Virginia Wedding Photographer
Hi I’m Melissa Arlena! Welcome to my blogsite, this is where you can find my latest work and check out my portfolio of weddings, portraits and pets! Let me tell you a little about the studio. Melissa Arlena Photography is a fine art portrait and wedding photography studio that specializes in elegant, artistic wedding photography. We call it Modern. Elegant. Art. Our services include Portrait sessions, Engagements (e-sessions), Rock the Dress and Bridal portraits and of course wedding and reception photography. We are based in Fredericksburg VA and we serve Stafford, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Richmond, Fairfax, Richmond, Culpeper, Charlottesville, Central Virginia and surrounding areas. If you are looking for a photographer in Virginia or a wedding photographer in Richmond VA you’ve come to the right place! We are also happy to discuss any MD or DC wedding photography needs you might have.
Email us to setup an appointment to discuss your wedding or portrait needs! You can reach us by phone at 540-307-0233 or make an appointment at the studio in Downtown Fredericksburg! 802 Princess Anne Street, Suite A, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401.
Virginia Engagement, Bridal, and Reception Photographer Services
Melissa offers several wedding collections to capture all the details of your wedding day. Certain collections feature a custom designed wedding album that is sure to become a family heirloom! If you are having a Virginia wedding and need a Virginia photographer please contact us! To see examples of her work take a look at some of the following posts!
Virginia Family, Seniors, and Pet Photographer Services
Melissa is an on-location portrait photographer. If you would like Family portraits or Pet portraits please look over our work and contact us to setup a session! We have several different portrait collections featuring the images from your session printed on beautiful canvas gallery wraps or printed in a custom designed album along with traditional gift prints.
Rave Reviews for Our Wedding Photography
Virginia photographer Melissa Arlena loves working with her clients to capture beautiful memories they will treasure forever. Visit our portfolio galleries for examples of her beautiful wedding, engagement, bridal and reception photography. Here is what clients say about her photography:
“Melissa is an absolute joy to work with! She is very personable and flexible, always keeping her clients first. Melissa did our engagement pictures and we are blown away with the quality. The photo session was so much fun and the end results were more than we could have ever asked for. Her work is creative and she spent time to get the style we were looking for. She is the best of the best–great service AND great quality! We can’t wait to work with her on our wedding day!” – April C. in Lynchburg, VA
“My fiance and I do not live in the same state, as he is currently stationed in Virginia and I still live in Indiana. We knew that we wanted to have engagement pictures taken, but were not sure if we could find someone to take them and do a quality job. Lucky for us, I stumbled across Melissa’s webpage and immediately got into contact with her. She was so helpful in finding a location for our pictures and providing tips for clothes. On the day of our shoot Melissa was just as wonderful as I hoped. She knew John and I for less than five minutes before she began snapping pictures and yet she managed to capture our personalities perfectly. I could not be happier with the way our pictures turned out and I wish it could have been worked out to have her come to Indiana for our wedding and photograph that special moment as well. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a photographer, especially engagement pictures!” - Allison R. 2011
Places we have been Published!
Melissa is always thrilled to see her work published! She frequently has photos chosen to grace the home page of Love Olio which features photos from some of the most creative wedding photographers in the industry. She was honored to have one of her engagement sessions chosen to be featured on United with Love to celebrate Memorial Day! One of her favorite memories is getting a call from the Washington Post asking to feature one of her images of a wedding! You can read more about places she has been published on her blog!
Virginia Wedding Photographer Blog
Check out our Blog for our latest work and for more information on the products we offer. We are working to add more tips and suggestions to help Brides with planning their big day. We welcome local vendors to contact us for possible feature on the blog also! Check out a couple vendors we have already featured: Anthomanic Florals, C & A Events, ChikPea Graphics, Sweet Reasons Cupcakes & Stevenson Ridge!