Alicea Rose Photography specializes in newborn photography, baby photography, and maternity photography. Trusted by discerning Minneapolis, MN parents and parents-to-be since 2011. Alicea brings the experience, expertise and patience that working with newborns and babies requires. Her clean, simple and timeless images of pure joy celebrating your pregnancy through your baby's first birthday tell the most beautiful story you'll cherish forever.
Nothing goes faster than your pregnancy and your baby's first year; capture these moments before it's too late.
"Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in your heart". ~ Winnie the Pooh
I'm so glad you're here! It means that you're expecting a new baby soon, or recently had a baby; congratulations to you and your growing family!!
Having a baby is life-changing, joyful, scary, exciting and exhausting, but all so worth it! Family means everything to me and I know you wouldn't be here if it didn't mean everything to you, too.
Your story (and I can't wait to hear yours) is worth celebrating with beautiful images of your pregnancy, baby and family. You'll walk past the photos on your walls or sit down to look through your photo album with nothing but the fondest memories. Because that's what photos do; they capture moments and freeze them in time creating the most wonderful memories.
I can't wait to be your photographer and start capturing your pregnancy, newborn's first images and your baby's milestones for you today.
Hi! I'm Alicea. I'm a Minneapolis, MN area native, wife, mom, dog mom and professional Minneapolis Baby Photographer. For over 11 years I've photographed hundreds of newborns, babies and families from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. Next to being a daycare teacher, it's the best job I've ever had!
I know finding a photographer to capture your newborn's first images, their milestones during their first year and your short-lived pregnancy can be a daunting task. Rest assured, I have extensive experience in safety, handling and posing newborns and lots of experience working with older babies, too. Your baby and your memories will always be in the very best hands.
I'm covid-19 vaccinated and boosted and continue to wear a mask in the studio. Your family's safety is always my #1 priority!
"Magic is the word I would use to describe my experience with Alicea. I am so glad to have chosen her to be my maternity and newborn photographer. She worked like magic with my newborn and delivered splendid pictures and memories which we will cherish forever. Each and every person who viewed those pictures couldn’t stop appreciating them. She is a professional whose work speaks for her. If you want fabulous pictures with an amazing experience, dont even think twice. She looks into each and every details and listens to the client and makes them super comfortable. All in all I was so happy to have trusted my instincts when I searched in google for maternity and newborn photographer that I am planning to book her for my baby’s one year package as well. All in all amazing experience splendid and fabulous photographs and sweet memories to be cherished forever. Thanks Alicea so much."
~ Shilpi Nath
Newborn Photography is best done between the ages of 5-14 days for posed newborn portraits. This is when newborn babies are their sleepiest and most flexible for posing. Lifestyle newborn photoshoots can 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 your 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. I will work with older newborns up to 4 weeks if that is the case.
Baby Photography can be done at any age or stage in your baby's life. My personal favorites are the 6 months to 8 months "sitter stage" and baby's first birthday. The 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 on to the end of the one year photo shoot, so baby can get as messy as they want. My baby milestone portrait sessions can take place in my studio, outdoors or even in your own home.
Maternity Photography sessions are best done in your 2nd trimester of your pregnancy. We'll schedule your session date between 28-34 weeks 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! I love taking maternity photos outdoors at sunset, however my studio is always available for a more private session. At my studio, we can even go outside for some images as there is tall grasses and wildflowers behind the building. My availability fluctuates, so feel free to contact me and I can let you know what dates I have open.
Proud member of Professional Photographers of America; 2011-2022
Qualified Newborn Photographer Certification issued by APNPI
Best Newborn Photographers in Minneapolis by Expertise; 2016-2022
Best Family Photographers in Maple Grove by Expertise 2022
Awarded Top 75 Maternity Photography Blogs in the world
Volunteer photographer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation