Michelle has been a children’s photographer for over a decade in the Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs area.  She specializes in the art of newborn photography. She is a multiple award winning and published photographer. (Inspire Fine Art Photography Magazine)  She also has been honored by featuring work in local area fine dining establishments. (Niche Wine Lounge and the Chef’s Palette)  Her experience and expertise in the field of fine art photography are one reason to hire Michelle to take the images of your children that will capture your heart for a lifetime.

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Her studio was in Holly springs for years. Two and a half years ago she relocated her business to Raleigh NC.  Michelle Studios Photography is now located on a gorgeous farm which makes being able to get outdoor portraits an option even if you schedule a studio session.

Customers love her newborn and  toddler gardens set up right outside the studio door. She also has a special area just for newborn photography.  This studio is in her home and separate from her larger studio where she photographs children and families.  This helps protect your baby from germs that may be present in areas with a high traffic of young children.





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Newborns are Michelle’s favorite subjects. She has spent years learning to light and pose them so that the finished product you receive is beautiful and artistic. Although she has photographed hundreds and hundreds of newborns she is super excited about each new little person that comes into her studio.

Michelle feels that the next best time to have your baby photographed is when he or she can sit up well but not stand and walk. For some babies this is seven months and for others it is nine.   At this age they are so cute and friendly and generally respond very well to people they don’t know.  They photograph well because they love the be the center of attention. She is able to get so many gorgeous photographs of babies at this age.  Their cute rolls add to the finished product.


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The eyes are the windows to the soul.

Michelle has worked with children for over 30 years and truly loves them.  She also has an outgoing personality that they like.  Most children quickly feel comfortable with her and are relaxed during their photography session.  Michelle spends the time to get a wide variety of facial expressions, especially smiles for mom and dad.  Her favorite images however usually end up being ones where the child is a bit more serious. It is her opinion that these more natural expressions showcase a child’s eyes, which are, as the saying reads “the windows to the soul”.


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 Michelle totally loves photographing high school seniors.  Because all of her sessions are customized she will want to also talk to the graduate while planning the photo shoot.  She wants them to have an experience tailored specifically for them.  Her senior sessions are upbeat and exciting, after all senior photos are a “right of passage.”  Click here to go right to the page and see some examples.

ALL of Michelle’s photography sessions are customized for each individual client or family.  In the fourteen or so years Michelle has  been in the photography business she has come up with quite a collection of back grounds and furniture in a variety of styles. She will talk to you about whether you wish a contemporary look for your images or something more classic.  She also loves to photograph her clients outside, even the newborns.  It may be an option at your session to get some studio and some outdoors if the weather and time of day permits.

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Babies, babies, babies.  Over the summer I photographed many gorgeous newborn babies and hope to see some of them soon.  I love to remind customers that the two very best time to photograph a baby in the first year of life is newborn and somewhere between seven and nine months.  Why is this the best time? Well it is a great time to photograph a baby for many reasons.  One of those reasons is that it is great to get them into the studio before they are up and walking. New walkers love to walk so they are very active and generally do not want to stay on the back grounds very long.  You can still get nice portraits at that age but you will get MUCH more variety if you can get them in before they are walking.  A second reason is that babies that age love to get attention.  Because they can’t go anywhere on their own they are used to commanding the attention right there where they are and that is great for photos.  They are also usually more chubby at this time in their development because they can’t get up and run it off yet.  This is the one time in their life that the chub is so adorable.  Babies this age seem to have less stranger danger than they do starting at a year.  This is also great for photographs.  I absolutely love this age.  I have so many cute hats and props for the age as well. Again I am not prop oriented in my work, liking the child to be the focus of the shot but having a baby size baseball bat or a super cute headband or petticoat is nice.  Here are some examples of that age.  You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic time to capture images of your sweetie.  And the gorgeous angel wings are for boys as well as girls.


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