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!



Camping in Style with Matilda Jane ~ Lindstrom Minnesota Photographer

I just love love love doing these Matilda Jane mini sessions for my favorite Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper.  We always have so much fun and everyone always looks fantastic!  If you are curious about Matilda Jane you must visit their website right away! They are actually based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana (my former stomping grounds)  They have the most adorable girls clothing and my daughter loves many of the pieces not only because they are adorable but because many of the fabrics are super comfortable.  If you are looking for a trunk keeper in Minnesota I’ve got the perfect one for you.  Anyway I’m here to showcase some sneak peeks from our session.  So without further adieu  . . .

Matilda Jane makes the best clothing for mini sessions!

Michele is a lifestyle photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  When she’s not dressing her daughter up in the latest Matilda Jane Fashions she’s usually buying Matilda Jane for her friends with new baby girls!  When she has some spare time she also arranges photo sessions so she can take pictures of adorable kids wearing Matilda Jane!  To schedule your next session whether you are wearing Matilda Jane or not please e-mail Michele at

435 by MJC the Photo Love Challenge ~ mQn Photography

I was so honored to be one of the 20 fantastic photographers chosen by Matilda Jane in their Photo Love challenge.  I was sent an adorable tunic (which my daughter wore to school today) to photograph from their 435 tween collection.  I love Matilda Jane such fun appropriate clothes for fresh, spirited and of course fashionable girls!  The theme is “It’s What’s in the Inside That Counts”  I had some ideas but I really wanted to showcase how fun MJ is too.  Here are quite a few I had to choose from.  Many thanks to all my friends who helped me make the decision on which one to ultimately send in.  You can view on Instagram #435bymjc, #photolove, #mqnphotography.  Enjoy!


Welcome to the Carnival ~ Matilda Jane Trunk Show Mini Sessions

Oh I have so much fun at these sessions!  Last fall we did one and I’m so honored that Kristine Hubbard (Trunk Keeper extraordinaire) asked me back this summer for a little Carnival theme this time around.  I was a bit bummed about the rain and bugs striking but we really didn’t let it rain on our parade!  Hope you enjoy the sneak peeks from the day!  All families involved can expect their private galleries on the 8th!  And stayed tuned for favorites on Facebook once the sessions wrap up!

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For the Love of Lillipops

About a month ago, Lillipops announced that I was the winner of her spring fever contest. I was a little astonished to say the least, there were so many great entries from some amazing photographers. I was so excited. Anyway people who know me know my love for dressing my daughter (and son) in things that can’t be found at the local mall. Well with this contest I was going to get a super cute piece of clothing to photograph. Let me tell you, I’ll totally work for free clothes! But little did I realize that I was going to actually get two pieces! Mother and daughter matching skirts. These are so super cute, comfortable and flattering. Now the problem I didn’t think about was the need for an adult model; oops! So I braced the opportunity to get in front of my camera with my daughter. To say this is tricky was an understatement but we did have fun and my son was able to help out too.  I will say this, there is a reason I’m behind the camera instead of in front of it. Anyway without further ado I share with you these new fun skirts that should be in Lillipops shop very very soon! I hope you enjoy:

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And these were taken by my 6 year old son:

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