• 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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Have I mentioned lately how I adore maternity portraits?  Honestly, they are some of my very favorite portraits taken.  This custom styled maternity portrait session was designed to have a dreamy, romantic feel.  We captured pure magic in this gorgeous field, so many beautiful images to share … but I am beginning with a few of those on this this antique metal bed.  Mom and dad-to-be cuddled up and we captured the anticipation of this moment of waiting for their first baby.  The love they share is so evident in each image as they enter into this journey of parenthood that will forever change their world.

Pregnancy is such an amazing season of life and deserves to be captured, preserved and treasured.  These memories are the beginning  of the little family they are creating.  These moments define this special time as they share an overwhelming love for one another and for this baby boy.



To see more of our maternity portraiture, please visit:  romantic maternity portfolio, dreamy maternity portraits and family maternity photography.  Melissa Treen Photography serves Chapel Hill to Greensboro, Burlington to Winston-Salem, Durham to High Point, Redisville, Summerfield, Browns Summit, Oak Ride, Pleasant Garden, McLeansville, Elon, Gibsonville, Hillsborough, Graham, Mebane, Raleigh and surrounding areas of North Carolina.


Time flies when you are having fun … we have been busy in and out of the studio lately, photographing so many expectant mommies, families, babies, newborns and more!  As we enter into summer, we are working on a brand new promotion, unlike any other we have offered before.  We will debut the details very soon, and it will include sooooo much … so excited about this!!!

Summer is an amazing time for outdoor portrait sessions, the light is stunning and the days are long, so we can capture breath-taking sunrise portraits or gorgeous sunset photography – both are beautiful choices in summer months.  In addition, we offer a few *limited edition* travel sessions during summer months, contact us for more details on our travel photography packages.

We captured this radiant mom-t0-be at sunset at the most amazing sun-kissed location of nature, one of my favorite places to shoot.  Speaking of favorite places, I have scouted so many unique venues for photo shoots lately … excited to put them to use soon and to share some of our new finds with you soon!



Maternity Photographer, Melissa Treen, known for her newborn baby and pregnancy portraits from Chapel Hill to Greensboro to Winston Salem and beyond.  Melissa serves the surrounding Triad and Triangle areas of North Carolina, while calling the beautiful city of Burlington home.  Burlington is nestled in between Raleigh and High Point, allowing her easy accessibility to clients from all over North Carolina.  Melissa also photographs family portraits, commercial projects, child models, high school seniors, teens and real estate photography for various clients.  Visit our portfolio here:  Greensboro Maternity Photography & Chapel Hill Newborn Photographer


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.   🙂


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



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

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