Parenthood is called a lot of things. But to you, right now, it means steep learning curves, rollercoasters of raw emotions and renewed sense of wonder. You’re in the most sacred season of your lives, with probably the most intense joy (and exhaustion) you’ve ever experienced. It's an honor to capture these moments of togetherness for you to treasure for years to come.
The life you’re building. These are the moments your kids will talk about in 20 years. Let’s give them photos to remember it.
How great you are in this season. You might not be sleeping and you might be overwhelmed, but look at you! You’re doing it! You’re raising a human.
Those baby toes. There’s just something about those sweet, kissable little feet that you’ll want to remember forever.
The absolute tidal wave of love you feel right now. It’s all consuming and it looks good on you.
Maternity sessions are taken about 6 weeks before your due date and can take place outdoors or at a studio! These precious sessions are simple, intimate and a special time to capture you and your family's excitement before baby joins the family!
Newborn sessions take place in your home and I take a relaxed, lifestyle approach to capturing this sweet new season in your family's life. Whether this is your first baby, you have older children or a fur baby, we'll create the perfect session that captures the ones you love most during this time!
Many parents choose to add on a few additional shorter sessions throughout the year. Options include: pregnancy announcement, gender reveal, maternity, fresh 48, newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1 year photo sessions. Baby's features change SO much during their first year, it's so special to have photos that document their growth through the seasons.
"She is an absolute baby whisperer"
Natalie was fantastic to work with! She was very communicative leading up to the day and helped prepare us for the session. She is very comfortable with newborns and knows how to calm them and also understands their limits. This put me at ease as a mom and made our pictures turn out amazing. She was great at guiding us to get the perfect shot while also capturing the natural occurring moments. If you go with Natalie you are going to get a very flexible, gracious, fun experience and incredible photos!"
- Erica B.
"I cAN't recommend her enough."
Natalie is a complete joy! I seriously adore our pictures and the entire experience! She's so thorough and easy to communicate with before each session so we know exactly what to expect. We also have a toddler, newborn and a dog, and Natalie tackles the whole session with a genuine smile on her face - taking anything that comes her way and capturing all the crazy, fun, special moments! I love that she lets us be ourselves to capture very natural, real-life photos, but also has great pose suggestions and talks with us so everyone feels so comfortable. We get our photos quickly and are truly blown away every time! Natalie is such a kind, amazing person and has such a talent!
I’m a wedding, family & newborn photographer based in Minneapolis, MN! When I’m not working on my business, I spend my free time cuddling my rescue pups, exploring a new park or bingeing a new crime thriller. Let’s be friends — follow along on Instagram to get to know me more @bauercreativephoto!