Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Louis' 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.


“My baby was born at 33 weeks and 2 days early due to me having preeclampsia. He was then diagnosed with a heart murmur. His left ventricle on his heart was extremely enlarged so they had to put him on medicine to reduced the size of his ventricle. The ventricle shrunk but did not close all the way, due to that he then had extra fluid around his heart causing his heart to over exert its self. So he was then put on more meds to help remove the fluid. He then had to be watched because he was having heart drops after all the medicines. He is now doing better and finally got to come home to us after being in there for a month. I want to thank the NICU staff at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte NC. They did so much for us and really supported us through everything.”

Louis’ photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Bekki LaVine.

A Note From Bekki:

“The Matthews family was such a pleasure to work with. Louis has such an amazing personality and he loved to show it. So glad I got to meet this family and I wish them all the best!”

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 Charlotte, NC.

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

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