a different approach to newborn & family photography in the DMV

What if taking photos was stress free.... or even fun? What if we felt free to bring more of our lived lives and full selves into view?


Fall in love with your newborn moment to moment. Play with your toddler. Tickle the youngest. Jump in puddles. Huddle close and hold your precious people tight. Live your joy and we'll capture what matters.

My Philosophy

My Philosophy

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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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.

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