Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ben'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.

“Ben was born on 9-22-14 at 34 weeks. At 25 weeks, during a Level II ultrasound, we learned that I had a very thin area, or “window” in my womb. I was on partial bed-rest until my scheduled C-section on 9-22-14. We were so happy to make it to 34 weeks!

On the morning of Benjamin’s 34 week scheduled C-section, some of the NICU nurses introduced themselves to me. This was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I was unsure about breastfeeding, and the nurses kept giving me encouragement and great information. They loved my Baby Ben, and their nurtured our whole family with their smiles and their great care of Benjamin.”

A Note From Brian:
“The weather was great for the shoot. It had been raining the day before, so the ground was a bit soggy, but we made the most of it! They laid down some sleeping bags and we were good to go. The direct sun was pretty harsh and it was too windy for my reflector stand to work, so Jennifer’s son Joshua was nice enough to act as my assistant for the shoot. He did a great job carrying around the diffuser panel and working the tri-grip reflector! We had a lot of fun and were able to get a lot of good shots in a very short amount of time (we reached Ben’s outfit and photo threshold after around 45 minutes). All in all, he did great and I think I’ve got some great photos for the family to use for their holiday cards. : )“

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 sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. 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 Bryan, TX.

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

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