Friday, September 21, 2018

NICU Grad Session - Skylar Grace

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. 


My rainbow baby was born at 33 weeks and 3 days. My pregnancy was going great until a sudden onset of severe preeclampsia. I was observed for several days until waiting was no longer a choice. Thankfully baby girl came into this world a fighter. We spent nearly 2 weeks in NICU. I am a single mother and camped out at the hospital due to lack of transportation. I pushed through and prayed constantly for our strength. Skylar was initially expected to stay hospitalized until October. She said otherwise! She's my hero.


Skylar Grace's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Brian C. Parks.

A Note From Brian:

Between weekends filled with rain, we managed to find a great day on which to shoot. A bit muggy out, but litte Skylar Grace was a super trooper and handled her first photo shoot with aplomb! She did a great job, and marveled at the bridal portrait session that was happening at the same location.

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 and visit our website at To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 600 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Bryan/College Station. 

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

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