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Newborn Photography Alexandria VA

Hello mama to be! You're checking off that to-do list before baby arrives like a champ. Baby Shower - ✔️, Nursery Decorated - ✔️ , Hospital Bag packed - ✔️ . Find a Photographer.......


Let me guess everyone you've found is dressing babies in costumes and while it's cute and all it's just not your thing! You love soft, bright and joyful photos at home in the nursery you spent so many hours decorating!


You’re thinking baby in the crib focusing on their tiny toes or maybe catching a cute yawn! Or how about an image of an older fur brother or sister sneaking into the nursery to lay at your feet while you rock the baby to sleep!


I love those photos too which is why I only do at-home Lifestyle Newborn Photography! Yes, that is right I will come to you! I travel all over Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Alexandria and points in between. No need to worry about taking your new baby out of the house!


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

Newborn Photography Alexandria VA

Worried about what to wear for your lifestyle newborn 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!


Afraid that your house might be too dark?

Don’t stress I always bring extra flashes with me to each of my sessions and determine once I’m there if we need it or not. You’d be surprised how often we don’t need it! Plus when we do I’ll make it look just like natural sunlight so you won’t be able to tell. If you’ve looked through my website I guarantee you’ve seen images with extra lighting but you didn't even realize it!


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.


Does it sound like Lifestyle is exactly what you are looking for? Are you ready to learn more about booking a newborn photo session? Click the View Details button below to get started!

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"Melissa took beautiful photos of my family. She was so patient with our 2.5 year old and 3 week old and got all the tiny details I was wanting. I will cherish the photos forever!"Erica

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