• 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 maternity portrait session was one of those sessions where you just look back and say wow!  The sweetest couple, so excited to meet their first baby and the love, and the connection between these two is nothing short of amazing….they just radiate in front of the camera!  Can’t you just feel the love …


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I always love to capture a beautiful shot of baby during a maternity portrait session …

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Momma has such a beautiful glow of motherhood upon her ..


Greensboro’s premier maternity and baby photographer, specializing in motherhood portraits of pregnancy, newborn and milestones of baby’s first year, including a fun cake smash photo shoot to celebrate baby’s first birthday!  We serve High Point, Jamestown, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Elon, Gibsonville, Graham, Durham, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Randleman, Asheboro, Reidsville, Whitsett, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Hillsborough, Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Madison, Eden and Noah Carolina communities.


It was an incredibly busy week of maternity portrait sessions, newborn photo shoots and baby milestone portraits.  We are so blessed to capture these amazing moments of motherhood for the sweetest clients!

This little boy arrived in the studio and stole our hearts…so adorable and so very adored … his mommy is completely smitten with him and it’s precious to witness the love of a mother for her child, such a special bond…


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Custom styled portrait sessions with an organic photography style is what Melissa Treen Photography is known for….from Raleigh to Winston-Salem, Melissa is the Triad & Triangle’s trusted photographer of choice for newborn, maternity, pregnancy, baby, family, teen and high school senior portraits in Greensboro, Burlington, High Point, Kernersville, Durham, Pleasant Garden, Oak Ridge, Summerfeild, Stokesdale, Madison, Eden, Reidsville, Browns Summit, Whitsett, Elon, Graham, Gibsonville, Cary, Apex, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Saxapahaw, Asheboro, Randleman, Archdale, Trinity, Liberty, and areas of the Piedmont in North Carolina.  


Hello Monday!  We have another busy week of babies ahead and expectant mommies for maternity portrait sessions … we have been experiencing a baby boom since the beginning of the year and are already booking into summer for newborn and maternity portraits.  We do have limited availability for March, April and May so contact us now to book your custom styled photo shoot.

PINIMAGEgreensboro newborn baby photographerPINIMAGENorth Carolina Newborn Photographer, Melissa Treen specializes in organically styled custom portrait sessions for maternity, pregnancy, infant, newborn, baby, milestone, motherhood, family, child, teen, high school senior and models in the Triad and Triangle areas of NC including:  Browns Summit, Gibsonville, Graham, Elon, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Liberty, Asheboro, Archdale, Trinity, Hillsborough, Durham, Cary, Apex, Madison, Burlington, High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Kernersville,Madison, Reidsville, Eden, Colfax, Whitsett, Saxapahaw, Carrboro, Raleigh and surrounding areas.


When mom called me to schedule this one year old cake smash birthday photo shoot, I knew it would be nothing short of amazing!  Mom had the most beautiful wardrobe choices selected and the most adorable smash cake!

When they arrived at the studio, this baby girl was all smiles.  She has the sweetest personality and shared many has with me throughout the photo shoot.  🙂

Here is a favorite of her first dreamy outfit, a cream colored lace romper with rosette halo … we will share more form her session soon, stay tuned …



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Welcome Thursday!  We are finishing up a very busy week of babies and expecting moms and have a few more portrait sessions throughout the week that we have been planning all the details for … so excited to see them come to fruition.

We have been photographing maternity and newborn portraits for many years now.  Over the years we have been asked many questions and have learned some of the most frequently asked questions for pregnancy and baby portrait sessions.  We are starting a series where we will dedicate time on the blog to address some of these questions for those considering a portrait session.

Today we will discuss one of the most asked questions from our Baby Portrait Plan clients:

Your question:  “How will my maternity portraits look?”

We hear so often… “How will my maternity portraits look if I don’t feel beautiful?”

Our answer:  We deliver gorgeous, custom-styled maternity portraits that are undeniably beautiful!

This question is one we hear often and it tugs at our heart because we honestly see beauty in each and every client at every moment we capture.  This is a delicate subject …  sometimes moms tell us they do not feel they look their best with the changes of their body during pregnancy.  The truth is those changes are brought forth by the formation of your precious baby, a little miracle, a blessing, the entire reason for the portrait session and the very thing we highlight in your maternity portrait session.  Your maternity portrait session is all about baby and you … this moment of bonding, and the beauty in this new journey of life.  You are becoming a mom and it’s an amazing moment, full of beauty and love.

We want clients to feel how beautiful motherhood can be … and this is just the beginning.  And honestly, our expectant moms naturally have a radiance about them!  Motherhood is such an exquisite season of life and those maternal hormones produce a delightful glow in expectant moms.  Sometimes we can’t see beauty in ourselves, but it truly does exist.  Here are a few things to consider:

Our expertise is in maternity and baby photography.  This means we understand the importance of the moment and after years of experience, we know exactly how to capture each and every client to highlight this important journey of life.  We understand lighting, angels, posing, locations, styling, wardrobe and details and we work them all together to achieve gorgeous maternity portraits.

We understand you want to look and feel beautiful and you will!  As part of our Baby Portrait Plan, we offer the option of complimentary hair/makeup from our stylist so you are confident when approaching your custom styled maternity photo shoot.  Every maternity client we have ever photographed finds herself in awe when she sees her portraits during her personal ordering/viewing session.  Our approach to maternity photography is so different and it makes all the difference in the final product!

As part of our Baby Portrait Plan, we also provide maternity wardrobe options for you.  Many clients utilize their own maternity fashions, and that is perfect as well, but we do have maternity wardrobe options available should you wish to utilize them.  Our maternity wardrobe includes hand chosen gowns, dresses, fabrics and accessories that are proven to fit and photograph well.  In addition, we always provide clients with what to wear ideas and we are accessible to clients for wardrobe styling prior to their portrait session.

As a mom myself, I know that the journey into motherhood is an incredible memory to be treasured.  This is a time you can’t turn back, do-over or re-live…and these are the types of moments that matter.  At this very moment of pregnancy, you are entering into mothe

rhood and it will change your world forever in the best ways possible.  This is a moment to remember in all of it’s beauty and we are here to capture that for you.


Weather permitting, we adore outdoor maternity portrait sessions.  The beauty of nature is so evident and adds so much to custom portrait photography.  We love to capture a few tummy poses in each maternity photo shoot, highlighting the natural curves of mommy with her baby bump.


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Couple portraits are a beautiful capture … they demonstrate the love and emotion of the moment… we always love to have daddy in the portraits.  This is a unique moment for couples and their relationships.  The journey into parenthood is all their own and deserves to be celebrated.



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This moment is one of bonding … mom and baby are one as mom carries her child within, her heart is so attached to this child.  The relationship that is forming at this moment is one of strength and unconditional, overwhelming love.  These emotions pour through in every portrait … the love is so real and the weight of this moment is understood … the love of a mother knows no bounds.


Greensboro North Carolina Maternity Photographer, Melissa Treen Photography specializes in maternity, pregnancy, newborn, infant, baby, milestone, family, baby’s first year, cake smash, motherhood, child, sibling, childhood portrait photography in High Point, Chapel Hill, Winston Salem, Burlington, Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Jamestown  Alamance, Guilford, Triad, Triangle, Browns Summit, Kernersville, Stokesdale, Madison, Reidsville, Apex, Hillsborough, Whitsett, McLeansville, Gibsonville, Mebane, Graham, Pleasant Garden, Asheboro, Archdale, Randleman, Thomasville, Cary, Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham, Trinity, Colfax, Eden, Liberty and neighboring areas of NC.


It isn’t often we get older siblings in the studio during a newborn portrait session, but when we do we capture pure magic like this…

These two boys have such a special bond already … big brother is so in love with baby brother and baby brother is completely happy and calm in his presence.  We captured these dreamy images with these two bright blue eyed boys and this image warms my heart … one for momma to treasure forever …



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This baby boy is turning one year old!  We met his parents so long ago at their gender reveal photo shoot and had the delight of capturing this baby boy’s first year of memories.

We see our Baby Portrait Planners several times throughout the year and they always hold a special place in our heart, but this family is incredibly special.  Mom and Dad have truly shared this journey of parenthood with us, and we have loved every minute of it.  We have had the opportunity to travel with them, capture beautiful newborn portraits, visit unique settings and places for their first year memories, and share in the wonderful first year of their precious baby boy.  This is the sweetest little family and they will forever be special friends … we look forward to seeing them again soon!

For now, we will share one of the amazing portraits of this little sunshine!  His smiles radiates on even the coldest of days (and it was a bit chilly outside during his portrait session).  Dad brought along his radio flyer wagon from when he was a boy … a special treat to photograph this childhood keepsake.



Do you remember that first moment you held your tiny newborn in your arms?  It was an overwhelmingly amazing feeling … so much love and adoration all wrapped up in one little package.

Family portraits during newborn photo shoots are so important to me … I relish in the opportunity to capture mom and dad, in their element, loving on baby.  These moments are ones you will treasure for a lifetime …


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This baby girl snuggled up for an amazing newborn portrait session.  Mom likes pink, and so do we … so this custom styled newborn photo shoot incorporated many shades of pink in playful ways.

Each and every newborn portrait session we do is uniquely styled in a beautiful way to highlight baby.  Babies grow so fast and this portrait will be a beautiful keepsake of baby’s first week.  This image is one of my favorites from this newborn portrait gallery, and mom loved it too … so she ordered a large canvas of this one … so gorgeous!


Triad’s best newborn photographer Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Winston Salem, Kernersville, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Clemmons, Asheboro, Chapel Hill, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Mebane, Hillsborough, Elon, Pleasant Garden, Archdale, Trinity, Liberty, Colfax, Browns Summit, McLeansville, Graham, Gibsonville, Thomasville, Cary and other areas of North Carolina, specializing in newborn baby photography, maternity portraits, baby’s first year photos, family portraits, milestone photo shoots and motherhood photography, styled in a beautiful way with an organic approach to highlight natural beauty and love.


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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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.



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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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This has been an incredible journey for this sweet couple and their anticipation for the arrival of their baby boy is just bubbling over!  My design assistant commented that Daddy was overjoyed in all of the images and he truly was … such a sweet spirit about this couple…we are so excited to meet their little bundle of joy soon!

PINIMAGEChapel Hill Maternity Photographer, Melissa Treen specializes in organic styled baby, pregnancy, infant, milestone, first birthday, cake smash, family, teen, model and high school senior portrait photography in Burlington, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Cary, Raleigh, Madison, Stokesdale, Kernersville, Liberty, Lexington, Asheboro, Pleasant Garden, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Browns Summit, Elon, Whitsett, Graham, Gibsonville, Hillsborough, Apex, Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Randleman, Archdale, Trinity, Efland, Eden, Reidsville and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

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