• Burlington's Premier Maternity Newborn Photographer, Melissa Treen Photography is a featured, published and an award-winning custom portrait photographer specializing in baby photography in the Piedmont Triad Triangle areas of North Carolina, including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Elon, Gibsonville, Graham, Cary, Chapel Hill,Hillsborough, High Point, Colfax, Kernersville, Stokesdale, Archdale, Trinity, Randleman, Asheboro, Liberty, Snow Camp, Haw River, Saxapahaw, Pittsboro, Reidsville, Mebane and surrounding areas in Guilford, Alamance and Orange counties. Studio, in-home and outdoor nature portrait sessions available, as well as modern, lifestyle, couture, contemporary, urban, vintage, editorial and commercial styled photo sessions. Melissa also serves as a commercial child photographer for models and head shots, as well as family, child and high school senior photography.

    Contact us at (336) 706-4400 or by email: melissa@melissatreenphotography.com

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This beautiful baby settled in quickly to sleepy time and we captured so much goodness.  Those first days of baby go by so quickly, they are often filled with sleep deprived nights, frequent short naps, lots of feedings and diapers.  Before you know it, baby has reached an all-imporatne milestone and you wonder how he has grown so fast.  Then, suddenly … he is turning one year old, and again you wonder where has the time gone?

These moments of baby’s first year are fleeting.  However, the first year is marked with so much growth, milestones and changes for baby.  So much to remember during that first year …that is why we have dedicated our Baby Portrait Plan to baby’s entire first year!


Unlike many baby plans, ours includes unlimited portrait sessions until baby turns one year old!

We also include a maternity portrait session in our baby plan, because that is where it all begins.  Parenthood is an amazing adventure and it is one that encompasses so much emotion.  I have said it many times, but I honestly love my job!  I adore capturing beautiful newborn baby portraits, but I equally love maternity portraits.  In fact, when asked my favorite type of portrait session – I honestly always reply maternity portraits.  Yes, I do love the babies, and they hold a special place in my heart – always.  I will always be a newborn photographer, but maternity portraits are special because they capture those “before” moments … before baby.

Maternity portraits capture a defining time for a couple.  Weddings are amazing and definitely capture beautiful photography moments during a life changing time of life.  Now pregnancy, another life changing experience … this is the big moment after they walk down the aisle…now they are walking down the journey of parenthood … this is the beginning.  It defines the season of moving from “a couple” to “parents.”  They are beginning a family, their family – their source of love, laughter and life for years to come.  The couple is transitioning from a family of two to three…from here on out, everything changes … their world changes, their hearts are filled with even more love than they could ever have thought possible or imagined as they share a special bond of love with each other for their new baby.

My favorite part of maternity portraits is the connection between mom and dad.  I watch as dad is completely smitten with the love of his life, carrying his child – that love is overwhelming.  The love a man holds in his heart for his wife and child is so amazing.  I watch as dad-to-be gazes in his wife’s eyes, adoring her and her beauty in this beautiful season of motherhood and as he pulls her close to gently kiss her forehead in total adoration of her.  He honors her, he cherishes her, and she is so in love with her husband and her baby she anxiously awaits to hold him in her arms.

The anticipation is another incredible aspect of maternity portrait sessions.  The joy of awaiting the arrival of your baby is so evident.  What will he look like … who will he look like … what kind of little personality will he have … all of these thoughts (and many more) go round and round in your head over these 40 weeks of pregnancy.  This is the greatest adventure of your marriage and one to be treasured forever.



Sometimes clients contact me for a newborn photo shoot and wish to skip a maternity portrait session for many reasons.  I always tell them maternity portraits are my favorite types of sessions for the reasons above and so many more. If you are expecting, please consider a maternity portrait session.  Hire a photographer who specializes in maternity photography to tell your story as you enter into parenthood.  I offer custom styled maternity portraits, even destination maternity portrait sessions like the one above, which was in charming Charleston, South Carolina, a place that captured a piece of my heart … I must visit again soon!

Our maternity portraits reflect you, in your element.  We have a different approach to maternity portraits.  We custom style the session based on your unique requests and our unique vision for your session , the end result … amazing!  The one constant is beauty … we focus on capturing mom’s natural beauty as it radiates throughout the portrait session.  Mom-to-be always looks and feels beautiful … and now, we offer complimentary hair and makeup to our expectant moms in our in our Baby Portrait Plan club.  Click here to see more of our maternity portfolio and then read more about our Baby Portrait Plan that includes your amazing maternity portrait session!


This baby boy is turning one and we celebrated!  We had an outdoor photo shoot planned, but the weather did not cooperate – so we headed to the studio.  SO thankful for our little portrait studio on days like this when weather takes priority.  This little one love the balloons as much as the cake, maybe even more!  He turned around and played with the balloons as soon as he saw them, they entertained him for a good portion of the cake smash.

Once we introduced the cake, it was all over.  He instantly has his hands in it, playing in it like play dough.  Oh the fun he had, icing was everywhere and the studio smelled so good.   🙂


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Happy Monday!  Doesn’t this sweet smile make your day!  These clients are near and dear to my heart, I have been photographing them for years … since big brother was a tiny newborn.  Now little brother is one year old … time flies.

His stunning red hair, big brown eyes and precious smiles just melt my heart.  We met for a sunrise portrait session at a unique location (will share more about this soon), with dew still on the ground.  The sun came out quickly and dried up all the dew and left a gorgeous light shining through the air.  We captured amazing one year birthday portraits, sibling photos, and family pictures.  Here is one of my favorite close ups of Mr. Birthday Boy …

Happy Birthday Baby!



Cake smash photographer Greensboro to Chapel Hill, Melissa Treen Photography specializes in maternity photography in Hillsborough, Mebane, Cary, Durham, Raleigh and Graham, North Carolina.  Melissa also photographs newborn, baby, family, child, teen and high school senior portraits in Burlington, High Point, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, Thomasville, Asheboro, Riedsville, Liberty, Gibsonville, Browns Summit, Elon, Whitsett, Trinity, Archdale, Pleasant Garden, Oak Ridge and Summerfield NC.  Click: cake smash portfolio to see some of our cake smash photo shoots and click:  one year birthday photography to see some of our first birthday portraits


I adore watching families grow from behind my lens.  This family is one of our Baby Portrait Planners and mom has been planning this portrait session fro months.  When she showed me the outfits, I knew this was going to be a special photo shoot.  I am a bit behind on blogging sessions due to the volume of our workload, but this photo shoot took place in early Spring, just before Easter (notice the adorable bunny smocked dress).  Baby was turning 6 months old and I always encourage family portraits during this milestone, as baby is able sit and we are able to utilize more props in the session with a sitting baby.

We were looking for beautiful blooms and nature for our backdrop, and we found just that!  I scouted locations over 150 mile radius searching for blooms in early Spring, and when I found these delicate white flowers and this gorgeous weeping willow field, I knew we could make some magic in this location.  Natural lighting is a little tricky at times, especially when seasons change, but with utilizing just the right angels I was able to create this dreamy sun haze look I  was focusing on during the sunset hour.  The result, creamy, dreamy pastel light that dances over the head so gently, painting sunshine onto every image.  🙂

This sweet family had an entire gallery of absolutely stunning images, which makes this portrait session a difficult one to blog … choosing just a few to highlight was definitely no easy chore.  I wish I could share each and every one of them, but there are soooo many! So, I picked just a few favorites for now, and will share more soon …


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This sweet baby visited the studio recently and I was in awe of his beautiful color of hair … a gorgeous shade of brown, with a slight tint of dark blonde and amber.  He slept like a champ and snuggled in for an amazing newborn baby photo shoot.  I can honestly say, 2017 has been the year of boys thus far!  We have had sooooo many baby boys in the studio this year … and each and every one was complete sweetness!

We are now offering newborn lil’ sessions … after years of feedback requesting this option, we decided to add this option for clients looking for shorter sessions that include digital images.  Email us for details.



In an effort to continue to offer the highest quality and service as your portrait photographer of choice, we have changed our Baby Portrait Plan a bit, it’s EVEN BETTER than ever!  Now, all Baby Portrait Planners receive complimentary hair/makeup from our stylist for their custom styled maternity photo shoot.  Plus, our Baby Portrait plan is currently on promotional pricing.  We serve areas of North Carolina including, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, High Point, Mebane, Gibsonville, Whitsett, Elon, Asheboro, Reidsville, Pleasant arden, Oak Ridge, Summerfield and surrounding areas, offering fmaily photography, newborn, maternity, teen, child and high school senior portraits.


We are wrapping up an incredibly busy week in the studio and on the home front.  School days are winding down and we have been preparing for final exams in our household.  In addition, our daughter is graduation today, so busy times!  Professionally, we have been working behind the scenes to bring you the best of photography products, as we have a few new additions to launch into our product line.  We are re-structuring a bit to prepare for big things ahead.  Being a small business owner is often a challenge in the time management area, as there is always so much to do, but it is also so rewarding when things finally come to fruition.  We are approaching some big announcements, stay tuned!

This little love arrived at the studio around 7 days old, he cuddled in and slept like a dream!  We approached his custom styled newborn portrait session with a creamy color palette or grays and creams, and they images are stunning in black and white!  I have always been a fan of black and white photography, but there are certain images that translate so beautifully in black and white, and this is definitely one of them.



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As a huge Fixer Upper fan, I am drawn to all things cotton … and this natural cotton I found recently on a prop shopping spree was the perfect touch to highlight our natural, organic approach to our portrait photography!  We met mom for a fun maternity photo shoot and captured so much amazingness!  Expecting baby #3 soon, and she was so radiant and beautiful … here’s one of my many favorites …



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Our organic newborn portrait photography style is something we are known for … naturals fibers and textures, creamy and dreamy tones and colors, natural newborn posing, attention to the “little” details like tiny little fingers … these are all things that are part of our approach to photographing newborns.

We have been photographing babies for nearly 8 years now and each and every one is a blessing.  These newborn days are filled with love, and it is a beautiful thing to capture.  Newborn portraits are treasured keepsakes for your family and we are honored to be your photographer of choice in the Triad and Triangle areas of North Carolina.

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So many options are available for photography of your new baby.  From hospital photos to lifestyle photography to custom styled portraits, the choices are plentiful.  So how do you decide what the best option is for your family?

Hospital photos – All hospitals offer photo options of baby during your stay.  What to expect … quick photos of your baby in the hospital setting from the designated photography group for your hospital of choice.

Lifestyle portrait photography – This type of photo shoot is performed by a custom photographer (like us), and is performed in your home, within the first weeks after delivery.  What to expect … candid, natural (and possibly a few posed) images of baby in their element, utilizing natural light areas of your home. Photos may include:  parents with baby, baby, siblings with baby, nursery and decor, etc…

Custom styled newborn portraits – This is our most requested type of portrait session. It includes a custom styled studio photo shoot, with coordinated props and accessories from our vast supply of the finest goodies.  We provide all the wardrobe and accessories throughout the session.  This type of portrait session includes a longer timeframe, as we are working with keeping baby comfy & sleepy.  We produce a large variety of images, including baby, parents and siblings, if desired.  Amazing posed parent portraits are captured, as well as sweet sibling images and breath-taking baby photography.

We have many clients that chose to do a few hospital photos and schedule a custom styled newborn portrait session, as they offer completely different  types of images.  We have also had clients select a lifestyle session for family and siblings and a cusotm style dportrait session just for baby.  So, the options are endless.

Our personal favorite is our custom styled portrait sessions, as they provide the opportunity to focus on highlighting the newness of baby, tiny details, fingers, toes, eyelashes, hair, facial features, etc… and they are performed in an organic and artistic way, producing high quality fine art images for your walls, albums and prints.

Now to share a favorite from a recent custom styled newborn portrait session …

One week new and completely snuggled in, this little love slept like a dream throughout his entire custom styled portrait session!  We tried a brand new wrap color on him, olive green and he looked amazing in this color … definitely a new favorite!  🙂


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Kernersville Newborn Photographer, Melissa Treen Photography specializes in maternity portraits in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Chapel Hill, Durham and beyond, focusing on motherhood, pregnancy, baby, baby’s first year, cake smash, family and high school senior portraits in the Triad and Triangle areas of North Carolina.


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This little fellow visited the studio recently and loved being cuddled up.  We captured beautiful memories of this little love during his newborn photo shoot.

We have been busy this summer photographing expectant moms, babies and families outdoors, in the gorgeous fields of summer.  North Carolina offers such beauty in every season, and summer is one of my favorites to photograph.  We have also welcomed many newborn infants into the studio to capture their first week memories.

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Melissa Treen Photography is a custom photographer of infant, newborn, baby, maternity, pregnancy, motherhood, baby’s first birthday, baby milestones, family, commercial and high school senior portrait photography in Greensboro, High Point, Chapel Hill, Burlington and surrounding areas of North Carolina, including:  Mebane, Hillsborough, Haw River, Graham, Elon, Gibsonville, Durham, Archdale, Randleman, Asheboro, Reidsville, Eden, Madison, Clemmons, Kernersville, Winsotn Salem, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, New Garden, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Whitsett, Sedalia, Mcleansville, Cary, Apex, Jamestown and areas of Guilford, Alamance county and beyond.  Melissa books weeks in advance, so schedule early.  We are currently booking our special outdoor Fall mini sessions, contact us for more information.


We have so many expectant mommies scheduled in the coming months and we couldn’t be more excited!  Did you know we specialize in maternity portraits?  We are well known for our newborn and baby photography in the Triad, but our maternity portraiture is highly coveted as well.  Why?  We believe it has a little something to do with how we approach a maternity session.  We understand the season of motherhood and relish in the opportunity to capture the natural beauty of mommy-to-be during this time of life.

Often moms contact us about a newborn portrait session and neglect to inquire about a maternity portrait session because they don’t feel beautiful.  The reality is, pregnancy is beautiful and we know how to capture that beauty to it’s fullest.

Our background in styling and design gives us a unique vision for each custom portrait session.  We have so many spring maternity portrait sessions scheduled, so excited to design each and every one … beginning this weekend!  Stay tuned for many beautiful mommies to be featured here soon, today we share this amazing maternity portrait … one of my favorites …


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I love when all things come together perfectly and a little magic is made during a portrait session.  This newborn baby girl photo shoot was nothing shy of magical in so many ways.  This sweet baby slept through so many poses and props and the end results are amazing …

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We photographed this little love’s big sister a few years ago, and she wore this same headband during her newborn portrait session back then.  Love when we are able to incorporate something special into our portrait sessions.

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Did you know we specialize in child portrait photography in North Carolina?  We love children and we believe each child has an inner beauty and coupled with his/her unique personality, creates beautiful portraits for you to treasure.  We love capturing your child’s story.  Whether it is a modern, urban look you seek or a natural setting, we have a variety of locations to showcase your child during this special season of life.  They grow so quickly, enjoy each moment and cherish every step of the journey through custom portrait photography.  Allow us to provide you with cherished memories of childhood.

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country-senior-style-portraits-of-teen-in-white-dress-cowboy-boot-in-ivy-garden-arch-beautiful-high school-portraits-hillsborough-ncPINIMAGE The senior year … such an exciting time of life.  This year truly deserves to be frozen in time and what better way to do that than a custom portrait photography session.  At Melissa Treen Photography, we provide our seniors with a unique portrait experience.  We begin with a pre-session consultation that includes location suggestions and a what to wear guide for wardrobe choices.  Senior enjoy a few different looks throughout their session, so we encourage a few different wardrobe options.  We customize the session around your personality, highlighting your personal interests by incorporating things into your session.  While most seniors schedule their custom portrait photography session during the summer prior to their senior year of high school, there really is no wrong time to schedule.  Actually, we shoot senior photo sessions all throughout the year.  Email us at:  melissa@melissatreenphotography.com for more information or to schedule your session today.




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An engagement is a special season of life.  Filled with emotion, excitement and anticipation, this time is full of sweet memories.  The celebration of your love deserves to be properly documented by a custom portrait photographer.  Hire a professional that has not only mastered proper lighting skills, camera exposure and technicalities, but also one who understands the emotion of the moment.  Trust your photographer to highlight the love, the relationship and the uniqueness of the special bond you share with your fiance. View full post »


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Newborn photography has evolved into a world all it’s own today.  Those sweet, snugly little babies pictured sleeping so perfectly are the images that moms hold close to their hearts.  These images highlight the newness of this special season of life.

The opportunity to capture these newborn memories is best defined as the first ten days after birth.  True newborn moments pass quickly as baby’s sleep patterns and appearance change.  The key to scheduling your newborn portrait photography session is to schedule it early.  We accept a limited number of newborns per week, so most clients reserve their custom newborn photography session while still pregnant.

Ideally, during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy is an optimal time to contact us as it allows plenty of time to place you on our schedule.  Once you get closer to your due date, simply touch base with us to let us know of any plans such as inducement or a planned C-section.  Once you deliver, contact us within 48 hours to finalize your session date.  It’s easy & simply to get started, just email us & we will instruct you on how to reserve your session.

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Happy Monday!

Sharing an image of a sweet baby girl today from a recent newborn portrait session in Greensboro NC, so little, so content, so sweet!


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Coming this week…

*  High School Senior Portrait Time is upon us…class of 2012, now is the time to capture your senior pictures…stay tuned for a special announcement later this week!

*  Gearing up for our 2000K fan giveaway, details to come in the following weeks, we’d love for you to visit our facebook page & “like”us…each “like” gets us close to the giveaway!

*  Scheduling summer field sessions, a great opportunity to capture beautiful family moments in a natural setting

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