Brooklyn Park, MN Newborn, Baby & Maternity PhotographerDocumenting the most important firsts for you and your new baby!
Providing simple, elegant, and modern newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography for growing Twin Cities families.
Baby & Family Photography
Meet Your Photographer
Hello and Welcome!
I'm Alicea, wife, mom, and Minneapolis, MN Newborn, Baby, Maternity, and Family Photographer. I specialize in capturing the precious first moments of your baby's life and creating beautiful memories you'll treasure forever.
For me, family photography is more than just a job - it's a passion. As a former daycare teacher, I adore working with babies and take great care to create a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for both babies and parents.
I've been photographing newborns and babies for over 12 years, and I feel grateful to have captured so many precious memories for so many wonderful Twin Cities families.
I'm honored you're here and I'd love to work with you and your family, too!
Minneapolis Newborn & Family Photos
"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!"
Hello and Welcome!
I’m Alicea, a Newborn, Baby, and Maternity Photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. I specialize in capturing the precious first moments of your baby’s life and creating beautiful memories you’ll treasure forever.
For me, family photography is more than just a job – it’s a passion. I adore working with babies and take great care to create a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for both babies and parents.
I’ve been photographing newborns and babies for over 12 years, and I feel grateful to have captured so many precious memories for so many wonderful Twin Cities families.
I’d be honored to work with you and your family to create timeless, beautiful memories.
Learn More About Maternity, Newborn, Baby & Family Photography in Minneapolis
Are you expecting a little one or hoping to capture beautiful memories of your babies while they're still small? A maternity, newborn, or baby milestone session is the perfect way to capture the love and joy of your family.
Investing in a family photography session with your little one is an investment in your family's memories. It's a way to preserve these fleeting moments and create something beautiful that you can hang on your walls, share with loved ones, and treasure for years to come.
So why not treat yourself and your family to a photography session today?
Minneapolis Newborn Photographer
capturing the first days forever
Posed Newborn Photography is best done when your baby is between 5-14 days old. This is when newborn babies are their sleepiest and most flexible for posing.
Lifestyle newborn photoshoots take place anytime within your baby's first 4 weeks after delivery.
My schedule books several weeks or months in advance, so it's best to contact me in the 2nd trimester of your pregnancy. My availability fluctuates, so feel free to contact me and I can let you know what dates I have open following your due date.
If you've already delivered your baby, please contact me ASAP as I may have a last-minute opening. Click below to learn more!
Minneapolis Baby Photographer
documenting the joyful first year milestones
Your Baby Milestone Photography session can be done at any age or stage in your baby's first year.
Most parents prefer to capture their baby when their baby starts sitting independently around 6-8 months old, and then again at their baby's first birthday. The One Year Cake Smash session is a fun way to capture this big milestone in your baby's life.
The Cake Smash portion of the session is added to the end of the one-year photo shoot, so babies can get as messy as they want.
Baby milestone portrait sessions can take place in my studio, outdoors, or even in your own home. Click below to learn more!
Minneapolis Maternity Photographer
cherishing this fleeting time before baby's arrival
Maternity Photography sessions are best done between 28-34 weeks into your pregnancy when you have a nice round belly but haven’t become too uncomfortable.
I want you to look and feel your best for your pregnancy photos. Whether we're outdoors at sunset, or at the studio for a morning photoshoot, you'll be glowing!
At my studio, we can go outside for additional images as tall grasses and wildflowers are nearby.
My availability fluctuates, so feel free to contact me and I can let you know what dates I have open. Click below to find out more!
Creating Simple, Elegant, and Modern Portraits for Twin Cities, MN Families
a simple and easy process for busy parents
→ The first step is to reach out and contact me to schedule your maternity, newborn, or baby portrait session. A session fee deposit and signed portrait agreement lock you in. Everything is done online with the ease of your tablet or computer.
→ On the day of your session, you’ll be excited to work with a photographer who has loads of experience and patience working with newborns and babies and will provide you with stunning and heartfelt images you’ll be proud to display around your home.
→ Within 2 weeks after your session, you’ll get to choose your favorite images from your online gallery and purchase your digital image collection, gift prints for the grandparents, wall art for your home, and a session album for your coffee table. All from the comfort of your own home.
the Burning Questions
I know you have them
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 is a Print Credit?
The Print 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. Preserving your memories for years to come!