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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Saying Hi in the NICU | Minnesota NICU Photographer

This little guy unexpectedly came into the world on September 15  weighing 4lbs 4oz. He is currently doing well in the NICU and when I visited he was weighing about 6lbs!  I’m so blessed to meet these little ones.  I’m still editing their session but when I get to share images I cannot wait . . .


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 photographing babies and their families living in the NICU.  These sessions are gifted to the families.  To see how you can help or to schedule a NICU session of your own please visit.  www.thetinyfootprintsproject.org

Gentle Giant in the NICU | Masonic Children’s Hospital NICU Photographer, Minneapolis Minnesota

This little big guy was born with a complex Congenital Heart Defect that was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation.  Scheduled for at least 3 surgeries in his first few months of life he has shown his family that even the best laid plans can change at a moments notice.  Weighing more than 9 pounds he stands out against the majority of his peers in the NICU but his battle is just as big and it was my honor to capture this family’s sweet little hero’s brave story.

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Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  She is also a participating photographer for The Tiny Footprints Project photographing NICU babies and their families during their stay in the NICU.  For more information please visit www.thetinyfootprintsproject.org on ways you can help support.

NICU Twins ~ Maple Grove, Minnesota NICU Photographer

These two cutie’s are the surviving twins from a brief triplet pregnancy.  Mom was hospitalized three times for preterm labor, she finally made it home for bed rest but by 34 weeks and 2 days they could no longer stop labor.  Big brother was born first weighing 4 lbs 6 ounces and 18.5 inches.  Little sister was 5 lbs and 17.5 inches.  Brother was in respiratory distress.  At the time of their session, sister was continuing on oxygen and Cpap but had been moved off the respirator , monitory tube feedings etc.  Brother was moved to room air and was monitored for enlarged kidney, tube feeding etc.    It’s always my pleasure photographing these families.

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Michele Quattrin is a lifestyle photographer in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  When she is not photographing children and families she volunteers as a participating photographer for The Tiny Footprints Project photographing NICU babies in the hospital.