Minneapolis newborn, Baby & Maternity Photographer

For busy and growing families wanting to remember the most fleeting moments during their baby’s first year.

Alicea is a Professional Minneapolis Newborn Photographer specializing in Newborn Photography, Baby Photography, and Maternity Photography. Her clean, classic, and timeless style along with her simple and all-inclusive pricing provides her Twin Cities families with a stress-free portrait experience.

Mom, Wife, Photographer

Hey, Mama!

I know from having a newborn myself, the days can feel overwhelming and exhausting. You may be running on pure adrenaline those first few weeks; baby fog is real.

I know you want to remember all the little details and special moments in your baby’s first year of life, and I know you want to be IN those moments with them.

Years from now when you’re looking back on your photos, you’ll remember the softness of your baby’s skin, the smell of the top of her little head, and the sweet sounds she would make while sleeping on your chest.

Photos have a lovely way of bringing you right back to that moment.

I want to help you capture, remember and celebrate all the special times with your new baby. And I’m so excited for all there is to come for you and your growing family!



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these moments don’t last forever

Your pregnancy only lasts for 9 months.

The newborn stage is gone in just a few weeks.

Your baby is only a baby for a little while.

Before you know it that first year has flown right by.

Let me help you remember this fleeting time before these moments are gone forever.

Minneapolis Newborn Photography

capture the first days before they’re gone

Newborn Photography is best done between the ages of 5-14 days for posed newborn portraits. This is when newborn babies are their sleepiest and most flexible for posing. Lifestyle newborn photoshoots take place anytime within your baby’s first 4 weeks after delivery. My schedule books several weeks or months in advance, so it’s best to contact me in the 2nd trimester of your pregnancy. My availability fluctuates, so feel free to contact me and I can let you know what dates I have open following your due date. If you’ve already delivered your baby, please contact me ASAP as I may have a last-minute opening.

Minneapolis Baby Photography

capture your baby’s milestones before it’s too late

Baby Photography can be done at any age or stage in your baby’s life. My personal favorites are the 6-8 months “sitter stage” and your baby’s first birthday. The One Year Cake Smash session is a fun way to capture this big milestone in your baby’s life. The Cake Smash portion of the session is added to the end of the one-year photo shoot, so babies can get as messy as they want. My baby milestone portrait sessions can take place in my studio, outdoors, or even in your own home.


Minneapolis Maternity Photography

capture this fleeting time before baby’s arrival

Maternity Photography sessions are best done around 32 weeks into your pregnancy when you have a nice round belly but haven’t become too uncomfortable. I want you to look and feel your best for your pregnancy photos! I love taking maternity photos outdoors at sunset, however, my studio is always available for a more private session. At my studio, we can even go outside for some images as there are tall grasses and wildflowers near by. My availability fluctuates, so feel free to contact me and I can let you know what dates I have open.

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Minneapolis maternity, newborn, and cake smash testimonial

The best investment you make will always be in your family.

“Magic is the word I would use to describe my experience with Alicea. I am so glad to have chosen her to be my maternity and newborn photographer. All in all amazing experience with splendid and fabulous photographs and sweet memories to be cherished forever. Thanks, Alicea so much.”

~ Shilpi N.

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Beautiful portraits capturing the people you love the most

This is the moment you've been waiting for. You're a mom now!

You deserve to have the moments documented with gorgeous portraits you'll be proud to hang on your walls and share with family and friends.

These heirlooms will become priceless as they are passed down to future generations.

Are you excited to get started? Click below for more details on the gorgeous portraits I can provide for you and your family!

the Burning Questions

I know you have them

When should I reserve my newborn portrait session?

My availability fluctuates and I take a limited number of sessions each month, so I highly recommend reaching out to me in your 2nd trimester to reserve a spot on my calendar.


What is the best age to photograph a newborn?

Studio newborn sessions are best done in the first 2 weeks after delivery. Lifestyle newborn sessions can be done anytime in the first 2 months.

What if I deliver my baby early, or late?

No need to worry. The date reserved for your newborn portrait session is flexible. I shoot 7 days a week and can always adjust my schedule to make sure we get your session in within the first 2 weeks after delivery.

What is the best age to photograph an older baby?

Baby milestone sessions can occur at any age and time in their first year. I recommend having photographs taken at the most significant milestones, the "sitter" stage around 7 months, and their first birthday.

When is the best time for pregnancy photos?

Maternity sessions take place around 32 weeks (give or take a couple of weeks). Around that time you'll have a nice-sized baby belly, but shouldn't be too uncomfortable yet. Often times swelling kicks in in the last month of pregnancy, so it's best to have them done before  36 weeks.

What should I wear to my photo shoot?

Pinterest is a great resource for what-to-wear guides! This is a personal choice and preference, however, this is what I recommend:


  • wear what's comfortable in solid colors and simple patterns
  • avoid matching outfits and coordinate with 2-3 colors
  • avoid shirts with logos or writing on them
Can I bring props to my portrait session?

Yes, absolutely! I encourage the use of props if they're meaningful to you. Ultrasound photos, baby shoes, and books can personalize your maternity photos.

Knitted blankets and outfits given as gifts or passed down to your baby can add special meaning to newborn photos and baby photos.

Otherwise, in my posed newborn sessions, I provide all of the props based on my style in your choice of colors.

What if I need to cancel my portrait session?

As a mom, I understand that things come up; illness and unplanned events happen in life. No, worries. Your session can be rescheduled to another date and time that works for both of us.