Marcelle Raphael is an award winning professional photographer with a studio in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. She specializes in newborn baby and maternity portraiture. Her images appear in national commercial advertising campaigns and many corporate environments. Her work is often displayed by vendors at WPPI's international expo and conference for photographers and Imaging USA, two of the world's largest photographic conventions.
She is the executive director of Professional Photographers of South Carolina, Assistant Director of the Lamarr Williamson School of Photography, an affiliate leader of Professional Photographers of America, and a bereavement photography for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. As an educator, she is also active in continuing education for professional photographers and has developed her own course for beginning newborn photographers called "The Newborn Intensive Course" which focuses on all aspects of running a newborn photography business. She also offers instruction across the US and online training for students around the world.
The most rewarding part of what she does is seeing how her images create joy and happiness. She loves turning every image into a special treasure valued for a lifetime or even generations. These moments only happen once and she is honored you trust her to capture them.