Category Archives: Newborn Tips

3 Ways to Get Your Toddler Excited for Photos | Stafford Photographers

We’ve all been there before, you’ve done all your prep work booking your favorite photographer, coordinating everyone’s outfits and hello, birthing an adorable baby! The newborn session rolls around and BAM your toddler wants nothing to do with you let alone their new sibling! Stafford photographers like myself have seen this happen a million times....

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Why Lifestyle Newborn Photography?

Last week I introduced you to what Lifestyle Newborn Photography is and now I’m going to talk about my Why! I remember it like it was yesterday, I was a new newborn photographer in Fredericksburg Va. I pulled up to my clients home, opened the tailgate of my SUV and it was filled to the...

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Pros & Cons of Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

Pros & Cons of Lifestyle Newborn Sessions Since lifestyle newborn sessions are a relatively new genre in the baby photo game I thought it would be helpful to share with you more about it. I started off talking about what is lifestyle newborn photography and then moved on to why I personally love it. This...

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What is Lifestyle Newborn Photography?

You’ve probably seen lifestyle newborn photography before but you just didn’t know that it had a name. It’s very popular with celebrities showing off their gorgeous nurseries as they ooh and aah over their brand new babies. The images are always very casual and relaxed, the couple usually wearing jeans and dressy tops with bare...

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5 Tips for Choosing a Newborn Photographer

5 Tips for Choosing a Newborn Photographer When I was born, newborn photography consisted of a brightly lit photo at the hospital. It was taken from overhead and they would curl your hair around a pencil to get it just right. At least that is what my mom told me. When I was a teenager...

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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!

Areas I serve

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

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Maternity and Newborn Photography

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