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Elegant Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Sean & Julie | Hartwood House Wedding

He inspired her, every time they were together.  She just wanted to have a wonderful day for them.  A day to celebrate, with family and and friends.  When planning their Hartwood House wedding Julie said seeing Sean’s face kept her going through the months of wedding planning.  If I could sum up their wedding day in one word it would be heartfelt.  From Julie’s grandmother sewing a

Patrick & Christa | National Harbor Wedding

When Christa first contacted me about her Nationa Harbor wedding in DC at the Sunset Room I thought YES!!! It was the perfect excuse for David and I to take the boat up and stay for the weekend at the National Harbor marina.  So that makes two weddings this year that I traveled to by our sailboat!  When we woke up Saturday morning it had poured all night and once again I was attempting to be a

Ashley & Billy | Osprey’s Landing Wedding

As the caterers were setting the tables she was buzzing around the reception room doing last minute touch-ups to the decor, her beautiful hair was curled and sprayed just waiting for the veil to be placed. I remember wanting to hug Ashley and tell her to go have a glass of champagne and just relax. Everything was absolutely perfect!  I knew that she had been planning this dream wedding for

Kelsey & Andrew | Mankin Mansion Wedding

The forecast was that typical summer day in Virginia forecast of 30-70% chance of afternoon rain.  You know one of those days where you can check the forecast 5 times and it never stays the same.  Or my favorite when you check it upon arrival at the venue and it says 0 % chance of rain as rain drops are currently falling on your head!  Sometimes I think Mother Nature just likes to mess with us

Melissa Arlena is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia and travels all over our beautiful state photographing couples in love with each other and their new babies!  Your images will be modern, elegant and natural showcasing your personality and your love story.  Elegant Virginia Wedding Photographer – Melissa Arlena Photography