Friday, October 23, 2015

Paisley'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.


“Our daughter Paisley was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. When she was born it was thought that she was only missing the back part of her palate, but during surgery they realized the front part was missing as well. This made the week after her birth a difficult one as far as feeding was concerned. Doctors thought that if only the back part was missing she should still be able to create suction, which was not able to happen. This made trying to breastfeed extremely difficult. She spent one week in the NICU as she lost weight and we struggled to finally get her eating. In the end she was not able to breastfeed. Her eating began to slowly increase and we were allowed to go home with her on an apnea monitor. She recently just turned 1 and has had all surgeries to repair lip and palate. This past year has been a blessing and a struggle but she is doing well. She is happy, healthy, and we are enjoying every minute of it.”

A Note From Sloane:

“Paisley is a true gift! She is a beautiful little girl from the inside out! I enjoyed talking to this sweet family and hearing all about Ms. Paisley's adventures in the NICU. She is such a little character and I know that her mom and dad enjoy ever minute of her, I know I did!”

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 College Station, TX.

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

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