Document Your Baby’s Milestones

Minneapolis Baby Photography

Your baby’s first year goes by pretty quickly! Before you know it your newborn is sitting, crawling, and walking all over the place.

Let’s capture your baby’s most significant milestones in their first year before those moments are gone.

Minneapolis Baby Photographer – Studio and On Location

Capturing joyful and sweet baby milestones in baby’s first year

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I understand that every parent wants to treasure the precious moments of their little ones. That’s why I’m here to capture and create beautiful memories that you and your family cherish forever.

As a Minneapolis Baby Photographer, I specialize in capturing baby milestone moments, from the first smile to the first steps. Every child is unique and I take great care in designing personalized sessions to reflect your baby’s personality and style.

When you choose me, you can be sure that you are working with an experienced photographer who will handle your precious little one with care, patience, and love.

Don’t miss the chance to capture these cherished moments of your baby. Contact us today to schedule your session!

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The Baby Session Process

1-2-3 easy peasy steps


Your first step is to reach out to me. Based on your current availability we can try and find a date and time that work best for your session.

Baby Photography Portrait sessions are typically scheduled to capture your baby’s most significant milestones; 6-month “sitter” session and One Year “first birthday” session.


On the day of your session, we’ll meet at my studio or outdoor location to capture your baby and family just as you are now.

Baby Photography Portrait sessions typically last about 1 hour and are held in the morning when your baby is happiest.


The Big Reveal! 1-2 weeks following your baby portrait session, you’ll receive a link to your private online portrait gallery. All images will be fully edited and retouched.

You’ll select your digital image collection from here and use your Print Store Credit to order gift prints, wall art, and session albums.

To ensure a great experience for all of my clients, I take a limited number of sessions each month. This guarantees your gallery is delivered to you within 2 weeks of your session.

It’s best to reach out early when inquiring about a baby milestone and family photography session. Sign up for my First Year Collections Baby Plan for priority scheduling!


Digital Images + Heirloom Artwork = Happy Parents!

The Session Fee listed below secures your date on my calendar and covers the time/talent of the photographer only.

Digital Image Collections start at $595 and include a Print Credit to use in your online gallery store towards birth announcements, gift prints, wall art, and albums.

View Digital Collection Pricing here.

Baby Portrait Session

Those gummy smiles and chubby cheeks don't last forever. Your baby's first year goes by so fast (too fast) that you need a little pause button to slow everything down. Let me be your button!

  • 1-hour session in the studio or outdoors
  • For ages 3 months to One Year
  • Baby portraits and/or family portraits
  • Access to all props in the studio
  • 2-3 outfits for baby

Session Fee: $150

The Session Fee does not include digital images or prints. Digital Collections start at $595. Click here for full investment pricing.

First Year Baby Plans

combine and save with a first year baby plan package

My most popular First Year Baby Plan Packages are fully customizable to the first-year milestones you want to document the most. From your pregnancy to your baby's first birthday!

Popular First Year Baby Plans are listed below. All plans can be customized to any combination of 3 or more sessions to fit your needs.

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Collection 1

3 Session Collection:

Maternity, Classic Newborn, and One Year

3 Session Plan Fee: $300 (save $300)

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Collection 2

3 Session Collection:

Classic Newborn, 6 Month, and One Year

3 Session Plan Fee: $300 (save $300)

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Collection 3

4 Session Collection:

Maternity, Classic Newborn, 6 Month, and One Year

4 Session Plan Fee: $375 (save $375)

Pricing is subject to change without notice. MN Sales Tax is added to all session fees and purchased products including digital files. All sales are final.

I’ve got you covered, Mama!

01 Everything for your baby session is provided for you. The studio is full of beautiful wraps, backdrops, buckets, baskets, headbands, bonnets, and more.

02I provide baby outfits and diaper covers that are available at the studio in case you forget something at home, or just want to try something new.

03 With many years of early childhood education and 12+ years photographing newborns and babies, I have special skills to make even the gassiest newborns settle and crankiest babies smile. 

04Acne, hair fly-aways, under-eye bags? Not in your photos! I got you covered. I can make even the most tired and sleep-deprived mamas look radiant in their photos!

05 Worried your man-friend or husband won’t have a good time? No need to worry. With two older brothers, a husband, and a teenage son, I think I can handle him.

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 sessions take place around 32 weeks (give or take a couple of 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 them done 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!