Melissa Anne Photography

Grand Blanc Newborn Photographer | Lucy

Grand Blanc Michigan Newborn Photographer


Miss Lucy was my 4th newborn for 2019 and 3rd girl!

She was such a sweetheart and slept most of the session.

I just LOVE the photos of her with her parents!


Grand Blanc Michigan Newborn Photographer Lucy

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Welcome to the world little Lucy!

I can’t wait to see you for your next session!!



Melissa is a photographer based in Troy, MI specializing in newborn, maternity,

baby’s first year and family portraits.



Contact Melissa here to get info or to schedule your session!

Pink and Gold Cake Smash | Metro Detroit Michigan Photographer

Pink and Gold Cake Smash in Metro-Detroit

Pink and Gold Cake Smash time!  They are my favorite!!  It brings out my princess side…I mean who doesn’t love a little bit of bling?

Miss Veronika has been coming to me since she was a newborn and I just can’t believe she is already 1 year old!  She was born on Valentine’s Day 2018, so we had to incorporate some hearts too!  She did not like being messy at all, but loved the washtub and her music!


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 cake-smash-pink-and-gold-girl-melissa-anne-photography-michigan-photographerHappy 1st Birthday, Veronika!!



 Cake by: The Bakery Waterford

Melissa is a photographer based in Troy, Michigan in Metro Detroit specializing in newborns, maternity and families.

Contact Melissa here for session info!

Baby Girl R Sneak Peek | Livonia Michigan Newborn Photographer

Baby girl…Seems like so long ago we were awaiting your arrival!

January was a pretty cold month with very little snow, so we made the best of it!

Mom looked amazing in our ruby velvet gown!



Fast forward a month and little miss Rosemary made her arrival and she was such a sweet baby girl!

She really fought sleep for awhile, but finally we got her sleeping peacefully!


cute-baby-girl-livonia-michigan-newborn-melissa-anne-photographyWe just had to get a photo of her with our little donut prop since her nursery is donut themed!!

Isn’t that awesome!

Lucky little baby girl!


Melissa is a Troy, Michigan based photographer serving families in Oakland and Genesee counties and surrounding areas for 8 years. 

If you are expecting a new addition to your family, contact Melissa today!



Twin Newborns | Metro Detroit Michigan Newborn Photographer | Sneak Peek

Twin newborns are a photographer’s dream!

These adorable 3 weeks old fraternal twin boys did not disappoint!… they were so adorable!!

Twin sessions are the same as my regular studio newborn sessions except there is double the sweetness going on!

With enough notice, I can even coordinate outfits and other items to incorporate into your babies session.

I absolutely LOVE the navy blue with these guys, and have lots of other colors to choose from!




Check out our Facebook page HERE for more behind the scenes shots from our session



Troy Michigan Maternity Photographer Sneak Peek | Melissa Anne Photography



We were really hoping for some snow…but we found a beautiful spot tucked in the back of the park with some gorgeous light, that was the perfect spot for maternity photos!

I just LOVE this dress on her!  It fit her perfectly!!

Black is such an elegant color and even though we did a sapphire blue, emerald green and ruby red dresses as well, this is probably my favorite one!

Her hubby was the perfect train tosser!


troy-michigan-maternity-photographer-melissa-anne-photography-black-mermaid-gown-with-flowing-trainI can’t wait for their little ones arrival in a few short weeks!

We will be doing a donut theme for some of the photos and the props are so cute and yummy looking!!



To book your maternity or newborn session or to get more information




Melissa Anne is a maternity, newborn and family photographer with a studio located in Troy, Michigan.

She has been serving Troy and the surrounding Metro Detroit area for over 7 years.


What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag | Metro-Detroit Newborn Photographer




Having a baby?  Congratulations!  Wondering what to pack in your hospital bag?

This is such a busy and exciting time for you!  Whether you are a first time parent, or seasoned pros, all the planning in the world can change based on that precious baby!  One thing you can plan successfully is your hospital bag!  Even with lots of planning, it can happen…you leave important items at home!  We have all seen The Office when Pam and Jim leave their birthing music at home and we all know how that ended up!

As a newborn photographer, I have heard A LOT of birth stories and having 2 kiddos of my own, I understand that sometimes things do not go as planned.  As a planner, type A personality, it was like I failed already at being a Mom whenever things didn’t go as planned and I was very hard on myself…but I have learned as my kids have grown up, it is pretty hard to mess them up if you are at least trying!

So, I have compiled this list, (because I am a list maker!), that you can use to help be as prepared as possible.  I hope it helps!


  1.  SOCKS!  This was something I loved having, and after my first was born and having to wear those hospital socks, I made sure I had a cozy pair or two of my own!  I love the ones with the grippers on the bottom.
  2. A cozy blanket.  The hospital blankets are not the best and if you bring your own it is so comforting!
  3. A list of people to contact once baby has made their arrival!  You may have to have someone else contact people, so having their numbers programmed in the person doing the calling’s phone is helpful.  You should designate someone to make the calls/texts etc for you if possible.
  4. Money for vending machines
  5. Your own shampoo and body wash
  6. Lotion
  7. Baby book and pens
  8. Comfy pj’s with easy access for nursing
  9. Chapstick!
  10. Hair ties
  11. Brush
  12. Extra nursing bras
  13. Outfits for baby to go home in
  14. The car seat
  15. Blanket for baby and hat
  16. Snacks-apples, bananas, granola, nuts or snack packs keep well and are a healthy option to the vending machines
  17. Outfit for YOU to wear home-stretchy leggings are awesome!  You want to be comfortable!
  18. Tooth brush and paste
  19. Diapers and wipes
  20. A camera!  Even if it is your cell phone!  You can create a hashtag and family and friends can post shots they take with the hashtag too
  21. Comfy pillow
  22. Bathrobe
  23. Slippers
  24. Deodorant
  25. Extra panties-stretchy are best!
  26. Birthing gown
  27. Nursing tops/cami
  28. Nursing pads
  29. Insurance card
  30. Glasses/contacts + case/solution
  31. Maxi pads-some for the hospital and lots at home!  Guys don’t typically like buying things like this and it is going to most likely be a necessity!
  32. Phone + charger
  33. Water bottle
  34. Your playlist on Ipod or phone

Now just don’t forget the bag at home!  And, if you do, don’t worry!  You will be so in love with your new little person, it probably won’t matter to you right away.  Send someone to get it so you can be comfortable later.

Good luck and remember, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

Melissa Cunningham is a Metro-Detroit based newborn, maternity and family photographer with over 7 years in business photographing babies first year and families in her studio located in Troy, Michigan and on location all over Michigan.

For more info or to Contact Melissa click here!

Newborn Photos | Metro Detroit Baby Photographer


This tiny little guy came into the studio for newborn photos last month, with his parents and big sister!  He was FULL of smiles and was so easy to pose and was such a snuggly baby that loved being wrapped and didn’t mind changing outfits.  He is such an adorable little guy, I seriously could have kept him all day!!

Newborn photos are typically scheduled during the 2nd trimester for about 1 week after baby’s due date.  This date may be moved based on baby’s actual arrival.  I prefer to do the sessions between 5-14 days old.  I only book 12 newborns a month so I have room to move appointments as needed.  Parent and siblings are welcome to join in and be photographed.  All sessions are styled with props and outfits, headbands and wraps in your choice of style and colors.  We send you a questionnaire for session planning when you book your session along with a wardrobe guide for you.  Professional hair and makeup can be added to your session and would be done in my studio prior to the session by one of my stylists.  Professional hair and makeup is recommended and can be done at your own salon as well.

Newborn photos are a once in a lifetime event and since they grow and change SO fast, I recommend capturing all the tiny details when you can!

















I have TWO spots open for newborn photo sessions in December and just THREE for January 2019!

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