635 Northern Heights Dr. NE, Rochester, MN 55906, US

(507) 272-0156

Welcome to Gentle Wings
Nonprofit 501(c)3 EIN# 82-2940265

What type of sessions does Gentle Wings offer?

Bereavment sessions

In heartache and finding hope, Gentle Wings would like to gift you with an tender portrait session of your  infant(s) as young as 18 weeks gestation. May these photos help with your healing and leave a legacy of a child gone too soon.

NICU sessions and Milestones

We will devote the time and energy necessary to support NICU families and share hope with them during this difficult time thru portraiture. May these photos be a gift to treasure for years to come.  We also offer Beads of Courage sessions and Milestones. 

Please speak with staff or contact Gentle Wings with arranging these sessions.

Hospice and palative care sessions

When the time is near and family gathers, Gentle Wings can offer comfort by capturing final moments.  Creating a legacy for your family and friends to treasure. 

Life-threatening illness

Life has curvy roads, we all have different battles. If staying at  the Hope Lodge, Gift of Life or Ronald McDonald home we are honored to meet with you to capture moments of your journey.  Please talk to staff or Gentle Wings to set up your legacy session.

Additional questions

When to contact GW for infants?

We request that you contact us as soon as possible. All volunteers either own their own photography studio business or have full time jobs and families. With this in mind, for most cases, expect that it could take at least two hours before a photographer is able to be at the hospital if not longer. Advance notice when possible, is greatly appreciated.

What does GW provide to families?

Gentle Wings volunteer photographers provide the free gift of professional quality portraiture. Gently retouched  heirloom quality portraits are delivered digitally. A license for usage allows the photographs to be printed by any photo lab.

Normal turn-around time for the families to receive their images is 1-2   weeks on average.  If needing images sooner we are able to email a few on request.

How does Gentle Wings work?

At your request, we will have a Gentle Wings photographer come to your location for a private and sensitive photography session. Our photographers are dedicated to making this photography session as loving and sensitive as possible.  As a hospice patient, Gentle Wings will come to the bedside while family and friends may be saying their final goodbyes.

What are GW hours of service?

We as volunteers do our best to cover 24/7. If needing services after 10pm please do not hesitate to call yet if you are able to call ahead of time to arrange that will make things smoother.

How does HIPPA work?

We are not subject to HIPAA privacy laws because we are invited into the hospital or residence as a guest of the family. This has been verified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Civil Rights, which oversees HIPAA law.  We do ask all of our photographers to keep all sessions private and to not discuss details with anyone. 

Who may contact Gentle Wings?

Family, friends or staff may contact Gentle Wings for information or to request services.  Call, text or email your requests or questions.

(507)272-0156

dana@gentlewings.org