Northern Virginia family & Newborn photographer

Hi there! I'm Mel and I'm a newborn and family photographer serving Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. I want to help you document this ever changing, messy-beautiful, fast moving journey of raising children in a relaxed, artful and authentic way.

My Philosophy

My Philosophy

Documentary photos help you hold onto the memories of your children as they grow up. You can't stop time from passing, but photos can make it just a little easier.

Whether you are expecting a newborn or parenting teens, whether you want a quick outdoor session or documentary-style photos at home, whether you want lots of prompting or none at all, I will meet you where you are.

As you are.

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About Mel

Being a parent is challenging, but it's more beautiful and meaningful than I imagined it could be. I know how quickly babyhood and early childhood goes by: the days are long but the years are short. As a newborn and family photographer in Northern Virginia and DC, I love being there to capture all the change that happens during baby's first year and helping families create the memories young children can't make for themselves.

Get to know me

I've worked with Mel on family photos for several years and have been 110% happy with the results. She has a beautiful way of capturing authentic personalities and relationships. She is so easy to work with and has a great rapport with kids. She is a true talent and year after year, I am blown away by the photos! I highly recommend her.

Katy M.

Northern Virginia & washington, DC Photography Services


Having a baby is such an exciting time in your life, and there's nothing I love more than photographing your baby in your arms. You can focus on cooing over your new baby as I capture the first days of your growing family.



Want to document the changes your baby goes through in a year? My Baby's First Year package includes multiple sessions chronicling your baby's growth their first year. You can choose from three different packages.



Capture your unique family as they really are with a fun family photoshoot! I keep things active and real for the kids to enjoy and to photograph everyone's personalities for you to rememberno stiff, inauthentic family photos here.


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