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About Melissa DeVoe Photography

Thank you for visiting the blog of Raleigh newborn baby photographer, Melissa DeVoe Photography! Melissa specializes in custom photography for expectant Moms and babies. She has a gorgeous and comfortable studio space in Wake Forest which houses her massive prop collection, and is where she holds her newborn and older baby sessions. Melissa is well known in her area for her impeccable posing and beautifully styled sessions. She serves Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Cary, North Carolina and its surrounding areas.

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In August of 2012 my family and I bought a new home in Wake Forest.  During our house hunt, waaaaaaay up high on the list of necessities was a private home studio space for my photography business.  Fortunately, what we found far exceeded my expectations.  My studio is GIGANTIC and I have a space for everything I need.  And then some.  I had fun for the first month or two after we moved in, setting everything up, getting pictures on the walls, organizing my props, buying furniture.  And I’ve dragged my feet long enough in regards to taking and posting photos of my studio.

I really want my clients to know that when they come here for their newborn or baby session, it’s their home away from home.  I’ve got comfortable couches and chairs.  A mini-fridge stocked with water and sodas and juice, as well as plenty of snacks.  I have a separate room with comfortable seating for Mom to nurse in privacy.  A private bathroom.  Cable TV.  Wi-fi.  Everything you’d need to keep yourself busy while I capture portraits of your little one.

So without further adieu, here’s a glimpse at my space!

The last thing on my list to purchase is some storage for these props.  As you can see, right now it’s just a big pile!  I haven’t found anything I’ve liked yet, though!

I’ve managed some good organization to my headbands, hats, blankets and rugs.  I love having it all out where I can see it.  And one of the most commonly asked questions I receive from new clients is, “do you have props?”  Well, I do! I have a wide assortment.  No need to ever purchase anything for a baby session with me!

Here you’ll see my client seating area.  Lots of space to hang out and relax!

You can also see through that far doorway the private nursing room for Moms.  And through a doorway to the right is the restroom.

I always keep lots of albums, frames and birth announcement samples on hand for clients to browse through too.

Here you’ll see, behind the seating area, is the fridge and snacks.  You’ll find these come in handy while you’re hanging out waiting for baby to finish.  And nursing Mommies need their fuel!  🙂

Here’s a little peek at the nursing room for Mommies!

And a spacious restroom.  Ya know, in case you were dying to see what the restroom looked like!  🙂

This next area is my desk where I have frames and color samples stored.  It’s also my packaging station.  I loooove this area!

And lastly, my little nook for storing all of my backdrops!

Thanks for taking a peek at my space!  Hope to have you in here soon!  🙂


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  1. Melissa D says:

    What a gorgeous space!!! Good luck finding prop storage!!


  2. Melissa says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  3. Deirdre says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this peek! Do you have an IKEA near you? You might like their Expedit for your storage, and you can always cutomize it (see IKEA Hacks).
    You’ve put so much thought into keeping new moms comfortable and it really shows:)

  4. kodi says:

    Wow!!! It’s beautiful. I LOVE it. Can I come and just hang out?? 😉

  5. Sandy Tracy says:

    Love, Love, Love! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  6. Christina Claus says:

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing space!!! Just amazing!! 🙂

  7. Kim Kropke says:

    This is absolutely stunning…. I’m 100% jealous…………..and I’m not a studio photographer LOL!!!
    Every single one of your clients will love this, they may not want to leave! Congratulations.

  8. […] mostly set up, but it’s come a long way since the first two weeks.  I featured photos of my newborn studio on the blog recently, so be sure to click over and see what it looks like […]

  9. oh my! I’m so jealous, not only of your studio space but of your house! How wonderful to have a space within the comfort of your own home to work in. Very beautiful. You’ve done a great job decorating!

  10. Emily Hales says:

    Melissa, your space looks amazing! It is so well organized!

  11. Linda says:

    Beautiful. I don’t see any strobes o reflectors though, just wondering if you do natural light only or do you keep these elsewhere?

  12. Greta says:

    LOVELY space 🙂
    Great use of it….all so beautiful. My question to Melissa is: in such a tight space, what lens(es) do you use? Thanks 🙂

  13. Monica D says:

    Such a lovely space! May I ask the dimensions of your room and the direction your window faces? Is there a window on the other end of the room as well or just the one? I have the privilege of building a studio in our new home and want to do it right and learn from others’ experiences!

  14. Ruth says:

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I didn’t close the page down and have been back several times just to go through it again love it!

  15. Kerri says:

    I saw this episode the other day, and I wanted to find you online and see your work! Lovely photographs! And I love your studio space.

  16. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous Studio! May I ask what paint color/brand you have on the walls?

  17. […] and daddy to see all of my selection. I can’t take credit for this idea- check out my friend Melissa DeVoe’s studio for the […]

  18. beautiful studio good luck

  19. Angela says:

    Melissa, I love your studio space! I was perusing Pinterest tonight and came across your studio space and said, “hey I know her!” and just had to stop by and say hello. I’ve been looking for a shelf space like yours to store all of my blankets. Would you be a love and let me know where you found yours? Thanks! 🙂

    • Melissa says:

      Hey Angela! Oh gosh, my studio looks sooooo different than this now! I don’t even have those shelves anymore because I outgrew them. Those old ones were from Target, but now I have some bigger, sturdier IKEA ones in their place. I guess I need new pictures and a new post about my studio! 🙂

      • Angie says:

        I want to see current pics!! I have a similar space size that I want to convert to a studio.. I use the space now for studio work but it isnt cute. Was wondering do you ever have new moms complain about walking up stairs post c section? thanks!

  20. Caitlin says:

    We just bought a house with a bonus room exactly like this and this is exactly what I was planning on doing! Thank you so much for a glimpse into yours!! Do you remember what color paint the walls are?

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