Category Archives: Personal

Gratitude

I’m a big tradition girl, I love holidays and the meaning behind them! Our lives are so busy, whether you are a high powered CEO with meetings all day long or a stay at home mom chasing toddlers around and wondering when you might find 5 minutes to take a shower. Finding time everyday to...

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My Life : Tips to Lose Weight

So this might seem like an odd topic to talk about on a photography blog but I have always loved sharing my journey in life in the hopes that it speaks to others like me! Plus I know so many brides are looking to lose weight before their wedding so I thought my experience might be...

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Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours! May 2016 be full of blessings for you all :).

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2015 Instagram Review

Love seeing some home improvement projects made my top 9 Instagram posts! I’m surprised more photos of the boys weren’t in there though, lol! Just thought this would be fun to share and look back on in later years :).

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My Life : Rob is 2!

This is part of a series of letters I’m writing to my boys on their birthdays documenting what they are doing right now so as the years go by I don’t forget. Dear Rob, You turned 2 this week and it seems so odd that you are only just 2. I have to remind myself...

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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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