Let me guess everyone you've found is dressing babies in costumes and while it's cute and all it's just not your thing! You love soft, bright, and joyful photos at home in the nursery you spent so many hours decorating!


You're thinking baby in the crib, focusing on their tiny toes or maybe catching a sweet yawn. Or capturing that moment a furry sibling sneaks into the nursery to lay at your feet while you rock the baby to sleep!


I love those photos too which is why I specialize in light and bright at-home lifestyle photo sessions in your nursery. Capturing all the details and moments of that tiny baby and your new little family!

Maternity, Newborn

& Family Photographer

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Baby Photographers in Northern Virginia

Now Booking Sessions for:

June, July & August

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I’m Melissa Arlena a homegrown Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer who is obsessed with baby toes!


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.


I travel all over Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Alexandria and points in between.

375KPhotos Taken
200Beautiful Portraits
75Newborns Snuggled
100%Loving My Job

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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