Spring Break on Film | Palm Beach, Florida Vacation Photographer

That’s right, on FILM!  When we went on spring break this year I brought along my film camera.  It’s a Canon EOS 3 which means I can use all my current fancy lenses on this camera body.  I love this 35mm camera.  I bought it used on EBAY and it has it’s faults but I’m learning its quirks and for $75 I can’t complain.   This year I’ve really been focusing on film again and I have to say it’s really renewed my love for photography.  I think I actually love my vacation photos from my film camera better than my digital camera who would have known?  Ok I’ll break these out by film stocks because I shot 6 rolls of film all different stocks.

Fuji 400H

Agfa Vista 200

Ektar 100

Lomography 400

Portra 400

And for some funky fun, I cross processed Provia 100.  On a couple I liked what happened but on most I didn’t (learned lesson) but I changed a couple to make them more tolerable.  Still some funky goodness on film.

So which film stock do you prefer?

Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  She photographs on location and in her studio which is location in the northeast neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  She mainly shoots with a Canon 5dMarkiii but has taken up shooting film using a 35mm Canon EOS3 and a vintage Canon A1.  To schedule your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | North Oaks, Minnesota Photographer or e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

The Traveling Dress | North Oaks, Minnesota Fine Art Photographer

I was lucky enough to participate in a wonderful project that we called The Traveling Dress.  A few very talented ladies and I sent each other the same dress and photographed it.  Each of us had the dress for one week.  We didn’t tell each other what we were doing with it and it was a complete surprise until we published our images.  You can see the published post here at The Photo Sanctuary.  But I wanted to share all of my images from this session as well.

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Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota who not only enjoys photographing children and their families but participates in many photography projects throughout the year.  To schedule your next session with Michele please 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!


Late Fall Session with the Betty’s Sneak Peek | North Oaks, Minnesota Family and Child Photographer

I had such a fun session with the Betty’s; we played games, we explored and I’m pretty sure the boys didn’t want it to end (which was either because I’m so awesome or they just loved our location, lol) In any event we all had fun!  And these brothers!  They are so close and you can tell they are just going to be best friends when they grow up and throughout their childhood.  Late fall sessions can be tough but you can hardly tell that all the leaves have fallen and autumn is about over and we will be quickly headed towards winter.  Sharing sneak peeks here and favorites will be posted on Facebook once I wrap up the session.  Enjoy!


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  Capturing kiddos playing games and exploring is what she likes doing best.  Sharing natural moments of togetherness with their families is what she photographs year round.  To book your next session with Michele e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

On the Trail with the Else Family {sneak peeks} | North Oaks, Minnesota Family Photographer

Can you believe this location is basically in my backyard?  Ok, not directly in my backyard but walking distance from it.  We are so fortunate to have access to this that every time I’m on it I think I should utilize it more often.  It just feels nice to be out walking in the fresh air with nature.  Especially before the negative temps set in.  Anyway I had the pleasure of walking on this trail with one of the nicest families I know and here is just a sneak peek from their session.  I’ll post favorites on Facebook later once I complete all the images done; until then here you go . . . .


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  She enjoys photographing children and their families in settings that have meaning for them and doing things they love.  To schedule your unique session now please e-mail Michele at michele@mqnphotography.com