ABOUT

My name is Chelsie, and I am the owner and photographer here at Nellie Bea Photography. I live in Grand Rapids, MN along with my husband Lee and our two children, Bristol (9) and Drake (6). 

I started on this journey back in 2014 after some convincing from friends and family that my little hobby of taking pictures of my children should be turned into a business, specializing in maternity, newborn photography.   

Since then I have taken extensive workshops with some of the leading newborn and maternity photographers around the country. Learning the proper posing, styling, and safety techniques that all go into photographing all these adorable little babies. 

Newborn photography has become such a passion of mine, and I absolutely enjoy showing my clients their images and seeing those priceless reactions they get when they see them for the first time. 

As I look into the future, I can only hope to continue doing what I love and offering such a wonderful experience to my clients.  I have learned so much about what makes a great session so successful, and the number one thing is a familiar and calm environment for your baby. So starting fall of 2018, NBP is going mobile! "At home" newborn sessions will now be offered.
So many of my new moms have been requesting this for so long, and I am so excited to now be able to offer this service as well as many other new and exciting changes coming in 2019.  I hope you join me on this journey!

 




"Nellie Bea Photography literally rocks our socks off.  She took us on last minute and even took the time to travel out of state to us so we wouldn't have to travel so far with a newborn.

When the day came for our session I wasn't feeling well and also the baby was extra fussy. Chelsie and her awesome assistants were very accommodating, made sure we were okay, and even stayed late as not to rush us. Despite the very eventful day, Chelsie and her assistants never missed a beat.  We got absolutely gorgeous images and an amazing experience.

We couldn't be more thankful for how everything turned out! These images of our new little one and of our growing family will be cherished for a lifetime." 

   ~ Baby Avery's Mom, Grace

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newborn mini ~ $195

essential newborn  ~ $275

luxury newborn ~ $350

mini maternity ~ $150

- 8 beautifully edited, high resolution digital images delivered via online gallery for you to download, print, and share. Print release included.

- Baby will be placed in 2 different setups while wrapped the entire time in the potato sack wrap. 

- Parent and sibling images not included

- All sessions are customized and styled using NBP's props, wraps, bonnets, headbands, and rompers

- 20 beautifully edited, high resolution digital images delivered via online gallery for you to download, print, and share. Print release included.

- 3 different customized & styled setups & poses (bean bag poses/props)

- Parent OR Sibling images included

- All sessions are customized and styled using NBP's props, wraps, bonnets, headbands, and rompers

- 35 beautifully edited, high resolution digital images delivered via online gallery for you to download, print, and share. Print release included.

- 5 different customized & styled setups & poses (bean bag poses/props)

- Parent/sibling/family images included

- All sessions are customized and styled using NBP's props, wraps, bonnets, headbands, and rompers

- 10 beautifully edited, high resolution digital images delivered via online gallery for you to download, print, and share. Print release included.

- 30 min session at an outdoor location of your choice

- Immediate family only (significant other/baby's siblings)

- Only offered as an add-on to your newborn session

- I only take on a very small number of sessions per month, so I recommend getting your session booked as early as possible. Most of my clients book early in the second trimester.

- I recommend maternity sessions to take place between weeks 28-32 of pregnancy.

- Because babies are more relaxed and sleep better for the session in a familiar environment, sessions take place in the comfort of your home.  A lot of my moms really like this feature, as it relieves the stress of having to get everyone packed and out of the house on time. 
Since, I am a natural light photographer, all I need is a nice big window or patio door to setup next to.

- Newborn sessions are primarily photographed on weekday mornings when the baby is between 5-21 days old. On occasion I may have a weekend morning available, so don't hesitate to ask.

- The Essential & Luxury Newborn Sessions take anywhere from 2-4 hours. The Newborn Mini takes on average 1-2 hours.

- Sessions are ALL-INCLUSIVE. This means that no additional purchases after your session fee is paid are necessary in order to receive your images.  I do offer gorgeous heirloom quality wooden photoblocks, canvases, and prints if you would like to purchase those separately.   

- A $100 non-refundable retainer fee is due at the time of booking your session, with the remaining balance due no later than 1 day prior to your session.

- MN Sales Tax will be applied where applicable




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