Category Archives: Newborns

An Early Surprise | Newborn Photography Alexandria Va

I always get asked what happens if the baby comes early? No worries I tell them, I only take on a limited number of sessions a month so I have room to adjust their date if they get an early surprise like Megan and Chris did. Having had an early surprise myself this year with...

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And Then There Were Four | Newborn Photography Stafford Va

I first met Allison and John in 2011 when they were newly engaged and John was stationed at Quantico for training. We met up in Georgetown and got to know each other as we walked the streets taking their engagement photos! For the longest time people would mention their photos to me as the Marine...

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New Baby Sister | Newborn Photography Fredericksburg Va

  As most of you know I’ve expanded from just doing weddings and engagement sessions to taking on lifestyle newborn photography in Fredericksburg, Va too! I’ve actually fallen head over heels in love with it just like I did weddings all those years ago. I love seeing my clients gorgeously decorated nurseries and getting to...

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Strawberry Blonde | Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

Strawberry Blonde | Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer As a newborn photographer baby fever is just one of the hazards of the job. You just can’t help it! Being a boy mom it is the little girls that get me every time and this little darling with her red hair just stole my heart. Carrot Tops and...

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Small Miracle | DC Newborn Photographer

I got an email late one night from another photographer. She had an old college friend she was supposed to be doing a newborn session for in the morning but she was sick and didn’t want to expose the baby. She asked if I could take on a new client on short notice. I said...

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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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I'm a Virginia born and raised photographer, DIYer, and educator sharing life, love and all my latest projects with you! Ready to chat about your photography needs - just click here!

xoxo, Melissa Arlena

diyer, sailor, mother, dog lover, military wife

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