Thursday, February 9, 2017

Emma'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.


“ Emma was due on 1/3/16. Instead of her arriving close to New Years, I unexpectedly had to be induced on Thanksgiving weekend. She was sent to the NICU initially for respiratory distress. Being involved in her care times helped us get through each day. When I was discharged, the NICU case manager arranged for us to board at the hospital while there was availability and put us on the waiting list for the Ronald McDonald House. It was a relief since we lived over 30 miles from the hospital. We're so thankful for the doctors, nurses, case manager, and everything they did for our family during Emma's hospital stay. She is now 1 and is doing great! The NICU can seem like a scary place but try finding comfort in knowing your baby is a strong little fighter and is in very good hands.”

Emma’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Blaire Ring.

A Note From Blaire:
“After a surprise entrance a bit early to the world, this sweet girl is doing beautifully! She really enjoyed her time exploring outside and is learning to walk on the grass.”

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 Leesburg, VA.

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

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