Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Amanda! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Virginia!
Service Area: Virginia Beach/Hampton Road
Hospitals: Virginia Beach General, Sentara Leigh, Chesapeake Regional, Sentara Princess Anne, Sentara Bayside, Sentara Obici, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate, Sentara Independence, CHKD, Sentara Norfolk General, Portsmouth Naval Hospital
“I can't remember a time when I didn't have a camera in my hand. I was always the kid begging my mom for more film so I could take pictures of my baby brother, my dog, my dolls, or even the trees. I was the teenager that wanted to document everything I saw and everywhere I went. I was the mom who wanted to preserve every step, every breath, and every moment with my 5 children. And I'm the photographer who combines studio & technical learning, education, and 12 years of professional experience into one true passion... capturing life. So, why do I choose to work with Preemie Prints? Not only do I have an enormous love for all children, my youngest son was in the NICU for the first month of life. I have a soft spot for all of the little warriors that fill that unit and the ones who dedicate their time and energy to helping them thrive. I am a mother. I am a dreamer. I am a lover of all things awesome. I am a chick with a camera. I am Six Seasons Photography. Welcome to my world.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.