{New home… new studio…} | Knoxville Newborn Photographer


Six months ago, my family of seven (husband, three kids and two dogs) drove across country, moving from sunny California to Tennessee. We arrived on a cold, rainy and dreary day, which seemed to last for months, interrupted by a few snow and icy days here and there. It was one of the hardest transitions for all of us. For months I just wanted to go “back home” and no matter how much I cried or prayed, my heart ached so badly.  Family and friends were missed, terribly. Everything I knew, all my life, was in California. Nothing I knew was here, other than my family of seven. The photography business I had built up in over three years was closed. I knew I had the opportunity to start up again here in Tennessee, but feeling homesick brought me to a stand still. I did not even want to touch my camera, or unpack my forty-something studio boxes. Everything sat in boxes, and I laid in bed. (It really was more emotionally horrible than it sounds!)

Then the season changed, literally. Spring peeked thru, bringing buds and leaves, and green and sunshine. I unpacked my camera, charged the battery, and reluctantly took some steps forward. I started unpacking boxes, buying paint, and dreaming a bit.

Fast forward several weeks and now I am thrilled to welcome YOU to my newborn studio, which is located in my home in Knoxville, Tennessee! My studio features all the important stuff newborn photographers need (gear, studio lights, props, backdrops, bean bag, heater, white noise) plus it has a convenient and comfortable separate living area for moms to nurse, dads to snooze, and siblings to play or watch a movie.

I would love for you to come visit me in my studio with your new baby. I am currently booking sessions for Summer and Fall 2015.

Mango Mahalo Photography by Michelle Anderson new Knoxville newborn studioMango Mahalo Photography by Michelle Anderson new Knoxville newborn studio

Michelle Anderson of Mango Mahalo Photography is now booking maternity, newborn & growing sessions out of her exclusive home studio in West Knoxville, TN. She is available for maternity & newborn clients from Knoxville and surrounding areas, including Maryville, Lenoir City, Farragut, Hardin Valley, Oak Ridge, Powell, & Clinton.

Maternity sessions are best booked before your third trimester to secure availability. Newborn sessions are scheduled for when your baby is 4-10 days old. If you are interested in scheduling a session please contact Michelle today as she takes a limited number of sessions monthly so as to ensure her clients receive the most attention. It is best to contact her directly via email (mangomahalophotography@yahoo.com) or by phone (909) 800-4140.

  • June 10, 2015 - 10:31 pm

    Fronie - its perfection! I’m so glad you finally feel at home and have started taking pictures again! Tennessee is lucky to have you! XoReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 5:16 pm

    Ali - It looks amazing! I’m so, so impressed!!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 6:17 pm

    Rebecca Simmons - I can’t wait to call on you! My fourth baby girl is due in August. Welcome to Knoxville!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 7:23 pm

    Lisa Coomer CPM - Welcome to East TN, we are so happy your are here! You have a beautiful studio. Let me know if I can help you in any way. Make it a great night. LisaReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2015 - 3:34 am

    Traci - It looks wonderful, Michelle!!! You will bless so many families, I know!

  • June 12, 2015 - 5:47 am

    Jillean Patterson - We miss you… But Tennessee is so blessed to have you! You are amazing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Rachel - Welcome to East TN! Your studio looks beautiful. Would love to talk to you about getting some kid pics in a few months. Maybe you could email me a price list?ReplyCancel

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