No props or crazy poses, just soft & bright lifestyle newborn photos AT-HOME


Relaxed, Natural & Joyful

Maternity & Newborn Photographer

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

Baby Photographers in Northern Virginia

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April, May & June

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Hello, I'm Melissa Arlena a homegrown Virginia lifestyle photographer. Military wife and mom are my two favorite jobs though!


I know how nerve-wracking it can be finding the right photographer who will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and has the style you are looking for. I've been there before as a new mom 3 times now! I'll guide you through it all so, in the end, you feel relaxed and natural with gorgeous baby photos to remember it all.


After a decade of shooting weddings, I've brought my Relaxed, Natural and Joyful style to newborn portraits. As a Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer, you'll find I specialize in light and bright at-home photo sessions in your nursery. Capturing all the details and moments of your tiny baby and your new little family!


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"Melissa was such a pleasure to work with. She made our newborn photo shoot easy and comfortable."Krista
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375KPhotos Taken
200Beautiful Portraits
75Newborns Snuggled
100%Loving My Job

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Baby Photographers in Northern Virginia

I'm a Virginia born and raised photographer, DIYer, and educator sharing life, love and all my latest projects with you!

xoxo, Melissa Arlena

diyer, sailor, mother, dog lover, military wife


based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia

540.307.0233 • [email protected]