Category Archives: Newborn Tips

How to Prepare for a Lifestyle Newborn Photoshoot

How to Prepare for a Lifestyle Photoshoot Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been introducing you to what is lifestyle newborn photography. We talked about the difference between posed sessions and lifestyle sessions and why I love a relaxed lifestyle photoshoot. Since lifestyle photos are all about being relaxed at home you probably are wondering...

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How to Take Your Own DIY Newborn Photos

As lockdowns for Covid19 continue I thought it might be helpful to give you some tips on DIY Newborn Photos at home. These definitely do not replace having a professional photographer come in but I hope they can at least give you a few cute photos of your baby while you wait for your actual...

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How To Take Your Own DIY Hospital Newborn Photos

Let me start this by saying I’m so sorry I even have to write a blog post about DIY hospital newborn photos. As a recent new mom I loved my Fresh 48 photos in the hospital and I hate that so many new moms don’t even get a choice in the matter right now due...

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Where to Find Cute Maternity Clothes Alexandria Va

I’m going to let you in on a little secret…. you can still look cute and stylish in maternity clothes! Not only that but they can be so comfortable you don’t want to give them up! I still fondly remember this cream open front maternity cardigan I had, I only passed it along because I...

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How to Use a Baby Schedule So You Can Get Some Sleep

I can remember it like it was yesterday, I thought to myself I CAN’T go one more night on just 2-hour increments of sleep. I literally will not survive!!!! I had been a new mom for about 3 months and in that time frame could count on one hand the number of times I got...

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I'm Melissa

Welcome to my blog! I'm Melissa Arlena a Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sit back, relax and check out my latest work along with tips and advice for preparing for your maternity or newborn session. I'm so excited you are here!

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DC, Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield, Lorton, Woodbridge, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania & Richmond area.

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Melissa Arlena Photography is based in Fredericksburg, Va but serves all of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia including Alexandria, Arlington, Burke, Centreville, Fairfax, Herndon, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Quantico, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Tysons Corner, Vienna, and Woodbridge. She offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.

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based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia