Faith and Hope in the NICU | Minnesota NICU Photographer

This little guy was born early on the evening of September 5th. His mother was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia and at 28 weeks and 4 days needed to deliver due to the deterioration in her own health. Pregnant with twins; unfortunately his sister did not make it and had passed away in the womb about a month prior. Born at 1 lb 15 oz this cutie continues to be in the NICU. He has underwent one surgical procedure on his little stomach and the family is unsure of what else will be in store for their little guy.  I was so honored to give this family some photographs that can show their love for their beautiful little boy.  This family is a wonderful example of why I love doing what I do.  They have faith and a belief that he will grow and thrive into a healthy little boy.   There are not always happy endings in the NICU but there is so much hope that lives there and it warms my heart every time I go and photograph a new little fighter.  I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing this.


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  She photographs children and their families both on location and in her studio in Northeast Minneapolis.   To schedule your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | Twin Cities Photographer or e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

Michele is also a participating photographer with The Tiny Footprints Project which provides free photography for families living in the NICU.  To see how you can help or to request a session please visit www.thetinyfootprintsproject.org

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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 http://www.thetinyfootprintsproject.com/ or The Tiny Footprints Project on Facebook for more information and to find a photographer in your area.