Some months we will be doing Magical Mini Sessions.  Most of these magical mini sessions will feature  horses, mini’s, pygmy goats, baby doll sheep, bunnies and hopefully miniature donkeys and cows.  We think that there is something very special and beautiful about young children interacting with animals and we can capture those precious moments of your child. Not only is this a photo shoot but it is also a wonderful experience for your child.   For little boys a portrait with a goat on a leash and a fishing rod in tow is so adorable.  Babies sitting with bunnies are just so cute and sweet.  Little girls love the fairy tale look with a Unicorn or a horse with manes decorated in beautiful flowers, there are so many possibilities.

Dates, times for these sessions  will be posted here and on our  Facebook Page so stay tuned. Some of the animals that will be featured do not live at Carriage Farm but will be brought in just for the sessions.  Sessions will be booked on a first come first serve basis with a non-refundable $100 deposit securing your spot.  The remainder of the fee is due the day before your session.Spots will be limited as these Magical Mini Sessions are done on one day of that month.


When we have animals available for these Magical Mini Sessions the fee will be $300.  We are providing handlers for these sessions and there is not an additional cost to you the client to rent the animals from the owners, we have rented them for that day.  For our princess sessions we provide gown selections and hair styling. Again there is no additional cost for gown rental or hair styling, that is build into the set fee.  We do not recommend using  makeup on young children as they are more beautiful natural.  Lip gloss looks nice just to add shine and a catch light to the mouth that matches the eyes. For the princess sessions there will be specific instructions about the time to show up so that your child is curled, dressed and ready for their time slot.

You will receive 20 minutes of camera time and 5 digital portraits will be sent to you a couple of weeks after the shoot.  You may purchase more individually if you like. (Additional images are $45 just as they are with any regular session) We will schedule sessions 30 minutes apart so please make sure to be on time for your spot so that your child will receive their full time with Michelle. Most of the shoots  with animals will be held at Carriage Farm in Raleigh NC. Carriage farm also offers weddings, pony birthday parties, riding lessons and summer camps.  We have some of the sweetest children around at our barn that are very welcoming to new children. Come check them out.  Click HERE to see the farm and all that they offer.   If you are interested in a beautiful wedding venue click HERE.

Please check out the galleries to see the images that Michelle has taken with beautiful children and sweet animals.

Michelle Studios owns  the copy rights for all images taken during a photo session.  Images may be used for advertising, publications, social media and printing.   Clients who purchase copy rights may print images but may not alter in any way or enter in photography contests.

Michelle Studios will not be held liable for accidents that may occur during photo shoots.  Precautions are taken with every shoot, particularly outdoor shoots with animals.  There is always risk of insect bites and/ or allergic reactions.   Animals that we use are screened for child safety, adults will be next to the children but animals have teeth and could nibble.  Animals handlers will be there when needed to assist with the animals.  Parents will be close to make sure that children are touching the animals gently.