didn't want to sit still at all and kept trying to crawl away. haha She was so adorable though giving me the serious faces but never hesitated to giggle and smile. 

Oliver, aka Ollie, was such a hoot! He was always smiling and giggling. He's such a daddy's boy and never wanted to take his eyes off daddy. He's a little chunker and weighs the most out of all three triplets and mom said he is always ready to eat. :)

Harper has spina bifida and has a few health problems because of it but you wouldn't be able to tell at all. She was giggling and smiling. I actually don't think I captured one picture where she wasn't smiling. Even though she didn't feel the greatest she was such a trooper through the whole shoot.

I am so blessed to have been chosen to do this session. This is the first time the family has had family pictures done of all six of them! Big sister Daily Jo was such a big help and helped keep the babies smiling when mom or dad wasn't chasing them down. ;) My favorite part of the session was everything! I loved seeing the babies interact with each other and seeing big sister interact with each of the triplets. We were able to get some breastfeeding pictures in as well! Mom is breastfeeding all three babies!! WOW! How awesome is that?! 

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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 Tallahassee, FL.

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

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