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You love on-location maternity photos that are relaxed, natural and joyful! Whether it's in a field, a garden or near the water you are happiest being outdoors. You are thinking about images that will capture the excitement and love between you and your spouse at this moment!


Don't worry I know exactly what you are looking for! I offer maternity photography here in Fredericksburg, Va for couples that can't wait to become parents. Your maternity session will be relaxed and easy I promise! I will guide you through how to pose to look your best and chat with you along the way to help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera.


Take a look at my portfolio below to be sure I’ve got the style you are looking for! Click Next Gallery at the bottom to see even more.

maternity photography fredericksburg VA

"Melissa produced images more amazing than I ever dreamed (and worlds better than my example photos)! The best part was how she guided us through the whole session to create seemingly candid photos and still made sure my big belly and I were comfortable the whole time. Melissa is such a talented photographer and made each session so comfortable and fun. I want another life event to happen just so she can photograph it! :)" - Taylor


Worried about what to wear for your maternity photo 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!


What about siblings? Yes, siblings and of course Dad are always included in sessions. Even the furry siblings are 100% welcome in the photos! I’ve got several videos on my IGTV talking about siblings and pets if you want to check them out.


Are you ready to learn more about booking a maternity photo session? Click the View Details button below to get started!

maternity photography fredericksburg VA
"Melissa is an amazing photographer to work with! She has a way of putting everyone at ease. I would highly recommend her for whatever special occasion you are wanting to capture!"Rebecca

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