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Newborn Photography in Minneapolis: A Heartwarming Session with Sloane and Her Family

As a specialized portrait photographer, I am often privileged to witness some of the most humble and profound moments in people’s lives. Recently, I had the honor of photographing a newborn session with Sloane and her beautiful family. This session was not just about capturing the early days of a new life but also about celebrating a remarkable journey of love, connection, and the magic of destiny. Being chosen to be a part of these intimate moments, especially with families like Sloane’s, fills me with a deep sense of respect and gratitude. Each session is a reminder of the beautiful tapestry of human experience, the intricate and often serendipitous ways our lives interweave.

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“The universe has a way of aligning things perfectly when they are truly meant to be”

Sloane, a stunning cardiologist—a person dedicated to fixing broken hearts—has a story that is particularly close to mine. I have known Sloane since she was adopted, and to now see her holding her first biological relative, her newborn baby Landry, was a deeply moving experience. The universe has a way of aligning things perfectly when they are truly meant to be, and this session felt like a testament to that cosmic harmony.

Seeing the look on Sloane’s face as she gazed at her gorgeous newborn was incredibly touching. It wasn’t just the look of a new mother admiring her baby; it was a moment filled with layers of meaning and emotion. As someone who is also journeying through motherhood, Sloane’s expression conveyed a level of love, connection, and gratitude that deeply resonated.

Beautiful, multicultural family has newborn photo session with Malone Portraits.

In that moment, I was reminded of the profound pride and awe that comes with being a parent. There’s an indescribable feeling of pride in knowing your body has grown a new life and immense gratitude for finding a partner with whom you can share this miracle. Sloane’s joy and contentment were palpable, and it was a joy to capture those emotions through my lens.

For someone who is a transracial adoptee, like Sloane, the experience of holding her biological child holds an added layer of significance. It’s not just about the new life in her arms but also about having someone who shares her blood, someone who is a part of her in a way that she had never experienced before. This connection, this new family member, represents a profound and beautiful understanding of self and heritage.

adorable mixed race baby gets her picture taken in her Edina, Minnesota home by Alison Malone
photo of gorgeous baby girl from a newborn photo session for loving Minneapolis family

Embracing All Families: The Beauty of Nontraditional Circumstances

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my work is the opportunity to celebrate all types of families and the unique stories that bring them together. Whether it’s through adoption, blended families, or other nontraditional circumstances, each family’s journey is a testament to the resilience and boundless capacity for love that defines the human experience. As a photographer, capturing these diverse narratives allows me to showcase the beauty and strength of each family’s unique path.

multigenerational grandparent grandchild photoshoot in Minnesota

Transracial Adoption: A Personal Connection

As a photographer specializing in capturing diverse family stories, I have a personal connection to the topic of transracial adoption. My brother, Juan, was adopted into our family, and our journey together has shaped my understanding and appreciation for the unique experiences of transracial adoptees. This unique life circumstance causes many identity issues and cultural disconnect for children, so education and empathy are incredibly important for their families. 

Growing up with Juan, I saw firsthand the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every family member feels valued and understood. Our family’s experience has deeply influenced my approach to photography, especially when working with families formed through adoption.

In conclusion, photographing Sloane and her family was a beautiful reminder of why I do what I do. It was a session filled with love, pride, and the magic of new beginnings. For those seeking a lasting relationship with a portrait photographer, my goal is to capture these intimate moments and create timeless memories for your family as it grows. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.


Becoming a parent is a profoundly humbling and beautiful journey. Childhood is a precious gift, and I believe in creating enduring memories to cherish once the haze of sleep deprivation clears. Our Newborn Express Package is designed for those who want to capture the early days of their newborn’s life in a quick yet meaningful session. With a $450 session lasting about 20-30 minutes at either our Minneapolis or Plymouth location, you will receive 3 fully retouched digital images with the option to purchase additional images. Image selection is made easy via an online gallery, and you also have the option to purchase albums and wall art to showcase these precious moments.

custom artwork starring your family!

Want framed photos in your home but are a busy parent? I know that it’s hard to find the time to do the necessary planning, ordering, arranging, measuring, and hanging. That’s where I come in. I bring my fine art background and experience in hanging in various art galleries to your home! Whether you want to just feature your newest collection of images, or artfully mix photos from your sessions over the years, let me take care of the hard parts and build the gallery wall of your dreams. 


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