Volunteer work with Preemie Prints

photocrati galleryA few months ago I was contacted by someone to do some volunteer work for an organization calledpreemie prints.  They are a non profit organization dedicated to sharing hope with families experiencing the difficulties of life in a neonatal intensive care unit with a premature or sick baby through information, photography, gift bags, support, and prayer. They have photographers all over who provide families with photography sessions of their little Preemie’s in the hospital or later in their homes-free of charge!

I have a soft spot in my heart for babies who are born prematurely and need to stay in the NICU, because two of my nephews have been preemies. It was an incredibly hard and also very gratifying experience for me as an Aunt. It was crazy to see them all hooked up and not be able to just hug and squeeze them, but also amazingly wonderful to have those machines and nurses to help my nephews grow strong and eventually come home! So I was excited to be able to do my part to help other families experiencing this.

I have always felt that pictures are important, they are our only visual link to the past.  Every parent deserves to  have pictures of their babies…no matter how small! 😉

As Dr. Seuss says, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Here are some of my favorite pictures from my very first Preemie Prints session! This little sweet heart was a NICU graduate so I got to go take pictures in her home! This was a very new experience for me because usually I am taking pictures of newborns in my nice controlled studio environment. I definitely missed my lights!, but it was fun to experiment with some window light and it was a little more laid back and relaxed environment which was fun. I got to experiment with some new props that I found in their home, I think I need my own antique piano stool now!! Overall it was a great experience.

You will love the preemie prints taken at Barrus photography

 

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