Learn about Minneapolis Baby Photographer, Alicea Tomshine
Hi! I’m Alicea and I specialize in custom newborn photography, baby photography, and maternity photography in the Twin Cities area. Born and raised in Minnesota, I currently live in Maple Grove with my wonderful husband, rambuncious son and rescue dog, Masha.
I can’t think of a time in my life when I didn’t love babies. I started working at a home daycare at age 10 and started babysitting for local families at age 11. At age 16, I worked at a daycare center where I was promoted over the years to assistant teacher.
My husband encouraged me to start my photography business after our son was born. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis which lead me to quitting my office job. Becoming a photographer gave me the flexibility to continue to work while taking care of our son and his medical needs.
Professional Family Portrait Photographer
This year, I’m celebrating 11 years as a Professional Photographer. This is the longest job I’ve ever had and I truly, truly love it! I started my photography business in 2011, but found my niche in 2015 when I made the switch to solely be a Minneapolis newborn-baby-maternity photographer.
I have extensive experience in early childhood education and care. As well as the knowledge, expertise and experience in newborn handling, posing and safety that has come with over 11 years on the job.
In my spare time I love to read on my Kindle, work on jigsaw puzzles, work out, watch the Minnesota Wild, Vikings and Twins games on TV, and just spend time with my family. I’m fiercely competitive, especially when it comes to board games, card games, video games, nerf gun battles…yeah, pretty much anything.
I can’t wait to meet you and learn more about you and your family, too!