At this time Erika Michelle Photography is no loger taking new bookings. 


Erika Michelle will no longer take new bookings.  If your session is currently booked, we will proceed as scheduled. 

I have decided to go back to my career as a special education teacher.  Due to the demands of this position, I need to take a step back from the buisness.  

Thank you for your support. 



first birthday

First Birthday

Congratulations!!!! You made it through the first year!  Erika Michelle offers custom cake smash sessions.  Each cake smash session is planned according to your vision.  Cake smash sesison start with a mini family session, then we move into the cake smash protion, and last we end the sesison with a fun bubble bath.

If a cake smash is not your thing, no problem! Your sesison will focus more on family photos while also including some simple and classic portraits of your baby boy/girl.

Lemons cake smash with baby girl
baby boy, white, gold and blue

I believe it is important ot capture the whole family. Family photos are included with your first birthday session! I also included simple and classic photos of your new 1 year old. 

Featured First Birthday Sessions

Paint Splash I Charlotte Baby Photographer

Paint Splash I Charlotte Baby Photographer

My first ever paint splash with sweet Everly.  I've known Mom and Dad for some time and I've watched Everly grow from newborn to 1  year old!!  She was such a sweet little girl for her session.  Mom wanted a paint splash instead of the traditional cake smash. She is...

Little Golfer | Gastonia NC Cake Smash Photographer

Little Golfer | Gastonia NC Cake Smash Photographer

Future Little Golfer Grayson was all smiles for his first birthday session.  He was seriously the easiest baby to get to smile! Mom had a connection at a local golf course, and we were able to do the session on the putting practice green!  For this session, we met...

Camping First Birthday |  Gastonia NC Cake Smash Photographer

Camping First Birthday | Gastonia NC Cake Smash Photographer

I had a fun camping theme cake smash on July 4th! Mom and Dad are big into the outdoors, camping and hiking.  Their favorite type of camping is rustic where you need to hike to your camp spot.  That is rustic for sure! Growing up, camping was our family vacation every...