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Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

Professional Maternity, Newborn, Baby Milestone & Family photography in Minneapolis, MN


Since 2011, Alicea Rose Photography has helped hundreds of families in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area capture and document their beautiful start into parenthood with heartfelt maternity, newborn, and baby custom portrait photography.

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Hello and Welcome to Alicea Rose Photography! Where moments become memories and every click captures the essence of your journey into parenthood. As a passionate Minneapolis Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Photographer, I specialize in creating timeless images that celebrate the beauty and joy of this precious chapter in your life.

For moms-to-be and loving couples anticipating the arrival of their little ones, my goal is to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable photography experience.

From the radiant glow of pregnancy to the sweet and tender first days of newborn bliss, I believe in preserving these fleeting moments with authenticity and artistry. With an eye for detail and a heart dedicated to storytelling, I strive to create imagery that captures the connection between you and your bundle of joy.

It's not just about taking pictures - it's about crafting an experience that reflects the love, joy, and anticipation that fills your heart. Let's start this journey together and create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Newborn & Family Photography Services

in Minneapolis, MN

Whatever phase you're at in your motherhood journey and however you want to capture and document these moments, I promise you'll never regret it. Click below to learn more about the fun, joyful, and sentimental ways we can capture your maternity, newborn, baby milestone, and family moments today.

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Maternity Photography

This is where your story begins. How excited were you when you found out you were pregnant? You know this is one of the most important moments in your life and it deserves to be celebrated!

Maternity photography captures the love, joy, and anticipation of your little one's arrival. Through these images, your baby will always know how much they were loved even before they were born.

Maternity photos are typically taken between 28-34 weeks outdoors, at my studio, or in your home.

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Newborn Photography

The newborn stage goes by so freakin' fast! You blink and it's gone.

There are many ways to capture all of your newborn's tiny little details with newborn photography - A fresh 48 Hospital session, a Lifestyle Newborn session at home, or a Posed Newborn Photography session in the studio.

It doesn't matter how you choose to celebrate your little one coming into the world, it only matters that you do. Every baby deserves to know how much they were loved and cherished from the very beginning.

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Baby & Family Photography

Your baby will change and grow the fastest during their first year! Document and celebrate every milestone with beautiful Baby & Family Photography.

The biggest milestones are at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months. Most families choose to have photos taken at the "sitter stage" around 6-8 months, or their baby's first birthday.

Sessions can take place outdoors, at my studio, or in your home.

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Baby's First Year Photography Packages

Celebrate your baby's first year with a Baby's First Year Photography Package - from your pregnancy to your baby's first birthday.

These bundled packages include discounted sessions, payment plans, digital images at each session, and a complimentary Heirloom Baby Album - a year full of memories with images you chose of all of the big milestones in your baby's first year.

Create a custom package or go with one of the three most popular options other parents have chosen for their little ones.

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Maternity, Newborn & Baby's First Year Photography Reviews

"We used Alicea for our maternity & newborn photos. Alicea was so patient with our newborn when she started to cry and was able to soothe her so she could get the perfect picture. I was able to feed the baby before the session started and didn't feel rushed at all. She also had so many outfit and headband options for us to choose from so I didn't have to worry about buying an outfit for our daughter."

Tift Family

First Year Baby Plan

"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

Studio Newborn & Family Photography

"Magic is the word I would use to describe my experience working with Alicea. I am so glad to have chosen her to be my maternity, newborn, and one-year baby photographer. She worked like magic with my newborn. She is a professional whose work speaks for her. All in all amazing experience, splendid and fabulous photographs, and sweet memories to be cherished forever."

Nath Family

Maternity, Newborn & One Year Photos

I've got you covered Mama!

When it comes to your little ones, you want a an experienced photographer you can trust.

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The studio is stocked full of props like beautiful wraps, backdrops, buckets, baskets, headbands, bonnets, and more. As a first-time mom, you're more than likely to leave something back at home. I also provide diapers, wipes, and pacifiers, so rest assured your baby will be taken care of.


I provide a small number of beautiful maternity dresses and cute, neutral, and organic baby outfits available at the studio in case you forget something at home or want to try something new.


With many years of early childhood education as a former daycare teacher and 13+ years photographing newborns and babies, I have special skills to make even the gassiest newborns settle and the crankiest babies smile. 


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


While I can't always control how your baby will do during your session, I've been doing this long enough that I have a fast and efficient flow to my process. Babies have a short attention span and little patience. My goal is to have a fun, yet fast and efficient portrait session so you can get on with the rest of your day!

I know what you're thinking. So, how does all of this work?

In just 3 easy peasy steps, you'll have the beautiful maternity, newborn, and baby photos you've always dreamed of

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Step 1


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

I'll assist you with planning the perfect location, what to wear, and what to bring to your session.

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Step 2


Since we've planned for the perfect location, you're dressed to the nines, and fully prepared for your session you can just relax and have fun.

Through light posing and lots of snuggles, we'll capture beautiful memories of this time with your baby.

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Step 3


Check your inbox! 7-14 days after your session, you'll receive an email with a link to your online gallery of professionally edited high-resolution images ready for you to download!

You're free to print, display, and share your memories whenever and however you want.

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Have questions about your maternity, newborn, or baby photography session?

I'm here to help guide you every step of the way

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.

Do you offer prints, artwork, and session albums?

I do! Although my pricing is all-inclusive, which means you'll receive your beautiful images in high-resolution digital files, you'll have access to purchase professionally printed gift prints, artwork, and albums directly through your online gallery. There's no obligation, but it's there if you want it.

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