Maternity Photography Minneapolis, MN

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Expecting the arrival of your little one is a journey filled with anticipation, wonder, and an abundance of love.

From your beautiful baby bump to the loving gaze between you and your partner, your maternity journey deserves to be cherished and remembered.

I aim to make you feel comfortable, empowered, and radiant throughout your session.

Whether you prefer a serene outdoor setting or the cozy intimacy of my studio, I’ll work closely with you to ensure your vision comes to life.

Maternity Session Features

  • Maternity Sessions with Alicea are all-inclusive. You’ll receive the edited digital images from your gallery ready to download. You can print your photos at any lab of your choice.
  • Maternity Sessions are typically done when you’re between 28-34 weeks into your pregnancy. Waiting longer could cancel your session if you unexpectedly deliver earlier than your due date.
  • Sessions can take place outdoors at a local park, in your home, or at my studio located in the North Metro of the Twin Cities.
  • A small selection of maternity gowns is available for your use at the studio, but I highly encourage you to bring your own outfits to reflect your personal style in your photos.
  • Choice of a mama-only session, with your spouse, or family.
  • Receive $100 off when booked with a Newborn Session

Maternity Session Location Options

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Outdoors at Sunset

How about a beautiful evening outdoor maternity session in a field of tall grasses and wildflowers against the warmth of the setting sun during the golden hour? Your session starts 1.5 hours before sunset and lasts about an hour.


Outdoors in the Morning

If you’re a morning person, we can meet in the morning when the temps are a little cooler against the glow of the sunrise. Your session starts at either 9 am or 10 am and lasts about an hour.


The Studio

My portrait photography studio is a perfect location for a private and intimate maternity session with your partner and family. We can even sneak outdoors to the “backyard” for a few photos in the tall grasses and trees. Your session can start anytime between 9 am and 11 am and lasts about an hour.


In Your Home

Another option is to have a lifestyle maternity session at home! We can capture your joyful anticipation of your little bundle of joy in the nursery or any other room in your home. Your session can start anytime between 9 am and 11 am and lasts about an hour.


planning for your maternity session

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Maternity Portraits - What to Wear

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the best time to schdedule maternity photos?

The best time to schedule your maternity photos is between 30-34 weeks. Around that time you’ll have a nice-sized baby belly, but shouldn’t be too uncomfortable. 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 for my maternity photos?

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 – you’ll look and feel your best in clothing that fits well
  • dress for the weather and the season – avoid layers in the summer, but feel free to layer up for fall
  • solid colors and simple patterns like plaids and florals photograph the best
  • coordinate your outfits with 2-3 colors, but avoid matching outfits
  • avoid neon colors, logos, and anything with writing on it

You can always reach out as I’m happy to help when it comes to selecting outfits for your session!

Can I bring personal props to my maternity photo session?

Yes, absolutely! I encourage the use of props if they’re meaningful to you.

Ultrasound photos, baby shoes, knitted blankets, baby outfits, and books can personalize your maternity photos while capturing these sentimental items long after your baby has outgrown them.

How many outfits can I bring to my maternity photo session?

Most of my clients bring two different outfits to their maternity photo session with me. One outfit can be more dressy while the other can be more casual. Or, you can bring two different dresses for variety. This is especially useful when having both an indoor and outdoor photoshoot at the studio.

What if I deliver my baby before the scheduled maternity session date?

Unfortunately, we can’t go back in time, so it’s highly advised that you plan to schedule your session when you’re 30-34 weeks into your pregnancy. I have had a handful of mamas deliver their babies around 5-6 weeks early. In that case, the session fee can be transferred to another session.

Can my kids and pets come along for the photos?

Absolutely! Your spouse or partner, your children, and your family pets are welcome to your maternity photoshoot. As a mom and dog owner myself, I love working with kids and pets!