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Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

trusted by Minnesota parents since 2011

Simple. Joyful. Timeless.

Alicea Rose Photography specializes in newborn and family portraits in the Minneapolis area with a simple, joyful, and timeless style. My goal is to provide you with a wonderful newborn session experience that is stress-free for your family in supporting you through your motherhood journey.

Babies change and grow so quickly, but timeless newborn images last a lifetime

Nothing will compare to the love you feel for your baby. And that love deserves to be captured forever.

I'll create stunning photos and artwork of your little one that will hold everlasting value and be cherished for generations to come through a stress-free newborn photography experience.

As a Minneapolis Newborn Photographer, I'd be honored to capture and preserve all the little details of your new baby and the precious moments shared by you and your family.

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From your pregnancy to your baby's first birthday and beyond

These fleeting moments of parenthood will go by quicker than any other time of your life. And it's worth capturing with classic, timeless, and joyful maternity, newborn, and baby photography.

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Your journey starts with your pregnancy! If you're looking for a maternity photographer in the Minneapolis area, you've come to the right place. Click to learn more about maternity phtography.

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The newborn phase goes by in the blink of an eye! If you're looking for a newborn photographer in the Minneapolis area, click to learn more about your newborn photography options.

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Baby & Family

Every milestone in your baby's first year is worth celebrating and capturing through beautiful baby photos. These sessions are perfect from 2-3 months and beyond. Click to learn more about baby photography.

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First Year Baby Plan Photography Package

Multiple motherhood sessions offering discounted rates, priority scheduling, and complimentary Heirloom Baby Album capturing the important first year milestones. Click to learn more!

Newborn Session Information

The Newborn Portrait Process

My goal is to make this a simple, easy, and fun process from booking your newborn session to having your final images in your hands and on your walls. Here is what you can expect when you reserve your portrait session.

Step 1


Simply fill out the contact form to get in touch. We can chat through email or by phone and discuss the details of your newborn photography session.

Once your session is booked, you'll receive a link to an online client portal and a Session Planning Guide, so you'll be fully prepared before your session day.

Step 2


It's your baby's big day! Your newborn session will take place at my studio or in your home, depending on the type of session you book.

If you're coming to the studio, you just need to bring the baby and the diaper bag and I'll take care of the rest while you get to relax.

Step 3


7-14 days after your session, you'll receive an email with a link to your online gallery. From here you'll watch a beautiful slideshow of your images and choose your Digital Image Package.

Packages contain a set amount of digital images and a complimentary store credit, which can be used towards heirloom artwork and albums to enjoy forever!

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"These photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much, I am so happy we were able to get in with you! Absolutely thrilled! You did an amazing shoot, everyone I show them to melts. Going to be difficult to choose a print, I could put them all up! Probably wouldn't have the wall space though!"

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Fully Stocked Minneapolis Newborn Photography Studio + Years of Experience

Don't worry, Mama! I've got you covered.

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01 The studio is stocked full of beautiful wraps, backdrops, buckets, baskets, headbands, bonnets, and more. I also provide diapers, wipes, and pacifiers for your convenience.

02I provide maternity dresses and baby outfits that are available at the studio in case you forget something at home, or just want to try something new.

03 With many years of early childhood education and 12+ years photographing newborns and babies, I have special skills to make even the gassiest newborns settle and crankiest babies smile. 

04Acne, hair fly-aways, under eye bags? Not in your photos! I can make even the most tired and sleep-deprived mamas look radiant in their photos!

05 Worried your man-friend or husband won't have a good time? No need to worry. With two older brothers, a husband, and a teenage son, I think I can handle him.

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About Alicea - Meet Your Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

I'm Alicea, your Minneapolis Newborn Photographer, known for being fun-loving, overly optimistic, and a bit sentimental.

It brings me immense joy to capture these precious and fleeting moments for you and your loved ones. As a fellow parent, I understand the chaotic and crazy nature of this phase in life, but also how quickly it passes.

It feels like time goes into hyperdrive once you have a baby. You'll find yourself longing for the days when your newborn fit perfectly in your arms, sleeping peacefully, or when you could effortlessly toss your 6-month-old baby in the air.

Before you know it, they're off to kindergarten or high school, just like my little one.

Together we'll document these precious moments so that you'll never forget them.

I can't wait to hear from you!

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"Hi Alicea, These are BEAUTIFUL! I am just overjoyed. I couldn’t be happier with what you captured and will be recommending you to all my friends with kiddos."

Tips & Advice for Minneapolis Newborn Families

For a lot of my clients, coming into parenthood is a completely new experience. As a Minneapolis Newborn Photographer, I want you to feel fully prepared before our session together. While you’ll be receiving regular communication with me through email and your private online client portal, below are some articles you can read before your photography session to really make you feel at ease. And of course, I’m always available through email and by phone when you have specific questions about your upcoming maternity, newborn, baby, or family photoshoot.

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Newborn Photography

Why You Need to Hire a Professional Newborn Photographer

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Newborn Photography Sessions

Learn the difference between Posed Newborn Photos and In Home Lifestyle Newborn Photos

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Posed Newborn Photos at the Studio

How you can be best prepared for the posed newborn photos at the studio

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do you take family portraits?

I do! But these sessions are reserved for clients returning to me after an initial newborn or baby portrait session.

When is the best time for pregnancy photos?

Maternity photo sessions take place between 28-34 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 your photos taken 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; instead, coordinate with 2-3 colors
  • avoid shirts with logos or writing on them
  • long dresses/pants look best
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.

What can I buy with the Gallery Store Credit?

The Gallery Store Credit you receive with your Digital Image Collection can be looked at as a gift certificate or coupon to be used in your online gallery store towards gift prints, wall art, albums, and more.

With the Petite and Classic Collections, you can buy additional digital files if you don't want any tangible products.