Why Choose Traci Palmer Photography?


I can travel to YOU. The location of your session is only limited by your imagination! Although, I’ve been doing this for quite a while and have some favorite locations up my sleeve. The fact that I travel to you is HUGE for new moms because newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home! Who wants to pack up their 5-10 day-old baby and bring them to a photo session while you sit there for hours and try to nurse them or care for them in a new environment? I don’t require much space and I bring everything I need. This works best for new moms and dads to relax and take time for feedings and awake times and things like that. You can even stay in your jammies and take a nap if you wanted to :) Or, of course, mom and dad can sneak into some of the shots! 

I am a digital EXPERT. With a degree in Graphic Design and over 20 years of experience in photo editing, I have been known to perform magic. Don’t you remember that ONE photo where everyone looks perfect except little Johnny? Well don’t worry because I can take little Johnny’s face from another photo and create a composite photo to save the day!  Does your precious newborn have blotchy skin or baby acne? No problem. Does Mom feel a little self conscious of the possibility of a double chin? I’ve got you covered. Not to mention I am able to design birth announcements, session albums, and even help with designing wall displays. Yay!

I am a mommy EXPERT. OK, I’m not saying I’m the perfect mom 100% of the time. But with 4 kids (a teenage son, a teenage daughter, and 9-year-old twin girls) I’d say I’ve had quite a bit of experience with pregnancy, babies, and kids! I have a very patient and calming personality which comes in quite handy (with both my family and YOURS). I am amazed by kids and realize how quickly this time passes us by.

I am always LEARNING. I LOVE going to trade shows, conferences, expos, and classes! I’ve traveled around the country to learn from the BEST photographers and designers in the industry. Everything about this profession excites me and I am always striving to be more amazing today than I was yesterday.

I shop for PROPS. My hobby is shopping for props to make YOUR session stand apart from the next persons’. I get a rush from finding the perfect prop. I’m constantly on the look-out for new baskets, bowls, buckets, chairs, blankets, wraps, hats, headbands, tu-tus, necklaces, ties, frames, banners, etc! Whew. That’s a lot of props!

I capture moments that CANNOT BE RELIVED. Once that day is over or that time-frame has passed, it is now a precious memory and you will want the best images possible of those memories. This is even more important for those moments that cannot be relived, like maternity images, newborn images, first birthdays and other important milestones. It is definitely worth hiring the best you can afford to capture those precious memories.

I would be honored to be your photographer! Contact me TODAY to book your session.

  • Twin Cities Professional Photographer's Association

  • Professional Photographer's of America

  • National Association of Professional Child Photographers

I absolutely loved the images we got from our fall mini session! It felt like my toddlers cried the whole session, but the images turned out beautifully and they showed snuggles instead of tears. And the morning light in the apple orchard was heavenly!
— Jenna Krumenauer