DC • Northern VAMelissa Arlena

Now Booking in dc/NOVA through June and Miami/south Florida starting in August

natural & simple


lifestyle newborn photography miami



light and bright at-home lifestyle photo sessions for elegant and joyful families

newborn photographer miami

Named Best Newborn Photographer in Alexandria, Va by for 2020 and 2021

Hello I'm
Melissa Arlena


You're looking for a newborn photographer who isn't into all the crazy props or posing you see with most newborn photos. You want someone who will focus on real moments between you and your baby!


That's where I come in, I know how nerve-wracking it can be finding the right luxury photographer in Miami & South Florida. One who will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and has the style you are looking for.


I'm Melissa, a military wife, sailor (the sailboat kind), and mom of 3 who has been capturing the most important moments in people's lives for the last 12 years in a simple and natural style. If you want newborn photos that will capture the love and happiness you have for your new baby then contact me today!


lifestyle newborn photography MIAMI


At-home lifestyle newborn photography for the mom who isn't into props or crazy poses in Miami & South Florida. If you want beautiful no-fuss newborn photos then learn more about what I offer.


Natural MIAMI Maternity Photography


On location maternity photography for expecting mothers in Miami & South Florida . If you are looking for high-end portrait photographers in the Miami region then learn more about working with me.


lifestyle MIAMI family PhotographER


Joyful & natural family photography for the modern family in and around Miami, FL. If you're looking for a photographer that will capture your family in a fun and relaxed way then learn more about my services.

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"Melissa was such a pleasure to work with. She made our newborn photoshoot easy and comfortable. We were blown away with the photos when they came back."

krista L • alexandria, Va

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Download my DIY guide to taking your own hospital newborn photos. With COVID still preventing many families from getting Fresh48 or birth photos, I wanted to put together a quick and easy guide to help you take better photos at the hospital of your new baby!

Melissa Arlena Photography is based in Northern Va until Summer 2021 but will be serving all of Miami and South Florida including Pinecrest, Parkland, Palmetto Bay, Palm Beach, Southwest Ranches, Miami Shores, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Surfside, Adventura, Marathon, North Bay Village, West Miami, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, North Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton starting in August 2021. She offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.


Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

Miami & South Florida

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