Category Archives: Family

Cherry Blossom Minis | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

As a Northern Virginia Family Photographer I LOVE cherry blossom trees! Like love them so much we’ve been planting 2 trees a year along our driveway. They are combination birthday and Mother’s Day presents for me! Of course they are tiny little trees right now but hopefully, by the time the boys graduate high school, they...

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The BH Family | Snead’s Farm Fredericksburg Family Portraits

Snead’s Farm Fredericksburg Family Portraits – This is the session that makes me jealous and want photos like this of MY family! Of course I’m a small portion of this equation and the BH family is responsible for most of the awesomeness :). When I first started talking to Jennifer about a family session she...

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Extended Family Portraits : The W Family

I used to be scared of extended family (multi-generation) portrait sessions.  I mean you are talking about 10-20 people that you have to coordinate, pose and just keep their attention in general.  Plus you can’t take too long or people start getting distracted, kids start to get bored and things just head downhill.  On my...

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My Family : Portraits

So you’ve heard the saying about the cobblers children having holes in their shoes well photographers families are usually missing family portraits.  I’m not sure why, you figure we have the equipment but sometimes we don’t have the time or the patience for our own family like we do for others ;).  Growing up we...

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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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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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