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. 

A Growing Family| Gastonia NC Newborn Photographer

I have had the pleasure of photographing this growing family 4 time since 2016.  I first met this family when they were expecting their twin boys in March of 2016.  I photographed their twin newborn session, first birthday for the twins, and now their brand new baby boy born in late December.  They have 4 boys under the age of 4!  That is one busy house but one that is full of love.

For the newborn session, Mom wanted a few photos with a Where the Wild Things are Theme.  She purchased a little crown and stuffed wild things. I managed to find a raccoon tail hat and used it as the tail of “Max’s” costume.  I just love how the photos turned out.  The Where the Wild Things Are photos are classy, yet I feel represent the story.   I hope we can do a Where the Wild things Are first birthday session!  After the themed photos, I took some more traditional shots using neutral colors.  I’m loving neutral color sets ups more and more!

We also incorporated a special suitcase that was originally used by their Great Grandparents on their honey moon!  I first used the suitcase for the twins newborn session and first birthday, and I was so excited to use it again for the newest addition’s session!  I indcluded a photo of the twins newborn session in the suitcase. For the sibling photo with the suitcase, we needed to use some creativity.  Children at almost two have very little attention span.  So for a photo with all the siblings, I took each brother separately, even the newborn, and combined them all together in photoshop.  It took some time, but I’m so happy to be able to give a photo to Mom and Dad of all their babies together.

I hope  you enjoy these photos, and maybe I will see that suitcase again 🙂

Where the Wild Things Are NewbornWhere the Wild Things Are NewbornNewborn Boy in a bowl all in brown. newborn boy feetnewborn lipsMom and Dad and their newborn boyMom holding her newborn boyNewborn boy and Dadnewborn boy in a fuzzy bonnetnewborn boy wrapped in a blue wrapnewborn boy laying on his sidenewborn boy bum up posenewborn twins in a suitcase with big brotherbrothers and their new baby brother in a suitcasebaby boy in a suitcase