Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Welcome New Photography Volunteer, Jen!

Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Jen! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in New York!

Jennifer Sternal-Johnson
Blackbird Photography

Service Area: Rochester

Hospitals: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, Highland Hospital, Unity Hospital

About Jen:

“My twins were born at 26 weeks. While they were in the NICU I took hundreds of photos, and those photos are some of my most treasured possessions. I look back at them and remember when we became a family. I started photo classes in high school and between formal classes, online learning and some patient mentors; I have continued to grow as a photographer. The photos I took over our NICU stay mean so much to me. I hope to provide the same to NICU and NICU graduate families.”
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 500 NICU family sessions.

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