WINNIE PALMER HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN & BABIES: Holiday Photoshoots for NICU families

By Press release submission | | Dec 31, 2018


Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies issued the following announcement on Dec. 26.

Michael McMahan, MD, has been a member of the Orlando Health Neonatal Intensive Care Team at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies since 1995. He has touched the lives of many patients and their families. In his spare time, Dr. McMahan enjoys photography, and it started when he was traveling doing medical missionary work in the late 1980s. From there, Dr. McMahan began to shooting medical photography for teaching purposes - documenting through photos the unique cases he worked. When he was taking medical pictures, parents of babies in the NICU would ask him to take more cutesy photos. And so, his photos have evolved from medical photography to what he does today.

Dr. McMahan and Scott Taylor, a hospital volunteer, set up holiday photoshoots for NICU families throughout the month of December. While Dr. McMahan takes the photos Scott is photoshopping the file and then printing it right away for the parents. The parents are also emailed a copy of the picture. The nurses and social workers assist the families in getting ready for the photoshoots and offer up a variety of holiday suggestions for different types of photos.

At the end of the photoshoots, this team has close to 140 family portraits, depending on how many babies are in the NICU. Thank you both for what you do for our patients and their families! Check out these behind the scenes photos of the NICU holiday photo shoot and a few final photos.

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Source: Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies 

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