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What’s new for 2018 with Michelle Studios Photography in Raleigh NC

 I am so excited to say that I started off 2018 with another publication in Inspire Fine Art Photography magazine. The photo is of baby Clara who is just gorgeous. What a nice surprise.

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I am grateful and so pleased to also be listed again in the triangle shopping guide, Expertise, as one of the top newborn photographers in our area. I am very proud because there are many good photographers here in the triangle area.

best raleigh newborn photographerAlthough I have always been primarily a children’s photographer I am going to be branching into photographing adults some, specifically ladies.  I have been following Sue Bryce and Craig Lamere for over 10 years each and love looking at their images. I have always been very inspired by those two artists so I am going to start offering very tasteful boudior sessions this year for Valentines day.  They will be lots of fun.  Most shots will be on Vflat back drops which I am in the process of making.  It’s been a long time coming as I have been thinking about this for years.  The VFlat back drops are interesting because they give the appearance of a wall and allow for standing poses leaning on a wall of sorts.  I bought two sets to start and am working on them now.  One will be an olive color and the other a rose.  There will be more images of the under construction project here at the end of the post. I will also show some images that I am taking over the weekend.

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As many of you know I offer unicorn photo shoots with my sweet little Lola from Stampede of Love.  I am looking forward to booking with you all this year and your sweet little girls. I have quite a collection of Dollcake dresses now for your children to wear during the photo shoot.  My dresses start at size 3 and go up to size 12.  I wear a size 5 juniors and the size 12 fits me.  smile.

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This year I am going to be adding Titan pictured here for my older clients.  When you book with me we can discuss if your daughter is old enough to be photographed with Titan.

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If your daughters would like to be a princess for the day I will be offering princess sessions again this year.  Dollcake dresses and beautiful crowns make the girls all smile and the images are so sweet.

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In 2018 I am really going to amp up my high school senior photo sessions for teens in the Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Spring, Garner and surrounding areas.  I finally have the Einstein light that I have been needing to really overpower the sun for some dramatic off camera flash. As soon as it warms up I am breaking it out and looking forward to some very dynamic portraits, just right for high school senior sessions.

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Here are some under construction and one finished vflat back drop. I can’t wait to get some ladies on this rose one for Valentines Day. Make sure to send me an email if you are interested in booking.  What a perfect present for the special men in your lives or just for you girls.

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 And Easter is early this year, don’t forget to book your bunny sessions…


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Happy 2018 everyone.

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I have been a high school senior photographer in the triangle area for over a decade. I love kids of all ages and teenagers are so much fun to photograph.. Fortunately I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful teenagers that are so excited about their senior portraits. I customize each session especially for that senior.  We will consult before your session.  During the consultation you can tell me about yourself. I want to know what you like to do.  I want to know what you like to wear. I want to know how you see yourself.  And lastly I want to know what you have been thinking about for senior photos.We pick the studio or a place that represents you to take your photographs.   This is the time of year to get yours taken if you missed them for 2016 or if you are just planning for 2017 graduation.  Spring is a fantastic time of year to have those senior portraits taken because the weather is just right. Spring weather gives  you the opportunity to pick from a wide range of your favorite outfits.    My studio is located in Raleigh and I generally recommend having a few studio shots taken first.  Then we go  outdoors to one of the nice locations in the triangle area.  I have several barns where I love to photograph seniors as well as some nice parks if you prefer a more natural setting.  If you like the urban look we can go to downtown Raleigh, downtown Fuquay Varina, Cary or even to the Tobacco district in Durham.  The triangle area provides lots of places to shoot to ensure that your senior images are unique.

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I am getting ready to head down to Topsail Beach.  This would be a great place to have your senior photographs taken.  As a Senior photographer in the triangle area I really want your images to be special.  Here is an senior image taken at Atlantic beach a couple of years ago. I just love it.

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check out my Facebook page for other samples of my senior work.  click here

Give me a call at 919-637-7985 or contact me through this website’s contact page if you are interested in having your senior photos taken at the beach this year. I will be there from April 16 through April 25, 2016.  I will not be charging my normal travel fee for out of town sessions because I will already be there. My senior beach sessions are all digital and very affordable. 

I had so much fun photographing my own daughter’s senior photos at the beach.  There is a huge canvas hanging on the wall so that we will always remember that special time in her life.

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2016 Seniors….If you have not had your senior photos done this is the time….

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Olivia is a gorgeous senior and we had so much fun.  

The first time I photographed her I think she was 7 or 8 years old and she was gorgeous then too.  She was my business card photo for many years.  I was honored to take her senior images.  These portraits were taken in Fuquay Varina, such a nice place to get the downtown look as well as the rustic look that we wanted.  It’s getting warm enough to shoot outside now and I always like to take some shots outside when I am doing a senior album.  Call now to book your spot as I only do them in the late afternoon so spots are limited.   919-637-7985.