Maryland Maternity & Newborn Photographer

serving Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia

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

session info

-session fee of $295 –


•Free consultation

•Creative planning including a personalized, collaborative moodboard.  

•90 minutes of session time with 3 outfit changes + fine art nude maternity set (if desired)

•viewing appointment for additional products (if desired)

*products are in addition to the session fee*



That’s easy! Fill out a contact form as soon as you are ready & I will be in touch within 48 hours. After a quick consult, (which can be done by email, phone, or Zoom), I will send over your full proposal, including the invoice & contract.  After that, we can get your session date reserved on the calendar.

Your privacy is very important to me. Absolutely no images are shared unless I have your explicit permission.  No one will see your photos before you do.  
I will lightly edit non-permanent marks (like scratches, redness, bruises, etc) but I do not do body modification under any circumstances. 
Sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home or at a beautiful outdoor location near you.  I don’t currently have a studio space but one can be rented for an additional fee. 
A non-refundable session fee of $295 is required for all sessions.  Collections are in addition to the session fee & begin at $895.  
Yes! I offer flexible, in-house payment plans up to 6 months. 

kind words.

color image of mother breastfeeding her infant son in a bathtub taken during an in home newborn session in Maryland

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.


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.


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Melissa was amazing! I loved her patience with our daughter. We are beyond in love with our photos she took and captured some great memories and moments that will forever last. 



Maternity, Newborn, motherhood, & Family Photographer based in southern Maryland – Serving Washington DC and the surrounding Northern Virginia metro areas.  Cities including Arlington, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, Alexandria, Manassas, & McLean.