Maryland Birth Photographer

My commitment to giving you the best experience possible comes long before I even pick up my camera. 

As a member of the local birth community, I can help you get in touch with other local birthworkers, like full-spectrum doulas & midwives.  I can also point you to other local resources that may be helpful to you and your family during pregnancy and beyond.  

All families & all births welcome.

Photography that is honest, unscripted, & powerful.

Photo Credit: Rachel Larsen Weaver

Hey, I'm Melissa.


I’m a documentary birth, maternity, & newborn photographer currently living in Maryland.  As a mother of two, I understand the importance of capturing this time in your life honestly & authentically.  

Photography has become a huge part of my every day & I’m passionate about preserving the memories of not only my family, but yours as well. 

No maternity, birth, or postpartum experience is exactly the same so I approach each and every session with the reverence it deserves. 

I’m honored and humbled you’re here & I cannot wait to be on this journey with you. 

“She took stunning, candid photos that my husband and I will treasure the rest of our lives.”
- Amy


"We were blown away by the photos & they are memories we will cherish forever."
– Kate


Whether it be a celebration of your pregnancy, your postpartum body, your new baby, or your transformative birth experience, my goal is to turn these moments into art for you and your family to treasure for generations.  

Let’s tell your story. 

inquire about a session

I’m based out of Southern Maryland but do travel for clients. To learn more about what I offer, please contact me using the form below. I look forward to meeting you.

Birth Photography Services in Maryland, DC, & VA

Photographer based in Southern Maryland. Serving Southern Maryland + Annapolis, Chesapeake Beach, LeonardtownBaltimore, Washington DC, & Northern Virginia.