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: Weddings

Erin & Michelle | Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa Wedding

Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa Wedding In honor of their 4 year wedding anniversary, I reached out to Michelle & Erin and asked if it would be okay for me to blog their wedding and share it with everyone! They happily agreed and I’m thrilled to get to share their Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa winter...

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2017 Favorite Wedding Photos | Fredericksburg Va Wedding Photographer

Sometimes people are surprised to hear that I don’t travel to DC for weddings. What they don’t know is that being a Fredericksburg Va Wedding Photographer is better because I get AMAZING weddings and I don’t have to sit in i95 weekend traffic! Hallelujah! How cow I actually spelled that right on the first try! This...

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Keely & Travis | Stevenson Ridge Winter Wedding

Stevenson Ridge Winter Wedding the couple From the first time I met Travis & Keely I knew that they were going to be awesome to work with! They were friends with several of my past clients and had even attended a wedding I photographed last year. We met at Kybecca downtown for drinks and chatted...

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Amelia & Garth | Rustic Fall Burgundy & Gold Stevenson Ridge Wedding

Rustic Fall Burgundy & Gold Stevenson Ridge Wedding the couple Amelia & Garth have been the most laid back easy going couple I have ever worked with! When I first met with Amelia last year she had a question about having an uneven bridal party. So I put my mad drawing skillz to the test...

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Ashley & Chris | Inn at the Old Silk Mill Military Wedding

Inn at the Old Silk Mill Military Wedding The Couple Ashley and Chris have one of those beautiful love stories that started off as friends and eventually when the timing was right blossomed into a storybook romance. Once they were finally together they knew it was a perfect fit! I loved how throughout the day...

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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

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