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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

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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




From our very first consultation, you'll realize this is no ordinary portrait experience. Every aspect is carefully curated to make you feel valued, pampered, and stress-free to be fully present in this fleeting yet transformative phase of life.


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.


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What to Expect:


-Celebration of the incredible motherhood journey you're on

- Enjoying time together and 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


Our goal is creating a luxurious experience where you can be fully present and soak in every fleeting moment.


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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


Photo frame designs


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.




Maternity Photography Session


The beautiful journey into motherhood is a profound and sacred transformation that deserves to be celebrated and captured through stunning portraiture. Our maternity sessions capture the incredible emotions of an expectant mother and her growing baby bump, creating stunning artwork that savors the beauty and feeling during her journey of motherhood.


Newborn Photography Wilmington, NC & San Diego, CA


The first few weeks with your newborn are often a beautiful blur of overwhelming love and endless sleep deprivation. It's a precious time that seems to vanish in the blink of an eye. Capturing these fleeting moments through professional photography is a gift you'll treasure forever. My signature style creates timeless images that become heirlooms, allowing you to cherish these fleeting moments and overwhelming emotions of those early newborn days long after they are gone.


The First Year Collective


The most popular option for moms who want to bottle up every precious moment of their baby’s first year! From first smiles, first steps, to first words and many more magical happenings- your baby grows and changes so much in that first year of life. The First Year Collective preserves these milestones in a beautifully timeless way, without letting them become fleeting memories. The best way to make sure you don’t miss a single wonderful moment of your baby’s first year is to join the Collective.



Family Photography Session


Celebrate your family's story through heartfelt portraits brimming with love, snuggles, nuzzling noses, and unscripted laughter. My use of beautiful natural light and organic posing enables me to craft emotion evoking images that truly embody the essence of your family's love. These candid, heartfelt memories freeze those fleeting, blissful phases you'll cherish forever.




My goal is to craft emotive imagery that gives a window into the most sacred relationships. Visuals that reach into your soul, allowing you to vividly re-experience the love, laughter, and connections you share.


These tangible memories serve as a reminder to cherish every temporary, blissful phase while it lasts. For as quickly as the moments transcend into the next chapter, the portraits will forever embody the living, breathing experiences that soon fade with time.


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.


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Family, Maternity, and Newborn Photographer

& Videographer for the Wilmington Area


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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.