DC • Northern VAMelissa Arlena

Now Booking in dc/NOVA through June and Miami/south Florida starting in August


Lifestyle Newborns

Delicate and classic lifestyle Newborn photography Alexandria VA


• DC & NOVA •

Congratulations!! Let me guess…. you‘ve had a secret Pinterest board for the nursery ever since you found out right! Or was that just me?


Now it’s all coming together but every photographer you find is putting costumes on babies and posing them in baskets and while cute, that’s just not your style right? As an Alexandria Virginia newborn photographer, I specialize in light and bright at-home lifestyle photo sessions in your nursery.


Capturing all the special memories when you finally get to see your dream come to life! These photos will tell the story of the next chapter in your life and you deserve great images.

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"Melissa was patient and professional and made us feel so comfortable during the entire process. Her photo style is simple and natural, capturing real, precious moments in the first days with your baby."

spencer N • stafford, va

Q & A



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



A: 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!



A: 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.


Q: what if I have multiple outfits for the baby to wear?

A: I recommend sticking with a white onesie and a swaddle blanket or knotted gown only for your session. I find that when you are changing the baby multiple times they get upset and we aren't able to get the photos we want. By sticking with the list above we are able to get the timeless classic images you see in my portfolio.



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Melissa Arlena Photography is based in Northern Va until Summer 2021 but will be serving all of Miami and South Florida including Pinecrest, Parkland, Palmetto Bay, Palm Beach, Southwest Ranches, Miami Shores, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Surfside, Adventura, Marathon, North Bay Village, West Miami, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, North Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton starting in August 2021. She offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.


Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

Miami & South Florida

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