Thursday, November 2, 2017

Welcome New Photography Volunteer, Nikki!

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

Service Area: Birmingham

Hospitals: St. Vincent's Children's, UAB, Grandview Medical Center, St. Vincent's East

About Nikki:
"I'm 29, born and raised in Alabama and I am a full time Investment Banker. I have been doing photography for a year and a half now. Elizebeth Bailey Photography  came to be because my real name is Elizebeth, also named after my grandmother. She passed away in July so I wanted to honor her and Bailey because as of December 8th, 2017, I will be a married woman! Nikki is just a nickname of my middle name but I have been called that all my life! But soon I will be Nikki Bailey! 

I joined Preemie Prints for a few reasons. After my nephew Theo was born in June 2017, he spent a fewweeks in the NICU, I watched my Brother and my Sister-In-Law as they barely slept or left his side. Later, after my nephew was home and well, my Sister-In-Law sent me the info on Preemie Prints that she had seen on Facebook and said that it would be something that I would be great at. I am also a Premature baby. Born 9 weeks early. I weighed around 2lbs. I had an indention in my chest where my lungs weren't fully developed. Many thought I wouldn't make it. Growing up I was part of a Infant Growth Program at UAB Hospital here in Birmingham. Now I am grown, happy and healthy! After giving it a lot of thought, I decided to join for myself, and for Theo.

Capturing the moments you have with your children is important. Children are so special, they renew our spirits, they give us hope, and the remind us of our innocence. Children truly are a gift from God and through them, we become closer to Him. This is a calling, and I am happy to serve these precious families as I try to serve God in all things."
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 500 NICU family sessions.

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