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Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

Professional Newborn Baby Photographer located in Minneapolis, MN

trusted by Twin Cities Minnesota parents since 2011

Alicea Rose Photography specializes in newborn and baby photography in Minneapolis with a light, clean, and classic style. My goal is to provide you with a fun and relaxing portrait experience that is stress-free resulting in beautiful and timeless newborn, baby, and family images you’ll cherish forever.

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Minneapolis Newborn & Family Portrait Photography

A Once in a Lifetime Moment Captured Forever

It's amazing how much love you feel for your baby even before they're born. The feelings of excitement and anticipation of meeting this new little person who will officially complete your family.

The moment your baby is placed in your arms is a moment you'll never forget. It fills a place in your heart with so much joy and love like you've never felt before.

This little person will change who you are forever - because now you'll go by a new name - Mama. I can't wait to celebrate that moment with you with beautiful newborn and family portraits.

Maternity, Newborn, Baby & Family Portrait Photography Services

Congratulations on your pregnancy or your new baby!

You may have waited all your life to become a mother or maybe this is a happy little surprise. Either way, you know this moment in your life needs to be documented with heartfelt images that capture the love and joy you have for this little human.

Wherever you are on your motherhood journey, you'll be forever grateful to have beautiful portraits of your pregnancy, your newborn's first days, and your precious baby's milestones to document this fleeting time in your life.

I promise. These images will become priceless and invaluable as your baby grows up over the years. You'll be so happy you invested in these memories with your baby and your family.

They're only little once. Capture this moment today!

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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!

Why choose Alicea Rose Photography for your newborn, baby, and family portraits?


  • easy online booking
  • private online client portal
  • wardrobe and styling assistance
  • a variety of location options - studio, outdoor, or your home
  • flexible scheduling - weekdays or weekends at no extra charge
  • a fun and easy-going photography session - I promise it's fun!
  • access to props, maternity dresses, and baby outfits at the studio
  • expert posing and retouching to make you look your best
  • all-inclusive session packages - your session will come with your digital images for your personal use
  • no separate sales appointments and no sales pressure!
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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!"

Lamb Family; Zimmerman, MN

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Meet Your Minneapolis Newborn & Baby Photographer

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

For over 13 years, I've worked with hundreds of families from all over the Twin Cities area documenting and preserving the start of their growing families through beautiful maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography.

My photography style is light, clean, and classic giving you timeless images you'll love and cherish forever.

My photo session style is a fun, light-hearted, and relaxing experience leaving you feeling like you just left a coffee date with your best friend rather than having your newborn and family photos taken. Even your partner will agree!

If this sounds like the newborn and family photography experience you're looking for, please reach out today! I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Alicea

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Newborn Session Information

Are you ready for a wonderful newborn photography experience? With over 13 years as a Minneapolis Newborn Photographer, I've become known as a bit of a "baby whisperer" calming the fussiest newborns and sending the most wide-awake babies into a peaceful dreamland. Through my background in early childhood education, being a mom, and years of photographing newborns and babies, I know how to read baby's cues to ensure a calm and peaceful newborn photography session resulting in the most beautiful and heartfelt images.

Whether we're at my cozy newborn photography studio, or in your home, my goal is to provide you with a relaxing session with a newborn and baby photographer who is empathetic and sympathetic to your needs as a new mama. I've been there. I get it.  I know exactly what you're going through. But I promise you, at least for the time that we're together, you'll forget about it all while you focus on the love you have for your new baby.

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When should newborn photos be taken?

Newborn photos are usually best taken in the first 2 weeks after birth for the curly and sleepy posed newborn photos. I find the sweet spot to be between 8-12 days. In the first week, your milk supply is still coming in, your baby's digestive system is still maturing, and your baby is learning how to feed. So you'll want to have that first week at home to adjust before the newborn photos since a "milk drunk" baby is best to achieve these types of photos.

In Home Lifestyle Newborn photos can be taken anytime in the first month. Most of my clients like having that extra time to settle in at home before having a photographer come to their home to take their newborn and family photos. If you want your baby to be more awake for the photos, I would suggest holding off until your baby is 3-4 weeks old.

Do newborn photos include parents and siblings?

The Deluxe Newborn Session includes parent and sibling photos. With this newborn photography session, I try to get at least a few family photos, each sibling with the baby, all siblings together, the mom with the baby, the dad with the baby, and the baby alone.

For the posed newborn session at the studio, the first 20-30 minutes are dedicated to just family photos. The rest of the 2-3 hour session focuses on your baby's posed newborn photos as they are the star of the show!

For the in home lifestyle newborn session, we go with the flow in no particular order. It's not uncommon to be taking photos of mom and dad with the baby and for the older sibling to jump in the shot (both literally and figuratively)!

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What will I need to bring to my newborn photography session?

The only thing you need to bring to your newborn photoshoot is the baby and the diaper bag! My newborn photography studio is stocked with everything we need to create beautiful and artistic images of your newborn.

When you arrive at the studio, we'll discuss some color options for the baby's posed photos. I'll create a variety of images using soft wraps, outfits, headbands, hats, bonnets, and wooden props like baby beds, crates, and bowls to create your newborn photos. I also use a posing table that sits low to the ground to create the "sleepy" photos of your baby.

Every newborn prop, pose, and image created puts your baby's safety first. Always.

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How About a Complimentary Mini Maternity Session?


When you book your Newborn Photography Session, you'll receive a complimentary mini-maternity photo session just for you, Mama!

This 30-minute mini-maternity photo session is held at my studio in Brooklyn Park and comes with 10 images of your choice.

Want to include your spouse and family? A Maternity & Family Session would be right for you. Save $200 when a Maternity & Family Session is booked with a Newborn Photo Session.

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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

Ready to Book Your Newborn Photography Session?

My goal is to make this a simple, easy, and fun process from booking your newborn photography to having your final images. Communication is very important to me, which is why you’ll receive several emails along the way preparing you and your family for your newborn 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 session prep 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 of 50+ professionally edited high-resolution images ready for you to download!

Your images come with a printing rights release, so you can print and share your images wherever and however you want.

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.

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