Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"A treasure and a champion" Charlie's 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.

“Charlie is a treasure and a champion. He was a long time in the making and had quite a journey to get here. At 16 weeks, Charlie was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. At 31 weeks, my waters broke early, but we managed to hang in there together in the hospital for 2 whole weeks before welcoming Charlie on January 27, 2015 at 6:13 am. Charlie was 5 lbs 5 oz and 18 inches long. But Charlie is more than a NICU story....he's a guy with hands cuddled by his face that enjoys upbeat music. He's a fan of being bundled snuggly and having his fluffy cloud-like hair brushed. He is wonderfully made, and we can't wait to capture magical moments of him!

Everywhere we look there are treasures to be found- hugs from one parent to another, a nurse humming to a baby, doctors taking extraordinary time and care in treating our children. It's the NICU, and it's our temporary home. As my son and I listen to, "Home" by Phillip Phillips, we know that our home is wherever together happens to be. We know that a couple of months in the hospital is nothing in the big scheme. We know that without the rain, there'd only be deserts. So, we stay upbeat, and we call on our faith, family and friends to help us take it one moment at a time.”

A Note From Savannah:
"I was absolutely in love with sweet Charlie! Such a cutie! He slept for almost the whole session and even smiled a few times! I can tell he loves to hear his mommy and Daddy talk to him. Was such a great family with lots of love!"

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 Houston, TX.

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

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