Category Archives: Family

Williams Family : Portraits

I love this family!  I have been honored to photograph them for the last couple years.  The last time I saw these guys was for holiday photos last year and they told me they were expecting!!!  Fast forward and here is their newest little guy, Liam!!  I spent a couple hours in their home capturing...

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Schmitz Family Portraits

Earlier this year when I first started having problems with our dog Maxie and her destructive anxiety issues I knew I needed help.  David was still deployed and during one of our conversations he mentioned one of his co-workers was a doggy behaviorist.  I was quick to track her down and beg for help even...

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Williams Family Holiday 2010

I love seeing my clients grow up!  This is the third time I’ve gotten to photograph Aiden and his mom and Dad, Raeanne and Jody.  My first time photographing him was just 8 days after he was born, you can check those photos out here.  Last year Raeanne contacted me about holiday portraits so we...

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Weekend Favs: Holiday Cheer

David and I met them through friends and they are the sweetest couple, when they had their baby last year I was so happy for them.  When they asked me to do some holiday photos for them I was thrilled!  We met in Old Town Alexandria and it was pretty darn cold but we were...

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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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