Wilmington NC Family Photography


The love you share with your family is a treasure that transcends time, your greatest legacy.


Childhood is a beautiful whirlwind, gone in a blink. The truth is you can't slow it down or pause time, but you can relive these moments in a photograph, long after they are gone.


Family portraits hold a truly special place in our hearts, serving as a beautiful visual representation of the immense love, joy, and connection you share as a family. We not only capture a moment in time, but also preserve the essence of your family, creating a lasting legacy for future generations to cherish. It is truly an honor to document family's stories, and I look forward to creating beautiful memories for you to cherish always.


Wilmington, NC, Family Photographer



LET US document YOUR

family legacy




As a professional family photographer in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, Michelle's passion lies in capturing the authentic beauty and unbreakable connections that make each family truly special. She takes inspiration from her personal experience as a wife and mother of two boys because she is aware of just how quickly childhood passes and how crucial it is to hold onto those priceless moments.


Her roots are in Pittsburgh, but she has also lived in Chicago and San Diego. She now lives in the coastal serenity of Wilmington, where she finds peace in the simple joys of beach days, homeschooling, gardening, and raising her boys to deeply love Jesus.


Michelle's Photography Style


Michelle's family photography in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, is a harmonious blend of emotional storytelling and technical artistry. She captures the raw, authentic beauty within the bonds of family.


She believes that every photograph has a story waiting to be told—woven from the heartfelt embraces, tiny hands entangled in yours, sweet giggles, and spontaneous moments that speak volumes about the connection shared between loved ones. Her style is marked by:


- Pure, heartwarming emotional photos

- Organic, candid, and unscripted moments that show authentic connections

- Timeless, neutral color palettes that evoke feelings of love

- Natural lighting that creates a soft and ethereal ambiance


Being a skilled family photographer in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, Michelle shoots a combination of film and digital and has the natural ability to make you feel at ease, letting your real personalities and family connections shine through.


She approaches each session with a patient, joy-filled spirit, embracing the beautiful chaos that makes your family uniquely you and fostering an environment where genuine emotions and love flourish.







Elevated Experience:


Michelle is highly sought after for the elevated experience she provides for busy moms. Throughout your portrait journey, our team will be by your side, providing attentive care and nurturing guidance every step of the way. From the initial consultation to the final reveal, we'll ensure that you feel loved, cared for, and catered to, creating an environment where your family can truly be themselves and allowing their authentic connections to flourish.


Personalized Family Photography in Wilmington


Every family deserves an experience as unique and extraordinary as the bonds they share. So, we create a truly personalized photography session and make sure that no detail is overlooked.


​Styling and Wardrobe:


Choosing what to wear for your session can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! During our sessions of family photography in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, we promise to make it a breeze for you to look and feel your best. We provide a curated client wardrobe full of gorgeous, luxury brand dresses and personalized styling for the whole family.


Professional Hair and Makeup Services:


We provide a pampering experience for moms with our professional hair and makeup services in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA.. Our talented makeup artists enhance your natural beauty, leaving you feeling beautiful and ready to shine in front of the camera.


Heirloom Artwork Design:


Your family's story is beautiful and it deserves to be celebrated and displayed so that you can relive the joy everytime you look at those precious memories. During our custom design appointment, we collaborate with you and create heirloom-quality artwork that perfectly suits your personal tastes and home decor. Our elegant albums and stunning custom framed prints ensure your memories are enjoyed daily and preserved for future generations to come.





As one of the best family photographers in Wilmington, NC, and San Diego, CA, Michelle excels at:


Capturing beautiful Chaos:

Motherhood is beautiful, but it can also be messy. Michelle carefully crafts each image and fills it with narrative depth and emotions capturing the beauty in the chaos. We immerse ourselves in your family's dynamic, learning the details that make your bond extraordinary. We also anticipate and capture profound, fleeting moments.

The Most Important Moments in Life:

As a Wilmington, NC family photographer, Michelle, captures the true meaning of motherhood and family while she captures -the mother's embrace snuggling her child; the infectious laughter of playful family interactions, and so much more.

It is our goal to provide you with the most luxurious and stress-free portrait experience. Creating memories of your growing family extends beyond just capturing beautiful images. We've got you covered every step of the way! From personalized styling with a beautifully curated wardrobe for your whole family, a day of pampering with hair and make-up, and the final installation of artwork to be lovingly displayed in your home – no detail is left out of creating an experience for you to feel loved, taken care of, and catered to.

Wilmington Family Photographer


Michelle Popp Photography is a Wilmington family photographer also specializing in newborn and maternity photography serving all of 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.

follow us @michellepoppphotography

email us | michellepoppphotography@gmail.com

telephone (412)956-6696

Michelle popp submark

located in wilmington, nc

Facebook logo 1
pinterest logo
Instagram logo 1