Thank you so much for contacting Michelle Salsman Photography!

I’m proud to say I am an award winning photographer, and I specialize in maternity, newborn and baby photography and portraits here in New Bern, NC.


All sessions begin with a design consultation, via phone, email or in person. We discuss the location, theme, and style of the photographs to be captured. For newborns, I pencil in your expecting due date, and then schedule the exact date and time once the baby arrives. Newborn sessions are performed in the first 11-14 days of life. All newborn sessions take place in my downtown studio, and normally last around 2-3 hours.  Maternity and baby milestone sessions take place either in studio or at a location of our choice.  We will discuss ahead of time, the happiest times of day for your baby, so we photograph them during a time that they will be the most cooperative.  Parents and siblings may be included in these sessions.



During our session, we will chat, relax and have fun. For newborns, you can sit back and relax with a cup of coffee while my assistant and I safely and skillfully pose and photograph your new baby. I offer a client lounge where you can even sit back, relax and watch tv. My client lounge offers a private area for feeding and changing your new baby. Immediately following our session, we will schedule a time for you to come back into the studio, where I will reveal your beautifully edited images. Be prepared to shed a tear! Refreshments are provided and you will have plenty of time to review the images. Children are welcome to come and play in my play area. There are many high quality products available to create beautiful pieces of artwork for your home, providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.

I realize that professional photography is an investment. I do provide my clients with so much more than just a photograph. It’s an entire experience.  I promise my clients a “happy session” guarantee.  What this means is, if your newborn, or older baby/child is cranky and not having it, and I am not able to capture the images I aspire to capture for all of my clients, then I will bring them back into the studio on another day, to give it another try.  I will only be happy with my session, if I personally know I did the very best job I could do, and if your baby is having an off day, and I am unable to capture what I set out to capture, then I will bring you back and I will get what my heart desires to capture for you.   I promise, I want to be happy with the session and the art I produce, and I want you to be even happier.



There is a deposit of $50 for Maternity and Milestone sessions.

Newborn sessions have a session fee/deposit of $100.

The session fee covers my time and talent and all that is required to run a successful studio. The session fee DOES NOT include any digital files or products, these are ordered separately after the session. The session fee is collected at the time of filling out your online booking form.   Clients typically invest between $550-$1800.  I do offer payment plans for those this may be of benefit to.


The first step to booking your session is to contact me!  I want to get to know my clients, so we can discuss what it is you’re envisioning for me to capture of your newest bundle of joy.  We will speak over the phone and I encourage all clients to come into the studio for a tour and consultation. This way I can answer any questions you may have, and let you have a peak at the beautiful props and wardrobes I have available for use, as well as show you the beautiful products I have available for purchase.

Having a baby is a very special time in your life.  I have three beautiful children and they are far from babies now.  The time goes by in a flash and capturing these beautiful milestones is something you will always cherish.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Michelle Salsman