Melissa Anne Photography

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!




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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 Baby Boy | Troy Michigan Newborn Photographer

Newborn baby boy Anthony David was such a sweetie!  He was so snuggly and loved being in the bucket!

He was such an easy going little guy and earned the Rockstar of the Month Award!

Love his peach fuzz blond hair!!




Now booking into Spring 2019!

To book your newborn session-contact me at [email protected]

Baby Photo Session Sneak Peek | Troy Michigan Photo Studio

Baby photo sessions are my most popular sessions!  Miss Scarlett Rose was such a cute, smiley baby girl!

She loved being wrapped and didn’t mind changing into outfits.

We had to incorporate red roses, of course!

She was s dream baby…and those cheeks.





To book your baby photo session with Melissa Anne Photography contact me at [email protected]

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!

For more information or to secure your session with me click here 

Christmas Mini Sessions | Troy Michigan Photographer | Melissa Anne Photography

Hi there!  I just looked at my calendar and there are only 61 days left until CHRISTMAS!!!!


That means trying to find the perfect gift for everyone, even the “hard to buy for people”!  We ALL have those people that seem to have EVERYTHING!  Well, what if I told you that you could find the perfect gifts for EVERYONE on your shopping list, and it only takes a few minutes AND it is super fun?!

Would you think it is too good to be true?  I know I would, but it is REAL!

Book a Christmas mini session and I can create beautiful, timeless gifts for your family, you can take care of Christmas cards, AND you get a gift for YOU too!


I know, you want to hug me right now!


I understand, I get that a lot!  I hate shopping when it is super busy, people are crabby and in a hurry, and it is cold outside and really hot in the mall??  It feels like 100 degrees and you have your winter coat and all your kids coats and probably the hubby’s coat too…and they are hungry and have to pee every 5 minutes and you are wondering why you thought it was a good idea to bring everyone with you when all they want to do is be anywhere but shopping?!?!

So, do them (and yourself!) a favor and book a 15-20 minute Christmas mini portrait session and avoid all of the stress and crowds, PLUS get the PERFECT gift for Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts & Uncles, friends, and yourself too!

Time flies by so quickly and updating your families portraits yearly is a great way to document all the changes, and they will love seeing how they grow and change someday.  This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.  Portraits can be passed through generations and it is an investment in your family.


How do you put a price on that??




Early Bird pricing is only $97 and includes your choice of backdrop , a beautiful canvas photo ornament, $47 print credit towards product of your choice, the kids get to write a letter to Santa and mail them, or you can keep them for a souvenir, and the session is 15-20 minutes and can be your entire family, or just the kids, and convenient, in home online ordering, in your pajamas with a glass of wine.

Special priced collections and products such as Christmas cards are available.  And, orders will be ready before Christmas!

So this is obviously a no-brainer!  Early Bird pricing ends tomorrow, October 25, 2018!

I have a few dates left and may open up more if needed, so feel free to email me at [email protected] if you are interested in a different date.



BOOK NOW-Christmas Mini Sessions at Melissa Anne Photography



I hope to see you and your family soon to create something beautiful, that you will cherish for years to come!

Troy Michigan Baby Milestone Session-Brooklyn


I love following families from newborn through their first year!  Sometimes I meet my littles when they are a little bit older.  Brooklyn came in for a milestone session and she brought her big sister and Mom & Dad too!  Mom didn’t get newborn portraits, so we tried to get Brooklyn to sleep, but that wasn’t happening!  I love how energetic she was and she was a happy girl. I love the shots of her in the bowl, and Mom brought in the shirts and the heart shaped prop, which completed the session perfectly.

These two girls were so cute and made my job so easy!  I loved how attentive big sister was and she sure loves her baby sister.

I book milestone sessions for 3-4 months, 6-8 months (when they are sitting on their own) and 12 months!