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About Me

Hello! I’m glad you’re here!

I’m Melissa Prout, owner and photographer of Prout Portrait Studio, located in Coleman, Michigan. I have been the wife of Nick for almost 10 years and together we have 3 beautiful babies, Jacob, Ava, and Norah. I believe in dinner together at the table every night and teaching our children from home. I love that tiny baby smell, toddler hugs, belly laughs, and a great deal on craft supplies. Thank YOU Joann Fabric for the texted coupons. And also thank you to whoever invented Clorox wipes.


Photo by Sarah Davis


I am a multi-published photographer I have been in my current studio space for 8 years, and I have enjoyed watching it transform from an old carpet store, to a full service boutique studio! My studio is furnished from top to bottom with only the client in mind. Comfy places to sit, unique props, a complete studio wardrobe, and plus… snacks! Who doesn’t like snacks? 😉


Central Michigan Photographer

My favorite part of my job is getting to know my clients on a personal level…I am so blessed to call so many of you my friends. Also let’s be real here, scouring antique stores for new props ranks right up there too!

I am always learning and growing and can’t wait to work with you!




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