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When it comes to your photo shoot we will go over your preferred color scheme and your choice of styling. Leave it up to me to pull it all together so when you arrive you walk into your vision come true. I take care of everything - you only have to show up.

t Melinda Gilmore Photography I want everything to be as simple and effortless as possible. From your consultation, photo shoot, to viewing your portraits, and to receiving gorgeous art for your home - I take care of everything so you can focus on what is important - your family.


Your new orleans Family & Motherhood Photographer

Hi, I'm Melinda!
Baby Milestone

Capturing Cherished Moments That Last a Lifetime in Baton rouge"

Photo Artwork



FOR Families WHO

Timeless • Modern • Heirlooms

From planning your newborn or maternity session to guiding you on where & how to hang your artwork, I am there with you through every step of the process. You're in great hands.

"I could not have asked for a better experience with our newborn photography session! Melinda was amazing with our baby girl! Her studio is outfitted with heaters and noise machines that kept her incredibly happy throughout the whole session. She had a wonderful assortment of setups and accessories that gave us a huge selection of photos to choose from. Not only did we get incredible pictures of our sweet girl, we also got amazing family pictures that we will cherish forever! If you’re looking to capture memories that will last forever, look no further!"

- John & Claire

Baby Bonnie


newborn Session

"We love Melinda Gilmore Photography. Melinda captures the sweetest moments for our family. Not only are her pictures beautiful but the overall experience is so much fun. She makes sure to have everything set up and ready to go for each session and has everything you need there at her studio. Everything is so clean and I can tell she puts in so much time preparing for the session. 100% recommend her. "

- Kayla 

milestone Session

everly & ella

"Melinda is a fantastic photographer, she cared for my girls so well during our sessions. She was extremely professional and my family felt safe and so comfortable in her studio. She had the magic touch because both of my babies did so wonderful during our sessions with her. Melinda’s work is truly beautiful and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my most precious memories!"

newborn Session


"When I first spoke to Melinda about photographing Chandler, she asked about our family and our background. I shared with her that Chandler was not our firstborn; she has a sister in Heaven who was born pre-term and did not survive. Melinda took one of Chandler’s photos and created a beautiful rainbow above her to honor her connection to her sister and her place as our “rainbow baby.” We are so grateful to Melinda for capturing our sweet little Chandler at such a precious time! It seems like she is growing so fast right before our eyes!"
-Ashanti & Bianca

newborn Session


"If you’re looking for a kind, patient and gifted photographer for any occasion look no more. Melinda was very gentle and patient with my newborn and paid attention to every detail. Her products are of top quality and you’ll end up wanting to buy everything she has to offer. We live two hours away and it was worth the drive. We can’t wait to return for more pictures."

- Omar and Ashley

newborn session

Baby Benjamin
Let's Create

In order to provide my clients with the best possible service, I only take a limited number of sessions per month. Contact me to reserve your session as soon as possible! 

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