Charlotte's most trusted Luxury newborn and maternity photographer

Welcome to Insley Photography! I'm Alicia, a photographer with 18 years of experience and a passion for capturing life's beautiful moments. As a mom of two adventurous boys and a family photographer, I've had the privilege of witnessing the joys and challenges that come with parenthood. I understand the importance of creating everlasting, enjoyable photography experiences, and I'm here to provide just that for you and your family.


Your Portrait Photographer

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

Alicia Insley Smith

I am a proud mom to two amazing boys, ages 12 and 9, who bring immense joy to my life daily. My marriage of 15 years has been a constant source of strength and inspiration. And recently, we welcomed a furry addition to our family named Eden, who brings endless laughter into our home. My experiences have deepened my understanding of the unique dynamics and connections within families and inspired my creative side to capture that.


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 as the last step in the design process. 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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