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Brooklyn Park Newborn Photographer

Maternity, Newborn, Baby & Family Photography

Since 2011, Alicea Rose Photography has provided simple, joyful, and timeless newborn and family photography for growing families in the Brooklyn Park, MN area. 

Offering studio posed newborn, in-home lifestyle newborn, baby milestone, family, and maternity photography.

For Twin Cities parents wanting to celebrate the start & growth of their family through joyful & heartfelt newborn & family photography

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Hello & Welcome!

Alicea Rose Photography is one of Minneapolis, Minnesota's premier professional Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Milestone Photographers and has been serving the Twin Cities, MN area for over 13 years.

I know it's important for you to choose a photographer with patience and experience working with newborns and babies. As a mom and former daycare teacher with a background in early childhood care, you can trust you have that with me.

And as a busy mom, I know how important it is for you to capture the fleeting moments in your baby's life from the earliest newborn days to your baby's first steps. I'll help you document this beautiful time in your life through timeless newborn & family portraits you'll cherish forever.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you on creating beautiful memories ensuring you never miss a moment on your motherhood journey.

"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!"

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Studio Newborn & Family Photography

Minneapolis Maternity, Newborn & Baby Milestone Photography services

Session Information & Portfolio

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 expecting? 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 Milestone & 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 around 11-12 months. Pets and siblings are welcome to join us for the fun, too!

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

"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, Minneapolis, MN

The custom portrait experience: how it works

My process is simple and uncomplicated for busy and hard-working parents with easy online booking, flexible scheduling, and all-inclusive photography packages that include digital images.

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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.

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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, some snuggling, and a lot of laughs, we'll capture you, your baby, and your family just as you are in this moment.

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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.

"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

Maternity, Newborn & One Year Photos, Minneapolis, MN

Learn More About Your Minneapolis & Twin Cities Minnesota Newborn & Family Photographer

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Alicea Tomshine, owner of Alicea Rose Photography, is an award-winning Newborn, Baby & Family Photographer located in Minneapolis, MN.

Hey there! I'm Alicea, wife, mom, and Professional Photographer.

For the past 13 years, I've documented the start and growth of hundreds of couples, single moms, and families as they welcome a new baby (or babies) into their family or celebrate a milestone in their baby's first year. It has brought me more joy than any other job has and it's been my honor to provide this service to families in Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities, MN area.

I started my business in 2011 when my son was just a baby. What started as a passionate hobby turned into a blooming career rather quickly. My clients have always been drawn to my joyful, clean, and timeless style of photography using simple props that always keep the focus on your baby.

As a former daycare center teacher and lifelong lover of all things baby, I have a knack for settling newborns and making even the crankiest babies smile all while keeping safety at the forefront of every session.

I promise your baby and your memories will be in the very best of hands.

I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Sincerely, Alicea

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Tips & Advice from your Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

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Newborn Portraits

Learn about the differences between in home lifestyle and studio posed newborn photography

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Why you should hire a Professional Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

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Baby Portraits

Not sure what to wear to your baby and family photography session? Get tips and advice here!

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Maternity Portraits

Get tips and advice on what to wear to your maternity session with links to where to buy stylish and affordable maternity gowns

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.