birthbymelissa@gmail.com

Nurturing Session | Calvert County, Maryland

Another beautiful nurturing & parenthood session in the books! What can I say about these two? They were an absolute joy to have in the studio.   Kate and I have gotten to know each other a bit through social media so it was wonderful to meet her in person!  She is a fellow small business …

Nurturing Session | Calvert County, Maryland Read More »

Baby Milestone Session in Silver Spring, Maryland

When a client contacted me about doing a 6 month milestone session for her baby girl, I was absolutely thrilled.   Getting to watch these babies grow is one of my favorite things!   The bonus?  I absolutely adore this family.  I met them a little over 6 months ago when baby girl P. was born.  Her …

Baby Milestone Session in Silver Spring, Maryland Read More »

Color image and close-up of little boy looking down while being held by his mother taken during a photography photo session in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Studio Nurturing Session | Lusby, Maryland

I have had a vision for a studio space for years and I’m happy to say it’s finally here!   It’s definitely a work in progress and I still have some big plans for it–but it’s easily now my favorite room in my home.  I plan on keeping it decorated in a very timeless style with …

Studio Nurturing Session | Lusby, Maryland Read More »

Hospital Birth in St. Mary’s County, MD | Birth of Maddox

I can’t believe this little guy is almost a year old! This was the first birth that I ever photographed and I am eternally grateful to this beautiful family for inviting me into such a sacred space. The amount of support during this labor was incredibly moving.  She had her sister and husband by her …

Hospital Birth in St. Mary’s County, MD | Birth of Maddox Read More »

A Homebirth in Lusby, Maryland | The Birth of Hawkin

Scenes from a recent homebirth I attended in Calvert County, Maryland.  It’s always an honor being invited into such a sacred space! Happy Birthday to Baby Boy H. Doula: Victoria Yost, (https://thymeandtenderness.com/) & Birth As You Wish (http://www.birthasyouwish.com/) Midwife: Jennifer Argueta, College Park Homebirth (https://www.collegeparkhomebirth.com/)   Melissa Suarez Photography is a Maryland Birth Photographer also …

A Homebirth in Lusby, Maryland | The Birth of Hawkin Read More »

In-Home Newborn Documentary Session in Montgomery County, Maryland

In-home newborn documentary sessions are a really popular choice for families who are unable to get birth photography for their hospital births due to COVID restrictions.  I absolutely adore these sessions, though, because everyone is a lot more relaxed in the comfort of their own home than they would be anywhere else.   Here are a …

In-Home Newborn Documentary Session in Montgomery County, Maryland Read More »