free spirited & unconventional

Boudoir, maternity, & newborn photography serving the dc area + destination

Fine art nude photo of woman facing away from the camera walking with her hands gracefully over her head in a field in Calvert County, Maryland
Por looking away from camera while sitting down in a chair wearing a pair of stockings with her long hair covering her top taken during a boudoir photography session in Maryland

CAPTURING & celebrating
your CONFIDENCE through
intimate & sensual PORTRAITURE

image of partially nude woman sitting on a vintage ladder facing the camera in a field in Calvert County, Maryland
close up of woman's hands touching her neck taken in the boudoir photography studio
color close-up image of Mimi with her hair falling across her face taken in the boudoir studio


you’ve come to the right place.

Karla facing the camera while wearing her bridal veil taken in the studio during her bridal boudoir photography session

What if your boudoir session felt less like a copy-paste experience, and more like a way for you to capture all the things that make you…..well, you.

You are not one-dimensional – and your session should reflect that.  We’ll capture the  demure to rowdy & everything in between.  These sessions are passionately & collaboratively crafted for you  to unapologetically make your mark.

I am here to support & guide you as re-connect with your body & celebrate your confidence.

You don’t have to change a thing about yourself to deserve this.

Hey, I’m Melissa

Film & digital photographer specializing in fine art boudoir, brands, & family portraiture in Maryland & the greater Washington DC AREA

Having been in front of the camera myself, I understand how vulnerable and confronting boudoir sessions can be & I take my role as your photographer very seriously. 

My boudoir sessions are very laid-back & playful, with a focus on textures, movement & authentic moments.  

While your session is ultimately a collaboration between us, I will be leading you through the entire experience so you feel empowered & and confident.

black and white image of Maryland Boudoir Photographer, Melissa Suarez, taken at her photography studio in Calvert County, Maryland
Melanie looking directly into the camera with her head tilted to the side while wearing a black bra and light colored sweats taken during a boudoir photography shoot in Annapolis, Maryland

"My experience with Melissa was nothing short of amazing. This woman is transforming boudoir photography in an authentic way. And WE LOVE THAT FOR US! Thanks for being a bombshell in making more women comfortable with who they are on and off camera"




Boudoir photography is my main specialty. If you’re looking for a boudoir and intimate portrait photographer in Maryland and the DC area, you’ve come to the right place. 

As a parent myself, i have a special love for documenting pregnancy, birth, & postpartum life.  now booking in maryland + beyond.

hey brands!

Color image of woman in black bodysuit looking directly into the camera taken during an in home editorial boudoir photography session in Annapolis, Maryland

Looking for a brand photographer?

If you are a small business owner in need of branding photography, I’m offering this service in the very near future – get in touch to book your session! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book my boudoir, maternity, or newborn session? 

I generally book 6-8 weeks out, though sometimes I have some last minute openings. For maternity sessions, I recommend having your session between 28-32 weeks.  Reach out here to inquire! 

Why should I choose you instead of another boudoir photographer? 

There are tons of amazing artists to choose from so it ultimately comes down to your style and preferences.  If you love a more moody & fine art vibe, plus you love the nostalgia of film photography, then we will have an awesome time together! 

How much should I budget for my boudoir session? 

$395 is due upon booking.  Products are in addition to the session fee and begin at $700.  I offer a variety of products, including framed wall art, albums, and digital images. Just want digitals?  All collections come with your full digital gallery and begin at $900. 

ready to book your own boudoir session?

I only book a few sessions a month so my calendar fills up fast! Make sure to get in touch today to get availability for your boudoir, maternity, or newborn session.  Not in the DC area? I travel!  Get in touch to find out how we can work together.