• 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.


    Elegant Virginia Wedding Photographer


    Hello 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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