Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Beckett'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.

“Beckett Zane, born 4/9/12, 36 weeks, 6 lb 13 oz. Transferred to NICU with pneumonia and pulmonary hypertension. It was a very difficult pregnancy, with severe pregnancy sickness, antepartum depression/anxiety and eventual kidney stones leading to labor and surgery at 33 weeks (managed to maintain pregnancy to 36 weeks).

After a tough pregnancy, at 36 weeks Beckett decided he was fed up with his subpar living conditions and it was time to move out! He arrived in the world in spectacular fashion; very nearly being born in the car and the lobby of the hospital, and got some good bonding one with mommy before realizing something was wrong. At 1 day old he was transferred to the NICU, where everything went sideways for a bit. Even though he was a big guy at 6lbs 13oz, the stress of an infection put his little body into emergency mode and he developed pulmonary hypertension. After a lot of medicine and interventions, he's starting to heal and making progress. Even though he's much bigger than many other babies in the NICU, he's still been critically ill and mommy and daddy became "NICU parents" just the same. It's an experience like no other, to watch your new baby fight for their life, but one we're finding many resources to support.
Beckett is now home after spending 18 days in the NICU.

A Note From Jen:

“Beckett had a tough 18 days in the NICU but now, he's home and thriving. He is the most mellow baby I've met--I don't think he fussed even once during our session! And then big brother Carter got in on the fun and we got some great shots of Beckett, Carter, and mom Amber.  Overall an excellent first session, can't wait to do more. Loved working with this family.”

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 Rochester, NY.

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

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