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Anna – Session for a One Year Old!

Melissa Prout is a Central Michigan Children’s Photographer focusing on classic and timeless children’s portraiture with a vintage twist!



Outdoor Session – Mt. Pleasant, MI

Little miss Anna is turning one year old and since her mama has similar taste as mine and I had been dying to try my hand at making a rustic tent…we went with it! I had picked up a vintage lace tablecloth at an antique store and thought it would be the perfect thing to use for the tent sides. I literally found sticks in the woods and held them together with twine, draped the cloth on top, added a couple staples, and attached greenery. VOILA! Adorable scene for a gorgeous one year old to use for her photo session!



Anna’s session was held on my property here at my home. It doesn’t look like much to the naked eye, but when I see it through my lens and the light is just right…. amazing! It is probably my favorite place to shoot!

I mean…this is my driveway. Looks like an ordinary dirt driveway, until that sun comes through the trees!

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It’s pretty typical to do a cake smash to commemorate that first birthday, but we wanted to try something new. A lemon tasting! Her little faces just crack me up! (If only it would have been a touch warmer that night!) I used a Matilda Jane romper on Anna as well as a vintage quilt from my studio stash. The lemons came from the little Country Market down the road. FYI: if you haven’t tried the Country Market in Rosebush, you should! Lots of great healthy food options and hard to find ingredients there. The BEST deli too!

I think every session I do should be personalized and unique. I really enjoy creating these images for my clients and I hope you all love seeing them on this blog too!


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Prout Portrait Studio is located in Coleman, Michigan.

Melissa Prout is a multi-published photographer based out of Central Michigan who specializes in “the B’s”.

Beauty. Bridal. Boudoir. Babies.

“Choosing a photographer to  document your most precious of gifts….your children… is a tough decision. I’m honored you chose me.”

I am Melissa Prout.

I am a Portrait Artist.



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