Category Archives: Newborns

DC Newborn Photography | Relaxed At-Home Lifestyle Baby Photos

Many of my DC newborn photography clients have a few questions about their upcoming lifestyle newborn photos. I thought this would be a great topic to cover on my blog so all new parents can learn more! When should we book a DC Newborn Photographer? Most newborn photographers in DC and Northern Virginia book up...

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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 Northern Virginia

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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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