natural & simple




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


Melissa Arlena is an award winning South Florida & Miami newborn photographer who has earned her Master Photographer Certification from NAPCP. Her natural and simple work has been featured in magazines and online blogs worldwide. She has been named best newborn photographer in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton & Miami in 2021.

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2021 NAPCP Certified Master Photographer - Maternity & Newborn

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Melissa Arlena


You're looking for a South Florida 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.


Classic miami newborn photographer


At-home lifestyle newborn photography for the mom who isn't into props or crazy poses in Fort Lauderdale, 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 Palm Beach County & 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 South Florida. 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 is, hands down, the best photographer we have EVER worked with! She is so patient and fun, and delivers the most beautiful, dreamy photos. there is no one I would trust more to keep your precious milestones and moments living on forever!"

taylor B

Master newborn Photographer
miami newborn photographer
Master newborn Photographer



Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned parent, I want to document this moment for you so you can sit side-by-side on the couch one day, go back to the memory, and relive it together.


When I take your maternity photos, I see how crazy in love you and your husband are. When your baby kicks, I see how excited he is to become a new dad. Oh, and you really are glowing just like everyone says!


When I take your baby’s newborn photos, I know you feel like you still look pregnant and a photoshoot is the last thing you want to do, but your baby is only going to be this tiny for about 10 days. That baby is going to change so much so quickly. By the time you even get the photos delivered, you’ll wonder where your squishy little newborn went. I don’t think I need to remind you, but I will anyway...this brand new teeny tiny baby will be walking in about a year.


When I take your family photos, I want your husband to leave saying, “That wasn’t bad at all.” And I want to know you’ll have another beautiful piece of art to hang in your home that flows with your style.


That’s why I have a membership option so you can make one decision and be ready to go. From baby bumps to the cake smash to family photos on the beach, I want to be there. No stuffy studio sessions. No crazy props or poses. Just joyful, natural, relaxed pictures of you and your family enjoying time together.


If you’re looking for your go-to photographer, contact me and I’ll get you signed up.


Products & investment

Your photos belong on your walls and displayed in your home not collecting digital dust on your computer! But I also understand the importance of having digital copies for backup so I offer the best of both.


Every collection includes a set number of digital files plus a print credit to pick the perfect products for you and your family!

Layflat albums, wall art galleries, print boxes


birth announcements, framed & Loose prints

Creative fee is $300
collections begin at $975
VIP membership $600


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Melissa Arlena is an award winning Miami newborn photographer. She recently earned her Master Newborn & Maternity Photographer Certification from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Melissa offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.


Melissa serves Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties including:

Boca Raton | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Fort Lauderdale | Hollywood | Jupiter | Key Biscayne | Miami Shores | Palm Beach | Palmetto Bay | Parkland | Pembroke Pines | Pinecrest | Southwest Ranches | Weston and more


Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

Fort Lauderdale, Miami & South Florida