Charlotte's most trusted newborn and maternity photographer

Welcome to Insley Photography! My passion is creating artwork of your life's beautiful moments. Things to know about me: I'm a mom to 2 boys, an aunt to 14, and a fur mom to one weird dog.

I capture the pure beginnings of a newborn baby, the anticipation and love that two expecting parents share, and the joy of a growing family. 


Your Portrait Photographer

Capture the Beauty of Your Motherhood Through Expert Storytelling with a Luxury Maternity Photoshoot By Insley Photography 

Alicia Insley Smith

My goal is to create images that make you stop and smile when you pass them in the hallway. Albums that your kids want to look through over and over. Memories that remind you why you wanted to be a mom are significant at the end of the day. 

I've also been on the other side of the camera enough to feel the stress, sweat, and anxiety that comes with scheduling, getting ready, and getting to a photo shoot. I aim to make photography with your family as easy and fun as possible. 

Life is fragile and fleeting, but I have the gift of stopping time for a moment and bringing you back to that feeling of love. And when you have a hard day and start to question all your life's choices, these portraits remind you that you are doing your most important work as a mother. 


in portrait photography 

Since 2004, I have been a professional Maternity and Family portrait photographer. In 2010, I found my true calling in capturing the beauty of Newborns. I am a proud member and a Certified Professional Photographer for the Professional Photographers of America. I take newborn safety very seriously and received my newborn certification from Ana Brandt Edu's  Baby Safety Program. I have been recognized as one of the Best Newborn Photographers in Charlotte in 2022, and am a 5 Carat Collective founding member.

What makes Insley Photography Different?

It is an incredible honor to be a part of this transformative time in your life. The miracle of pregnancy takes my breath away! As a portrait photographer, it's such a cool experience to get to know my clients and hear their stories. When you choose to work with me, you can expect someone meticulous and detail-oriented, striving for perfection in every aspect of your session. I believe in creating pure, timeless images that reflect the uniqueness and beauty of your family. With a modern and refined style, your portraits will stand the test of time, evoking emotions and cherished memories for years.

At Insley Photography, I aim to exceed your expectations by creating beautifully designed portrait artwork that perfectly matches the aesthetics of your home. Learn more about the last step in the design process here. I love getting to know your family, hearing your stories, and translating them into stunning visual representations of your love and connection. Lastly, delivering that artwork is my (and probably your) favorite part of the experience. Moms tell me it's like Christmas morning for them.

Thank you for considering Insley Photography to capture your family's precious moments. I am genuinely thrilled to work with you, create lasting memories, and provide you with exceptional portrait artwork that will be treasured for a lifetime. Let's embark on this incredible journey together!

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