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

Michael & Jennifer | Veritas Winery Wedding

Mike and Jennifer were inspired by their love of wine when planning their Veritas Winery Wedding. They took their theme to heart with wine tastings during cocktail hour, wine barrels all around, wine bottles with custom labels featuring their engagement photos on each table, tables named after different varietals of wine, wine cork place cards...

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5 Tips to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

5 Tips to Choose Your Wedding Photographer It’s engagement season, that time frame from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day where guys are getting down on one knee and surprising the one they love with hopefully a knock-out ring! I have no idea when the term Engagement Season was coined but I noticed jewelry stores are now...

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Thank You!

I know I’m a bit early but we are going to be traveling and I don’t know when I’ll have access to a computer and internet. I wanted to take a moment and say Thank You to my amazing wedding couples of 2015! It has been a blessing I’m so thankful for. To share in your...

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Glasgow Farm Wedding Styled Shoot

Glasgow Farm Wedding Style Shoot Last April I teamed up with Becca from Becca Bee Events to plan a garden party wedding styled shoot at Glasgow Farm! Styled shoots can be fun because you get to come up with an idea and then plan a mini wedding around it. I love working with planners on...

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Caitlin & TJ : Married | Sparkly Fall Stevenson Ridge Wedding

Guys I owe you a huge apology…… I have been holding out on you a FABULOUS sparkly fall Stevenson Ridge wedding I did back in October 2013.  Yes you read that right 2013 :(.  Don’t worry Caitlin and TJ got their images about 4 weeks after to wedding so I didn’t hold out on them....

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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