Monday, June 20, 2016

Novalise'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.


“This will be one of the hardest things you have ever done. It gets easier. The worst days will feel like they are a million years away. Process any feelings of betrayal you might toward your body....release all of them. Your best is good enough....plain & simple. Brave soul you are stronger than you ever dreamed possible. Some days, you might need to cry. Or yell. Or both. And that's OK. Forgive yourself for not being able to spend 24 hours a day at the hospital. It isn't fair. You and your sweet angel are on a different path. You are your baby's anchor. Always. Infuse every situation with your love. Your baby will feel it.”

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

A Note From Jen:

“Sweet Novalise, born 6 weeks early, has the sweetest little face and smile--she is clearly happy to be home with her parents and big sister!  Loved playing with the girly-girl accessories and working with this family. Best wishes to Novalise, and her 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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