• 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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It’s Monday and I’m jumping back into things after a beautiful vacation last week.  So many things are on the agenda today … editing, album designs, client orders, preparing for newborn sessions this week, and setting up for our busy weekend full of portrait sessions.

Our TEEN PORTRAIT EVENT is this Saturday and it is going to be simply amazing!!!  We have just *one* spot available, so email us now to secure your spot.  With busy summer schedules, there were a few who couldn’t make it on July 15th, so we have a few on a wait list so far for our next Teen Event, email us if you are interested for a future timeframe.

And back to our babies … we photographed this sweet girl at 6 days new … she snuggled up perfectly and we captured a majestic gallery of newborn portraits for her family … here is just one of my many favorites for now …

 

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My current situation:  looking at the storm raging outside my office window.  Summer is here and with heat comes the summer storm season, which has been reeking havoc on outdoor portrait schedule.  Thankful to have been able to re-schedule all rained out sessions thus far.  We just got back to the studio after a day of babies, while welcoming our newest neighbor Baby + Co.  It was a fun day and we met so many expectant mommies, dads siblings and babies too!

We are working hard behind the scenes on our Teen Portrait Event – scheduled for July 15th  – and it is going to be simply amazing!  It is open to teens, pre-teens, tweens, and young adults.  We are providing hair & makeup by our stylist Erica and the package include digital images as well!  We have just a few spots left and trust me, you won’t want to miss this!  We will be sharing a sneak peek at some of the  things we have planned throughout next week on Instagram, so head on over and follow us there to get the latest details!

Since we have been totally inspired by all the amazing mommies today, we wanted to share a beautiful capture form a recent maternity portrait session … so excited to meet this baby boy in the studio soon! 🙂

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Did you know???  Our Baby Portrait Plan includes complimentary hair & makeup for your custom styled maternity portrait session … contact us for more details…

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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!

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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.

 

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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!

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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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custom styled cake smash photo shoot for baby’s first birthday milestone Chapel Hill to Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem, Burlington, Hillsborough, Mebane, Durham and beyond

 

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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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Greensboro New Baby Pictures

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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engagement-pictures-under-weeping-willow-tree-at-burlington-nc-park-natural-light-photographyPINIMAGEEngaged or planning on an engagement?  Melissa Treen Photography relishes in engagement portrait photography in Greensboro, High Point, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Burlington, Mebane, Elon, Reidsville and other surrounding areas of the Piedmont Triad / Triangle areas of North Carolina.

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 little cowgirl has been in front of our camera since she was a tiny baby!  We were honored when she returned for her two year portrait session.  All grown up and tons of sweetness, she was perfection throughout the entire photo shoot.

She wore mom’s red cowgirl boots from when she was a little girl, and her red cowgirl hat too!  It was the perfect collaboration for her western styled portrait session.

 

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It has been another busy weekend, but we wanted to stop by the blog and keep you updated on all the news going on behind the scenes at Melissa Treen Photography.  We have been working hard on completing some special projects and we have started the planning of our custom styled teen portrait event … we have some fun, unique and beautiful things planned…so excited about this event!

We do have a limited amount of spots left, so if you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, contact us today to reserve your spot.

 

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