Monday, February 20, 2017

Carter's NICU Graduate Photo Session

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.

“Carter was born at 26 weeks weighing 1.5 pounds. We were thrown into a world of monitors, doctors, nurses, medicine, IVs, ventilators, isolettes, and a million other things we never expected (or wanted) to experience. My son was in the hospital for 5 months and it was by far the longest time of our lives.  It's such a stressful time and the day we left the hospital with our son was the happiest day of our lives. I remember being in the NICU sitting next to my son and thinking our day would never come. We spent birthdays, anniversary, thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years with our son in the NICU. Finally, after 5 months we left, but it wasn't smooth sailing yet.  Our son came home on oxygen and with a G-tube, and although it's still a lot of work and stress, we are thankful everyday that he is home with us.  Just know that this time really does end soon; your baby will be with you at home.  In the meantime, just try and soak up as much information as possible and stay positive!"
"It's been an incredibly long and stressful journey, and I know we still have a long way to go, but we feel so blessed and happy that he's with us today!”

Carter’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Ryan Ward.

A Note From Ryan
Morgan, her husband Ryan, and precious son Carter were such a joy to meet and photograph. I also was fortunate to meet Morgan’s parents who have been a true support and blessing to Morgan and Ryan in their journey with Carter. This was truly such a loving family who you could tell took such joy from being together and all love Carter fiercely.”

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 Mission Viejo, CA.

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

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