Minneapolis First Year Baby Plan Photography Packages

A Minneapolis First Year Baby Plan Photo Packge is a beautiful and complete way to create a custom story for your baby.

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A Whole Year of Firsts Beautiful Captured with a Minneapolis First Year Baby Plan Photography Package

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First Year Baby Plans include:

  • $100 off each Digital Collection ordered after each session
  • Priority Scheduling
  • Complimentary Heirloom First Year Baby Album

Also includes:

  • Session Planning Guide and Styling Assistance
  • Use of props at the studio
  • First Birthday Cake Smash decorations



Minneapolis First Year Baby Plan Photography Pricing

The Baby Plan Creative Fee is due upon booking to reserve your session dates on the calendar and does not include any digital or printed products. A discounted Digital Collection is ordered after each session.

Clients can expect to invest between $495 – $795 on their Digital Image Collection purchased after each session. Each collections comes with a complimentary gallery store credit which can be used towards birth announcements, gift prints, wall art, and albums.

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Peterson Family

Minneapolis First Year Baby Plan Photography

"Hi, Alicea - The photos turned out beautiful! Thank you for all of your work with these! We absolutely love them!"

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Maternity Photography Session

This is where your baby’s story really begins. You can’t see your little bundle of joy quite yet, but you sure can feel their kicks and hiccups.

These are the final days together before you officially become a family. Putting your baby bump front and center, you’ll bond together over the joy and anticipation of meeting your new little person.

And your baby will love to look back at these images showing how much you loved them even before they were born.


Newborn Photography Session

This moment. The moment you’ve waited for for so long is finally here. You’re a mom!

The newborn days go by in the blink of an eye. Through the baby fog, let me help you remember all the details that you’ll never want to forget.

The way they were so little they would fit snuggly in your arms. The sweet smell of their little head. And the way their tiny hand grips your finger.

Choose between a Studio Session or an In-Home Lifestyle Session

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3-4 Month Photography Session

The first time your baby smiles at you will completely melt your heart. Something you said or did got a real reaction!

The 3-4 month session is where those first real smiles come out. Your baby might even be able to hold up their head for a little bit during tummy time.

Either way, we’ll capture you together as a family celebrating this sweet milestone.

The Sitter Photography Session

The sitter session can take place anytime between 6-8 Months. This is where your baby will reach another big milestone; sitting unassisted! Watch those strong back muscles go!

And don’t even get me started on those chubby little legs.

Looking back on these photos will remind you of how adorable they were as they sat up so proudly while belly-laughing at your silly faces and sounds.

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One Year / Cake Smash Photography Session

Your baby is One Year Old! The first birthday has arrived and what a year it has been.

From a tiny, sleepy newborn to a lively and curious toddler with a mind of their own. Now it’s time to commemorate this milestone with one year and family photos. And why not make it even more special with a First Birthday Cake Smash?

Let’s capture your baby’s journey through family photos, one-year portraits, and a cake smash, all beautifully compiled in a complimentary Heirloom First Year Baby album.

The Complimentary Heirloom First Year Album

After your last session in your First Year Baby Plan, which is usually the first birthday session, you’ll be presented with a new online gallery. This new gallery will have all the images from each session, so you can choose which ones you want to include in your album.

The album is a high-quality, professionally printed album with thick press-printed pages coated to protect the pages from fingerprint oils and damaging UV rays.

This album is truly a keepsake and my way of saying Thank You for choosing me as your baby’s photographer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 can I buy with the Gallery Store Credit?

The Gallery Store 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.

With the Petite and Classic Collections, you can buy additional digital files if you don't want any tangible products.