Such a Tiny Little Blessing

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Earning Trust and Creating A Family Legacy

I am so excited to share the video below of sweet, sweet just 11 days new Baby Levi I could burst, but first just a little backstory.

As many of you may have noticed I have been working very hard to build a beautiful newborn portfolio and learn the skills needed to exceed in this genre of photography. I cannot say how much I love photographing newborns! So I’ve shot many sessions these last few weeks, but I have to say, when I took this baby in my arms, it was all I could do not to cry.

I cannot explain the instant and overwhelming emotions that overcame me. Quite honestly I was caught totally off guard. But that’s what happens when you have clients treat you with the respect and courtesy that this family has extended to me over the years. They have become people I cherish and love.

This wonderful couple, and especially dear Emily have put so much faith in me from the very start of my career. Emily and her mom were one of my very first paid shoots when we did a mother/daughter session showcasing the love they have for their horses. Here is a favorite shot of Emily back then.


Then I received a call from Emily wanting to discuss the idea of having me photograph her wedding! And I didn’t shoot weddings at the time! But yet again, she and now Jacob had faith in me. We slipped in a little something special before the wedding and captured this beautiful portrait!


and then they let me shine by doing the kinds of shots I do best over a two day period celebrating their beautiful wedding on the farm.

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with this shot being one of the most talked about images I have ever taken!

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We have photographed a huge family portrait for them to give as a gift to a grandparent, and her sister and brother-in-law agreed to model for one of my most followed and commented upon shoots to date! They have spread my studio name far and wide and in return I have received many new clients! Emily’s family has allowed me to return to the family farm many, many times to use my favorite old truck with High School Seniors, and I just cannot express how much I appreciate them.

And here we are almost 6 years later and this incredible couple have yet again entrusted me with their sweet, sweet new baby boy.

Jacob and Emily it has been such a joy to know you, and I so appreciate all the kind words you have told so many people about myself and my work. I can only hope this recent session will continue to bring you joy forever!


Michelle Quinn Studios is an award winning full service exclusive Quad City Iowa Wedding and Portrait studio located in Durant, Iowa. High School Seniors, Weddings, and Newborns are our Specialty! With the finest in quality, service and professionalism, we take pride in providing our client’s with professional albums and prints from our top of the line vendors and suppliers, all created to preserve your memories for a lifetime. Our Quad City Iowa Weddings and Engagements feature beautiful images from local venue’s and country locations. Servicing Davenport, Eldridge, Durant, Bettendorf, Clinton, Moline, and all surrounding Quad City areas. We look forward to hearing from you soon to discuss what we can do to make your senior photo’s, wedding or newborn portrait images a dream come true!

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