Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Twins! Preemie Prints 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.

“Hannah Grace born 4-18-15 weighing 4.6 lbs at 32 weeks
Levi Samuel born 4-18-15 weighing 3.15lbs at 32 weeks
I didn't get to see my babies for over 24 hours after they were born. They were in the NICU for 3 weeks. Leaving them was difficult. But I can't say that our journey was awful. Only because I don't have any thing to compare it to. They are our first babies so to us the NICU journey was somewhat normal because we never had the regular birth, baby in hospital, goes home after 2 days kinda thing. We visited daily, we prayed daily, we hoped daily. By Gods grace our babies made progress daily with only minor set backs that to us at the time were huge set backs including stopping and starting oxygen, a minor brain bleed and a small hole in the heart. Today all is healed. Over all God's hand was visibly seen. Now they are almost 6 months and weighing a whopping 19lbs. They are the so sweet and my husband and I are so in love with them.”

Hannah & Levi's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Brian C. Parks.

A Note From Brian:
"After trying for months to find a time that worked for everyone, the stars aligned and we all made it out to the park to do a quick shoot. The day was overcast and the weather nice and cool. Perfect day for shooting outdoors! The kids did great, though Levi did steal Hannah’s bow more than once, and we came away with some great photos! : )"

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 College Station, TX.

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

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