Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ivy's NICU 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.


“Ivy Rose was born at 36 weeks and one day. We prayed for her to cry when she was born as her brother whom we lost prior to her did not. She did indeed. This is our second NICU journey. It can be very scary and overwhelming. Hold on to your faith, and hope. Do not give up! You are your baby's voice. You can do this!”

A Note From Sarah:

“It was such a privilege to meet Ivy and her mom for this session! Ivy is such a beautiful and sweet baby girl. They're so far from home back in Ohio, having come to this hospital specifically for their level of specialty care. My heart really went out to them. Ivy will be in the care of the NICU for longer than most babies and it was amazing seeing the connections that are already forming between Ivy, her mom Ellen, and the NICU staff who will be a part of their lives for some time to come. I had the opportunity to watch the nursing and respiratory therapy staff teaching Ivy's mom how to provide the specialty care that she needs. Those moments sat with me for quite some time after I left the session. All mothers learn to care for their children, but with NICU moms are a special level of mommy warriors. Ivy and her family have a long road ahead of them, but I know with the love and warmth I felt from her mother and the staff caring for her, that Ivy is in receiving the best possible care and will thrive over the coming year!”

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 Wilmington, DE.

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

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