Saturday, August 12, 2017

Abigail'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.


“Our daughter was born exactly at 30 weeks. I developed preeclampsia and she was born by emergency C-section. She was in the NICU for 68 days before she was able to come home, two days before her due date. She was small for her gestational age, born weighing only 2lbs 1.9oz, and needed extra respiratory support right from birth. She also struggled with feeding, which was the last piece of the puzzle before she was able to come home. The NICU is a rollercoaster. It's not just day by day, but hour by hour. We became very close with the nurses and couldn't have made it without their support, in addition to our friends' and family's positivity and encouragement. I think the biggest thing for us was staying positive and really celebrating the victories, regardless how little or insignificant they seem. We really appreciated people telling us stories about other children who were born prematurely and how well they are doing today. It gave us hope to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Our daughter is a feisty little girl and a fighter. We are so happy to have her home.”

Abigail’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Beth K.

A Note From Beth:
“Abigail and her parents met me the other night so we could take some NICU graduate photos.  She was such a doll, she’s such a strong girl and her parents are just the nicest people.” 

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 and visit our website at 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 Monroe, CT.

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

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