breathtaking • first moments • captured forever

greater mankato newborn photographer


studio newborn sessions in new ulm, minnesota

capturing every moment from birth to first year


precious first moments • captured • forever

The Newborn Experience

They say it goes by in the blink of an eye, and as cliché as it sounds, it's totally true. The newborn stage goes by faster than any other. Partly because you will experience that "fog" of new parenthood, where the days blend together and the nights seem endless. My job is to capture that fleeting newborn stage for you in the most beautiful way possible.  This allows you to focus on adjusting to and getting to know your newest little love (and maybe sneaking in a nap or two). I promise this is an investment you won't regret making as these images only become more valuable as your baby grows. 

preserve th0se precious details forever of how they were when you first met them.


Let's get to know each other a little bit better!  I know life gets busy, so I like to let you choose which method of contact is the easiest for your schedule.  Emails, phone consultations, or in-person meetings are just some of the options you have!  Whether you would like to talk or simply text, we will communicate however works best for you.
Reach out to me and let me know that you are interested in learning more about a newborn session.
You can reach me via email at or simply fill out the contact form below!

1. Say Hello

Let's get to know each other a little bit better! I know life gets busy, so I like to let you choose which method of contact is the easiest for your schedule. Emails, phone consultations, or in-person meetings are just some of the options you have! Whether you would like to talk or simply text, we will communicate however works best for you.
During the consultation, you will learn everything you need to know about the full experience!  We will discuss your session needs, wardrobe style, and your families personality.
Any questions you have will be answered so you can be confident in your decision to book your newborn session with me.
You will also be provided with investment information, as well as what you can expect throughout the entire process.

2.  we connect

Schedule your session on the calendar!
Once you have decided to book, you will pay a $200 retainer to secure your session date.
Once your client agreement and session retainer has been received, your session is booked on my calendar!
We will use your due date as your booking date.  This will reserve time on my calendar for when your little one arrives.  After baby's arrival, we will schedule your newborn session according to when you are both home and adjusted well.  
Newborn sessions are done when baby is between 11-18 days of age.

3. Schedule it

Prior to your session, you will receive a Newborn Consultation that allows you to share what you would like your finally gallery to look like.
This is where you will have the opportunity to share with me your favorite colors, what baby's nursery looks like, favorite poses, etc.
You can pick out any studio props or accessories that you would like incorporated into your session!
If you want a sneak peek into my ever growing collection, click here!

4. Planning it

You will be fully prepared on what to expect during your session, and your session day will be a relaxed and comfortable experience for you.
You can expect to spend up to 3 hours with me in the studio.  If siblings are going to be included in the session, we will start with the family portraits.  This allows them to leave when their portion is finished, and the remainder of your session will be focused solely on baby.

5. Your Session

This is often the most EXCITING part of the entire experience!
Within 2 weeks of your session, you will receive a link to your personal online gallery.  Here, for the first time, you will see the beautiful images within your gallery. 
If needed, you will have my help and expertise to determine which images are perfect for your walls or help to design a beautiful heirloom album for grandparents!

6. Gallery reveal & Ordering

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The Newborn Process




A:  Choose your collection after your session!

to secure your session, there is a $200 retainer due upon booking that will be put towards your final chosen collection.

After your session, choose your image package

After our time together, you will receive a link to your personal online gallery!
When you're finished wiping away the tears from seeing the images of your gorgeous family, you will select your image package from the list below.
Your session retainer will be applied to your Collection selection.

collection I

collection II

collection III







Full Gallery (50+ Images)
10x10 Fine Art Album

18 Digital Images
$200 Artwork Credit

10 Digital Images
$100 Artwork Credit

the fine print

* A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve this collection.
Additional equal payments are made until your due date.
***Pricing is subject to change without notice.  Secure this pricing by booking your session.
****Easy payment plans are available.


Are you looking for more sessions?

This may be just the bundle for you.


  • Full maternity session, in-studio or on location
  • Fresh 48 session, at location of birth
  • Full studio newborn session
  • Full gallery (50+ Images) from all sessions
  • Full use of Studio Wardrobe, props, & accessories


a la carte

single image     $70
10 images     $590
15 images     $790

digital images

framed canvas

11x14     $250
12x18     $350
16x20     $490
16x24     $550
20x30     $690

12x12 20-page     $1690 10x10 10-page     $1190

heirloom albums

*The matching digital file is included with every print or product purchase.

the fine print

*There is a $200 non-refundable retainer due at booking to reserve your date
**Sessions take place in my beautiful private studio
***Pricing is subject to change without notice.  Secure this pricing by booking your session.
****Easy payment plans are available.

Absolutely amazing experience. I wouldn't have trusted anyone else this much with my newborn. Jennifer made us feel right at home in her studio and I enjoyed watching from behind the scenes. She really is a baby whisperer! Thank you again for such great memories! 

milestone session




Working with Jennifer truly was a dream. She is so remarkably talented and our photos turned out amazing. As a first time mom, things like taking your newborn out can be nerve-racking, but Jennifer made it so relaxed and comfortable. She didn't make me feel rushed or bad when E didn't want to go to sleep. She took her time and let E lead the appointment. 100/10 recommend and will be coming back with any future babies.

Newborn session




Jen was absolutely wonderful throughout the whole process of my session. She communicated well and sent me expectations of the session on her end and explained thoroughly what I should expect during it. She was also very accommodating. Doing a maternity session was definitely out of my comfort zone but she did everything she could to be sure I was comfortable, she made the session so much fun! She also made me feel glamorous and helped gain confidence. Would definitely recommend a maternity shoot at least once and there's no one better to book with than Jen!

maternity session

Lexi H.



"Jennifer is so easy to work with and has great ideas for where to take pictures and what type of pictures to do"

senior session




Jen is so great! We have worked with her for the last 5 years. Its been amazing to see how much her work has changed throughout the years. She is makes sure to communicate throughout the whole process - beginning, middle, end. We are definitely happy with the results that we have gotten from Jen. Highly recommend!

maternity session




I LOVED my newborn pictures of my baby boy!
She was patient, gentle and artistic with each set. Highly recommend Jennifer Brandes Photography!

newborn session




Jennifer was phenomenal with our newborns! We will be able to look back at these beautiful photographs for years to come! She captured stunning, beautiful images of our girls.

twin girl newborn session




Jennifer was amazing to work with!  She was great with my little peanut and the photos were amazing!
Highly recommend her!

newborn session




Highly recommend Jennifer!! From the very beginning as she welcomed us into her home !! Absolute amazed with her work and the passion and love she has for newborns!! She is the baby whisperer ! Made me felt welcome, and handled my daughter with so much care :D

newborn session




Jennifer took newborn photos of my 2 week old daughter. She was so gentle and patient with her. My daughter was happy and comfortable during the entire shoot.
The studio is warm and inviting with a nursing rocker for breastfeeding moms. The photos were just beautiful! Jennifer was professional, friendly and promptly responsive to all communications. I am very satisfied; it was well worth the investment. I would highly recommend!

Newborn Session

Jenn H.



Jen is absolutely amazing to work with. She is so great with kids, always has the best ideas, and is very responsive! It’s awesome seeing how much she loves her job!

1 year cakesmash Session




Would highly recommend Jen! Her work is amazing, she listens to customers wishes and can get my little man to pose and smile so easily! Love her and will continue to work with her!

milestone session




Jen is amazing to work with, and rolls right along with the session and craziness. ( She did our twins 2yr old /Christmas pictures) The results were absolutely AMAZING! Highly recommended.

twin milestone session

lisa M.



We loved our wedding photos so much that we came back for family photos 6 years later! We couldn’t be happier :)

family portrait session




Jen is awesome at what she does! She was willing to reschedule a session when my 5 year old decided to not cooperate when we tried the first session. I love how all the pictures turned out and have gotten a ton of compliments!!!

milestone session




Thank you so much for taking great photos....LIKE ALWAYS!  You did AMAZING!  I love every one of the pictures!

senior portrait session





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