Category Archives: Portraits

Amanda & Robbie : Disney Baby Announcement

I still remember working up the nerve to walk through her door and introduce myself, I practiced in the car trying to sound confident when I really had no idea what I was doing.  All I knew was that she was a florist and I was looking for wedding vendors to partner up with.  Little...

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Michelle & Chris

I get people asking me all the time if I photograph anything other than weddings and the answer is yes I do!  While couples in love remain my favorite I’ve gotten the chance to stretch my legs and try out other forms of portrait photography including today’s maternity session.  I have not done a maternity session since...

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My Life : Will 6 months

Time has flown by, I joke around that last thing I remember it was September and I was anxiously waiting for David to come home and for us to welcome a new baby!  Now here we are parents to a six month old baby boy!  A baby boy who is just days away from crawling,...

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Woof: Duke

Meet my new nephew and Sadie and Maxie’s new cousin Duke!  My poor parents are going to have to wait awhile for grandchildren but they have plenty of granddogs!  When my sister Michelle told me she was getting a dog I was super excited for her, I love puppies and they are even better when...

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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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