Portfolio – Newborns


Timeless and simple, with minimal props and lots of neutral & muted colors.  My studio newborn sessions take place in my Troy, Michigan studio and include parent & siblings, and are styled sessions with custom professional items that are typically neutral and simple with a few colors.  I have a rustic, vintage feel to my styled newborn sessions.  I love adding wood, vintage props, flowers and lace to my sessions.

In home lifestyle sessions can be done up to 3 months old.  This sessions are done in your home with a journalistic, storytelling approach, with candid & posed shots.  Parents & siblings photos are done along with just baby, baby’s surroundings, and detail shots.


A digital contract and invoice to pay session fee will be sent via email.  Sessions are scheduled after digital contract and session fee is received.  Your session date is then tentatively scheduled on my calendar by due date.  Final session date is chosen once you share your baby has arrived.  Studio newborn sessions take place in my Troy, Michigan studio and is best between the ages of 5-14 days, but older babies are always welcome.  Booking during your 2nd trimester is recommended to ensure availability.


Sessions are styled during our consultation.  Props, wraps, headbands, bonnets, etc, specific to newborn photography, are all provided. Consumer grade prop purchases are not recommended.  Studio gowns are available for parent portraits. You will receive A Parent Prep Guide to prepare you and your newborn for his/her first portrait session, along with a Wardrobe Guide with tips and links to actual stores I recommend for easy ordering & our new Styling Tool to help pick outfits and links to order.


My studio was designed with my newborn babies and their families in mind.  All the comforts of home allow you to relax and catch up on Netflix, or you can watch while I work with your newborn. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, or a cold beverage and snack.  There are restaurants close by for lunch and even a play place for kids that accepts drop-ins.  I have a comfortable nursing area for parents and stocked changing area for your added convenience.


A soft proofed online gallery will be sent to you to view & order your images.  Skin retouching, such as blemish removal and tone correction is included to give skin a natural, polished look to the images you choose.  Additional editing should be discussed in advance of your final product creation.




“Melissa did an amazing job capturing photos of my newborn preemie daughter.  She was so gentle and sweet and the pictures were just amazing!  We have definitely found our new family photographer and can’t wait for our next session!”  Mary S.


 I would love to tell you more about the experience you will have with your session with Melissa Anne Photography! 

Contact me to book your newborn session experience or to set up a consultation