Category Archives: Newborns

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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Birthday Twin | Lifestyle Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

My favorite part of being a Lifestyle Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer is getting to see all the awesome nurseries my clients’ design! I mean how amazing is that planet mobile hanging over the mid-century modern inspired crib! I swear this nursery looks straight out of the late 1950’s but in an AWESOME way. It is timeless and...

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And Then There Were Three | Virginia Newborn Photographer

When I say I want to be there for all the chapters in your love story this right here is exactly what I’m talking about! I have been truly honored to photograph Paige and Matt from engagement to wedding and now to their first born. This trip wasn’t just a job for me it was a...

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Malcom Wilder | Newborn Photography Springfield Va

Newborn Photography Springfield Va It’s been a boy explosion in the great grandkids dept for my Gram or as the boys call her GrandGram! Gram has six grandkids and up until a few years ago we were all slacking on the providing future generations thing. But I got the ball rolling about 5 years ago...

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Logan Cole | Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Fredericksburg, Va

Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Fredericksburg, Va When I was a kid I used to run out and get the latest Anne Geddes calendar every year. I”d ooh and ahh over the babies in buckets, c’mon you know you did too you child of the 90’s! As I’ve gotten older my tastes have changed and as much...

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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!

xoxo, Melissa Arlena

diyer, sailor, mother, dog lover, military wife

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based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia

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