joyful & natural baby photography in miami

lifestyle newborn, maternity, and family photography for classic moms

There are so many choices for your South Florida/Miami maternity & newborn photographer it can be overwhelming. You want Relaxed, Natural & Joyful photos of your new little family.


But you also need someone who will guide you through what to wear and how to act in front of the camera. I've got you covered!


I offer photography services for Miami & South Florida based classic moms that want clean, high-end photography to celebrate their greatest joys and milestones.


We will be a perfect fit for you if...

  • You want an easy, stress-free portrait experience
  • You want beautiful images that reflect your family's style
  • You want high-end, modern portraits for in-home artwork and not just digital files

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"Melissa Arlena is the best photographer in the region. Her photographs are excellent, capturing tender and unexpected moments, true photographic treasures."

michael L • stafford, va


Sessions are conducted in your home or on location in the South Florida area. I will work with you to plan and style your portrait session. Maternity and Family sessions are up to 1 hour and newborn sessions are up to 1.5 hours. The final gallery will include 50-70+ images to choose from!

Maternity, Newborn, or Family

creative fee is $300 + COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $1275

average client investment is $1500 - $4000

what is included:

  • Every collection includes a set amount of digital files plus a print credit to get started displaying your favorite photos
  • Access to my Client Dashboard to help you plan what to wear, choose the perfect location, and start thinking about how you want to display your new photos in your home
  • Guidance during your session so you feel confident and look beautiful & natural
  • Editing to carefully enhance only the best images from your session so they are just as beautiful as you imagined
  • Online gallery for easy viewing and ordering when you are ready from the comfort of your home
  • Complimentary design services to create the perfect products that fit your life & style to display your beautiful portraits. Think of me as a trusted friend by your side to help you make any decisions along the way
  • Add on a gorgeous Fine Art Prints, Heirloom Print Boxes, Keepsake Baby Albums, Birth Announcements, and Custom Wall Art to enjoy for years to come


In order to create a more personalized experience for my client, I only accept 4-6 portrait bookings per month. Contact me today to get all the pricing info before you book!

Membership Collective

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is seeing clients over and over again! That is why I offer special membership options. Sign up for a 3 or 4 session membership for just $600, that's a savings of $300-$600 off single session bookings. After each session you'll chose which collection you'd like to purchase plus you get perks like a waived session fee for my annual Motherhood Minis event and complimentary birth announcements after your newborn session.


Memberships are perfect to capture maternity, newborn, 6 month sitter session and 1 year family session!

Q & A

Q: Have you been vaccinated?

A: Yes I have been vaccinated against COVID19 since March 2021. I also have my TDAP vaccine.


Q: How many images are in the gallery?

A: On average I deliver 50-75 edited images per session via an online digital gallery.


Q: do you offer digital files?

A: Yes! Each collection I offer includes a set number of digital files plus a print credit to also get products like fine art prints, books, albums, and wall art! Collections start at $1275.


Q: What products do you think we should get?

A: I personally have all the digital files, a linen print box with 4x6 prints, wall art, and an album for each of my kid's newborn sessions. We have used all of them at different times and I think every client should get the same!

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes you can start a payment plan as soon as you book so everything is paid for when your session occurs and you earn bonus products! I do not offer post-session payment plans.


Q: Do you offer gift certificates?

A: I do offer gift certificates but they must be for the full amount of my bottom collection and I ask that you be 100% sure the receiver wants my style of newborn photos. I'd hate for them to want posed photos and be disappointed in lifestyle.


Q: When should I book?

A: My schedule books up quickly. I suggest reserving your session date as soon as possible. Maternity sessions occur between 32-36 weeks and newborn sessions take place at 7-14 days. To reserve your preferred dates please book as soon as you know your due date.

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Melissa Arlena is an award winning South Florida newborn photographer. She recently earned her Master Newborn & Maternity Photographer Certification from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Melissa offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.


Melissa serves Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties including:

Boca Raton | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Fort Lauderdale | Hollywood | Jupiter | Key Biscayne | Miami Shores | Palm Beach | Palmetto Bay | Parkland | Pembroke Pines | Pinecrest | Southwest Ranches | Weston and more


Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

Boca Raton, Miami & South Florida