Newborn Photography Minneapolis, MN

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Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your precious baby! It’s my honor to capture the fleeting moments of your baby’s tiny details preserving them as timeless treasures for you to cherish forever.

Whether you prefer the cozy comforts of your home or the serene ambiance of my studio, I offer both in-home and studio sessions to accommodate your preferences and needs. I aim to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience for you and your newborn.

With gentle posing and an eye for detail, I create newborn and family images that tug at your heartstrings and evoke precious memories for years to come.

The Newborn Session Experience

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In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography

What to Expect:

On the day of your relaxing in-home lifestyle newborn session, you’ll invite me into your home and give me a little tour. We’ll chat a little bit about how you’re feeling and how the baby is doing. There’s no need to go off schedule, so you can feed, change, and snuggle your baby as needed.

Most parents like taking photos of their newborn and family in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. So, I always recommend tidying up those areas before I arrive.

As we go through each room, I’ll lightly pose and guide you as we capture these once-in-a-lifetime images of you, your spouse, and any siblings with your new baby. The focus will be on your love, joy, and connection with each other.

The lifestyle newborn session will last about 1 hour, but there’s no time limit on these sessions. I stay as long as needed to capture every image you want to tell your baby’s story.

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In Studio Posed Newborn Photography

What to Expect:

On the day of your session, I’ll invite you into my cozy newborn and family photography studio. We’ll chat a bit about how you’re feeling and how the baby is doing. I love hearing about the birth, so be prepared to share the details!

Depending on your baby’s schedule, we may start with a feeding before we start with your family photos. During family photos, your baby will be wrapped keeping the baby warm and comfortable, or in an outfit you may have brought from home.

After family photos, I’ll take over safely and gently posing your baby and styling each pose with beautiful and timeless props and accessories in the colors of your choice.

This is a great time for you to rest, relax, or get caught up on emails while your trusted newborn photographer creates a gallery of images you’ll treasure forever. You can even take a nap and get caught up on that much-needed sleep.

The posed newborn session typically lasts about 2-3 hours, but there’s no time limit on these sessions. We’ll stay as long as needed to create a beautiful gallery you’ll be proud to hang on your walls and preserve in an heirloom album.

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“Hi, Alicea, Wow, wow, wow, these are so great! We can’t thank you enough for these and will be sure to recommend you to others when they’re also in need of great newborn photos. Thank you again!”

Isaac & Michelle

Happy Newborn Photography Clients, Posed Newborn and Family Photos in the Studio

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Newborn Safety

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It’s truly important when searching for a Minneapolis Newborn Photographer, that you check their credentials and make sure they have completed newborn safety training.

I’m happy to let you know I have completed the safety training required through APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International). I also have a long history of working with infants as a newborn photographer for over 13 years and through my experience as a daycare center teacher.

Posing newborns is a delicate task. All of my posing puts babies in a natural, safe, and comfortable position without the need for an assistant. I would never put your baby in harm’s way for the sake of my art.

When choosing a newborn photographer; choose wisely.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the best time to schedule a newborn session?

Posed newborn sessions are scheduled when the baby is between 5-10 days old. Lifestyle newborn sessions happen anytime in the first 6 weeks. It’s best to contact me during your 2nd trimester to get a spot on my calendar. I have a limited number of sessions available each month for newborns, but sometimes have an opening for a last minute session.

What if my baby arrives early, or I go past my due date?

It’s pretty rare for a baby to be born right on their due date. Babies arrive on their own time unless you’re scheduled for an induction. Once you’re booked, you’re guaranteed your session will take place within 2 weeks of the baby’s birth. Rest assured, your session will be scheduled right on time.

What time do newborn sessions take place?

Newborn sessions typically start around 10 am. Studio sessions can go about 2-3 hours while in-home lifestyle sessions take about 1-2 hours. Mornings are always the baby’s best time of day. Afternoon and early evening get into the “witching hours”, which we want to avoid.

Can I bring props to my newborn portrait session?

Yes, of course! I highly encourage the use of props that hold personal significance to you. Whether it’s a knitted blanket or an outfit that has been gifted to your baby or passed down, incorporating these items into your newborn photos can bring a unique and heartfelt touch.

In my posed newborn sessions, I gladly provide all the props based on my style, allowing you to choose the colors that resonate with you. I understand the importance of capturing these special moments and creating a meaningful experience for you.

Should I bring outfits for my newborn to wear?

Not unless you have a special outfit you’re really wanting your newborn photographed in. Newborns often “swim” in newborn clothing, which doesn’t always photograph the best. I use specialized newborn props in the studio that are meant solely for newborn photography so they fit right and look good in the images.

What if I want to document multiple milestones of my baby?

I offer a very popular First Year Baby Plan that many of my clients sign up for. The first-year baby plan documents multiple sessions in your baby’s first year including maternity, newborn, 6-month, and one-year sessions. These plans are discounted and offer priority scheduling and a complimentary first-year baby album.

They're only little once.

The newborn days go by quickly, Mama. Blink and they're gone.

You want the perfect newborn portraits to remember all the tiny details, but how?

That's where I come in! As a Minneapolis Newborn Photographer, I provide a quiet and calming portrait studio with beautiful newborn props and over 13 years of expertise and experience in newborn photography.

Or I'll come to your home, so you can stay in and relax while I capture the beginning of this new chapter in your life with heartfelt documentary-style newborn and family portraits.

Let's capture these once-in-a-lifetime memories for your family today!