NICU Photography Gift Support Program

Through our wonderful network of volunteers, Preemie Prints gives NICU families no charge professional photography. We provide free photo sessions and digital images to families with babies in the NICU or NICU graduates up to 1 year of age. This program was created to share hope! We want NICU families to know and remember how strong they are. Each day a parent wakes up, returns to the NICU, and sits by the side of their little fighter whispering loving words, cuddling, and taking care of them. Those difficult days in the hospital and early days at home are filled with immense and unexplainable love. Photographing these special moments is a healing gift parents treasure and share forever.

This support program of no-charge NICU photography or NICU graduate photography is available to any baby/family who has spent time in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for any period of time. Sessions can take place inside the NICU or once the baby has been discharged up to 1 year of age.

Our volunteers have been called to share their gifts of compassion, understanding, courage, and photography with families who have a child born early or who must be in a NICU for serious health concerns. This is a NO-CHARGE support program provided to families while in the NICU or at home after spending time in a NICU. Our photographers enter the hospital as a guest of the patient's family (like a chaplain or pastor), not as a hospital vendor.

Preemie Prints Photography Support Session Includes:
- a complimentary photo session
- a complete disk of edited photos (min. of 25) that a family is
 free to print as many as they would like from

Pictures and memory items will help families and mothers through their difficult journey with a premature or critically ill baby. In addition, pictures may aid NICU parents who have postpartum depression (PPD) and/or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) both of which are increased after spending time in a neonatal intensive care unit. Pictures can also be therapeutic encouraging bonding and breast feeding. We encourage you to take pictures of your baby every day.
A Few Photo Sessions:


"Thank you! The grad session was more than I could of imagined, our volunteer was nice, caring and she does amazing work! Thank you, if we told yall thank you everyday it wouldn't be enough! These pictures mean so much to us, the things people take for granted like holding you baby after they are born, or even a picture! Thank you so very much!"
-Naomi

The babies are having a photo shoot today!! There's a national organization that does professional photography of preemies in the NICU for FREE! I am SO grateful for such an amazing gift we'll be able to cherish forever! Thank you Preemie Prints!! 

"For the past year, I have volunteered with Preemie Prints- an organization that offers families who have had a child in the NICU within the past year to get a complimentary session with a local photographer. I love doing this and giving back the stories touch your heart and it's so awesome to be a part of capturing pictures of their beautiful child after having been through a tough time. These kids are strong and so are their parents "
~Kristen Vest, Volunteer Photographer 

This was truly an awesome experience. It helped bring us a little more closure to our hectic last few months. Thank you for offering something so amazing to help people heal.

~Jen Fawcett, NICU Mom


Thank you to Megan, Sherri and all the Preemie Prints volunteers who give parents like me photos of beauty during a difficult, trying time. Thank you so much.
~Dawn Baranski, NICU Mom


Sharing Hope Through Photography

If you are an a photographer interested in joining us please email sherri @ preemieprints.org 

We have established a professional network of caring photographers and volunteers. We can schedule your NICU photography session to take place in the hospital, with your permission. If permitted, we can capture the essence of your hospital experience in a professional, sensitive, comfortable, quick, and artistic way. Sharing the NICU experience, we are aware of and will comply with with all rules necessary. In addition to whatever specific rules you or your hospital has for us, here are a few we rules we follow at each visit regardless: We will not schedule a session if any of our team is or has been sick in the past 7 days, flash photography optional, (we use only natural light to avoid stimulation but at your request can use flash photography), we will spend a maximum of 30 min or less in the NICU area. If in the hospital, we are private recognizing HIPPA laws and will only interact with you, your baby, and their nurses.

Our services, unlike other organizations such as NILMDTS and ACPCG, are for babies that for any reason had to be in a neonatal intensive care unit at any health level. (from babies just needing to grow to critically ill). 

We encourage you as a parent to photograph your baby throughout the entire journey. There are multiple benefits to having these photos during initial admittance into the NICU.

All photographers provide this service on a voluntary basis. These professional photographers are not paid for their services and they donate their time and efforts for the cause. They try their best to be accommodating to the needs as described by the families or by the medical personnel.

Terms and Conditions:
Preemie Prints welcomes you to this website. By viewing the pages of this website, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions. This website is offered as a free support service to the general public. All content, materials, listings, information and services provided herein is provided for use "as is" without warranty of any kind, and you use such content, materials, listings, information and services at your own risk. Preemie Prints is not responsible for the accuracy or truthfulness of the information provided on any other website, or on any website linked to or from this website, nor do we provide any guaranties, representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the content, materials, information, listings or services provided on this website. Preemie Prints reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change any such content, materials, information, listings or services at any time without prior notice.

The photography volunteers on this website have agreed to provide photography and related services free of charge. Such services are provided by the photographers themselves directly. Preemie Prints takes no responsibility for, nor does it make any representations, guaranties, endorsements or warranties with respect to, the credentials, qualifications, quality of work or accuracy of representations made by the photographers who are listed on the website, and bears no responsibility for any disputes that may arise between any photographers and those to whom they provide services. It is the sole responsibility of the users of the services provided by the photographers to investigate and to verify the credentials and qualifications of such photographers. In no event shall Preemie Prints or any of its officers, directors, employees, representatives or affiliates be liable or responsible for any losses, injuries or damages (including without limitation special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages) you may incur relating to the use of the content, materials, information, listings or services provided on this website, including without limitation the services provided by the photographers listed herein, whether arising in contract, negligence, tort or otherwise.


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