Be True Baby owner and photographer Christy Johnson is known as "the baby whisperer" to her clients. At home, she's "chief brownie burner" but mostly just Mom. She loves decorating, reading, spending time in nature, and sometimes cooking but definitely not baking.

Christy mentors other photographers locally and worldwide in her signature organic photography style as well as various business topics.

Inspired by beautiful light, tiny details, and honest emotion, Christy aims to create simple, timeless portraits that look as lovely in fifty years as they do today. She often reminds her clients that "these images will live on your walls until your babies are having babies!"


The Be True Baby studio is located in the Heritage office center of Wake Forest, near The Factory and Wake Forest Middle School.

We've created a cozy, welcoming environment for babies and parents alike, helping you feel right at home without the just-had-a-baby mess at your own house! We stock plenty of snacks and beverages for busy parents, as well as a children's play area for big brothers and sisters.

Our studio offers gorgeous natural light that lends itself perfectly to our signature organic photography style. We've got everything we need here, from soft blankets and wraps for layering, and minimalist props that will enhance the image but not overtake baby.

From photographing sessions and hand-editing the best images to packaging and presenting your beautiful artwork order, we love our home away from home, and we know you will too!


At Be True Baby, we strive to offer unparalleled customer service and a stress-free experience for our clients. Most of our clients are new parents, busy with getting ready for a new baby, so we work to take care of as many of the details for you as possible.

Figuring out what to wear to your portrait sessions is always top of mind. Be True Baby clients enjoy personal styling prior to their session, where Christy will help select outfit options for each member of the family. You can even select items from our studio wardrobe collection, curated with new moms and babies in mind.

After your session, we'll gather together at the studio for the best part - seeing your session images in print! We'll sort through proofs of your session images and provide expert guidance on how best to display your portraits.

We love showing our clients how much we love them with special surprises throughout the year, including our complimentary Valentine and Halloween Costume portrait events and early access to other special events throughout the year. 

Get in touch today to begin planning your own portrait session!

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