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Family Photographers in Fredericksburg VA

Natural, Joyful and Classic family photographs are my jam! I want you to have fun and make memories while I capture them at our session.


It starts way before the session though with tips on What to Wear, help picking a great location that fits your family's style and advice on how to prep everyone (including Dad)!


Take a look at my portfolio below to be sure I’m just what you are looking for!


Worried about what to wear for your family session?

No problem I’ve got you covered with a What to Wear Guide plus tons of Pinterest inspiration for you and the whole family!

"Melissa is the BEST of the best! So patient with kiddos and so talented! She’s photographed our family for life events for the last 4 years and her work is unmatched!! We love her!!"Taylor

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


based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia