Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cedar's NICU Grad 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.


“I had been told for years that I could not have children. Cedar was my miracle baby and I was elated when I found out I was pregnant. At 31 weeks I started showing signs of labor. No one believed me at first, but they sent me to be checked. I was experiencing extreme cervical funneling. Typically cases like mine end in a second trimester miscarriage and I was blessed to have made it this far. They checked me into the hospital and worked on delaying my labor, but Cedar knew it was time to say hello to our big, beautiful world. On the fifth day of my stay he was born at 4lbs 4oz and 17.3 inches long. They were shocked that he came as healthy as he did. We only needed to work on feeding and weight gain. My little man lost 16% of his weight right away, but then started gaining like a champ. We left at just under 6lbs. We spent five weeks in the NICU. Cedar was a champ and continued to amaze them with his progress. Sadly, he was diagnosed with a heart condition right before we left, but is doing great on meds. Now that we are home he continues to thrive and is the biggest, most amazing miracle ever! I'm so lucky to be his mommy.”

Cedar’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Kym Bowen.

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 Lynnwood, WA.

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

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