Fort Mill Studio Portrait Newborn Photographer 

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Maternity Portfolio
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Newborn Portfolio

Photography for the mom who would move heaven and earth for her babies.


The truth is that you’re busy. Like, really busy. Am I right? You’re taking care of your kids, spouse, the dog, the house, career, and SO much more. Basically, you’re running the whole show!


You have a dream. Amazing portraits to celebrate your pregnancy and the arrival of your new baby. 

You want the house to look great and show off your kids because you are proud of both. 

Does the thought of hiring a newborn photographer feel overwhelming? You have to shop for outfits, decide on a location, figure out which images to print, and pray your family cooperates. 

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This is where I come in…

Charlotte Newborn Portrait Experience

As your full-service portrait photographer, I take care of every detail for you from start to finish. All you have to do is show up at the studio with your baby, and I have the rest handled. First, your hair and makeup artist will be waiting for you when you arrive. After being pampered, we are ready for the session. Second, you’ll select outfits from the Insley Photography wardrobe 

Worried about a fussy newborn or a crabby husband? 

Don’t worry, I got you. 

As an experienced newborn photographer, I have every trick up my sleeve to soothe your baby and ensure that every member of your family is comfortable during the session.

You might just be surprised at how much your family loves their photoshoot!

After the session, you’ll choose your favorite portraits to print. I handle all design, ordering, printing, and artwork installation for you. I’m not sure who is happier that I install your portraits for you, you, or your partner.

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How It Works

The Insley Photography Process

How it works in 4 easy steps


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First We Begin With A Planning And Design Consultation

You know you need portraits to capture this fleeting stage in your child’s life. But what are you going to do with them? That is where I help, we will create a plan for where and how your maternity, newborn, and family images will be displayed in your home. We will tell your story your way. 

 I am here to guide you! Your personal planning consultation will help me fill your unique needs and create a tailor-made plan just for you. This is how we begin with a plan.

Getting to know your family and also answering all of your burning questions — probably a few you didn’t even know to ask!

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What should I wear?

We will talk through all these concerns. Not loving what’s in your closet, borrow from my client closet. Plus, I’m available between the meeting and the photoshoot for outfit consults via text, phone, or even a video call. Want a one-on-one with a stylist? I’ve got someone to help with that too. 

What will it cost? How should we prepare? Don’t worry we will go over everything, and you will leave your planning appointment knowing exactly what to expect. 

We will schedule your newborn portrait date based on your due date; the final date may change but this assures you space on my calendar. How it works with babies who arrive on their timeline? We aim for photographing newborns within the 2 weeks after birth.

During the planning we will chat about all the details, and find out what is most important for you and your family. This is the best way to ensure we have an amazing portrait session.  Planning out your wall designs, your clothing choices, and your backgrounds ensure everything will look and feel amazing in your home.

Stress-Free Portrait Session 

Now that we have made a plan together, Next it is time to create your beautiful baby’s portraits! I’ll handle it from here! I work hard to capture your new baby’s tiny toes, lovely lashes, and that button nose, everything that makes your baby the one-of-a-kind miracle she is. Capturing all the details that will become cherished memories for a lifetime.

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What about the rest of the family? I know those with older kids might have had a stressful portrait session in the past. Any parent who’s taken a curious toddler to a busy park for photos knows what I’m talking about. I promise this is a different experience. As a mom of two wild boys and a family photographer with 18 years experience I’ve pretty much seen it all. Just get them to the studio and dressed I’ll handle the rest. Really I’ve got this.

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Selection Appointment Where You Choose Your Favorite Images

Finally, about a week after the session, you come in to view a slideshow of your portraits. Mockups of your portraits digitally displayed on your walls will help you see what looks best in your home. If you’ve expressed interest in albums, album mock-ups will be ready too. Every selection appointment is customized to create artwork your family will love for a lifetime. This is your time to finalize your beautiful artwork order.

Delivery And Installation Of Your Wall Art

This is the best part where Moms tell me it’s like Christmas for them. Yes, you read that right. Delivery and Installation of your wall art is all part of my service! Most of my parents prefer to have the artwork delivered and installed.  No one wants to wait for free time on your weekend to measure, second guess or argue about the hanging the art. Trust me it’s a lot of fun to let someone else do the heavy lifting. 

I can’t wait to meet you and start a plan for your newborn photo session.


Still have questions about how it works click the get started button below and ask away, I’m an open book no question is a bad question.

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Welcoming a new baby is a big milestone in your family’s story.

Creating a family legacy with portrait artwork is where I can help. 

Hanging artwork in your home shows your children they were wanted, prayed for, and they are loved.

Passing their portrait daily sets them up for positive self-esteem and a foundation of love to grow from.

Imagine what it will be like in ten, fifteen, or twenty years, seeing that sweet newborn portrait every day as you watch your child grow right before your eyes. 

Tell me, friend, what are you waiting for? Babies don’t keep, so click the get started now button below for your newborn photo session planning today!

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Client Love

Testimonials from past clients

Alicia did an amazing job with our maternity and newborn sessions! She is super responsive, professional, and flexible. I now have the most beautiful photo album and photo wall in my home, and pictures I will cherish forever. We look forward to doing our six month photos with her as well! You truly get what you pay for, and she was so helpful in getting our prints ordered (and hand delivered) too! The last thing you want to worry about after a baby is coordinating getting all these moments captured, and she helped take the stress off! I could not recommend her enough.

Alexa of Fort Mill

Alicia went above and beyond our expectations for newborn pictures. Her attention to detail is what makes it even more worth it. From helping us pick out the best colors to wear to coming to our house to help get our portraits on the walls. She truly does it all. And thanks to her, our amazing pictures are on the wall and beautiful. We can’t wait for our next photo session!

Amber of Indian Land, SC

We had photos of our two toddlers taken by Alicia and she made the whole experience easy and fun. She allowed our kids to bring toys from home so they could play while she took candid pictures – they really enjoyed the process! The photos came out wonderfully and we couldn’t have been happier 🙂

Reena of Charlotte, NC

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Contact us today 

Contact us today to get started! Insley Photography serves the Charlotte, NC, Fort Mill, SC, Rock Hill, SC and the surrounding areas. Creating beautiful artwork for your home. Specializing in newborn, family, and pregnancy portraits in her studio. Alicia Insley Smith can’t wait to hear from you! Now is the time to get in touch because your babies don’t stop growing and changing. 

Did you know maternity portraits are best created between 28-34 weeks and newborns between 5-14 days old!?! It is best to schedule your sessions by your second trimester for these special occasions. Don’t wait call, text or fill out the form below to contact us and get on the calendar. 

Insley Photography
105 Clebourne St
Fort Mill, SC, 29715
(803) 336-5125





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