Congratulations on your New Baby Girl or Boy | North Oaks, Minnesota Newborn Photographer

Nothing tugs more at my heartstrings than the tiny little newborns I photograph. There is nothing more magical than the birth of a child, and capturing and preserving the tender innocence of your brand new baby is a privilege. I understand that new parents have many needs and are very busy, especially in those first few days after the birth of a baby. However, it is highly recommended that you have professional photos taken of your newborn.  I don’t need to tell you how fast children grow from infant to toddler, and then before you know it your child will be getting on the school bus. The moments click by almost as fast as the shutter on our cameras. The first fourteen days after you have a baby is the optimal time to have your newborn photography session, because your little one will still be sleepy, tiny and cooperative. Capture those first few days of your child’s life forever! It’s never too early to schedule your newborn session.  My schedule can get booked up really fast that I recommend scheduling your session while you are still pregnant and re-scheduling as necessary.

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Another option for newborn images is what we call Fresh 48 Sessions.  These photography sessions are taken while you are still in the hospital.  I volunteer with The Tiny Footprints Project which is a program where I photograph babies and families staying in the NICU so I am very well versed in Hospital lighting and making some gorgeous images in it.


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer who loves photographing newborns well into childhood.  To schedule your next session with Michele e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

Extended Family in the Snow, Sneak Peeks | North Oaks, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

Family in from California, family in from Florida?  What’s a little snow?  We didn’t let it stop us from being outside.  I love snow sessions and since the temps were actually above freezing we didn’t even need coats on!  I can’t believe all this snow has already melted.  Come back please!!!!  Anyway I wanted to share some sneak peeks from this super sweet extended family session that we had the day before filling ourselves up with turkey.

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Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks Minnesota.  She specializes photographing children and their families.  To schedule your next session with Michele e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

In the Spirit of Thankfulness | North Oaks, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to send out one giant thank you to all my past clients this year (and for that matter years past as well) 2016 has been a great year filled with some ups and downs personally but only ups professionally.  I consider myself extremely lucky to have such amazing clients!  So thank you!  xoxoxo I’m always looking for testimonials so please consider sending me one via e-mail or even just a comment here on the blog.  I would so appreciate it!

Best Clients of 2016!

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Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks Minnesota.  She enjoys every single one of her clients and fun is always had at her sessions.  To schedule your next session with Michele e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

Roach Family Sneak Peeks | North Oaks, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

We had such a lovely end of fall session last week.  I can’t believe this weather had held out for so long!  And just in time to have older brother home from the Navy for a couple of weeks.  Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving holiday this week.

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Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks Minnesota.  She enjoys capturing children and their families in meaningful environments.  To book your session e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

Matilda Jane Holiday Mini Sneak Peeks | Lindstrom, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

We had another fabulous Matilda Jane Mini session day.  We focused on the holidays this time around and I got to see some familiar kids and met some new faces as well.  My daughter did a great job helping me out this time too so she was able to join the girls in some of their group shots which she enjoyed doing.  So without further ado here are the sneak peeks from our day.  I can’t believe how much sun we got.  We totally thought it would be cloudy!  2016-11-18_0001

Can you believe all these sneak peeks?  Ok I have lots of work to do to try and get everyone their images before Thanksgiving!  Here’s hoping!