It's all about those
itty bitty babies

Welcoming a new little one to your family is a good reason to celebrate, and to update your photos! There’s just something special about babies. Their little round faces, chubby arms and legs, soft downy hair. We’re a little bit addicted to taking baby pictures, and it shows! This was our specialty for many years.

North-Central Minnesota Newborn Photography

they are only little for such a little while

Bringing a new baby home is such a beautiful, if fleeting, moment. Everything passes by in a blur, and you wish you could capture every little detail and hold it in time. From their tiny toes, to the soft baby curls, there’s something magical about falling in love with your newest family member.


Luckily, we have photographs that can capture many of those moments in such an artful way. It’s why we have taken years to hone our craft, collecting props, and learning all the techniques to not only create beautiful portraits, but make the photo session memorable too.


We have several options to make it easiest for you to find the session style that suits your needs best. Some prefer to have us pose baby only, while others love showcasing the love between siblings and parents. Others need something to fit into their tight schedule, so we offer a session version that consist of only swaddle poses.


Regardless of your preference, you can expect the same level of quality and attention to detail, and of course, beautiful images to treasure for your lifetime and beyond.

Newborn Sessions

everything you need to know

When to book

We recommend booking your newborn session in advance, sometime around the beginning of your third trimester. We'll hold a tentative date for you around your due date.

Time sensitive

For best results, we recommend taking newborn pictures just after baby is two weeks of age. We do not take photos within the first two weeks. After baby has reached about 1-2 months old, it may be tricky to do certain poses. That doesn't mean you'll miss out though! We photograph babies of any age!

Session length

Depending on what type of newborn session you booked, sessions can take up to 4 hours to complete. It's a bit of a marathon, but totally worth it!

Feeding baby

While taking pictures, we will take frequent breaks so baby can eat. Keeping baby's tummy happy makes baby calm and relaxed. Some parents choose to prep some bottles ahead of time, and that's great!


A comfortable baby is a happy baby. During your baby's session, if they are uncomfortable with a pose, we will scrap it. We let the baby call the shots!


Since newborns go through mini growth spurts frequently, they can be fussy and more alert. Sometimes the day we work with them lands on a day where they are just not in the mood for anything but eating. In this case, we're happy to reschedule for a better day, when they're able to relax.

your certified newborn

Baby whisperer

Like any other subject we photograph, it’s important to speak the language of little ones to get the best results. Everything is considered, every detail addressed.

A work of art

By creating a soothing environment with warmth and comfort in mind, we're able to channel those sleepy baby vibes for all the cutest poses. It's a lot of work, but true artistry always is!

All the little details

All of those sweet little props you see? Handcrafted, and sourced from small businesses who are dedicated to delivering high quality goods down to the tiniest detail.

Heirloom in the making

Have something special you would like to incorporate in your baby's session? We're always happy to photograph your baby with a family heirloom.

Swaddle Session

Just wrapped poses
$ 75
per hour
  • Baby is swaddled throughout
  • A variety of buckets and basket props
  • Various headbands and hat props
  • A variety of wrap colors
  • Prints and products purchased separately

The Works Session

Family and baby
$ 75
per hour
  • A mix of baby and family images
  • A mix of fabric poses and prop poses
  • Various headbands and hat props
  • A mix of wrapped and unwrapped poses
  • Special little outfits and more
  • Prints and products purchased separately

Baby Only Session

Just baby, but all the poses
$ 75
per hour
  • A mix of fabric and prop poses
  • A variety of buckets and basket props
  • Various headbands and hat props
  • Special little outfits and more
  • Prints and products purchased separately
Taking your newborn

on location

Though it requires just a bit more planning, your little one can be photographed outdoors at a previously scouted, safe location. And here in Minnesota, even your backyard is likely full of beautiful areas to work in!


We’ll bring the props, wrap baby within the warmth of your home or vehicle, then pose them quickly. It’s just like working in a studio – but with a few extra steps.

Isabelle D.
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She took the most gorgeous maternity and newborn pictures for me and I couldn’t be more in love with them. She’s fun and amazing to work with and makes you feel comfortable and at ease when doing your pictures, and she’s also fantastic when it comes to taking pictures of your babies and kiddos. I strongly suggest looking at her work and considering a session! You won’t have any regrets about it if you do have her take your pictures, but if you pass her up you’ll wish you hadn’t! 😆
Elisa D.
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It's been awhile but she did my sons newborn pictures. Was very creative and got some adorable pictures. Highly recommend 👌 👍 👏 🙌 😀 😊 amazing work!!
Crystal H.
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Mel always does an incredible job with our pictures! I love her work, she really takes her time making everything perfect ❤️
Jess W.
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Mel is amazing! She makes it all look effortless, and makes everyone feel so comfortable. My 2 and 3 year olds have fantastic pictures now and I'm just amazed at them. Her work is just astonishing!
Melanie J.
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Absolute best photographer you will find. My youngest is a HANDFUL! She worked with him, let him look through the camera and mess with it a little bit to where he got comfortable around her. Took time out to discuss what the kids liked and really kept them interested, while getting them to pose and get some of the most adorable pictures of my kids. Amazing with children. Sweetest soul you will find! And the picture quality? Well, it speaks for itself! If you’re needing pictures done I would 100% recommend Fairfeather Art. You will NOT be disappointed.
Olivia B.
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Best experience I have ever had with a photographer! She captured the most amazing photos of my family and the session was SO fun. She was really able to capture my kids real personalities and I am so grateful. She does amazing work! ❤️
Suzanne L.
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So happy with the photos we got taken of our 4 month old! This photographer does a great job!
Monique B.
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1000000/10 recommend Mel!! she does amazing work for a great amount of $$$ she’s also an AMAZING personal hype woman if ur shy like myself 💗💗💗
Shaina B.
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Had such a fun photo shoot! Mel is able to get everyone involved to catch great photos. She has great ideas also and would recommend her to anyone if they want to capture awesome memories!!
Cecil S.
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Needs more stars, five just doesn’t do it. We LOVE the photos She did of our baby and plan to book a family shoot very soon. She is an awesome person who is easy to work with, patient and VERY good at what she does. I personally have used "professional" photographers a few times and trust me she blows them all away. Plus she kept even my fussy baby feeling comfortable. I couldn’t be happier.
Megan P.
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Love her work. She did a good job getting my daughter to cooperate.
Tiffany L.
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I love every picture that she has done. I cant wait to do more!
Julie R.
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Mel is the best!!! She has done our family photos twice and I am proud to say we will never go to anyone else!!
Shane C.
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I love her images! Her attention to detail will impress and her props will complement the style and mood perfectly. You will be so glad you called or visited her website.
Mallory L.
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Not only is Mel extremely professional and talented, she is just overall welcoming and will go out of her way to make sure you get the pictures you want. Between kids, boudoir, maternity, and soon newborn pictures I can’t even imagine having anyone else take care of our pictures.
Carl and Tisha D.
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It's clear that Mel cares about her customers most. We were expecting a stuffy studio, but were pleasantly surprised when she told us she could bring her setup to us. It was more personal and so comfortable. Mel is a riot! We loved that her website and pricing was all very straightforward with zero surprises. Her work is superb. She went above and beyond to deliver and the results are easy to see every day on our walls!
Brittany M.
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She is the absolute best! She is great with kids and dads that dont like to take pictures. If you want a good picture let her take them!!
Grace H.
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We loved everything she did for our baby. She had outfits and props ready and we had a chance to relax. It was very easy to see that our little Taylor was in good hands. Mel is a for real baby whisperer!
Jennifer K.
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Mel is amazing! Did an amazing job on my maternity & newborn photos. The way she works with babies, I must call her the baby guru.
Adeline K.
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Mel did such a fabulous job with our baby, soothing him and making sure he was always warm and comfortable. I still can't believe how expertly she posed him and how beautiful the images turned out. She is a true professional!

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