Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Elliot'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.

“Elliott was born at 34 weeks + 1 day gestation on April 15, 2015. He weighed 5 lbs, 4.6 oz.

We got to meet our son, Elliott, after I had spent a little over a month in the hospital for monitoring of my preeclampsia. Because of the preeclampsia, I was induced at 34 weeks and after 48 hours of labor, we got to hear his cry and see his cute face. He had pneumothorax and initially had to be intubated but the tube was removed the next day and he was able to breathe on his own. He slowly began to regulate his own temperature, got his IV removed, finally got his jaundice levels down after several days of being under phototherapy, and then graduated beds towards an open crib. I know in the long run, the NICU will be such a short period of time when we look back on this, but having your little one here is such an emotional experience. We're grateful for all the help and care they provided to him.”

A Note From Karina:
"Elliot was such a joy to photograph. You can tell he has mommy wrapped around his finger! Can't blame her, I fell in love with those dimples :)"

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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