an honest & raw take on pregnancy & postpartum

photos on film & digital

Color image of mother breastfeeding her infant daughter taken during an in home newborn session in Virginia


Working with Melissa was a great experience. I was anxious, as I know that newborn sessions can be stressful and challenging, but Melissa made me feel so comfortable and free to move as my baby wanted. There was a lot of on-demand nursing happening, and Melissa 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. 

"empowered me as a mother"

Color image of mother holding her toddler daughter taken during an in home motherhood session in Maryland


Melissa has an absolute talent with the way she is able to capture emotion, moments in time & mood. I brought in a rambunctious two year old and she made the entire session effortless and fun. We were blown away by the photos & they are memories we will cherish forever.

"blown away by the photos"

Maryland Newborn & Maternity Photographer – Serving Washington DC and the surrounding Northern Virginia metro areas.  Cities including Arlington, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, Alexandria, Manassas, & McLean.  Also offering home birth photography.