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Michelle has specialized in the art of newborn and children's photography for over 13 years. She is an experience, award winning and published portrait artist.

One perk of her newborn studio includes a separate, smaller studio to prevent infants from being exposed to germs generally around with a high traffic of children.

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Mary Osborne

28 July 2019

Michelle has been photographing my family for years! She's patient, kind, and amazing with kids. I'm always shocked when a photo comes together with my crew of unruly kids because my boys can be a bit wild, but she pulls it off like a pro. She has beautifully creative ideas for newborn photos and doesn't rush the process. Her themed mini sessions (princess, unicorn, sunflowers, steam punk, etc.) are fun and end with some amazing portraits. We do a family photo every year for Halloween in a different set of family costumes, and she's always open to ideas and makes each photo incredibly special.Over the years Michelle has become much more than a photographer. I consider her a friend. She's captured such special moments of my children growing up and my family growing. I love that she has a studio, but also has gorgeous outdoor spaces right outside of her studio for some variety. That's pretty important with kids who reach their thresholds for being cute pretty quickly! More...

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Talisha Person

25 July 2019

I LOVE Michelle she took my son’s newborn photos which I absolutely loved so when he was 7 months I returned. I will continue to use Michelle to capture my son through the years to come.

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Michael King

25 July 2019

Ms. Prince did such a stunningly beautiful job with my equine portraits. She is so sweet and I had a great time shooting with my horse.

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Paul Baragona

24 July 2019

Michelle has done several photos for our family, but I showed her website to a friend so that she could see Michelle's photos of children. She said that Michelle seemed to "capture their soul." More...

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Jo Baragona

24 July 2019

Every picture she has ever taken for us makes me smile and lightens my heart.

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Shaokun Zhang

24 July 2019

Michelle is a very talented photographer. She really captured the best of my two kids. My 15-year old son was very reluctant going into it. He commented afterwards that the session wasn’t bad at all. That’s a very high praise coming from him . We had so much fun and can’t wait to hang these pictures up! Michelle is a even more amazing person. She has a way to make kids so comfortable to bring the best out of them. We are already talking about using her for my son’s senior pictures More...

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Alan Baragona

23 July 2019

Michelle is a true artist. Every day we look at her beautiful portraits of our grandson and are amazed. They are fine art as well as heart warming.

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Kellie Fisher

23 July 2019

Michelle is amazing. She makes everything appear effortless. My kids are completely comfortable with her! I appreciate how much time she takes and the effort she puts into making sure you have photos to display for a lifetime. I recommend her every chance I get! More...

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Judith Bullock

23 July 2019

Michelle is the best photographer to work with! She gives great direction and really captures a moment in a photo and turns that moment in to art. I have had 4 sessions with Michelle and have never been disappointed, she is truly the best! More...

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Janie Thomas

23 July 2019

Michelle does it right! Attention to detail just comes naturally to her and her connection with each and every child is unbelievable. Highly recommended over and over!

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Alan Baragona

23 July 2019

Michelle's photos are fine art, beautifully lit and composed, but also deeply personal, not just technically perfect. She has a natural gift for connecting with the children she photographs and making pictures that are elegant but perfectly natural.

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Erica C

23 July 2019

Michelle is amazingly talented and has such a unique style. Her photography is truly a work if art.

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James Davis

23 July 2019

Amazing portraits of my two kids. I wish I found Michelle Studios when they were newborns, but at least we have years of family photos yet to come. Thank you Michelle.

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colleen warnock

23 July 2019

Michelle has been my “go to” photographer for my kids for 15 years. She’s amazing! Absolutely wonderful pics!

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Debbie Jones

23 July 2019

Michelle has a great eye for taking amazing baby pictures. She cares about what she does and works hard to give you lasting memories that we will treasure!

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Kim Holleman

23 July 2019

She makes it look easy! She’s so creative with her shots. Love the pics with horses.

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TreKeysha Shaw

23 July 2019

Amazing photographer! Very detail oriented and experienced! My pictures are, literally, to die for She can shoot my family time and time again!

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Kajal Patel

23 July 2019

I had gotten pictures done for my daughter’s 5th birthday. Michelle made my daughter feel so comfortable during the entire session and got great expressions out of her. Michelle takes the time to make sure every camera click is just perfect. She doesn’t rush and makes sure her clients are satisfied with the end product. My daughter’s pictures have been published in several model magazines, even making the front cover twice! She is so excited to come back and get more pictures done with Miss Michelle. Highly recommend Michelle Studios and her work- two thumbs up! We will back for sure! More...

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Natalie Mattocks Ortiz

23 July 2019

Michelle is an amazing artist that always captures the most beautiful shots of my not-so-easy babies. She is the baby whisperer (and toddler as well) and so patient. I am always nervous that we won’t get any good shots because my kiddos aren’t cooperating but then I get the images back and am in awe! She has an eye like no other and I continue to use her for all my kid’s milestones. She will make you feel like family and the entire experience will be so enjoyable, not to mention having beautiful images for a lifetime, you will surely love your session with her! More...

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Liz Workman

16 July 2019

She is great at all she does. Pictures all turned out wonderful

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Eric Wang

9 July 2019

Great experience, Michelle was an awesome person to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting high school yearbook/graduation photos done.

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Denise Frenier

30 June 2019

Michelle is so patient and makes sure to put in the time to get the perfect pics! So far she has taken newborn, sibling, and family photos for us and each time we have loved her work. Her fairy gardens are a must for newborn photos. We will be going back for all of our future photography! More...

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Jen Kedrowski

30 June 2019

We had a great experience with Michelle! Love her magical photography, it is just brilliant and beautiful (check out her fb page or website to see all the awesome work!). She was patient with each of my 3 girls and we never felt rushed, she created beautiful images and poses, getting the pics didn't take long and was seamless. We loved our Unicorn photo shoot experience! Can't wait to hang pics in my home. More...

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Victoria Silvestri

30 June 2019

Such a great experience! Michelle is really talented and creative. She was professional, timely and affordable! I would give her more stars if it was an option. We will definitely be using her in the future. More...

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Elizabeth Workman

25 June 2019

Michelle is absolutely great. She takes the time to get all the right photos and everything she takes comes out wonderful. If you need any photos taken for any event or family function. Give her a call. More...

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Jennifer Kedrowski

10 June 2019

We had a great experience with Michelle! Love her magical photography, it is just brilliant and beautiful (check out her fb page or website to see all the awesome work!). She was patient with each of my 3 girls and we never felt rushed, she created beautiful images and poses, getting the pics didn't take long and was seamless. We loved our Unicorn photo shoot experience! Can't wait to hang pics in my home. More...

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Tara Vassallo Soto

19 May 2019

Michelle is amazing! This is our second time working with her on family shots and honestly I will never trust anyone else again with our portraits. She has a way of capturing people that can’t be described. You will not be disappointed!! More...

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Jennifer McClelland

24 March 2019

Michelle is so amazing to work with. She has a great eye for amazing shots and is so laid back, professional and positive. She exceeds expectations and I would recommend her to anyone!! More...

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Whitney B

28 December 2018

Michelle is a true artist! Her work is absolutely stunning…capturing both the magic and beauty of childhood as well as the essence of their personality. We met through chance when my first little girl was born and every amazing photo I have of my 3 children was done by Michelle. She’s wonderful with children and works patiently to get that perfect shot. I am so happy we found Michelle….she’s’ the magic behind all these fabulous memories for me that are truly so special. A photo is a moment in time captured forever. More...

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Kirsten Patrick

28 December 2018

Michelle is amazing! She did newborn photos of my son as well as six month Christmas photos. I was worried that he would just cry and we wouldn’t get any pictures but Michelle had him smiling the whole time and captured so many pictures I had trouble choosing which ones I wanted! I’ve used cheaper photographers as well and I feel like it was a waste of money because the pictures don’t even compare to the ones Michelle took. You definitely get what you pay for! More...

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Colleen Ryan Warnock

19 December 2018

Michelle has photographed my kids since they were 4 and 6...they are 18 and 20 now. Wouldn’t go to anyone else! She knows her craft! She’s the best around!

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Samantha Akyaz

23 July 2018

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Kirsten Elizabeth Lora

23 July 2018

Michelle has been capturing my girls spirit since they were infants. Each session results in stunning photos and my kids love going to see Ms Michelle!

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Megan Broadwell Winters

23 July 2018

Such a wonderful experience for our sweet friend Ashlyn's birthday! What amazing work!

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Siana Thomas

23 July 2018

Had so much fun during our session, I'm already recommending my friends to book their appointments!

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Elizabeth McKenzie Witmer

23 July 2018

We love working with Michelle! She is always so patient and great with the kids. You never feel like your session is rushed. She takes however much time it takes to get the perfect pictures!! More...

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Tara Needham

23 July 2018

Michelle is an outstanding artist. There is a huge difference between a picture and a portrait. She has mastered the infinite beauty of portraits.

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Allison Craig Wood

23 July 2018

Michelle was wonderful during our magical mini session. She was great with my girls. She is incredibly responsive to email and was a tremendous help while I was choosing my favorite images. I can't wait to see the Spring animals! More...

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Cheryl Fonda-Osborne

23 July 2018

We had a GREAT experience with Michelle! My 2 daughters had their pictures taken with a horse from the neighboring horse farm. Michelle handled every detail from washing the horse prior to the shoot (wow!), to curling my older daughter's hair, to having gorgeous dresses for them to wear, and accessorizing the horse's mane!
The pictures we got are STUNNING! We will be returning to Michelle in the future :)
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Ashley Lundy Bullock

23 July 2018

We had a wonderful experience with Michelle!!! I can’t wait for our newborn shoot!

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Danyelle Edwards

23 July 2018

You truly have such a gift! In a world where everyone owns a camera, you remain a true artist. Many people photograph bodies, but you photograph souls. You always manage to capture the deeper nuances and mannerisms that make each individual beautifully unique. More...

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Gee Humble

23 July 2018

Michelle was very nice with our little one. She was able to master some nice poses and handle our little with care. Pictures are being edited now and we are excited to see them soon.

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Denise Britt Frenier

23 July 2018

Michelle is so patient and makes sure to put in the time to get the perfect pics! We will be going back for all of our future photography!

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Katherine Abbott

23 July 2018

I honestly can not say enough about our experience at Michelle Studios. I found Michelle through an online search for Newborn Photography. Our newborn son was already almost a week old and I wasn’t sure she would be able to fit us in on such short notice. Not only did she promptly return my call..she fit us in for a full session that weekend. I could tell from our initial phone conversation how much Michelle cares about the experience for her clients. She offered clothing suggestions and tips to prepare in order for the session to go smoothly. Her attentiveness to every detail put this new Mom of two at ease. When we arrived for our shoot (late as usual�), Michelle welcomed us like we were old friends and made us feel so comfortable. We never once felt rushed through our session. On the contrary, she took her time to get the perfect shots, even if that meant stopping to calm/feed a fussy baby. She even took my oldest son to visit the horses next door after we were done. I joked that I would love to get pictures made every day by Michelle and I’m only half kidding. She is so incredibly gifted at her craft! I think it’s safe to say our family has found their photographer! More...

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Elizabeth Kincaid

23 July 2018

Michelle is extremely personable & dedicated to making your experience comfortable and positive! She recently did a photoshoot of my two fur babies & I included, and immediately upon meeting us made me feel confident that I would end up with quality photos. My doggos are unpredictable; our oldest is watchful of strangers & our youngest is a rookie model (haha) but she won both of them over in the first 5 minutes! Michelle is hands on, patient, and thorough. Of course I ended up with BEAUTIFUL pictures of us/them that I am going to proudly display in my home! Exceptionally good with communication & a true pleasure to do business with! � Thanks again Michelle!! More...

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Paul Anholt

23 July 2018

We had such a great time during our newborn shoot. Michelle was great and was able to get our baby into great poses. Already looking forward to our next session!

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Alaya Lay

23 July 2018

I love Michelle photos she is awesome takes her time and makes sure you are happy with your pictures she works really hard I recommend you to get Michelle to do your picture for any occasion.

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Mary Osborne

23 July 2018

I can't believe I've never written a review for Michelle since she's been photographing my kids forever! Michelle is absolutely amazing. You can tell she genuinely loves kids (even the ones who are full of mischief) and she captures them beautifully--not only images, but also each kid's unique personality. Michelle is incredibly creative, inventive, and full of unique ideas.

She's not only great with kids, but is also incredible with adults. I trusted her with my maternity photos and was over the moon with how they turned out. Our annual family photo is Halloween themed, and she never disappoints with her ideas to complement some of our wacky costumes.

I can't imagine trusting anyone else with chronicling my kids growing up and look forward to every session. My kids love Miss Michelle and it's never a chore to them to go get photos because the sessions are always so much fun!

Her indoor studio is great, and she also has the most amazing outdoor settings right outside of her studio. When the occasion calls, she's open to doing shoots in other locations. I love her flexibility and can never wait to see what she comes up with next!
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Vanessa Monroe

27 May 2018

Fantastic photographer who captures breathtaking photos. She is awesome with children. We love Michelle. I highly recommend her.

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Kirsten L.

20 September 2017

Michelle is an AMAZING photographer. I've never worked with someone who is so great with kids and who captures their spirit so well. My girls LOVE going to see Ms. Michelle and I love it as it means I'll have more beautiful moments captured. Our unicorn shoots were every little girls dream -- and I got family pictures as well so a great session! More...

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Susan J.

12 September 2017

Talented and experienced professional! Images are gorgeous and attention to detail is exquisite. Our sons' senior photos are timeless, beautiful and unique. Very pleased with Michelle Studios. More...

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Tamara W.

11 September 2017

We have used Michelle multiple times to take pictures of our daughter. The results have always been breathtaking. She has captured pictures of my daughter that we will treasure for forever. She is easy to work with, and is highly professional. I can't recommend her enough. More...

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Vanessa M.

11 September 2017

Hands down a wonderful photographer. She is fantastic with children and her photos never disappoint. You never feel rushed with her because she makes sure everything is just right. We have been going to Michelle before my first child was born, she has done maternity, newborn, holiday pics, and other sessions for us. My daughter has done the princess sessions and they are a lot of fun. Michelle rocks at what she does. Everytime she sends me my gallery to view, her photos are breathtaking and we just love her. As long as she is taking pictures, we will be going to her. I highly recommend her. More...

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Angie C.

10 September 2017

Michelle is amazing to work with. She is very talented and puts you at ease. Her work is top notch! All her photos are masterpieces. I can't recommend her enough, you will not be disappointed. More...

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Vanessa M.

10 September 2017

We have been going to Michelle for over 5 years now. She captures moments like no other. Her patience is definitely very impressive and admirable. I never feel rushed, she takes her time and the finished product, many times, has taken my breath away. My children love her and we do, too. More...

Q&A

The secret of taking great photographs is to be able to see the light and engage the subject.

1, How old is your child?
2. How is the skin and how are the tear ducts?
3. Are you interested in studio or outdoor portraits.
4. What are the primary colors that you use to decorate in your home?

I love to watch the children grow up, year after year. The babies are also so sweet, it makes you laugh and smile to see them in such cute poses. I love the looks are parents and grandparents faces as I am working with their new baby.

Several friends who were diagnosed with cancer asked me to take photos of them with their children. At the time I had a point and shoot camera and had no idea what I was doing. The photos made a huge difference in the lives of those people.

Clients should choose my studio for newborns because I am experienced and the infant will be safe and handled properly, the photos will be lovely and I have the fairy gardens that are unique to my studio in Raleigh NC.

Senior clients should choose my studio because I am adventurous and fun and go the extra mile to make your images special. If you are shy you won't be with me.

You should choose me to photograph your child because my photography mostly focuses on children as I have never worked a day in my life that children were not part of that day. Having worked with children my entire life helps me to form quick relationships with the wonderful little people that I photograph. God gave me a special gift. I have always known that my gift was the ability to interact with young people in a way that makes them feel heard, important and valued. Many parents have commented that their children, even the shy ones, seem very comfortable while having their pictures taken.

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