TMoM’s Favorite Photographers Directory

By Rachel Hoeing

When it comes to finding a family photographer to fit your personal style, the process can be overwhelming.  TMoM is making it easy for you.  We’ve asked our readers for their favorite photographers and have compiled the list below. Who better to give you a referral than another mom?

These photographers have been described by our readers and team members as having expertise, quality products, professionalism, a knack for working with children, and often seem to be part of their client’s family as they have watched them grow.

Each and every photographer has a unique style, so be sure to visit their websites and Facebook pages to see exactly what they are all about. We hope this list will help you find the perfect fit for your family.

AMH Photography

amber harrisFacebook page:
Instagram: @photosbyamh
Contact info: (email)
Years of Experience: 5
Areas you serve: Winston-Salem and surrounding areas
Areas of specialty: Kids, families, and seniors are my passion. All sessions are shot on location with natural light.

Ardmore Photography

Facebook page:
Contact info:
Years Experience: 9
Areas you serve:  Triad, on location
Areas of Specialty: Specializing in newborns, children, seniors and families. Your community. Your home. Your family. At Ardmore Photography, we enjoy capturing you, your loved ones and your surroundings in your everyday life. Time passes quickly and often we are so caught up in the details that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment. Family photographs are the best way to preserve time and provide lasting memories for years to come. Taking the time and making the investment in professional photographs is a gift you give to yourself and your family by turning your moments into art that can be enjoyed in your home every day. Children grow so fast and what could be more important than capturing them at every age and stage of their lives?

Blush Carolina Photography

Mobile LogoWebsite:
Contact, 336-712-7008
Years Experience: 5+
Areas Serviced: Winston-Salem and surrounding areas
Areas of Specialty: Motherhood, Newborn, Family, Weddings


Captured Love Photography

Contact Info: 336-380-0815
Years Experience: 7
Areas Serviced: All around the US. I love to travel!
Areas of Specialty: Families


Emily Elrod Photography

Facebook: Emily-Elrod-Photography
Contact Info: 336-408-7918,
Years Experience: 6
Areas Serviced: Triad and surrounding areas, will travel, has studio in High Point
Areas of Specialty: Newborn, Children, Family, Engagement


Gail Jones Photography

Facebook Page: gailjonesphotography
Contact Info:
Years Experience: 5 (established 2011)
Areas Serviced:  Studio sessions in Jamestown, outdoor sessions throughout the Triad.
Areas of Specialty: Gail, of Gail Jones Photography, specializes in studio newborn and baby photography. She is most passionate about the smallest and newest of lives; newborns and babies through their first year. Images by Gail are organically-inspired, fresh, clean, serene, modern and timeless.  Recently, Gail Jones Photography has been recognized for her newborn work on the international level as a leader in the industry!


Heather McGinnis Photography

Facebook page: HeatherMcGinnisPhotography
Contact info: (336)681-3376 or
Years Experience: In business since 2010, and winner of the 2013 Choice Awards contest!
Areas Serviced: We are located in Greensboro, but work with clients throughout the Triad and surrounding communities. Newborn sessions are always held in our studio, where we can create the perfect environment for those sweet new babies, while most other sessions are held on location either in a client’s home or in the great outdoors. When we’re not in the studio, we use natural light exclusively.
Areas of Specialty: We specialize in Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby, Child & Family custom portraiture. One of the things that makes us unique is that we offer not only Studio Photography but also on-location & at-home Lifestyle Photography. We take great care & pride in capturing the perfection of your tiniest new loves during our studio Newborn Sessions, but we also love working on-location where we can take a more photo-journalistic approach. We are also one of the only photographers in the Triad who offers Birth Photography and there is no greater honor for us than photographing baby’s Birth Day. We offer Baby’s First Year(s) Packages as well as standard baby, child, and family sessions. We love working with our clients to create not only a fun & memorable portrait experience, but also a set of images they will cherish for years to come.


Inspired Memorys Photography

Facebook Page:
Instagram: @inspiredmemorysphotography
Snapchat: inspiredmemorys
Contact Info:, 336-403-0790
Years of Experience: 6
Areas Serviced: Piedmont and all surrounding areas. Willing to travel
Areas of Specialty: Inspired Memorys Photography specializes in High School and College Seniors, family, children, and head shots. All shoots are on location.


twitterJessica Vaughn Photography

Facebook page
Contact info:
Years Experience: 7
Areas you serve:  Triad area
Areas of Specialty: Maternity, Newborns, and Families.


Kissing Tree Studio

Facebook page:
Contact info: 336.870.6503 Larry Hersberger
Years Experience: 26
Service Areas: Global, location and studio.
Areas of Specialty: Photographic Portrait Artist, Larry Hersberger, specializes in Fine Art Portraiture of Children and Families. Elegantly framed Fine Art Portraiture, Hand Painted Oil portraits and Heirloom Portrait Books best describe his product line. Some of his highlights are vintage Fine Art Santa’s Workshop portraits, Fairy Portrait Art and stunning Princess and Prince portrait art. If you want portraiture that is truly Fine Art, from families to children or theme to classical portraiture, please call us. We will be happy to set up a private consultation.


Life by Lauren Photography

Website: www.lifebylaurenphotography.comlbl-aqua-border-logo
Facebook: Life by Lauren Photography
Contact info:
Years experience: 2nd generation photographer with 15 years experience; LbL in business since 2013
Areas serviced: Located in Clemmons but services all surrounding Triad areas
Areas of specialty: Life by Lauren Photography specializes in creating personalized art for your home. LbL captures newborns, babies, children, and families in a timeless way to be enjoyed for years and generations to come. By personally working with you to design the perfect keepsake tailored to your family and your home’s decor, the LbL experience ensures you receive exactly what you would like from your portrait session.


Lucy Miller Photography

Facebook page:
Contact info: or 336-339-1067
Years Experience: 8
Service Areas: All of Triad and available for travel. On location.
Areas of Specialty: Lucy Miller Photography specializes in Newborns, Children, Families and High School Seniors. All sessions are done on location.



Melissa Treen Photography

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Facebook page: MelissaTreenPhotography
Contact info: email: – phone: (336) 706-4400
Years Experience: officially opened business in 2010
Service Areas: Triad & Triangle areas of North Carolina including: Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem, Kernersville, Burlington, Chapel Hill, Reidsville, Stokesdale, Brown Summit, Pleasant Garden, Jamestown, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Mebane, Graham, Gibsonville, Durham, Haw River, Elon, Hillsborough, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, McLeansville, Randleman, Archdale, Asheboro and surrounding areas of NC
Areas of Specialty: Melissa Treen Photography is a professional custom portrait photographer specializing in beautiful  portraits of motherhood, maternity, newborn and baby.  We are known for our organic style and our Baby Portrait Plan (covering baby’s 1st year, is our most requested service). In addition, we photograph children, families, high school senior portraits, engagements and commercial projects. Our focus is on creating a unique portrait experience for you, capturing not just the memory, but the moment. Whether it is the sweet slumber of a newborn, the sense of adventure in a toddler, the personality of a child, the relationship between a family, the love of an engaged couple or the excitement of a high school senior, each moment is special and treasured. We pour our heart into each photo session and our goal is to produce a gallery of images you will fall in love with! We are an award-winning photographer and are honored to have our work recognized and featured internationally in multiple arenas.


Patty K Photography

Contact Information: (910) 248-9342,
Years Experience: 6 years
Service Areas: Greensboro Triad + surrounding areas
Areas of Specialty: Patty K lives on 11 acres in Gibsonville, NC that sets the stage for her magical sessions for children and family. PKP takes a magical approach with Imagination and inspires children to explore wonders with one of kind mini sessions and full themed sessions. Specializing in Children, Families, Lifestyle Newborns, Maternity, and Birth Photography.


Portraits by Deborah

Facebook: Portraits by Deborah
Contact Info: 336-766-5045
Years Experience: 28 – Craftsman Degree in Photography, continues education through Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC)
Service Areas: Piedmont Triad, and Beach upon request (indoor and Outdoor Park – Studio) and on location
Areas of Specialty: Classic, elegant, fine art photography. Your images will not go out of style in a few year due to trendy editing. Deborah captures casual poses, as well as the traditional poses, that you will be proud to display in your home and give to your family and friends.


RFR8343-copyRoss Photography

Facebook page:
Contact info: 336-542-3213
Years Experience: 12
Service Areas: all of Triad , on location
Areas of Specialty: Award winning Photojournalist that specializes in documentary style wedding and portrait photography in Greensboro, NC


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Contact Information: 336-692-6516;
Years Experience: 10 years, Established 2007
Service Areas: Winston Salem NC, Triad + surrounding areas, on location only
Areas of Specialty: Sally Gupton Photography specializes in lifestyle portraiture. Specifically maternity, birth, newborns, babies first year, siblings, children + families (pets too!).


Shot in the South Photography

Shot in the South JPEGWebsite:
Contact info:
Years Experience: Two Photographers with 15 years of experience (prior experience as photo journalist)
Areas Serviced: Piedmont Triad
Areas of Specialty: Lifestyle, families, children, adults, senior, weddings & engagements


Simply Southern Photography Inc.

Facebook page:
Contact info:, 336-753-1503
Years Experience: 11
Service Areas: All of NC
Areas of Specialty: As custom portrait photographers, we specialize in creating images that are authentic, emotional, and relevant to your lifestyle. We work with families and their pets to create images full of life and energy. High school seniors love that their images rock their style, and our moms love that we capture their tender moments with their newborn in a way that touches the heart. We are the photographer of choice for special needs and spirited children, as we specialize in creating images that reflect what you love most about your child – their personality and spirit.


Tracy Krell Photography

Facebook page: Tracy Krell Photography
Contact info:  336-970-3281
Years Experience: 21 ~ BFA in Photography
Areas of Specialty: Children and Families – a photographer your kids will love… you will too
My sessions are so much fun and I bring out the best in the kids, keeping it full of energy,  lots of fun and a positive experience.


Uppercase Photography

Facebook page:
Contact info: Julie Wagoner ; 336.816.5697; 930 West 4th Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Years Experience: 8
Service Areas: Studio sessions at my downtown Winston Salem studio; outdoor sessions in all of the Triad
Areas of Specialty: Uppercase Photography specializes in beautiful and thoughtful newborn photography that focuses on simple, natural images where the precious new baby is always the star of the show. When hiring a newborn specialist you can be assured that you’ve hired a professional who has the experience and confidence to capture every detail of your new baby. Julie Wagoner has been trained by the top photographers in her field and draws upon her extensive experience in shooting newborns and babies with each session. Her clients call her the baby whisperer, they say she’s magic, they ask her to come home with them and help with nighttime wakings. And no, don’t worry, she probably won’t show up in the middle of the night to babysit. But what she will do is create beautiful, peaceful, relaxed images of your little miracle that you will always treasure.

Victoria Leigh Photography

Contact Info:  victorialeighphotography@gmail.com336-236-7254 or 704-402-8217
Years Experience: 9
Areas Serviced:  covering the Triad, Charlotte, and all areas in between
Areas of Specialty: newborn, children, senior, family, preschool photography


Whitebox photo

Facebook page:
Contact info: 336.339.4944
Years Experience: 12
Service Areas: all of the triad + available for travel worldwide
Areas of Specialty: Whitebox is all about fun! I photograph your kids as they are- silly, sassy, happy and even pouty. Whitebox specializes in on location, lifestyle photography for families, kids, newborns and high school seniors. Whether we are photographing you and your family on the Whitebox farm, just north of Greensboro and Winston, or in your backyard, we will be sure to capture fresh, vibrant and unique photos that you will treasure forever! Peace + Love + Pictures = Whitebox Photo


Wonderland Studios

Contact info:
Years Experience: 2
Areas you serve:  Our fully equipped studio is in Summerfield but will travel the Triad, on location
Areas of Specialty: Specializing in family and children’s portraits, we also offer photography at special events (such as parties, prom etc) that tie in with Wonderland Parties. Our affordable, flexible and personal service make us a great option for your family photography needs! Also offer aerial photography for real estate, videography and promotional work.


logo-1Yasmin Leonard Photography

Contact info: 336-848-0003
Years Experience: 5 years Wedding Photography Experience
Service Areas: Triad and Surrounding areas
Areas of Specialty: Wedding and Portrait Photography

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