Category Archives: Newborns

Bold & Green Nursery | Natural Newborn Photographer Arlington

When I walked into this nursery I immediately knew this mama had some interior design training! One of my favorite things about being a natural newborn photographer in Arlington is seeing all the amazing nurseries! In this photo session, I saw bold colors balanced with neutrals to not be overwhelming, textures spread throughout the room,...

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Zoo Themed Newborn Session | Baby Photographers DC

Living near the National Zoo in Washington DC meant having a zoo themed nursery was a given for this mom. But I love how she took what can be an over the top theme and turned it into something elegant and subtle. From the leopard print rug to the pastel animal print on the wall...

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2019 Year in Review

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions 2019 was a huge year for me! Not only did I get to photograph 40 new babies I had baby #3 of my very own! We welcomed Grace Susan 4 weeks early on February 27. It has been so much fun photographing my own baby along with all my client’s newborns this...

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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...

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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...

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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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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

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based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia