About Us


Shutterbugs Boutique offers the finest children's clothing and unique baby gifts: 619 Oberlin Road Raleigh, NC. Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 5pm. 

Burnie Batchelor Studio and Shutterbugs Boutique are one of Raleigh’s oldest family businesses. We trace our beginnings to 1951 when Burnie Batchelor founded his portrait photography studio. We are located on Oberlin Road at the edge of Raleigh’s first shopping center, Cameron Village. Like Raleigh, Burnie Batchelor Studio has grown and expanded. As a third generation family business, we know that our success depends on excellence, uniqueness and an uncompromising commitment to client satisfaction.

The Photography Studio is owned by Burnie’s daughter Joy, a Certified Master Photographer and Craftsman. Joy has won numerous state and national honors for her images of families, children, and business executives. Joy is actively engaged in Professional Associations at both the State and National levels.

Joy and her daughter Christen started Shutterbugs Boutique in 2004. Originally, the primary objective was to offer upscale, clothing for portraits, weddings, christenings and other special family events. By listening to client’s requests, Shutterbugs has become “the place” to find unique children’s clothing for special occasions in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Shutterbugs offers manufacturers like Feltman Brothers, Auraluz, Anavini, Bella Bliss, Bailey Boys and close to 100 more that you will  not find anywhere else in the Raleigh area.  As demand has grown, Shutterbugs has added hard to find, adorable (non department store) clothing for virtually every occasion. Today, Shutterbugs is the place Mothers and Grandmothers go for heirloom clothing, christening gowns, tops, leggings, short sets, socks, shoes and hair bows.  Shutterbugs has unique baby accessories and baby gifts for little ones. Despite ongoing requests for more ages, we cap our offerings at age newborn to 12 for girls and Newborn to 6 for boys.  

Shopping at Shutterbugs is truly a fun, unique experience. We are inspired by our clients, their families, their style and their stories. We want them to experience our offering of the best products the market has to offer. Our  team of experts are here to offer their assistance and support for your every request. Every item in our boutique has been hand -picked by our mother and daughter founders. We are honored to serve as a resource to moms, dads, grandparents, families and friends in helping you select the most cherished gifts for the little ones in your lives. We strive to build a unique relationship with each of our clients in hopes of serving you for years to come. 

Thank you so much for visiting,

 Joy Batchelor King and Christen Batchelor Whitehead