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We take care of all the details so that you can devote your time where it matters most: spending quality time together as a family and making new memories.


A leading Wilmington, NC, newborn photographer

Serving Wilmington NC, and San Diego, CA

We specialize in Family, Maternity, & Newborn Photography + Films



Wilmington NC Newborn Photography



There are moments when taking a second to pause and savor the emotion you're feeling is not enough. When you want to bottle a scent, hold fast to an emotion, or experience that embrace one more time.


these images are more than just memories on paper- they are pieces of your heart frozen in time that encompass your

motherhood journey


luxury portrait experience

what sets us apart

"The experience Michelle offers from start to finish is high end and yet so comfortable you feel like you’ve been long time friends from the start."-Cait

Photo by Emily March Photography




From our very first consultation, you'll realize this is no ordinary portrait experience. Every aspect is carefully curated to make your portrait session a breeze.


As one of the top maternity, family, and newborn photographers in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, our elevated approach ensures you feel cared for every step of the way.




What to Expect


Our goal is creating a luxurious experience where you can be fully present and soak in every fleeting moment, celebrate the incredible motherhood journey you're on, and enjoy time together creating beautiful memories with those you love most.


- Curated wardrobe collection with beautiful dresses and clothing


- Professional hair and make-up to look and feel your best


-Custom design services to create artwork for your home


- Pampering from beginning to end



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Photo frame designs




Having professional photos taken is just the beginning of our portrait experience together. We promise to make your home more beautiful. The beautiful moments and memories we capture during our time together belong in your home and on your walls.


Crafting Your Legacy:


-Handcrafted heirloom albums

- Custom framing + gallery wall design

-Archival, premium materials designed as generational heirlooms

-Design services + guidance for a cohesive, personal aesthetic



Tangible photographs are so much more than just pictures; they are heirlooms of the heart, whispers of a life well-lived. So, print them, mama. Let them be a testament to your motherhood journey, a beacon of love and laughter, treasures held close that whisper stories into your soul.




As a photographer in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, I will help preserve the raw, authentic, and immensely meaningful love stories I'm honored to document. Invest in imagery that lets you relive the beauty of your journey again and again.




Family, Maternity, and Newborn Photographer

& Videographer for the Wilmington Area


The Sessions




The journey into motherhood is a sacred transformation that deserves to be celebrated and captured.




Capturing this sacred and fleeting season through professional photography is a gift you'll treasure forever.




Celebrate your family's story through heartfelt portraits brimming with love, snuggles, and unscripted laughter.


Baby Milestones


Bottle up every precious moment of baby’s first year! Your baby grows and changes so much in that first year of life.

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag?

We've got you covered with a trusted, comprehensive guide to packing smart and prepared.

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The quality of Michelle’s work has been widely recognized by top publications.

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Michelle of Michelle Popp Photography is a Wilmington NC newborn photographer also specializing in family, maternity, and baby photography serving all of Wilmington, Hampstead, Topsail Beach, Jacksonville, Figure Eight Island, Leland, Surf City, Swansboro, Wrightsville Beach, Ogden, Porters N eck and surrounding areas. Michelle's passion is to capture love and connection in her imagery. Michelle believes that portraits should be PURE, ORGANIC & TIMELESS. This allows candid emotions, authentic beauty, and precious details to capture the focus. Michelle’s ultimate goal is not only to produce stunning images, but to also provide a luxury portrait experience from beginning to end. This experience includes a pre session consultation to discuss your hopes for the session, personalized styling, access to client wardrobe for both moms and babies, optional professional hair & make-up services, and a design and ordering appointment after your session to decide which heirloom artwork best suites your family.