I have worked in the medical field for 30+ years at Mayo Clinic Rochester. It is a great honor to have established Gentle Wings. I have always been passionate in capturing a story with my camera. Sharing this gift with families has been humbling and a reminder of just how precious life really is.
I am Mikayla. I am a labor and delivery nurse in the Family Birth Center at Mayo Clinic. I decided to volunteer for Gentle Wings after working in the bereavement role in labor and delivery. Pictures are one of the few things families have the option to receive as a memento of their child, I want to help create those keepsakes for them.
I am a Labor and Delivery nurse at Mayo Clinic, but I also have a passion for photography. As soon as I learned about Gentle Wings, I just knew I needed to be a volunteer. Photos allow us to share our lives with others and remember special moments and loved ones forever. I feel so incredibly honored and humbled to have the ability to capture these photos for others.
I have always been something of a shutterbug, but when her daughter was born almost nine years ago, it became very important to her to document her daughter’s growth, and of course, her beautiful smile. That interest quickly expanded to include photographing all the girls & women Nicole could get in front of her camera.
The more someone wants to hide from the camera due to self-doubt, the more Nicole wants to photograph them! Her hope is that her work acts as a mirror for her clients, showing them the beauty they embody. In her free time, she likes to make & eat chocolate chip cookies, read, remodel homes, and lose herself in Photoshop working on images
To give a face to the child, the loss and the love.
The child is real. The loss is real. The love is real.
Tracey, I am a Rochester Native. I love exploring the world in small chunks. Sometimes I explore through travel, sometimes through people, often through conversation. I have been a photographer for ten years and love the perspective it has brought to my life.
Photography challenges me to be creative, to notice light, to notice structure and lines, and most importantly, to tell a story
I am a mother of one, wife, artist, lover of people, and the outdoors. I received my BFA in 2011 at The Art Institutes International of Minnesota. Since 2015 I have been working as a health unit coordinator(HUC) in Mayo Clinic's Mary Brigh NICU. Working with families in the NICU, I have seen many miss the chance to get their newborn's photos taken.
As a new mom and photographer, I understand the importance of those precious moments. With the help of Gentle Wings, I can be apart of making that photo opportunity possible.
I am a photographer in Rochester who specializes in Newborns, Children, Families, and High School Seniors. I have been in the world of photography for over 14 years now.
Photography isn't just a pretty picture to me, it's a lifetime connection to the people I meet.
When I am not behind the camera, I join my husband in his videography business and hanging out with our three children.
I have been an avid photographer for years. I have been following Gentle Wings (I know Dana), and I have this pull in my heart to volunteer for this; also pictures are priceless, and I want to give back to parents, and doing this by volunteering to take photos would make me happy.