Hi, I am Michelle

Thank you for your interest in my work and welcome!

I specialize in photographing maternity, newborn and baby photography in New Bern, NC. I am also the proud mother of three beautiful children. I see firsthand how quickly they are growing up, and I recognize how important it is to capture these moments that none of us ever want to forget.

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After graduating from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in 2002, my husband and I moved to North Carolina, where I taught ballet for 8 years. After starting our family in 2009, I began my journey into photography. What started as a hobby, quickly blossomed into a passion.

My education began with online classes where I learned the photography fundamentals of exposure, lighting, and editing techniques. I first opened my business in 2013 right in the kitchen of my very own home. I quickly outgrew the small space and have since operated a studio in downtown New Bern for the past 10 years.

I often work with new parents who are just setting out on this journey of parenthood and I have designed the studio with them in mind. As a mother myself, I wanted to offer a space that is comfortable, and inviting and feels very much like a home.

To date, I have attended three in-person newborn photography workshops, located around the United States, learning from some of the very best newborn photographers in the industry. Creating beautiful portraits is my goal, but the health and safety of all the young clients who come into my studio is of my utmost concern.

For over 8 years now, I have specialized in photographing infants, babies, and young children. I have now photographed over 300 newborn babies. I thank God every day for blessing me with my beautiful family, and with the gift of photographing the sweetest bundles of joy.

Michelle Salsman Award Winning Photographer

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