Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brantley'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.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“Brantley was only in the NICU for 4 days, but the nurses that interacted with him and us were amazing. They genuinely cared for each of these tiny babies. They explained everything to us and didn't mind all of the questions we had. I'm grateful that we didn't have to stay long and were able to bring our baby boy home sooner rather than later.”



Brantley’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Katie Schneider.
A Note From Katie:
"The 2 month portrait session for the Weiner family took place at a gorgeous local park with gardens in Cincinnati, OH. We got lucky with a break in between storms and were blessed with gorgeous background for their newborn and family portraits. The older kids were so in love with their baby brother and I really enjoyed taking photographs of them holding their baby brother. Brantley has the most beautiful big blue eyes and a sweet round face. The family was a pleasure to photograph and you can really see that they are so grateful for their little baby boy."


Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 
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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 50 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Cincinnati, OH.

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

Triplets! 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.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“Hello our NICU journey included 3 different hospitals. The triplets were born in Sacramento and spent 5 day's in their NICU before bring transferred to San Joaquin general hospital in French camp. They stayed there for 1 week and were then transferred to St. Joseph's hospital in Stockton where they stayed until they were able to go home.”





This photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Sabrina Vega.


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 50 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Modesto, CA.

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

Vida Mia's NICU 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.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
“I'm so thankful the way things have turned out so far. My rainbow princess is doing fantastic! However, it doesn't make things much easier. Even though we were told to expect a preemie since the beginning, we still weren't ready for it, then again who really is. I didn't fully realize how difficult & emotional this whole thing would be. I've held it all together for the most part but there have been a few times where panic & sadness has taken over & I couldn't hold the tears back. The nurses have been beyond amazing one of them even sat with me in the middle of night just to keep me company while I cried. Another nurse assured me the way I'm feeling is totally normal & every mom with their baby in the NICU is feeling the same way. The day I left the hospital (a week after due to me getting a unexplained fever) was by far the hardest thing ever! Barely able to hold back the tears as I left the hospital with my family but leaving behind our newest addition. Feeling so torn about wanting to spend every minute with her in the NICU but knowing how much my family needs me at home too. All while I'm trying to heal from the pain of having my tiny human cut out of me. I'm constantly trying to remind myself that this isn't forever but it doesn’t help this heartache I'm feeling. I'm so blessed & thankful for my husband who has been so strong & positive knowing deep down he's as scared & sad as me. He held things together at home all while being with baby Vida & me like a champ. I go see my baby at least 2-3 times a day, almost 2 weeks later & it doesn’t get easier when I leave her side. But I leave at ease knowing she has the most amazing Nurses everrr! & is in the best of hands."




Vida Mia’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Sabrina Vega.



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 50 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Modesto, CA.

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

Welcome New Photography Volunteer, Judith!

Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Judith! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Ohio!


Judith Madrid
Judith Madrid Photography

Service Area: Columbus
Hospitals: Saint Ann's, Grant, Nationwide Childrens




About Judith:

"Hello all! My name is Judith. I'm momma to my not so little 8 month old boy, Damien. I love doing anything that gets me outdoors, I enjoy reading, and I willingly admit that I am a coffee addict. I started playing around with a little point and shoot camera around 8th grade and just fell in love with it. I got my first DSLR in high school and when I graduated I took college classes i photography and design. There's something therapeutic and yet so exhilarating for me about being behind the lens. I first hear about Preemie Prints when my nephew was in the NICU. Those hospital bills are expensive and I love that this organization is able to give parents something to remember this chapter of life that they may have otherwise not been able to have."


www.preemieprints.org
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 sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Javen's NICU 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.

A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM JAVEN'S FAMILY
Javen was born at 30 weeks on April 13, 2017 at Elmira, New York. He was only 1 lb and 8 oz. He was transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital after a week of being born as they found out that he has Coarctation of Aorta and might be needing a heart surgery when he grows big and strong. After being at the nicu for almost 3 months now, he just got out of the breathing tube 3 days ago as he was having problems with his breathing/lungs. Their next plan is to fix his heart whenever he gets comfortable breathing without his breathing tube. Three months is a long time here at nicu but I'm surrounded by good people, so thatmakes it easier.






Javen's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:
Javen was born weighing 1 pound, 8 ounces--now he's getting so big! Hopeful for continued gains for him and his family.


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 form 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 sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 1000 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Rochester NY.
We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.