After 10 wonderful years photographing weddings I have moved on to Maternity, Newborn and Family sessions. I am no longer taking on any weddings as of 2019. Feel free to be inspired by my past wedding couples as you plan your own wedding!

Category Archives: Wedding Tips

Amazing Wedding Cakes Fredericksburg Va

One of the most important details on your wedding day is the cake! I’ve become a cake and cupcake connoisseur over my years as a wedding photographer so trust me when I say I know good cake :). Beyond cake, a lot of weddings nowadays will have a whole dessert table, with a variety of choices...

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6 Trends for Ceremony Aisle Décor in 2018

There are many different trends in ceremony aisle décor. Whether you are having a classically elegant or romantic rustic wedding, there are many ways for you to decorate.  Between the color and the theme, this will help you narrow down your options and help you decide what will look good. The important part of decorating...

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The Floral Palette | Wedding Flowers Fredericksburg Va

Some days I walk into the reception space at a wedding and I am literally stopped in my tracks by how beautifully it is decorated! Chris & Ashley’s wedding reception was one of those days! Jean from The Floral Palette and her crew were bustling around the room transforming it into the most elegant and...

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5 Tips for Picking the Best Wedding Shoes

Now that you have picked out the perfect dress, it’s time to think about what shoes you are going to choose for your special day. Picking the perfect pair of shoes makes all the difference and I have compiled 5 tips to help you pick the Best Wedding Shoes for your day! Don’t wait Some...

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Latest Trends in 2018 Wedding Dresses

“/> Now that you have got engaged, there are so many details to think about. One of the most important is the dress! It’s always an exciting time trying to figure out what dress you want to wear on your special day. Let’s look at what the 2018 wedding dress trends! Lace One trend that...

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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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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!

xoxo, Melissa Arlena

diyer, sailor, mother, dog lover, military wife

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based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia