Triplets in the NICU ~ Minneapolis NICU and The Tiny Footprints Project Photographer

We don’t always get to share the NICU babies that The Tiny Footprints Project (TTFP) photographs.  So its super exciting when we get to because I think its so important to share what TTFP is doing.  A lot of families don’t know that this free service is available to them in the NICU.  I’ve done a few now and I’m totally addicted.  I just love visiting with these families and babies.  Here is a recent session I did with Identical Boy Triplets!  What are the odds!  What a blessed family . . . .

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TTFP is nationwide so please visit or The Tiny Footprints Project on Facebook for more information and to find a photographer in your area.

Ekblad Family & Senior Session Sneak Peak ~ North Oaks, Minnesota Family Photographer

I had the honor of photographing this great family and one of their daughter’s senior images.  Its not often I get to photograph families with older kids but its so nice when I do.  I love little kids but lets face they don’t always do what I ask them to do.  Older kids, they get it, they want it done and they do what you say.  Easy peasy!  :-)  Anyway here are some random images from the Ekblad’s family session!  Enjoy!

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Quattrin Family Sneak Peeks ~ Tahoe Family Vacation Photographer

So as many of you know I was on vacation last week with my husband’s lovely family.  We were celebrating his parent’s 50th wedding anniversary up in Lake Tahoe, California.  I am so thankful for them because I know had it not been for their love and devotion all these years setting such a great example, my husband may not be the man he his today.  I have faith in our love and marriage because of the fine example they set for us. We may only be going on 12 but I know it won’t be long before we are celebrating our 50th with hopefully our children and grandchildren.

So while we were there with the whole family I was able to do a little extended family session.  I don’t normally do big family groups but because of this special occasion, how could I not?  I’m excited to have these images for years to come.  So let us get started on the sneak peeks shall we?

So if you follow me on Instagram (mqnphotography) you may have heard that a bear broke into our cabin and raided the fridge and counter top of donuts, beef patties, & hot dogs.  (He/she discarded a salad on the floor, I guess it wasn’t to their liking) All while we slept!  He also photobombed our family pictures so I had to clone him out but here is the original.  ;-)



Here is mom & dad and all their grandchildren.095


My husband’s youngest sister with her husband and son.117

That’s me with my kiddos and hubby! (Thanks to Antonio above for actually snapping this for me)125

This is my husband’s oldest sister with her daughter (yes the tall one is her daughter!)135


Are these not the most beautiful sisters you’ve ever seen?  Not only are they gorgeous on the outside but they are the sweetest women you’ll ever know.  My husband is the oldest with three younger sisters.  He sure had his hands full protecting them didn’t he?138

and the happy couple!  Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Norm & Laurie!141


I’m hoping to finish up the rest super soon before Fall photo sessions start!