Friday, April 22, 2016

Little Jayden'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.

Jayden was born at 28 weeks 6 days gestation.

“Even though he was born early he's doing stuff that the doctors thought would take awhile. He was moved to the floor where it preps them for coming home. And the doctors where shocked that he was ready for it already.

I say stay encouraged; if your baby makes one step forward then three back it's okay, they’re going to. Have a good support system. Talk to someone if you feel overwhelmed. And take a few minutes out to cry; its totally normal.”

Jayden’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jen Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:

‘Jayden wasn't even supposed to have been born yet when I met him at home.  This little guy was born at 28 weeks and did so well that he came home a month before his due date! We were able to work some of Mom's favorite cartoon characters into the session--you'll see Mickey and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here.  Best wishes to little Jayden and his 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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