• Melissa is an absolute joy to work with and she clearly goes above and beyond for her clients. She produced images more amazing than I ever dreamed! I want another life event to happen just so she can photograph it! ~ Taylor

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  • Fresh, elegant and natural photography that showcases you and your love story. Your photographs will be genuine and timeless, filled with joyful moments you will treasure always.


     

    Virginia Wedding Photographer

    Virginia Wedding Photographer

    melissa arlena virginia wedding photographerHello I’m Melissa Arlena…..

    I’m a Virginia wedding photographer based out of Fredericksburg and I love traveling all over our beautiful state photographing couples in love with each other and their new babies!  While my focus started on wedding and engagement photos I’ve been thrilled to expand into maternity and newborn photography as my past couples become parents!

    I’ve been photographing clients professionally for over 7 years. Over that time I’ve been blessed to see the beginning of many love stories as my couples have become engaged and gotten married. Now I’m getting to photograph the next chapter in their lives as they create families together. I love forming those relationships with my clients that allow me to document all their major life events! More about me….

    I’m not just your wedding photographer, I’m your photographer for life….

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    While based out of Fredericksburg Virginia Melissa travels all over shooting many weddings, engagements and family portraits in Richmond, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Northern Virginia and the Northern Neck. Her work has been featured on popular wedding blogs including Elizabeth Anne Designs and Style Me Pretty. She has also been published in magazines like Charlottesville Wedding Planner.

    Planning a wedding is fun but can be overwhelming check out our round up of some of our favorite Virginia Wedding Venues and more specific wedding venues in Richmond Va to see more real weddings by Melissa Arlena Photography. Two of her favorite venues are Stevenson Ridge and The Inn at Willow Grove, they are perfect for wedding weekends with the whole family! For her military couples the Marine Corp Museum and Semper Fidelis Chapel are beautiful options to celebrate!

    ‘What sets her apart is her streamlined, modern process – she has a fabulous website that makes viewing your photos and making selections SO FUN AND EASY! She is a one-stop shop for all things wedding photo-related and I’m so glad I found her. She really over delivers when it comes to service.” Paige & Matt married May 2015