• 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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I know I have said this many times, but baby’s first year seems to happen in the blink of an eye!  Wasn’t it just yesterday I was holding his baby girl in my arms, styling her custom newborn photo shoot?  I remember how sweet she was throughout the session, as she slept like a little princess…the shades of pink and gray we coordinated in her props and accessories, and how precious her mommy was…like a ray of sunshine…and so in love with her baby girl!

These moments go so quickly, and thankfully we have been blessed to watch this little one grow up in front of our camera over the past year, as a Baby Portrait Planner.  We have been capturing her milestones all the year long, and she is precious!  Here’s a peek from her one year birthday photo shoot…I chose this as the first preview because I adore how we can see her little teeth!  🙂

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Have a baby turning one?  It’s a huge milestone!  Allow us to capture beautiful birthday portraits for your baby, we custom style every portrait session and even coordinate details for baby’s cake smash!


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.


We hinted earlier in the week that we had BIG NEWS coming … here is one of our few surprises…

we have a new website, please visit www.melissatreen.com for all the latest!

This new website is nothing short of a labor of love.  We began working on it last year, and with nearly 8 years of photography to sort through to chose just the right images, and with all the content produced, it has taken countless days, months and years to complete this project.  I am ever so grateful to my beautiful daughter who worked alongside me many, many days in an effort to complete some of the finishing touches to the site.  I couldn’t have done it without her!

Below is the sweetest little man, celebrating his first birthday and he is all smiles!  He has the cutest little dimples too!  And wait until you see him with his birthday cake … oh my, he was all about his cake!  🙂


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What happens when you add a beautiful baby girl + the sweetest little baby bonnet + a smocked baby dress + an adorable pink carriage + the biggest giggle ever  …. it = magic!

We met this Baby Portrait Plan family to capture family portraits along with baby’s 6 month “sitting” milestone.

Weather had been unpredictable and nature was just beginning to be in full bloom in North Carolina.  Location is always something I strive to customize for each client.  Locations can really portraits so beautiful if chosen carefully.  When choosing a location, there are so many factors involved, the “must” for me is always lighting.  I love to shoot in dreamy sunlight and that sunlight changes with every season.  I have so many locations scouted, and find more almost daily!  This location I knew had amazing light, but I also knew it was a little tricky and there was definitely the perfect window of time to capture the look I was going for in this session.

We met under a canopy of weeping willows, dreamy light filtered through the trees and the end result was dreamy, sun-lit family portraits.  Today I’m sharing a favorite of baby girl, but this entire family portrait session was breath-taking, wiat until you see big borhter and the beautiful parent portraits.  They melt my heart! 🙂


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So many of my Baby Portrait Planners have celebrated first birthdays lately!  It is an honor to watch these babies grow and to grow with their families.  Many clients become friends along the journey, and this family is one of those that are near and dear to my heart.  Have I mentioned lately…I love this job, I have the best clients in the world and I adore capturing beautiful memories for families.

This little one arrived in the studio perfectly dressed!  Mom always dresses this little man so adorable for his milestone baby portrait sessions, as his first birthday portrait session was no exception.  She also brought this birthday banner with his name on it, and it coordinated with this outfit.  We captured so much goodness during his birthday photo shoot, many outfits and props, here are just a few favorites for now… and wait until you see what we did for the cake smash … so fun!!!


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First birthday photography with Melissa Treen Photography begins with birthday portraits, we usually photograph baby in several outfits and with several props.  We offer in-studio birthday portraits or outdoors, depending on the forecast and your preference.  After we capture traditional one year portraits, we begin setting up for the fun … cake smash photos!  For most babies, this is their first introduction to cake, so the reaction is always unpredictable.  One thing I have learned over the years of doing cake smash sessions, baby either LOVES it or hates it, usually no in-between.  We will share this baby’s cake smash soon, but here’s a hint:  he LOVED it!!!  🙂

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