natural & simple




light and bright at-home lifestyle photo sessions for joyful couples and growing families


Melissa Arlena is an award winning lifestyle newborn photographer in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Miami & South Florida who has earned her Master Photographer Certification from NAPCP. Her natural and simple work has been featured in magazines and online blogs worldwide. She has been named best newborn photographer in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton & Miami in 2021 & 2022.

Boca Raton Newborn Photographer

2021 NAPCP Certified Master Photographer - Maternity & Newborn

Hello I'm
Melissa Arlena


You're looking for a Boca Raton newborn photographer who isn't into all the crazy props or posing you see with most newborn photos. You want someone who will focus on real moments between you and your baby!


That's where I come in, I know how nerve-wracking it can be finding the right luxury photographer in Boca Raton & South Florida. One who will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and has the style you are looking for.


So let's capture the next chapter of your family's story!


Classic boca raton newborn photographer


At-home lifestyle newborn photography for the mom who isn't into props or crazy poses in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, & South Florida. If you want beautiful no-fuss newborn photos then learn more about what I offer.


Natural boca raton Maternity Photographer


On location maternity photography for expecting mothers in Palm Beach, Broward & South Florida. If you are looking for high-end portrait photographers in the Miami region then learn more about working with me.


lifestyle boca raton family PhotographER


Joyful & natural family photography for the modern family in and around South Florida. If you're looking for a photographer that will capture your family in a fun and relaxed way then learn more about my services.

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"Melissa is, hands down, the best photographer we have EVER worked with! She is so patient and fun, and delivers the most beautiful, dreamy photos. there is no one I would trust more to keep your precious milestones and moments living on forever!"

taylor B

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Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned parent, I want to document this moment for you so you can sit side-by-side on the couch one day looking through their baby album reliving how tiny they once were.


It starts with your maternity session in or around Boca Raton. I see how crazy in love you and your spouse are ready to become parents. The huge smiles that break out across your faces when you feel the baby kick! I know for many of you it's been a journey to get to this point and I'm so excited to capture your happiness and that beautiful pregnancy glow you have!


Once baby has arrived it's time for your at home lifestyle newborn photos! I know what it's like to feel like you still look pregnant and a photoshoot is sometimes the last thing you want to do, but your newborn is only going to be this tiny for about 10 days. That baby is going to change so much so quickly. By the time you even get the photos delivered, you’ll wonder where your squishy little newborn went. I don’t think I need to remind you, but I will anyway...this brand new teeny tiny baby will be walking in about a year.


Year after year during your Boca Raton family photo session, I want your kids to be excited to see Miss Melissa again. Plus your husband knows photos with me really aren't all that bad! I'm excited knowing you’ll have another beautiful piece of art to hang in your home that flows with your style.


That’s why I have a membership option so you can make one decision and be ready to go. From baby bumps to the cake smash to family photos on Miami beach, I want to be there. No stuffy studio sessions. No crazy props or poses. Just joyful, natural, relaxed pictures of you and your family enjoying time together.


If you’re looking for your go-to photographer, contact me and I’ll get you signed up.


Products & investment

Your photos belong on your walls and displayed in your home not collecting digital dust on your computer! But I also understand the importance of having digital copies for backup so I offer the best of both.


Every collection includes a set number of digital files plus a print credit to pick the perfect products for you and your family!

Layflat albums, wall art galleries, print boxes


birth announcements, framed & Loose prints



*Digital files, prints and products purchased separately. They are not included in the creative fee. Contact me for detailed pricing.

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Melissa Arlena is an award winning Miami & Boca Raton newborn photographer . She recently earned her Master Newborn & Maternity Photographer Certification from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Melissa offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.


Melissa serves Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties including:

Boca Raton | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Fort Lauderdale | Hollywood | Jupiter | Key Biscayne | Miami Shores | Palm Beach | Palmetto Bay | Parkland | Pembroke Pines | Pinecrest | Southwest Ranches | Weston and more



Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

boca raton, Miami & South Florida