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Minneapolis Family Photographer

Hi! I’m Alicea, a Minneapolis Family Photographer specializing in newborn, baby, and maternity photography.

I’m a Minnesota native living in Maple Grove with my wonderful husband, son, and rescue pup, Masha.

Being baby-obsessed all my life I have always gravitated toward working with babies and families. Working as a daycare teacher was one of my favorite jobs before all of my corporate jobs got in the way.

I became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my son and his Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis.

It didn’t last too long before picking up my camera and starting my photography business working with babies and families once again.

I’ve been in your shoes. With all the ups and downs of becoming a mom, these moments are worth capturing. I’m excited to be your Minneapolis family photographer! Let’s capture these moments together during your life’s most exciting, exhausting, and joyful journey called Motherhood.

wife, mama, dog mom, Minneapolis family photographer

babies are my favorite people

Babies are simply the best! They bring hope, love, and joy into a crazy and chaotic world. I can’t imagine doing anything other than photographing your motherhood journey with your baby.

If you couldn’t wait to be a mom, you’re my people.

I knew I wanted nothing more than to be a mom from the time I held my first baby.

I was just a 10-year-old girl when my neighbor who lived across the street from me offered to let me work for her at her home daycare.

She taught me how to hold a newborn, change a diaper, and make a bottle. Taking care of those little ankle-biters made me incredibly happy.

Soon I was creating a Babysitter’s Club (yes, based on the books) and started babysitting up a storm for the next 6 years for all the families in my neighborhood.

I went on to work as a daycare center aide turned teacher before I got sucked into the corporate world (womp, womp).

family posed in park for baby's first birthday photos

You know being a mom doesn’t come without its challenges.

After getting married in 2007 came the birth of our son in 2009. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just 2 weeks old, so I quit my corporate job to stay home to care for him.

My husband and I thought it best to avoid daycares to keep him as healthy as possible.  I mean, they are little germ factories; I should know as I used to work at one.

Between exhausting days with lots of doctor appointments, I found joy in picking up my camera and photographing his journey.

Alicea Rose Photography was born in 2011

With a growing baby at home, I was able to dedicate more time to my photography hobby and study along with some of the best newborn and family photographers in the industry.

I joined Click (formally known as ClickinMoms) and several other photography communities to hone my skills. Within 2 years my business was up and running!

Somedays I can’t believe it’s been as long as it has! But I truly, truly love this job as a Minneapolis Family Photographer.

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Learn More About Newborn, Baby, & Maternity Photography Sessions

Baby & Family Photography

capturing those gummy smiles and chubby rolls

Minneapolis Baby Photography sessions can be done at any age or stage in your baby's first year between the ages of 3 months and One Year Old.

I offer both studio baby photography and outdoor baby photography. All sessions include family photos, sibling photos, and your baby's portraits.

Most of my clients prefer to capture their baby when their baby starts sitting independently around 6-8 months old. This session is often referred to as the "sitter session".  This is the best time to capture those chubby legs and gummy smiles!

The next big milestone in your baby's life is turning One Year Old!  This session also includes family, siblings, and pets if you have them.

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.

Click below to learn more about baby milestone photography!

Maternity & Family Photography

capture this fleeting time before baby's arrival

Minneapolois Maternity Photography sessions are such a great way to document your family before your baby's arrival. These sessions can be of you alone, or with your family and pets!

Maternity photos are best taken between 30-34 weeks into your pregnancy. Around this time you should have a nice round belly but haven’t become too uncomfortable.

Waiting until after 34 weeks isn't advised. In your last month of pregnancy, the baby grows the most leading to most moms being uncomfortable. There's also a risk of delivering the baby early, which would mean missing out on having your maternity photos.

I want you to look and feel your best for your pregnancy photos! You'll love taking maternity photos outdoors at sunset, however, my studio is always available for a more private session.

At my studio, we can go outside for some additional images as there are tall grasses and wildflowers 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!

Schedule a Minneapolis Family Photography Session

Schedule your newborn, baby, or maternity session today! Session dates are limited each month to ensure newborn session availability and timely delivery of galleries.