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.





Raleigh Newborn Photography

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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Raleigh Children’s Photography

 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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Just in time for the holidays: Princess Sessions

Would your daughter love to be a princess for the day?  If so we are running a Magical Mini session: Princess Day and just in time to have prints for Christmas gifts… On Friday December 8th Michelle will be shooting multiple princess sessions in the studio all day long.  As the studio will be preset up the sessions will be discounted and will run $295.  Your child will recieve 45 minutes in the studio to curl hair if she wishes, pick out her favorite dress from Dollcake and have her portraits made.  As with any other mini session Michelle will edit 10 images and send them to you in a gallery for you to pick the 7 that you like best.  There are so many fun products that you can have these images placed on for an extra special holiday gift this year.  If you are interested in a princess session that day please send an email through the contact page on this website and lets pick a time spot for your child. Michelle has Dollcake dresses from size 3 to 12, they run a bit small so an older 2 would probably fit into a size 3.

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