I just love babies. Always have. Always will.
My love for babies started when I was just a little girl myself, all of 10 years old, working as an assistant at a home daycare across the street from where I grew up. I learned to change diapers, make bottles and simply just how to care for them. That started my 8-year “career” of baby sitting for neighborhood families and working as an Assistant Teacher at a local daycare center.
When I worked at the daycare center the majority of my time was spent with the toddlers, however, when I just needed a break I would go to the baby room. Heck, sometimes I would even take my lunch breaks in there! I didn’t care if they were all content or all fussy, I just loved them. Taking care of babies and children is so unbelievably rewarding. Working at the center was by far the most rewarding job I have ever had. The unconditional love you receive from a child is the best payment you can receive.
Photographing babies truly comes in a very close second; more like a 1st and a half. 🙂 It’s so satisfying and rewarding in so many different ways and still allows me to “take care” of my families and children in such a special way. Leaving your child’s care in the hands of another is the most trusting thing a parent could ever do, but trusting a photographer with these precious memories and moments is a whole other thing. These once-in-a-lifetime moments are so incredibly fleeting. All I can say is I’m humbled and I’m honored to be doing this for so many families. Thank you.
Enjoy these 6-month-photos of this crazy adorable little man!
Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90’s rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.