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A portrait session with Michelle Popp Photography is designed to create a luxurious and stress free experience from beginning to end.


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

San Diego Family, Maternity & Newborn Photographer

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"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

Family, Maternity, and Newborn Photographer in the San Diego Area, including La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Poway, San Marcos & Oceanside.

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Michelle Popp Photography is honored to serve families in the San Diego area, capturing the beauty and emotion of your family’s journey through timeless imagery. As an experienced maternity, newborn, and family photographer in San Diego, Michelle's passion is to document your family's story with authenticity, emotion, and artistry.



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Every family has their own distinct rhythm—a unique melody of love, laughter, and cherished traditions. As a family photographer in San Diego, my approach is to connect with your family and create a fun and relaxing environment where genuine emotions and family love can capture the focus.


By using gorgeous natural light, neutral colors, and organic posing, the result is a collection of beautiful portraits brimming with raw emotion and candid intimacy. These stunning images transcend being mere photographs; they become tangible reminders of the immeasurable joy and immense love you share as a family.






Your San Diego photography experience is designed to offer effortless luxury from start to finish. You'll be treated as a dear friend from the moment you arrive.

● During our initial meeting, we will plan our session collaboratively so that your dream can become a reality.

● Professional wardrobe styling ensures the whole family's outfits are

thoughtfully coordinated in a cohesive, refined aesthetic.

● Access to a collection of luxury brand dresses and outfits so you can save

time and money shopping

● A talented hair and makeup artist will travel to you on the day of the session to enhance your natural beauty and make you look and feel beautiful in front of the camera

SESSIONS OFFERED BY PHOTOGRAPHER Maternity Photographer in San Diego: Luminous Maternity Session



Pregnancy is a sacred journey, one that transforms you from the inside out as new life grows within. It's a fleeting time of incredible anticipation, immense love, and a profound bond beginning to form.


As a maternity photographer in San Diego, it is my greatest honor to document this miraculous chapter through breathtaking portraiture that highlights the beauty of a women’s body growing as she nurtures life inside her, her wonder and joy, the excitement and anticipation of the parents as they await the arrival of their tiny miracle, and the strengthening bond between couples.


Far more than just photographs, these gorgeous maternity portraits will become generational heirlooms that celebrate the incredible journey of motherhood. Their purpose is to preserve the immense love and wonder you experienced while bringing your tiny miracle into the world.


Newborn Photographer in San Diego: The Newborn Experience


Those first few weeks home with your newborn baby are a whirlwind of overwhelming love and many sleepless nights. This time is gone in a blink, which is why preserving it through professional newborn photography is so important.

As a newborn photographer in San Diego, I understand the immense responsibility of handling your precious bundle. Every newborn session is treated with the highest level of care, patience, and respect as I gently pose your baby, capturing all their delicate features.

Using natural lighting, simple wraps, and organic props, my signature pure, natural-looking style results in images that are timeless and have a dreamlike feel. These heirloom portraits become a cherished legacy, allowing you to relive the fleeting moments and incredible emotions of the newborn days.



The First-Year Collective: Documenting Every Milestone


The first year of your baby's life flies by in the blink of an eye. Preserve their magical first year with The First Year Collective - the most popular choice for parents who don't want to miss a single moment.

Choose from: Maternity, Newborn, 6 Month, and One Year Milestone

From the anticipation of pregnancy to that first year around the sun, we'll beautifully document your baby's first year through priceless artwork that tells their story.


Family Photographer in San Diego: Candid Family Connection


The sacred connections you share with your loved ones are priceless treasures – ones that deserve to be celebrated and forever preserved through stunning, heartfelt photography.

From cozy snuggles at home to carefree adventures at the beach, I'll use my photographic artistry to perfectly capture the essence of your family. The resulting portraits are an honest and joyful celebration of the extraordinary love that binds you together.

For generations to come, your custom artwork, filled with life and laughter, will illustrate your family's beautiful legacy. Not just freezing a moment, but a piece of your heart frozen in time.




I understand just how fleeting this season of life is, which is why it’s such an honor to preserve these sacred moments as timeless artwork for you to cherish forever. I can't wait to hear your story and collaborate on creating stunning, heartfelt portraits that transport you back to the magic of this moment for years to come.

Every motherhood journey holds its own profound story - the hopes, the anticipation, and the overwhelming love that blossoms with each passing day. As your photographer in San Diego, my role is to listen intently and tune in to the lovely details that make your experience one-of-a-kind.

Through a portrait session that emphasizes natural interaction, I will expertly create images that are full of unfiltered emotion and pay tribute to the remarkable legacy of your family. The resulting storytelling artwork will be a tangible celebration of the miracle that changed your lives forever.







Michelle Popp Photography is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer, serving San Diego and also all of the Wilmington, NC areas, including Hampstead, Surf City, Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Topsail Island, Figure Eight Island, Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach, Southport, Oak Island, and surrounding areas.

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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, Ogden, Porters Neck 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.