Hello FriendI'm Melissa ArlenaLifestyle newborn photographer, military wife, mom of 3 and your new business bestieIf you are looking for someone to help you work smarter and not harder I'm your girl.Let's make your business profitable!

NAPCP Master Certified Maternity & Newborn Photographer 2021

Why Melissa?

There are tons of options out there for photography coaches and mentors so why should you choose me as your business bestie?


In simple terms because I have learned to run a profitable, successful business that gives me joy and I want EVERYONE to experience that! When you work with me we focus on the business side of photography.


This includes setting profitable pricing, creating a marketing plan that brings you the right clients and setting the backend of your business up so that you make money at the end of the day.


So let's do this!


how we can work together

1-on-1 online Mentoring



  • Two 1 hour Zoom meetings where we discuss business, pricing, and marketing to grow your business.
  • Website Review
  • Mentee questionnaire beforehand so we can hit your key points and tailor this experience to meet your needs.





monthly Membership



  • 3 month minimum signup
  • Two 1 hour Zoom meetings a month to discuss and set goals for business, pricing, and marketing.
  • Voxer access to ask Melissa questions throughout the months.
  • Accountability check-ins to keep you on task throughout the month.
  • Everything in 1-on-1 online mentoring package.


Melissa Arlena is an award winning Richmond and Charlottesville photographer. She recently earned her Master Photographer Certification in the Maternity, Newborn & Family categories 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 Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Culpeper, Gordonsville and beyond.



Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

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