Michelle & Chris

I get people asking me all the time if I photograph anything other than weddings and the answer is yes I do!  While couples in love remain my favorite I’ve gotten the chance to stretch my legs and try out other forms of portrait photography including today’s maternity session.  I have not done a maternity session since my portfolio building days so it was  challenge, I mean what do you do with the big belly!  So I took what I know (how to photograph couples) and added in some emphasis on the belly.  I actually really like how it turned out!

This beautiful belly belongs to my baby sister and we did this session back in December when as a big family we all went Christmas tree shopping.  I think these photos were split between two different farms because my family never finds the right tree at the first farm and we needed 3 trees that day!  So why am I just posting this now?  Um because when it comes to photo shoots for my family I’m a total slacker.  Yep I don’t allow myself to procrastinate with clients but my family totally gets shafted.  Sorry guys!

So check out my gorgeous sister who looked absolutely stunning this day!  I totally covet that dress!  She had a beautiful baby boy in January and I promise to get his newborn photos up before he turns 6 months old ;)!

Ah a little medium format film thrown in the mix!

Melissa Arlena Photography is an award winning wedding, newborn, maternity, anniversary, engagement, lifestyle and family photographer in Fredericksburg, Virginia and surrounding areas. Ready to book your session?  Contact me now for more information!

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