Maryland Maternity, Newborn, & Family Photographer

an honest & raw take on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, & beyond

serving washington dc, & northern virginia


the process


Complimentary Phone or Zoom Consultation

During this consultation, we’ll just get to know each other a bit & chat about the process, your vision for your session, & next steps.


Let’s Make it Official!

After you have chosen your collection, I will send over your contract & proposal.  Once I receive your deposit, your session will be officially on the calendar.


Session Day

Sessions are generally up to 90 minutes with up to three outfit changes + fine art nude/skin-to-skin set.  I do offer some posing guidance but also encourage you to move freely once you get comfortable (I promise, you will!)  There will be a good mix of posed, candids, & detail images in your final gallery for you to choose from!


Gallery Reveal

A few weeks after your session, we’ll have a gallery reveal over Zoom! You can make all of your selections during this time.  Any digital purchased will be sent to you via digital download.

Investment Details

Session fee is $395. 

All inclusive digital packages begin at $900. 

Other products are available and begin at $700

Please fill out the contact form to schedule a complimentary phone consultation for more details. 

Afterpay & in-house payment plans are available. 

"Working with Melissa was a great experience. I was anxious, as I know newborn sessions can be stressful and challenging, but she made me feel so comfortable and free to move as my baby wanted. There was a lot of on-demand nursing happening and she was so patient and kind. She caught such intimate moments, and the incredibly beautiful photos are ones I will cherish forever. "She captured us in a way that empowered me as a mother"


Looking for birth photography?

I do offer home birth photography on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact me to inquire about your due date.

birth session fee is $995

woman holding her newborn baby while holding hands with her midwife taken during a homebirth in Lusby, Maryland

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