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 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! Ready to chat about your photography needs - just click here!

xoxo, Melissa Arlena

diyer, sailor, mother, dog lover, military wife

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