Melissa Suarez Photography

Maryland Portrait Photographer

for the free spirited & unconventional 

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

Image on film of Por wearing a longsleeve button down shirt and looking directly at the camera over her left shoulder

CAPTURING & celebrating
your CONFIDENCE through
intimate & sensual PORTRAITURE

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 intimate photography sessions like boudoir can be & I take my role as your photographer very seriously. 

My 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.

photo of Maryland Boudoir Photographer, Melissa Suarez, behind a glass sliding door with her hands up against the glass wearing a black jumpsuit

What I Offer

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.

image of melanie wearing a long sleeve black top and matching underwear set with her hands over her head while looking directly at the camera during her boudoir session

"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"


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hey brands!

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! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book my session? 

For boudoir sessions, 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 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 session? 

Session fees start at $295.

Products are in addition to the session fee & begin at $700.

Clients spend $1200+ on average.  Check out the pricing information here.

Limited edition sessions start at $475.  Get in touch to find out more!

Where will my session take place? 

We can plan the session at a location of your choice – including your home, an outdoor location, or a styled home rental/studio near you.  A travel or rental fee may apply for alternate locations.  Check out my preferred locations

ready to book your own 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.

Let's Do This!